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Snippets from the District Court

Snippets from the District Court

Dylan McLean, 25, pleaded guilty to four matters — wilful damage, theft of goods valued between $500 and $1000, theft from a person (valuables under $500), and causing loss by deception (of an amount above $1000). He was further remanded on bail for report and sentence on February 2.

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Soloman King Jan Edwards, 49, admitted three breaches of release conditions. He was further remanded for sentence on February 2. A presentence report, assessing his suitability for an electronically-monitored sentence, was ordered.

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Tangaroa Watene Parekura Gray, 25, admitted breaching release conditions. He received 80 hours community work and a warning from the judge that police would likely investigate his activities on the day he breached.

Gray had sought approval to be at a different address but was not there when police checked. Judge Cathcart noted Gray had been released from prison after serving a sentence for methamphetamine offending. That history coupled with the nature of this breach, caused speculation about his possible activities.

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Tony Gerald Albert Hihi, 28, pruner, admitted driving with excess breath-alcohol (678mcg) for the third or subsequent time. He was further remanded on bail for report and sentence on February 2. The offence occurred within four years of his last similar conviction, which means Hihi faces the mandatory imposition of a zero-alcohol licence and confiscation of his vehicle.

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Rangi Atkins, 37, leading hand, pleaded guilty to driving with excess breath alcohol (713mcg) for the third or subsequent time. He was sentenced to 120 hours community work and disqualified from driving for a year and a day.

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Zacary Bob Tuturangi Te Pairi, 26, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified for the third or subsequent time. He was further remanded on bail for sentence on February 2.

Dylan McLean, 25, pleaded guilty to four matters — wilful damage, theft of goods valued between $500 and $1000, theft from a person (valuables under $500), and causing loss by deception (of an amount above $1000). He was further remanded on bail for report and sentence on February 2.

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Soloman King Jan Edwards, 49, admitted three breaches of release conditions. He was further remanded for sentence on February 2. A presentence report, assessing his suitability for an electronically-monitored sentence, was ordered.

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Tangaroa Watene Parekura Gray, 25, admitted breaching release conditions. He received 80 hours community work and a warning from the judge that police would likely investigate his activities on the day he breached.

Gray had sought approval to be at a different address but was not there when police checked. Judge Cathcart noted Gray had been released from prison after serving a sentence for methamphetamine offending. That history coupled with the nature of this breach, caused speculation about his possible activities.

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Tony Gerald Albert Hihi, 28, pruner, admitted driving with excess breath-alcohol (678mcg) for the third or subsequent time. He was further remanded on bail for report and sentence on February 2. The offence occurred within four years of his last similar conviction, which means Hihi faces the mandatory imposition of a zero-alcohol licence and confiscation of his vehicle.

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Rangi Atkins, 37, leading hand, pleaded guilty to driving with excess breath alcohol (713mcg) for the third or subsequent time. He was sentenced to 120 hours community work and disqualified from driving for a year and a day.

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Zacary Bob Tuturangi Te Pairi, 26, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified for the third or subsequent time. He was further remanded on bail for sentence on February 2.

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