'New start' ended in wallet theft
A man who moved to Blenheim to make a new start appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday after stealing a wallet from a shop in Blenheim.
Daniel Page, 29, of Renwick, admitted charges of theft, assault, intentional damage and driving while suspended.
His lawyer, Rennie Gould, said he was doing his best to turn his life around.
Judge David McKegg sentenced him to nine months' home detention and ordered him to be assessed for a violence programme and alcohol and drug counselling.
He was ordered to pay reparations of $70 for the stolen wallet, $1000 for the intentional damage charge and was disqualified from driving for six months.
Brady Norton denied a charge of driving with sustained loss of traction when he appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.
The incident happened on November 30 at the corner of Conders Bend Rd and State Highway 6.
He was convicted and fined $500 and disqualified from driving for six months.
The Marlborough Express