PHOTO: JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON / STUFF – Harcourts real estate agents Dougal Boyd and Ben Donaldson went diving in Akaroa Harbour’s marine reserve for crayfish for an office break-up party.
They went diving in a marine reserve, grabbing crayfish for an end-of-year office party. They surfaced to find fisheries officers waiting.
But Canterbury real estate agents Dougal Boyd, 58, of West Melton, and Benjamin Rhys Donaldson, 30, of St Albans, hope to escape convictions for their actions in Akaroa Harbour’s Pohatu Marine Reserve on December 5.
Their case was in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday, where Judge Tom Gilbert received their guilty pleas, but did not enter convictions.
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