A West Coast man has been sentenced to five months’ jail after being convicted of his seventh drink-driving offence.
Martin John Coghlan, 56, of Granity, appeared in Westport District Court yesterday. He had admitted the offence at an earlier appearance.
According to the summary of facts, police pulled Coghlan over on Palmerston Street, after a member of the public noticed him swerving on the Coast Road and called *555. A breath test revealed Coghlan was nearly four times the legal limit, at 1462mcg per litre of breath.
Defending, Marcus Zintl said he accepted the starting point for Coghlan’s sentencing was imprisonment. However, he asked the court to consider Coghlan’s age, and the fact he’d made genuine attempts to address his alcoholism.
Mr Zintl sought a sentence of home detention, community work and indefinite disqualification of Coghlan’s driver’s licence. Read more »
The left wing and other idiots like Prince Charles have been telling us that the problems in Syria are because of climate change and that if it wasn’t for a terrible ostensibly Western induced drought caused by climate change Daesh wouldn’t exist.
Numerous significant thinkers from Pulitzer prizewinning journalist Thomas Friedman to the Prince of Wales to ex-choral-jailbait-nymphet Charlotte Church have been promoting the theory that the current troubles in Syria are the result of a drought caused by ‘climate change’.
It’s an easy mistake to have made. Often when people are short of food and water their natural instinct is to strap on a suicide vest, pick up a Kalashnikov and drive to Paris in order to kill a few hundred people as an important gesture designed to raise public awareness of the urgent need to reduce anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions before someone gets hurt.
But in this case, Friedman, the Prince of Wales, Charlotte Church – and also Graham Linehan, the Irish scriptwriter of the brilliant comedy series Father Ted – are wrong in their assumption.
We know this because of a stubborn fact called meteorological evidence.
As Roger Andrews demonstrates here in great detail the “drought” that supposedlyravaged Syria between 2006 and 2011 and drove thousands of ordinary Syrians into the arms of ISIS and Al Qaeda never actually happened. Read more »
Labour has cuddled the criminals being biffed out of Australia. We’ve been told they aren’t naughty boys, they are just a bit mis-understood.
Labour and their Green pals staged a walk out pretending offence when John key told them all they were crim cuddlers.
And now their crim cuddling can be sheeted home to them by explaining what we are to do with this scumbag who is fresh off the plane from Australia and straight into the crime spree.
A man deported from Australia this month has been arrested after a burglary in Hamilton.
The police said in a statement the 25-year-old was arrested shortly before midday today.
They were unable to give more details as the case was before the courts. Read more »
The Guest post by Rosemary Francis can not go unanswered, mainly because the vast majority of the public opposition needs to be called what it is.
This thinly disguised rhetoric from NZs small but vocal pseudo-intelligesta set is nothing more than anti-John Key sentiment. Most aren’t against a change in flag or the process, (although there are some who legitimately like our current flag and that is their right) they are just anti-John Key.
Whether or not it was wise use of funds is a valid point many of us may share, and maybe it is a ego trip for John Key … who cares if it is, but the rest of the argument about the process is just bollocks.
If you don’t want to change the flag you can vote to keep the current one.
The whole country had an to opportunity to submit designs early in the process. If you don’t like the outcome then perhaps you should have started campaigning for an alternative earlier.
You are entitled to your opinion Rosemary but for many of us the ties to Britain hold no water. My grandfather was English, he served in the Royal Navy on the Royal Oak as a 14-year-old after lying about his age. While I honour his service and my heritage I have no emotional connection to our current flag at all. To me the Union Jack is an imposter and I would be quite happy to see the back of it. Read more »
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Today’s face of the day or a spider very much like him is responsible for making an Australian man scream like a girl. His screams and violent outbursts in reaction to the spider were so loud that the Police were called to what the neighbours thought was a domestic disturbance.
The word for today is…
moue (noun) – A small grimace; a pout.
Source : The Free Dictionary
Etymology : “pout,” 1850, from French moue “mouth, lip, pout,” from Old French moe, perhaps from Middle Dutch mouwe, with the same senses, but this could as easily be from French. As a verb from 1909.
20Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.