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Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
24 June 2016
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$14,000 ($12,000 for the substantive charge and $2,000 for the representative charge)

Safety lessons learned:
  • Implement a traffic management plan to isolate the public from the tree work;
  • Ensure adequate systems are used to contain and control tree debris.

Defendant name:
Joshua Junior Nanai
 
Industry:
Forestry
 
Date of offence:
24 June 2016
 
Facts in brief:
Mr Nanai operated a tree felling business as an unqualified arborist where he endangered members of the public. He behaved aggressively toward WorkSafe inspectors and on multiple occasions failed to provide information required of him or attend an interview. Mr Nanai did not appear at sentencing.
 
Offence section:
Sections 48(1) and 2(b), and 36(2) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (‘substantive charge’) and section 179(1) and (2)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (‘representative charge’)
 
Date charged:

Court:
Porirua - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$14,000 ($12,000 for the substantive charge and $2,000 for the representative charge)
 
Maximum fine available:
$310,000 ($300,000 for the substantive charge and $10,000 for the representative charge)
 
Reparation:
No harm, no reparation sought