A man trying to leave for Australia was stopped at Queenstown
Airport yesterday and charged with using a false passport.
The 43-year-old, listed as a welder from Auckland in court
documents, is now being held in police custody and has no
made application for bail.
It is understood he will be transferred to Invercargill
Prison and is scheduled to appear in court on April 28.
Court documents show the man also faces a charge of assault
with intent to injure in relation to an incident in August
last year in which a man was punched in the head and ribs.