A Queenstown man accused of kicking an Australian man in the
head in the resort two weeks ago was convicted yesterday and
will be sentenced next month.
In the Queenstown district Court yesterday, Taane John
Pollard-Gray (19) was remanded on bail until December 17 on
two charges of assault and one of assault with intent to
On November 1, he approached one of 10 university students
visiting from Australia and kicked him several times in the
head while he was on the ground, prosecutor Sergeant Ian
Pollard-Gray then approached a second victim and punched him
in the face, knocking him to the ground, before punching a
third man in the side of the face.
As a result, the Australian man required medical treatment
after experiencing numbness and swelling to his head and
When arrested, he told police he had been in a bad mood with
his partner and was aware he could have seriously injured the
Pollard-Gray was convicted and remanded to December 17 on
separate charges of drink-driving (544mcg), driving while
forbidden and giving false details to police.
Amanda Jane Nicolls (41) was discharged without conviction on
a charge of possessing an offensive weapon with intent to
commit an offence of bodily injury or threat of violence.
She was ordered to make a $400 donation to the Salvation
• Khan Christopher Bell (19), failed to report to community
work, October 29, 40 hours' community work.
• Michael Hadijanto (36), shop assistant, selling a packet of
cigarettes to a person under the age of 18, Night 'n Day
store, April 17, fined $200, court costs $132.89, $139
• Leon Rowles (31), kitchen hand, of Hawea Flat, possessing
MDMA and cannabis resin, Wanaka, July 21, six months' home
detention, 200 hours' community work, alcohol and drug
• Mathew Hirini Campbell (35), of Auckland, disorderly
behaviour, Isle St, June 11, two months' prison.
• Eduardo Arajo-Lima (34), a Brazilian national, 80 hours'
community work and fined $500 for stealing from his
employers, Night 'n Day Queenstown, an amount between $500