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Court appearance over lawnmowing death

MARTY SHARPE
Last updated 09:20 12/02/2014

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A 72-year-old man charged in relation to a lawnmowing incident that killed a 4-year-old Hastings boy has made a brief appearance in court this morning.

Uetaha Dahtanian Ransfield-Wanoa, of Camberley, died in the incident at Kirkpatrick Park in Hastings on October 8 last year.

The man, who has name suppression, faces one charge of reckless driving causing death. The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years prison or a fine of $20,000.

The man appeared before a registrar and was remanded at large without plea until March 4.

The boy had been playing at the park with his cousins when he went under a tractor-pulled mower cutting grass.

The accident was witnessed by the victim's uncle and other children who ran to get help.

Hastings District Council and WorkSafe NZ were investigating the incident.

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- The Dominion Post

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