Kelvin Davis must be so proud

A vicious attack on a Whangarei woman abducted while jogging on the popular Hatea Loop Walkway and sexually abused was carried out by a deportee from Australia who suffered from sexual preoccupation.

Haydn Teoneroa Christy had a serious problem with drug and alcohol abuse and also smoked meth when he carried out the attack at 6.30am on April 29.

The 40-year-old, who affiliates to Ngati Kahungunu in the Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa areas, was jailed for 12 years by the High Court in Whangarei yesterday after he earlier pleaded guilty to seven charges.

They were four charges of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, one of abduction for the purpose of sexual violation, one of threatening to kill, and another of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

A minimum period of imprisonment of eight years was imposed.

Suppression orders mean the reason behind Christy’s deportation from Australia and his previous convictions could not be revealed in detail.

This is the kind of person that the Labour party advocated for. ?In fact, Kelvin Davis and Andrew Littler personally went to Australia to tell the Australians how to run their own country. ?You can’t blame Australia for trying to rid themselves of our scum. ?But Labour’s crim hugging has come to absolutely nothing other than solidifying the view that Labour are the party for the criminal underclass. ?

Crown prosecutor Nicole Dore said the attack not only caused the victim harm but also the wider community.

“This is a new walking track that the community is very proud of and incidents of such nature does shake the community to its core,” she said.

The Crown called for a sentence of preventive detention but Justice Whata said Christy’s remorse and positive rehabilitative prospects did not justify it.

Defence lawyer Arthur Fairley said Christy acknowledged what happened to the young woman was “horrendously horrible” but he was not someone who wanted to absolve responsibility for the attack.

Justice Whata said Christy started smoking cannabis as a teenager and methamphetamine when he turned 24.

He could not remember what triggered the latest offending but he needed to undertake special rehabilitative steps to treat his drug and alcohol abuse.

The victim, he said, suffered from brain trauma, headaches and dizziness that stopped her from doing simple things such as exercising.

Labour won’t care about her.


– Imran Ali, Northern Advocate