Glenn Junior Te Kahu
Monday, 16 August 2010: Gang members seek bail after leadership dispute shooting
Twenty-three Mongrel Mob members and associates allegedly involved in the shooting two other members in a gang leadership dispute in northern Hawkes Bay appeared in the Gisborne District Court today to apply for bail.
But only two had their applications processed and one had the charges against him dropped.
The remaining 20 bail applications were adjourned with the defendants being further remanded in custody by consent.
They will reappear in the Gisborne or Wairoa District Courts on various dates over the next week.
The gang members face charges of unlawful assembly and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm at their gang headquarters in Wairoa on August 10.
A 39-year-old gang member was shot in the face and a 42-year-old member was shot in the head, arm and leg during the fracas.
Police said the shooting appeared to be the result of an internal gang leadership dispute and did not involve rival groups.
Norton Hunia (17) was today granted bail and will reappear in the Wairoa District Court on September 2.
His bail conditions include a 24-hour curfew unless accompanied by the two people looking after him, being forbidden to contact gang associates or to wear gang regalia, and not to come within 100km of Wairoa, unless appearing in court.
Glenn Junior Te Kahu (32) was declined bail and remanded to reappear in Wairoa District Court on September 2.
Police withdrew charges against another man.
Developments in DNA for 17-yr-old sex charge: 13 Jun, 2015 11:56am
A former Hawke's Bay man is defending a raft of charges laid after a mysterious sexual assault case from 17 years ago.
Police say new legislation on DNA evidence led to the arrest of Glenn Junior Te Kahu, 37, who appeared before Judge Geoff Rea in the Napier District Court yesterday.
Via video link from Whanganui, he entered not guilty pleas to all charges, with his case now heading to trial.
Te Kahu was arrested in Whanganui in March, charged with threatening to kill, abduction, assault with intent to commit rape, and sexual violation.
Detective Sergeant Tim Smith told Hawke's Bay Today police had been in regular contact with the alleged victim throughout the court process.
He said previously, the alleged victim was found in a "distressed state" by a member of the public on Marine Parade in Napier on the morning of February 6, 1998.
Police claim Te Kahu raped the 27-year-old after she left a bar in Napier. He would have been 20 at the time.
Mr Smith could not go into detail about why the arrest came 17 years after the alleged crime was reported, but said it came down to new legislation.
"I can't provide more detail, but obviously with DNA developments and things and new legislation, people are having to provide DNA and don't really get an option any more."
Detectives had travelled to Whanganui earlier this year to make the arrest after liaising with police there. It was relatively uncommon for cases to be resolved after many years, but he knew of the odd one, Mr Smith said.
After yesterday's hearing Te Kahu was remanded in custody. His case would be called again on August 14. Sexual violation carries a maximum 20 year jail term.
Date of Birth
1978 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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