Child pornography investigation widens
Police have launched a wider investigation into child pornography after a Cromwell man’s collection of images were exposed. Gregory Naylor, 47, was sentenced in the Alexandra District Court last week to a two-year jail term. Naylor pleaded guilty to 33 charges of making, possessing and distributing objectionable publications which included indecent images of children, as well as bestiality images involving adults. Sergeant Simon Paget, of Cromwell, said as part of the Naylor investigation further information had been uncovered.
Hawea couple battle council
A judge has reserved her decision on a civil battle between an Otago couple and Lakes Environmental.
Trevor and Maria Reeves are suing Lakes Environmental, claiming it missed a fault at their part-built home in Hawea.
The case in the High Court at Invercargill, before Justice Dunningham, finished earlier this month after being part-heard earlier this year.
Lakes Environmental Ltd was formed as a council-controlled organisation in 2007 and was contracted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to provide and perform regulatory services. In 2007, construction began on the Reeves’ new home.
The Reeves’ lawyer, Ben Nevell, claimed the building inspector failed to recognise the requirement of slab thickenings under the internal walls.
The fault should have been noticed by both the inspector and builder, he said. Remedial work was never carried out and the house was never completed.
The couple had put thousands into a house they had not been able to live in for seven years, Nevell said.
Lawyer for Lakes Environmental, Michael Parker,