Man's offending out of character

A 21-year-old man has been fined for holding a broken beer bottle on a main street in Invercargill.

Kerry Kim Gary Lankshear, of Gowan Hill, appeared before Judge Josephine Bouchier in the Invercargill District Court on Friday and admitted unlawfully possessing an offensive weapon, namely a broken beer bottle, in Dee St on July 5.

Lankshear's lawyer, Katy Barker, said he broke the bottle after an altercation with another man, who was also carrying a weapon.

Lankshear accepted his response was foolish. The offending was out of character, she said.

He was fined $250.


Hugh Archibald Findlay, 45, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work for possessing cannabis plant and cultivating cannabis between January 1 and June 20.

Jarlea John Basher, 20, of Wyndham, was fined $135 for possessing cannabis on July 11.


Tipene Karauria Moeau, 27, was fined $100 and ordered to pay $34.99 reparation for stealing five DVDs on July 13.


Robert James Cameron, 34, engineer, of Winton, was sentenced to 85 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for 12 months for driving while disqualified and making a false statement at Te Anau on May 31.


Tyler Luke Broomhall, 19, was fined $175 and disqualified for three months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 227mcg (under 20) at Otautau on July 5.

Graham Henrey Sullivan, 55, 513mcg at Riverton on April 9. Sentenced to four months' community detention and disqualified for one year and one day.

Michael David Braithwaite, 38, storeman, of Bluff, was remanded to September 16 for sentence for driving with a blood alcohol level of 178mg at Bluff on May 24.

The Southland Times