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Upper Hutt Leader : September 28th 2011
8 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 NEWS imbles reads Patchwork • Embroidery • Crafts • Gifts • Knitting Yarns AND FREE PARKING AT THE DOOR 40 Park St, PO Box 40836, Upper Hutt Ph: (04) 526 6513 email: thimblesand firstname.lastname@example.org 3841750 YOUR Patchwork, Haberdashery, Embroidery and Knitting Yarn Specialists Bernina Sales, Service & Support 4003856AA This part time course commences February 2012 3 x four-day workshops in Christchurch • Followed by local group meetings in Wellington • NZQA accredited & Studylink loan approved •1 • st year component of Diploma Qualifcation This training will be of particular interest to: Workplace Leaders interested in interpersonal • growth Counsellors & Counsellors in training • Health Professionals • Others involved in helping professions • An Introduction to Gestalt Psychotherapy Theory & Practice 1 year certifcate Course Gestalt Institute of New Zealand Free Call 0800 437 825 email@example.com www.gestalt.org.nz For more information contact: pix.ccn.co.nz er your own copy of photos in this paper, or other CCN titles, check out: To orde Arrest planned UPPER HUTT COURT A 50-year-old street vendor told the court his recent arrest was deliberate and part of a 16-year Maori land ownership protest. Earl Forrester Hilton last week admitted resisting police, dis- orderly behaviour and threatening to injure. Defence counsel Mike Sceats said Hilton described himself as a Maori activist from the Te Para- whau tribe. As part of his efforts to try and further claims, he has for the last 16 years been waging a campaign, selling items in a street where he does not have permission.'' Hilton had previously been granted a licence in Wellington to sell items and he decided to try his luck in Tauranga on December 29, prosecuting Sergeant Ian McDon- ald said. The defendant set up a stall selling hats, T-shirts and sun- glasses for cash sale on the foot- path and was being assisted by his two sons.'' He was approached earlier by a shop employee, who asked if he had a permit to sell the items, Mr McDonald said. At about 12pm, the defendant entered the menswear shop on Grey St, yelling and shouting. The defendant shouted that he wanted all the land around the seabed and under the shop, and told the vic- tim she had no rights.'' Mr McDonald said Hilton was asked to leave and threatened that if the saleswoman came within a certain distance he would deal to her''. The police were called at 2.30pm and told him he needed a permit and if he did not pack up his gear and leave, it would be seized. Mr McDonald said Hilton stated that he would play up and cause a scene to get arrested, so that he could win a court decision to sell goods anywhere in Tauranga as it was his land''. The defendant became aggress- ive and started yelling on the street. He directed this anger at the bylaws officer and walked quickly toward her with fists clenched and screaming that she had stolen something from him. While he was being arrested, he was yelling and screaming to persons on the street to watch him and look at the police arresting him.'' In explanation, he stated that he wanted to be arrested to start a big court case to allow him to sell goods on the Tauranga streets, Mr McDonald stated. Mr Sceats said Hilton had approached staff earlier to tell them his plan and had received a scathing'' response. He said his client was attempting to draw attention at the time, but had changed his ways since undergoing triple bypass heart surgery. He's come to the realisation that life is too short,'' Mr Sceats said. He hasn't got the energy or inclination to carry on with this any more.'' Judge Michael Turner sentenced Hilton to 40 hours of community work. Party mum admits neglect The alcoholic mother of a baby who suffered hypothermia at a party has admitted her actions were really dumb''. Puna Te Aroha Allen took her two-month-old daughter outside with her for about an hour after having an argument with her cousin over being found in bed with a man at the Lower Hutt party in July. Police were called and dis- covered the baby, who has a heart condition, unresponsive on a couch, at 4.30am. She had turned blue and was in the early stages of hypothermia. The baby spent several days at Hutt Hospital before being trans- ferred to Starship Hospital in Auckland for an operation to place a shunt in her heart. Allen, 19, appeared in Upper Hutt District Court on Wednesday, where she admitted wilful neglect of a child and breaching supervision orders. She said afterwards she regretted drinking that night. It was a really dumb, stupid decision. It's not easy being young, having a child with a heart con- dition.Youhavealotofs. . .to do.'' The baby was born with a heart defect that requires constant medication and monitoring of oxy- gen levels and heartbeat. She spent several weeks in Wellington Hospital after her birth and Allen was given detailed instructions about how to care for her. Sergeant Ian McDonald said Allen arrived at the party at 6.30pm on July 23 and placed her daughter in the lounge. She took the victim along with her monitors but not her medi- cation.'' Allen drank up to 12 cans of bourbon and cola, became extremely drunk and went to bed, leaving the care of the victim to other occupants of the party,'' he said. Her cousin went to find a sober driver to take the mother and child home, and later discovered Allen in bed with a man from the house where the party was being held. After an argument, Allen grabbed the baby and ran from the house, spending up to an hour standing outside in the rain. Occupants became very con- cerned for [the baby] and phoned the police,'' Mr McDonald said. At about 4.30am, police arrived to the address to assist the defendant's aunty to uplift the vic- tim.'' Allen told police she was an alcoholic and got so drunk she did not remember the night and could only recall waking up in Lower Hutt police station cells. Defence counsel Mike Sceats said Allen admitted the facts as outlined and the baby was now in the care of her aunt. Allen said she wanted to move on from her mistakes. It should not have happened but you can't change it, so I'll just make it better.'' She said she could visit the baby whenever she liked and her aunty took good care of her. She said the child's father was not involved in her life and she wanted to tell other young mothers kids and parties do not mix''. Judge Michael Turner remanded Allen on bail until December and requested a drug and alcohol assessment. Prisoner admits to past child abuse A Rimutaka Prison inmate in cus- tody for sexual offending has admitted abusing a child. Sidney Peneha appeared in court last week charged with abusing a girl under 16. Prosecuting Sergeant Ian McDonald said the child had visi- ted Peneha's Lower Hutt address in March 2006. While at the address the victim sat in the lounge and began to read a story to her infant cousin. The defendant approached her and positioned himself on her. The defendant then placed his hand between the victim's legs and rubbed her genital area on top of her clothes. This continued for around 10 minutes.'' Mr McDonald said the victim did not tell anyone of the crime until years later. Duty lawyer Shane Robinson said the defendant was in Rimu- taka Prison for similar charges and regretted his actions.
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