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The Oamaru District Court was held for the first time at the new Hearing Centre on Humber St yesterday and was presided over by Judge Joanna Maze.

Reuben Paul Aberdeen, 31, freezing worker, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to four months’ community detention and nine months intensive supervision for possession of cannabis for supply after a search warrant executed on April 16, found 40 cannabis plants, several bags of cannabis leaf, $440 cash and a set of weigh scales used between March 1 and April 16, 2014.

Nigel Colin Bathgate, 44, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $200 for cultivating cannabis and another $200 for procure/possession of a cannabis plant after a search warrant on his address found remnants of cannabis plant and two snap lock bags for personal use on August 6, 2014.

Jack Bernard Bradley-Diggle, 26, builder, of Oamaru, was remanded in custody to reappear in the Oamaru District Court on September 17 on a number of charges relating to a home invasion in Herbert at 11pm on August 9, 2014.

Stephen John Braxton, 48, caretaker, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to four months’ community detention, disqualified from driving for 12 months and one day, and ordered to pay analyst fees of $109.25 for driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 124mg on Reed St on May 21, 2014.

Joshua Scott Gordon, 22, freezing worker, of Oamaru, was remanded on bail to reappear in the Oamaru District Court on October 22 for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 950mcg causing injury and reckless driving causing injury after his car went through several walls at an Orwell St property damaging the house and causing injury to the occupants on August 2, 2014.

Joseph Liliva, 38, scaffolder, was convicted and fined $200 for fighting in a public place following a fight which broke out on Wear St on July 6, 2014.

Aaron Mark Macahan, 19, unemployed, of Oamaru, was remanded at large to reappear in the Oamaru District Court on October 22 on one charge of using a phone for a fictitious purpose after using a phone box on to call police falsely stating he had placed a bomb at an address on June 5, 2014.

Timothy Raymond Mackay, 21, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $300, and disqualified from driving for six months for driving while disqualified in Timaru on May 30, 2014.

Rhys William Mahon, 24, freezing worker, of Oamaru, was convicted and ordered to pay reparation of $1000 for stealing a chainsaw sometime between July 21 and July 31, 2013. He was also convicted and fined $100 for breach of community work on April 13, 2014.

Danielle Rosanne Marie Matehe Hotter, 20, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to 40 hours community work for making a false statement claiming that an offence had been committed after falsely telling police she had been punched in the head by her partner on July 10, 2014.

Kaylem Joe Pitcher, 18, of Oamaru, was convicted and fined $150 on two charges of supplying alcohol to a minor after buying alcohol for two girls aged 14 and 15 on July 1, 2014. He was also convicted and sentenced to 40 hours community work for theft from a car and unlawfully interfering with motor vehicles after being seen trying door handles of cars in South Hill and taking a stereo from one on July 23, 2014.

Jietao Qiu, 26, retail manager, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $200, disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months starting October 16 (once current disqualification ends) for driving while suspended on Eden St on July 18, 2014.

Daniel Alexander Russell, 23, shepherd, of Kurow, was convicted, fined $750 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 650mcg on Weston-Ngapara Rd on July 18, 2014.

Shaleem Christopher Shelford, 20, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $500 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months for driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 178mg on Taward St on June 1, 2014.

Linley Aroha Shore, 47, shearer, of Awamoko, was convicted, fined $1000, disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months and ordered to pay analyst fees of $109.25 for driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 159mg and ordered to pay $523 reparation for careless use of a motor vehicle after driving off the road between Kurow and Oamaru on June 13, 2014.

Ethan Tabai Smith, 17, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for three months after damaging the Cambpell Bay camping ground in Kakanui on June 22 and the Weston sports field on June 23 by driving on them with his vehicle. He was also convicted and discharged for possession of cannabis. He was convicted and sentenced to 40 hours community work and ordered to pay reparation of $200 for receiving property after taking a tablet and receipt from an address on Weaver St on August 3, 2014. He tried to take the tablet back to Noel Leeming on August 5 for a refund, however a member of staff recognised the purchase.

Andrew Taffy Taukiri Fruean, 26, of Oamaru, was convicted and fined $200 for fighting in a public place following a fight which broke out on Wear St on July 6, 2014.

Christopher Robert Todd, 27, dairy farm worker, of Morven, was convicted, fined $900, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for eight months for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 830mcg on Sandringham St on August 10, 2014.

Zachary Draper Usmar, 23, dairy farm worker, of Glenavy, was convicted and disqualified for holding or obtaining a licence for six months starting September 24 (when current disqualification ends) for driving while disqualified on February 19. He was also ordered to pay $69.26 reparation for using a document for pecuniary advantage (a fuel card). He was convicted and sentenced to three months community detention for the two above charges and for breach of community work. He was sentenced to a further month’s community detention in lieu of unpaid fines.

Thomas Gerald Vink , 46, of Dunedin, was convicted, fined $600 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months for driving in a dangerous manner after being seen driving at speeds between 142km/h and 179km/h on State Highway 8 near Omarama on June 29, 2014. He had been driving to Christchurch to see his father after receiving a message to say he was not well.

Matthew John Webb, 19, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to one month community detention for breach of community work on December 20, 2013. He was also convicted and sentenced to three months’ community detention (to be served cumulatively), disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months starting December 11 (when current disqualification ends) for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 523mcg and sentenced to three months’ community (to be served concurrently) and nine months supervision for driving while disqualified on Wilson St, Timaru, on July 12, 2014.