Rugby 7s reparation ‘‘being paid’’
The ex-detective convicted of defrauding the New Zealand Pub Charity 7s tournament has said he is repaying court-ordered reparation.
According to the Ministry of Justice, Richard Anderson, 53, has not repaid fully $48,601 ordered by Judge Michael Turner two years ago.
Anderson, on Monday, said he was paying the reparation.
‘‘I am paying it back and I intend to pay the whole lot back. I’ve moved on, I’m trying to move on. I have two young boys and it affects them.
‘‘I’m just waiting to see what happens. I’m paying it back. Now it’s resurrected everything again. Friggin’ hell. I ammoving on. I’m trying to move forward.’’
Anderson declined to comment on the outstanding balance, saying that was between him and the Ministry of Justice. He was sentenced to 10 months’ home detention when he appeared in Queenstown District Court on September 10, 2012 charged with three counts of by deception and without claim of right causing a loss to the Pub Charity National Sevens.
He was ordered by Judge Michael Turner to repay $48,601 within two years.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman confirmed that Anderson has not repaid reparation in full.
‘‘The Queenstown District Court is considering other action,’’ the spokesman said.
Queenstown District Court referred The Southland Times to the Collections unit, whose Invercargill-based manager referred the matter back to the Ministry of Justice.
A Ministry spokesman said no further information was available.
In court, initial repayments of $20 per week were imposed pending sale of a vehicle and, if necessary, asset release to cover the outstanding reparation.
Anderson, a former Auckland detective and real estate agent, was one of a group who brought the popular rugby tournament to Queenstown.
The tournament was held for 10 years in Queenstown but the New Zealand Rugby Union awarded the contest to Rotorua this year and in 2015.
Blue paint marks in Beacon Point Rd are the only sign of a fatal pedestrian accident in Wanaka early Sunday.
Snowboarder Coen van Rosmalen, 24, died when he was struck by a taxi on the wide street about 3.30am.
It is believed he had been living in Wanaka since June and may have been lying on the road when he was struck.
Yello taxi company operator Hamish Fraser said he would not be saying anything and asked for all questions to go to police.
Like many young people living in Wanaka at this time of year, Rosmalen was here for the snow season, which finishes in three weeks.
Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Blackie said police had started examining the taxi yesterday and were expected to take a few days.
A scene examination of the accident site has been completed and about 20 people had come forward with information.
It is believed Rosmalen had been at bars in town on Saturday night and police were examining CCTV footage from outside and inside bars.
Blackie said an autopsy had been completed.
Fatal crash accused convicted
A 26-year-old Queenstown man who admitted killing a 73-year-old man in a head-on car crash in Kaikoura has been convicted of careless driving causing death. Michael John Andrews, mine worker, was remanded to October 22 to appear in the Hastings District Court for sentencing when he appeared before Judge Tom Broadmore in the Queenstown District Court on September 10. Andrews was driving along State Highway 1 at Mangamaunu on March 6 when he crossed the centre line on a long, sweeping bend and crashed head-on into the campervan David Orchard and his wife, 68, were travelling in. Orchard was flown to Wellington Hospital and died from his injuries the following day. His wife was not badly hurt. Andrews suffered serious injuries and had no recollection of the crash. Orchard’s family were keen to participate in a restorative justice conference which they wanted held in Wellington, the court was told. The family also wanted Andrew’s sentencing to take place in Hastings and the judge said a decision on where sentencing would take place could be reached at the conference. The judge ordered a pre-sentence report for sentencing.
A French man who stole more than $13,000 from the Cardrona Hotel said he did it because he was upset his partner had been fired from the business. Arnand Faletti, 41, chef, was sentenced to 180 hours’ community work and ordered to pay $13,403.13 reparation for burglary of the Cardrona Hotel between January 3 and 6. The judge said the offending was premeditated and repetitive and the offence would normally have a starting point of prison. However, Faletti was saved from the jail term after paying the outstanding reparation of $8979.35 yesterday. Lawyer Sonia Vidal said Faletti stole the money from the hotel’s safe after being upset his partner had been dismissed.
Louis James Crabbie, 20, of Sunshine Bay, was remanded to October 6 for sentencing on two charges of possession of cannabis for supply and one of offering to supply cannabis between June and July 25. Crabbie sold 43 ounces of cannabis on 23 separate occasions and offered to sell cannabis 342 times while under police surveillance, the court was told. Lawyer Sonia Videl said Crabbie was naive and remorseful about the offending which had started to support his own cannabis addiction and to pay off a loan.
Brawl in Queenstown
Police in Queenstown are investigating an early-morning brawl involving an expat Kiwi and a group of Irishmen. Senior Constable Chris Blackford said an expat living in Australia was drinking in a Ballarat St bar early on Saturday morning. He said there was an argument between one of the New Zealander’s friends and a group of Irish patrons. After leaving the bar, the expat was allegedly beaten up by members of the Irish group. Meanwhile, at 11.40pm on Saturday, a 25-year-old Queenstown man was charged with assault in Searle Ln. He was aggressive in the Searle Ln and Social bar and allegedly punched a security guard when he was escorted outside, Blackford said.
Moving on: Richard Anderson during sentencing in the Queenstown District Court two years ago.
Coen van Rosmalen