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Judge laments court's involvement in
'small tit for tat scrap' between pair
Forty-seven-year-old Taihape man,
Brian Nightingale appeared in the
Taihape District Court for
sentencing on a charge of male
Nightingale had been convicted of
the charge earlier this year and the
case referred to Restorative Justice.
Judge Ross described the incident
that had led to the charge as a tit
for tat altercation.
There was a use of force from
The court must now resolve
small scraps which should be
between themselves, said Judge
Judge Ross agreed with the rec-
ommendation from Restorative Jus-
tice that a sentence of supervision
would allow the victim and the
defendant the support they needed
to continue making progress
through counselling and programme
Nightingale was sentenced to six
Counsel: Debbie Goodlet.
Landlord and bailiff
A guilty plea to a charge of being in
possession of cannabis led to a con-
viction and an order to pay court
costs of $132.89 for Taihape
38-year-old Marianne Paul.
Paul s landlord and a bailiff called
to her address to serve an eviction
notice and found a cannabis plant
growing in a pot in her lounge.
Police were called to the address
and a search warrant was executed.
Counsel Paul Brown told the
court the plant was for personal use
and that his client had not
attempted to hide it.
Twenty six-year-old Taihape man
Richard Player entered a guilty plea
to a charge of driving with an excess
breath alcohol level of 734:1.
He was convicted, fined $700,
ordered to pay court costs of $132.89
and disqualified from driving for six
Letter of the law
Unable to attend court in person,
22-year-old Joshua Brook entered a
plea of guilty by letter, to a charge of
driving while disqualified.
By way of explanation in the let-
ter, the Taihape resident said he
was driving as a favour to a friend.
He was fined $250 and ordered to
pay court costs of $132.89.
Failing to turn up to court last
month to answer a charge of being
in possession of cannabis, saw Tai-
hape woman Tamara McLean
convicted on both charges.
McLean had been the driver of a
vehicle stopped by police near Wel-
lington on December 4.
When police indicated to her that
they were going to search the car
due to a strong smell of cannabis,
McLean told them where they
would find a joint.
Counsel defended McLean and
told the court she had failed to
appear last month as she simply got
the date wrong.
Friends then told her she had
been called in court, so she went to
the Taihape police station later in
the day where she was arrested.
McLean was convicted, fined $150
and ordered to pay court costs for
the possession of the $20 joint.
On the charge of failing to appear
in court she was convicted and
Right day, wrong time
Turning up at the wrong time on the
right day but failing to hang around
long enough for his appointment
resulted in a breach of supervision
charge for Taihape 34-year-old Phil-
McLean had been sentenced to 12
months intensive supervision by the
court in April 2011.
As part of that sentence he was
required to attend a recidivist driv-
ing programme and counselling.
On the day the charge related to,
McLean had turned up for a
counselling session at 10am, and
was told his appointment was at
noon. He failed to arrive at noon.
Defending himself in court, he
told Judge Ross that he had gone to
He said his sentence had cost his
boss a lot of money and that he had
no transport other than the work
van to get to work.
It was because you had a job that
the court imposed a sentence of
supervision on you (in April 2011).
It is probable that the court
looked at imprisonment.
If there was no home detention
or community detention suitable for
you then you missed prison by a
A breach of intensive supervision
could result in six months jail.
You are closer to jail than you
McLean was given a suspended
sentence of nine months.
Bail denied on
A Taihape woman with at least 28
convictions against her name for
dishonesty offences failed in her bid
to convince Judge Ross that she
should be bailed.
Instead, Judge Ross ordered that
she be remanded in custody until
she appears in the Taihape District
court next month on charges of theft
of meat from a local retailer, receiv-
ing stolen goods and vehicle related
Although police opposed the bail
application, they told the court they
the judge decided to grant bail.
Judge Ross told Reihana that he
had grave concerns around her
being at large in the community.
Counsel: Joanna Jordan
to mend ways
Realising the error of his ways in
not turning up for his community
work, 19-year-old Timotheus Booth
entered pleas of guilty to one charge
of breaching the terms of his com-
munity work and to one of
breaching the terms of his sentence
He told Judge Ross that he had a
made a mistake and that he would
be there every time from now on.
Judge Ross entered convictions
for both charges and suspended
Booth s sentence of six months.
breaches risk prison
Twice breaching a protection order
against him, Sonny Metekingi made
it clear to the court he understood
just how close he had come to going
to prison, through a verbal pre-
sentence report made to the court by
a probation service representative.
She told the court Metekingi had
indicated a strong desire to engage
in a rehabilitative sentence, and
that he would be more than happy
to undergo a drug and alcohol
The 38-year-old was convicted on
both charges, and sentenced to nine
months supervision with special
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