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It is quite possible to get a discharge without conviction. You will need to instruct a lawyer, because although this is not a particularly serious charge, the paperwork for obtaining the discharge without conviction is substantial. You need to make a formal application with affidavits in support, and set this all out to make it clear that the defect of the conviction would far outweigh any court imposed penalty. Generally for something like this you would be given a fine. The issue is however whether the conviction is going to affect your job or job prospects. It is unlikely to cause travel difficulties however, because it is not in the category of cases which most countries impose travel restrictions (drugs and violence). If you don't have a lawyer I can certainly suggest good and reasonably priced advocates in Wellington
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