Child pornog­ra­phy in­ves­ti­ga­tion widens

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

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,

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