28 Mar 2012

Crossbow doctor admits breaching permit

1:46 pm on 28 March 2012

A doctor who fired a high-powered crossbow near sleeping children while on a hunting trip has appeared in the Tauranga District Court.

Nigel Kim, 50, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaching a hunting permit in the Kaimai Mamaku forest in August last year.

He fired the crossbow at a possum while deer hunting with his son.

The arrow missed the target and lodged itself in a tree stump three metres from a tent in which children were sleeping.

When the arrow was found the next day, a parent reported the incident to police and the Department of Conservation.

Kim will next appear in court on 24 May.