Arrest warrant pending in unlicensed building case

An arrest warrant will be issued in a week for an Otago man who faces a series of charges of doing unlicensed building or inspection work in Christchurch.

Christchurch District Court Judge Gary MacAskill signed the warrant against Rodney James Day, 54, today but directed that it “lie in court” for a week before it becomes active.

Day was meant to be at the Justice Precinct to appear on 15 charges but made no appearance.

Prosecutor Heather McKenzie provided the judge with documentation showing that the summons to appear at court had been served on Day at Dunedin on May 15.

Day faces 11 charges doing building or inspection when he did not hold an appropriate licence in Christchurch between 2014 and 2016.

He also faces two charges of making a false document, and two of using a forged document. Those offences are also alleged to have been committed in Christchurch during the same period.

The charges have been brought by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

No new date has been set for a new appearance by Day. That will depend on when the warrant is executed.


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