Discharged without conviction

Monday December 16, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

The court has warned three New Zealand visitors for fighting in front of the island hostels in Avarua.


Hiro Tati, Casey Faasofia and Tirai Tapu admitted to fight, which their lawyer said was a dispute between the hostel occupants of Pukapuka and Penrhyn.

The group had gone clubbing in town, had some problem at the club, and continued their argument at the hostels – where police were called.

Police prosecutor sergeant Tuaine Manavaroa confirmed none of the accused were injured.

Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams said the argument involved alcohol and fist fighting and they could have been jailed for three months.

But because they were visitors, young, and appearing in the court for the first time, they were discharged without a conviction. The three paid $50 court cost each.


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