Waitomo News : 11 February 2014
8 Waitomo NeWs Tuesday, February 11, 2014 p: 07 873 7294 a: 55 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga The local people you know and trust King Country Honda 33 Moa St • Ph 07 877 8054 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org A/H Ian Murray 07 877 8118 • Mob 021 952 155 ARIA SCHOOL 2 DAY TRAIL RIDE When: Saturday February 15th, Sunday 16th Where: Aria Domain Terrain: 3x 40km loops “great scenery” 1.2km moto-x track. Kids loop 8km FOOD AND CAMPING AVAILABLE Tracks open from 9:30am rolling registration More details on www.silverbullet.co.nz “Also view vintage moto-x round VMX series” KidsTrailrideSPECIAL was$4199 now only $3999 Latest Model CRF 110 Same size as 70 but with electric start 2 only ends 20th Feb With FREE helmet police desk February 5 a 17-year-old from otorohanga, who was searched at the Warehouse in te Kuiti because of suspicious behaviour, was found in possession of one gram of cannabis and seven cannabis seeds. she was arrested and issued a pre-charge warning. February 6 KiWiRaiL staff contacted police in te Kuiti to report a railway sign on the cor- ner of Ryder Rd and sH30 has been shot at several times. KiwiRail informed police that their train drivers are having trouble reading the sign. a ReCiDiVist drink driver from te Kuiti has been caught once again and will ap- pear in court on February 26 facing his 13th excess breath alcohol charge. He was stopped after leaving a te Kuiti bar on King st east and failed an evidential breath test registering 659 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. the limit is 400mcg/l. His licence was immediately suspended for 28 days. tWo drunk men from te Kuiti aged 34 and 44, seen drinking alcohol on King st east in te Kuiti, were issued an infringe- ment notice for breaching the liquor ban. February 7 a 16-year-old from te Kuiti was stopped by police while trying to leave Z ser vice station on te Kumi Rd and failed an evi- dential breath test registering 497mcg/l. the limit for drivers U20 is zero. the teen- ager was referred to Youth aid services. a GRoUP of six men assaulted two other men who were sitting at an outside table at Kiwi Paka Hotel in Waitomo. the two victims, who suffered swelling and bruis- ing, refused to give the group some ciga- rettes. the group left when other people intervened. Police have suspects in mind. a 41-year-old Hamilton man will appear in te Kuiti District Court on February 26 after he was caught driving drunk. the man was stopped on oparure Rd and failed an evidential breath test registering 513mcg/l. February 9 a 52-year-old otorohanga farmer was arrested after an alleged sexual assault on maniapoto st in otorohanga. He approached a 16-year-old girl at the entrance of mcDonald’s restaurant, grabbed her shoulder and tried to kiss her. the teenager broke free and called police. the man was found asleep in his car nearby and arrested. He appeared in Hamilton District Court yesterday. PoLiCe are likely to charge a te Kuiti man after he allegedly assaulted a wom- an at his home on sH3 south of te Kuiti. the man grabbed the victim by her throat and hair and dragged her off a deck. as the woman tried to leave he swung a spade at her but missed. Police were called after the incident. it is likely the 48-year-old will be charged with male as- saults female and assault with a weapon. aN otorohanga 16-year-old was pepper- sprayed and arrested after assaulting a police officer at a Gradara Rd home. The officer was called following a distur- bance at the address and was repeatedly punched in the head and face while trying to arrest the intoxicated teenager. He appeared in Hamilton District Court yesterday. iN BRieF Lucky Oto Lotto player Last week it was te Kuiti’s turn. this week it’s one lucky punter who bought a Lotto ticket at Paper Plus in otorohanga. twenty-one Lotto players took home $17,332 each, thanks to Lotto’s second division on saturday night. But the otorohanga ticket buyer did even better winning that, winning Powerball’s second division worth $59,671 – taking their total winnings to $77,003. THE 200th anniver- sary of the appointment of New Zealand’s first Justice of the Peace will be celebrated this year. In 1814, in the Bay of Islands Thomas Kendall was appointed a Justice of the Peace for New Zealand by Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales. A notice on the front page of the Sydney Ga- zette declared he was to be “respected and obeyed throughout the said islands and plac- es”. Today there are about 7000 JPs in New Zealand. They wit- ness signatures, certify copies and transcripts of documents and ad- minister the making of statutory declarations and affidavits. FiRsT Jp: An 1820 painting by James Barry shows NZ’s first JP Thomas Kendall (right) with Ngapuhi leaders. 200th year for country’s Jps A small number of JPs sit in court, are authorised to issue search war- rants, and hear disciplinary charges in prisons as visiting justices. The Northern King Country branch has 32 members. Two of them, Waitomo mayor Brian Hanna and Otorohanga mayor Max Baxter, are JPs only during, and because of, their mayoralty. There are 12 JPs in Otorohanga, 11 in Te Kuiti, three in Marokopa/Te Anga/Taharoa, two in Piopio and one each in Aria, Ben- neydale, Te Kawa and Waitomo. JPs will gather in Waitangi at the end of the month for their annual con- ference, returning to the area where Mr Kendall lived and worked.
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