public drunkeness

Cry baby of the Week: Shona Maiden

via NZ Herald

via NZ Herald – not beyond using kids for a story

Cry Baby: ?

Shona Maiden

The Incident:

Shona Maiden was heading home after celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends at her local bar – 123 Casino Karaoke Bar, in Howick – when she was assaulted, she says.

A police spokeswoman confirmed they are investigating the assault of a woman, aged 46, outside the establishment in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

At the bar’s closing time, Ms Maiden, who is of European and Maori descent, said she said “ka kite ano” (see you later) to people who had been standing outside. The mother-of-four, who lives in Howick, said a man then swore and yelled at her, questioning why a “palagi” would use such words. Read more »

“Tired and emotional” in Limerick

Dad of 9-year old drunk not naming alcohol supplier. Why?

When it comes to the 9 year old drunk kid, Steve Kilgallon continues the media’s focus on anything but the real problem. ?Today, a piece on the poor disenfranchised father

The father of the nine-year-old Hamilton boy caught on video drunk at a skatepark says police have made no contact with him over their investigation and he plans to lodge an official complaint about their behaviour.

The father, who is in a custody dispute with his former partner over the boy and his four siblings, said he was deeply frustrated that he’d had no contact from police investigating the incident, or from Child Youth and Family…

…”Nobody has got in touch with me, not CYFS, not even the police – they have not even told me a thing. I reckon it is their job, their responsibility to tell both parents [of the progress of the investigation], and if they are not going to do their job properly, I am going to take it higher.

“It is really frustrating, I get frustrated every time I think about it. I’d like to ask them why they haven’t spoken to me, they know where I am.”

Now, I don’t want to speculate about “the father”, and how he came to be an absentee father in the first place, but the whole ‘poor me’, ‘look at me’, ‘all I want is my kids’, ‘why isn’t anyone calling me’ routine is personal grandstanding. ? Read more »

BREAKING: Internet censorship of 9 year old drunk [UPDATED]


Of course, trying to censor the Internet doesn’t work. ?The video is up all over the place in various incarnations. Read more »

The Kiwi that put the 8 yr old drunk on YouTube: Hero or Villain [POLL]

Jenna Lynch and Jonathan Carson have the story of the day today. ?They interviewed?Bradley Goudie, the 18 year old who recorded the 8 year old boy off his face and made him famous world-wide. ?(if you ?missed it: ?the video is here)

The man who filmed a drunk young boy at a skate park says he would not have released the video if police had acted hard and fast, and communicated that to him.

Bradley Goudie, 18, uploaded a video online which showed a nine-year-old boy at Fairfield Skate Park in Clarkin Rd [Hamilton] on Tuesday afternoon with a can of Cody’s Bourbon and Cola – 7 per cent alcohol.

The boy, who struggles to stand and slurs his speech, says “I’ve been drunk before”. He also says he was given alcohol by his aunt.

Goudie, a professional scooter rider, said he was so shocked by the apparent drunkenness of the boy that he turned his camera on him and exposed what he considered one of the biggest issues in New Zealand – underage drinking.

When he had stopped filming, he immediately rang the police.

I think I would have called an ambulance too. ? Read more »

Not just alcohol, I think

The Clown of Campbells Bay is in awe of Len Brown’s time management

clownIn another award winning piece, the Herald’s gurnard writes:

One of the most puzzling aspects of the Len Brown scandal is when he found time to cheat on his wife, says former North Shore City mayor-turned-MP Andrew Williams. ? Read more »

Foul mouthed drunk starts fight with flight captain; loses

Via the Tipline:

Caution: Language

Caption Contest

Policing in Dunedin must have its own special challenges.


via paulfknwalsh


H/T: paulfknwalsh

The Irish, after closing time

Says one wit, “This is what the earth will be like if there were no women at all”.