Court appearances

23:00, Feb 11 2014

Shane Phillip Henry, 47, pleaded guilty to one charge of cultivating cannabis and one charge of possession of cannabis.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Graham Single said Henry was at his Blenheim home on December 15 about 1pm when the police visited him in relation to another matter.

While he was there the constable noticed a smell of cannabis.

On the table was a container with 1 gram of cannabis head in it, and a bucket bong.

A search of the property was conducted and an indoor cannabis growing room with lights and a timer was located in the shed.

There was 40 grams of dried cannabis in the shed, as well as 12 small cannabis plants in pots with potting mix.


In explanation, Henry said both the dried cannabis in the container and the plants in the shed were for his own use.

Judge Zohrab convicted Henry and sentenced him to 120 hours' community work and six months' supervision.

An order was made for the destruction of the cannabis.

Henry Taylor-Halliday, 24, was remanded without plea to February 24 on a charge of breaching his community work.

Anthony John David McKenzie, 26, accepted a charge of driving while disqualified when he appeared in court on Monday.

The Picton mechanic had a history of driving while disqualified, but no history of drink-driving, Judge Zohrab said before sentencing him to 80 hours' community work and six months' supervision.

Rawiri Kero Leask, 21, pleaded guilty to a charge of wilful damage after walking over a vehicle which was parked at the Picton Marina.

Police said the Picton man was walking through the car park and became agitated at comments his associates were making about him.

He had no grudge against the vehicle or its owner, his lawyer, Laurie Murdoch, said.

Judge Zohrab convicted Leask and ordered him to pay $736 in reparations for the damage.

He was also sentenced to 40 hours' community work.

Renee Joan Calthorpe, 26, accepted a charge of assault. The Mayfield woman was outside talking to her neighbour about 12am on December 13 and they had a verbal altercation.

Calthorpe pushed her neighbour in the chest, causing her to fall to the ground.

Calthorpe told police her actions were in retaliation to the verbal altercation.

Judge Zohrab sentenced her to 80 hours' community work. "You can't keep assaulting people like this . . . whatever was said or done you can't do this," he said.

Shanon Glenn Fredericks, 38, of Okaramio, was remanded without plea on three charges of receiving stolen property with reckless disregard about whether the items were stolen.

He will reappear on February 24.

Shaun William Macfarlane, 30, pleaded not guilty to three charges of theft and was remanded until March 31.

Jarna Lee Slade, 32, was sentenced to six months' supervision, 190 hours' community work and was disqualified from driving for 12 months' on two driving charges on Monday.

The Springlands woman previously accepted one charge of drink-driving and one of failing to stop for police.

She would have to apply for a zero-alcohol licence when her disqualification ended.

Jason Douglas Patterson, 21, was remanded until February 24 on two charges of breaching a protection order, one of burglary and one of wilful damage.

The Marlborough Express