Nicholas Catlin

The survivor of a Queenstown hit-and-run will get only a third of the reparation she is owed before the man who drove into her is deported. Mutsuko Morisue learned last week she will finally get $2500 from recidivist drink-driver Nicholas...
A Queenstown employer says the reason a local hit-and-run victim's not been paid reparation is the system's fault – not that of the drunk driver who nearly killed her. When jailed last June, Brit builder Nicholas Catlin was ordered to...

Not even one cent

A year after a hit-and-run drink-driver nearly killed her, a Queenstown woman is still waiting for him to pay reparation. Japanese hotel worker Mutsuko Morisue was flung 10 metres when she was hit by a car on the footpath outside...
The survivor of a horrific hit-and-run wants Queenstowners to keep one thought in their minds when considering drink-driving. "I just want to send a message to them – you might hurt someone," Mutsuko Morisue says. "And it's not only them. "It's the...
Queenstown is bucking the national downward trend for drink-drive convictions – and now has an average of four a week. Ministry of Justice stats show 208 people were convicted at Queenstown District Court in 2016. Another 100 have been been convicted...
Brave Mutsuko Morisue was in court on Monday to face down the hopeless drink-driver who almost killed her. The Japanese Queenstowner, 42, needed emergency brain surgery after Nicholas Catlin – three times the drink-drive limit and speeding – mowed her...
Nicholas Catlin's recollection of what happened in the moments before he hit, and nearly killed, pedestrian Mutsuko Morisue in March is "fuzzy". But, he says, thinking about it makes him "feel sick". Last week Catlin spoke exclusively to us before being...
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