Queenstown District Court News - April
Samuel Norman Stewart, 33, of Luggate, was sentenced to nine months' supervision, 60 hours' community work and ordered to pay $500 for emotional harm for assaulting a female by punching her twice in the face on April 22. Stewart, the victim and others were drinking in a caravan when simmering family tensions arose.
Cody Lee Roker, 22, bricklayer, of Temuka, was remanded for sentence on May 19 for assault with intent to injure in Queenstown on March 22.
Roker was in The Mall walking towards Camp St when he got into an argument with another group. He removed clothing, a fight started and a victim was punched to the ground by a friend of Roker, who stomped on the victim's torso. As the victim tried to get up he took two strides towards the victim and kicked him in the torso.
Jason Patrick Smith, 31, security officer, was remanded on bail for sentence on May 30 for assault with intent to injure, March 23.
Joshua Jeffrey Pinney, 24, of Fernhill, was sentenced to 90 hours' community work for assault on April 18.
Brett Jon Seipolt, 32, chef, of Sunshine Bay, was sentenced to nine months' supervision and 60 hours' community work.for behaving in a threatening manner that was likely in the circumstances to cause violence against persons to start on April 26.
Mahi Rua Mains, 22, labourer, of Sunshine Bay, was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for six months for driving dangerously - for 1km on the wrong side of the road - on the Glenorchy Road, April 10.
Alasdair Alfred Winston Parr, 26, sales assistant, of Fernhill, was discharged without conviction pending proof of payment for emotional harm for operation of a vehicle causing injury, January 12. He backed out of a driveway and hit a passing car, injuring the other driver. The victim was taken to hospital with lower back injuries, bruised ribs and whiplash. The judge ordered $750 for emotional harm and reparation of $357.
Ruby Ta, 23, of Lower Shotover, was fined $450 and disqualified for six months for operating a vehicle carelessly causing injury, December 11.
Paul Andrew Kane, 35, farmer, of Luggate, was fined $1200 and disqualified for 10 months for driving with a blood alcohol level of 175mg and careless driving on February 20.
Steven Greg Railton, 48, of Arrowtown, 171mg on February 14, having been convicted at least twice previously. Sentenced to three-and-a-half months' community detention, with a daily 7pm to 7am curfew, 100 hours' community work and disqualified for 14 months.
Nicola Anne McFadgen, 45, ambulance officer, of Fernhill, 238mg on January 30. Sentenced to nine months' supervision, 60 hours' community work and disqualified for 10 months.
Megan Dawn Sorensen, 32, chef, of Wanaka, 131mg on February 13. Fined $650 and disqualified for six months.
Luke Benjamin Godwin, 21, of Sunshine Bay, 147mg on February 27. Fined $680 and disqualified for six months.
Paul David Norris, 45, vineyard worker, of Luggate, was convicted and remanded in custody for sentence on June 3 for driving with a breath alcohol level of 866mcg on April 8, having been convicted at least twice previously, and driving while disqualified.
Timothy John Sanders, 60, of Wanaka, 547mcg on April 19. Fined $550 and disqualified for six months.
Rhys James, 31, UK national, 1041mcg on April 24. Fined $1400 and disqualified for 12 months.
Scott William Te Au, 27, 528mcg on April 1. Fined $600 and disqualified for six months.
Quentin Simon Tourneux, 25, French national, of Wanaka, 882mcg on April 14. Fined $900 and disqualified for six months.