The man had been to Avatiu valley to feed his pigs about 4pm in the afternoon. The accident occurred at the Avatiu back road taro patch intersection leading to the power station Tereora, Avatiu village and Ruatonga village.
There was no mention of alcohol in the Court report, yet, your misinformed letter writer made the wrong assumption by attacking the integrity of Justice of the Peace Tui Short for granting name suppression.
Don’t now say you did not know the facts. You guessed wrong. There was no information to suggest liquor was involved, yet you went to great lengths to berate the Justice of the Peace.
Let me assure the letter writer that getting name suppression is a very difficult exercise for lawyers; it is an exception to the rule! It is fortunate that we have an outstanding JP whose intelligent humanitarian interpretation of the law is deeply appreciated by me and my client.
All our Justices of the Peace are fair and just, they deserve our confidence and support.
If you are an honourable person you will send another letter to apologies to J. P. Short.
Yours for Justice and fairness