The Oamaru District Court was held at the Oamaru Opera House yesterday and was presided over by Judge Joanna Maze.
Hiliau Asi, 37, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to 40 hours’ community work for taking more than the daily limit of paua and taking undersized paua from Bushy Beach on March 1, 2014. Fishery officers observed Hiliau hiding two bags containing 34 paua in bushes on the path, 24 of which were over the daily limit and 30 of which were undersized.
Ethan Keith Clarke, 21, farm hand, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to nine months’ supervision and four months’ community detention for assault with intent to injure and threatening to kill on two separate occasions following arguments with his partner on March 8 and May 17, 2014.
Grayson Darren-Reo Grant, 18, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to nine months’ supervision and 75 hours’ community work, for male assaults female after an argument with his partner when she tried to leave on June 23, 2014.
Anton David Bert Higgan, 40, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to 80 hours’ community work, disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for 12 months and ordered to pay reparation of $630.20, for driving while disqualified on Ettrick St on June 14, 2014. He had been driving a motorcycle and failed to manoeuvre a corner before crashing into a fence.
Ramon Arthur Higgan, 18, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 50 hours’ community work and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months, for refusing an officer’s request for blood after being stopped while driving a motor vehicle on Thames St on June 28, 2014.
Jamal Teariki Hill, 27, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to nine months’ supervision on two charges of male assaults female and one charge of intentional damage after an altercation on June 15, 2014.
Kathryn Mary Hobbs, 62, office manager, of Oamaru, was convicted and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months, on four charges of careless driving causing injury following a collision between a van and a petrol tanker in Selwyn on May 31, 2014. She had been attempting a U-turn while driving a group of Oamaru women to a golf tournament nearby when she crossed into the path of the oncoming tanker.
Kaden Scott Johnston, 17, dairy farm worker, of Peebles, was convicted and fined $100 for driving while forbidden on June 11, 2014.
Marcus David Jordan, 41, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted and ordered to pay court costs for possessing a knife in a public place after bringing a pocket knife into court with him on June 11, 2014. The knife had sentimental value and he had forgotten it was in his pocket. Jordan was also sentenced to six months’ supervision for assault after holding his partner against a closet and draws during an argument on May 5, 2014.
Justin Ikuvalu Leao, 19, of Oamaru, was convicted and ordered to pay $2150 reparation for intentional damage after punching two glass windows at NZ Post causing them to smash on February 2, 2014.
Timothy Raymond Douglas Mackay, 20, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $400, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence (starting November 21), for driving while disqualified on Fleet St on July 14, 2014.
Wallace Matthew Milne, 29, farmer, of Island cliff, was convicted, fined $375, ordered to pay medical expenses of $75, ordered to pay analyst fees of $109.25, and disqualified from driving for six months, for driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 129mg on Bledisloe St, Kurow, on May 24, 2014.
Jordan Francis Mulligan, 19, of Dunedin, was convicted and sentenced to six months’ supervision for wilful damage after head-butting a glass door at a property on Thames St causing it to smash on June 12, 2014.
Zane Ryan Sawyers, 20, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 80 hours’ community work and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for 12 months (starting May 15, 2015), for driving while disqualified on Raglan St on June 18, 2014.
Caleb Mark Tempero, 23, of Pukeuri, was convicted, sentenced to nine months’ intensive supervision and 160 hours’ community work (to be served concurrently) for threatening to kill, possessing an offensive weapon, resisting police and other miscellaneous intimidation after he went to an address Thames Highway with an associate who smashed 16 windows at the property on May 17, 2014. Tempero picked up a shard of glass and walked through a shopping are with it threatening to kill a member of the public.
Peter Joseph Williams, 47, factory worker, of Glenwood, was convicted, fined $400 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months, for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 645mcg on Thames Highway on July 19, 2014.
Andrew John Wylie, 53, market gardener, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to 60 hours’ community work for procuring and possessing cannabis after a search warrant found 912gm of cannabis drying in his bedroom on April 16, 2014.