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#1 User is offline   BLURB 

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 09:52 PM

This story does not breach any Judge/Court ordered suppression orders.


Blogger who named teens gets name suppression
Rob Kidd
5:41 PM Wednesday Apr 8, 2015

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11429608


A blogger accused of breaching a high-profile name suppression has been granted name suppression himself.

The 51-year-old appeared in Auckland District Court today facing two charges of contravening suppression orders made by Justice Helen Winkelmann - the former chief High Court judge, newly appointed to the Court of Appeal.

The Auckland-based blogger, who writes about corruption in New Zealand, is also charged with five counts of criminal harassment.

The complainants include a politician, civil servants, a real estate agent and the former partner of an Auckland businessman - all of whom feature prominently on his website.

It is alleged that both in August and December last year, the defendant named and posted photographs of two teens involved in a high-profile attack that left another teenager dead.

Their names and images, which were specifically suppressed by Justice Winkelmann at sentencing in the High Court at Auckland, are still up on the blog.

Breaching suppression carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.

The five people who the defendant allegedly harassed are all regular targets on his blog and have been the subject of his vitriol over a significant period of time.

His alleged actions occurred between December 2012 and July 2014.

The blogger could face up to two years in jail if found guilty.

It is understood he has pleaded not guilty to the charges and will be back before the court next month.

The issue of his name suppression will be revisited at that appearance.

The 51-year-old could not be reached for comment today.

- NZME.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 06:17 PM

Hi Blurb; will you be attending this court to find out who this 51 year old person is.?
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Posted 07 May 2015 - 03:07 AM

I do look forward to finding out when this 51 year old blogger gets his come uppance. Does any body have confirmation of the hearing dates and times for the hearing so we may attend please?



It is alleged that both in August and December last year, the defendant named and posted photographs of two accused.




Their names and images were specifically suppressed at sentencing in the High Court at Auckland.




Breaching suppression carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.



 BLURB, on 04 May 2015 - 09:52 PM, said:

This story does not breach any Judge/Court ordered suppression orders.


Blogger who named teens gets name suppression
Rob Kidd
5:41 PM Wednesday Apr 8, 2015

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11429608


A blogger accused of breaching a high-profile name suppression has been granted name suppression himself.

The 51-year-old appeared in Auckland District Court today facing two charges of contravening suppression orders made by Justice Helen Winkelmann - the former chief High Court judge, newly appointed to the Court of Appeal.

The Auckland-based blogger, who writes about corruption in New Zealand, is also charged with five counts of criminal harassment.

The complainants include a politician, civil servants, a real estate agent and the former partner of an Auckland businessman - all of whom feature prominently on his website.

It is alleged that both in August and December last year, the defendant named and posted photographs of two teens involved in a high-profile attack that left another teenager dead.

Their names and images, which were specifically suppressed by Justice Winkelmann at sentencing in the High Court at Auckland, are still up on the blog.

Breaching suppression carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.

The five people who the defendant allegedly harassed are all regular targets on his blog and have been the subject of his vitriol over a significant period of time.

His alleged actions occurred between December 2012 and July 2014.

The blogger could face up to two years in jail if found guilty.

It is understood he has pleaded not guilty to the charges and will be back before the court next month.

The issue of his name suppression will be revisited at that appearance.

The 51-year-old could not be reached for comment today.

- NZME.

http://www.nzherald....jectid=11429608

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