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Posted by te2ataria on February 12, 2016

Another day of neutered news in News-Zipped-land

Police launch homicide probe in Woolston, Christchurch

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a body was found on the banks of Christchurch’s Heathcote River. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76854585/Police-launch-homicide-probe-in-Woolston-Christchurch

Woman’s body recovered near Whitewash Head, Sumner
A woman’s body has been recovered from the water near  Sumner beach after her clothing was spotted in the area. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/76853012/Womans-body-recovered-near-Whitewash-Head-Sumner

Hospital nurse accused of giving daughter schizophrenia drugs to make her ill
A Hutt Valley nurse is accused of deliberately making her daughter ill by giving her repeated doses of mind-altering medication.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/76754155/Hospital-nurse-accused-of-giving-daughter-schizophrenia-drugs-to-make-her-ill

Reports of fatal crash in Christchurch
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11588771

Man killed after boat capsizes on Patea bar in South Taranaki
The man who was killed after his boat capsized on the Patea River bar in South Taranaki on Friday morning was Stuart Symonds. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76815963/man-dead-after-boat-capsizes-on-patea-bar-in-south-taranaki

Another Paremoremo prison inmate executed by natural causes http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=221213&cat=1005&fm=newsarticle+-+National%2cnur

Another worker killed in workplace incident
A man has been killed in a workplace incident at a Christchurch forklift sales yard. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/76847820/man-crushed-killed-by-truck-ramp-in-hornby-christchurch

Sisters of girl in Palmerston North abduction ‘screamed street down’ for help
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76817655/Sisters-of-girl-in-Palmerston-North-abduction-screamed-street-down-for-help

DAY 57 of the latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign in NZ

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 12 February 2016 39
Same time last year 33
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 12 February 2016 35
Same time last year 32

http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

Blog estimate: [most probably] up to 120 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

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Dildo Minister is a liar, too!

Posted by te2ataria on February 11, 2016

Defending the indefensible TPP, the gangster minister says:

“We already have an independent justice system that protects the legitimate activities of all sorts of companies including large multi-national ones so nothing much really changes for us unless we start doing something like nationalising companies at a fraction of their value.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76767833/an-open-letter-to-tpp-protesters-from-steven-joyce

His statement is factually incorrect, severally…

TPP is described as “Made in America.” It’s designed by corporate mechanics with the aim of dumping the corporate waste on smaller Pacific nations.

And as for our “independent justice system that protects the legitimate activities,” who is he fooling, the nurse who put her life on the line to save others?

Josie Marie Butler,  the nurse at Hillmorton Hospital in Christchurch, who flung the “sex toy” in the face of Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce at Waitangi, said she was “very concerned” about the effects of the TPP on her patients.

“We already have over 300,000 children living below the poverty line, I don’t want to live in a country where families have to choose between potentially life saving medication or feeding their children because of the increased price of medications under the TPPA.”

Which one of the two cares more about the impoverished and the people in need, the Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, or nurse Josie Butler, who provided lifesaving CPR and first aid to the injured on the front line of the Christchurch earthquakes?

Butler was given a Christchurch Earthquake Award in 2012 in recognition of acts of kindness, service and heroism.

Steven Joyce will continue to receive a fat pay check and obscene amounts of expense allowances every month, and neither he nor his boss will ever have to pay a cent, penny, or a yen for their favourite “Japanese Banquet of Cannibalism.” [Just when they thought they could get away with the sushi sex…]

Now to other news…

DAY 56 of the latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign in NZ

80,000 plus reasons NZ is the worst country in the world

Government, police criminally negligent, institutionally insane, or purely evil?

Police defend pursuit northwest of Auckland which left 5-moths-old baby injured  http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/76802126/police-defend-pursuit-northwest-of-auckland-which-left-baby-injured.html

Gangster Police Minister still supports police pursuits after three injured in crash

Cyclist, 52, dead after hit by train at Fendalton Rd crossing, Christchurch
Christchurch Boys’ High School headmaster Nic Hill said several students witnessed the accident while travelling to school.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/76772623/Cyclist-Richard-Chandler-52-dead-after-hit-by-train-at-Fendalton-Rd-crossing-Christchurch

School bus involved in crash in Christchurch Twenty-five people had to be assessed by paramedics after a school bus crashed in Christchurch.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76773499/school-bus-involved-in-crash-in-christchurch

Six taken to hospital after acid spill in Clutha District Council building Up to 40 people were assessed by paramedics and six taken to hospital after an acid spill in the Clutha District Council building on Thursday morning.[the second major chemical spill in as many weeks!]

Man gets 13 years for toilet murder  of convicted paedophile Jacques Donker http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11588097

Welcome to New Zealand: Don’t let the routine discovery of dead bodies, rotting corpses, and “rigor-mortised” stiffs found everywhere ruin your holiday. [BTW, we’ve named Auckland the murder capital of NZ for a reason, or three, or 88…]

  • Person found dead outside South Auckland address It’s believed that as many as 3 bodies have been discovered in Auckland area today, a reader noted, and three others elsewhere across the nation. [We’ve named Auckland the murder capital of NZ for  a reason, or two, or 88…]

Remember this?

In NZ, we grow up believing cars will spontaneously ignite at the end of their usability cycle, often with the driver still inside, and sometimes the driver is dead before the car catches fire. Baaa…

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Again, NO road fatalities reported today!!

Posted by te2ataria on February 10, 2016

Previously, 70,017 reasons NZ is the worst country in the world – today, reason No. 70,018 – 80,000.

Police dismiss independent watchdog calls to change policy on deadly pursuits

The Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) “urging” police to review its fleeing drivers policy for some time, as they don’t reduce the risk to the public and rarely end successfully.

The unqualified, malignant Police Minister Judith Collins said she supported police and their efforts to keep the roads safe by pursuing fleeing drivers. [This is a clear example of how gangster government ministers hog-tie progress, despite expert opinion, logic, and common sense, and in the face of the proven, deadly consequences.]  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76744923/Police-dismiss-independent-watchdog-calls-to-change-policy-on-fleeing-drivers

DAY 55 of the latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign in NZ

Road fatalities and tourist deaths: only high-profile fatalities would be reported!

On DAY 49 – The latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign continues in NZ, we asked: Truth or Tourism?

 No fatalities reported today, only hand-picked crash injuries!

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 10 February 2016 38
Same time last year 33
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 10 February 2016 34
Same time last year 32

http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

Blog estimate: [most probably] up to 117 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

Other News:

 

Visiting Australian police officer chases car after it hits a bike near Queenstown

An off-duty Australian police officer chased down a foreign driver who hit a motorised bicycle, injuring the rider and a 3-year-old passenger.

Sergeant Blair Duffy, of Queenstown, said it appeared an American man driving a Volvo clipped the bike being ridden in the 100kmh zone by a local man with the 3-year-old boy in a seat on the back.

The local man and boy on the bike, who were not father and son, were treated by St Johns for minor injuries and released.

The man and the father declined to comment. [Clearly, the police didn’t make any comment either, as to what the relationship between the man and the boy on the bike was, since they were not father and son!] http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76721675/visiting-australian-police-officer-chases-car-after-it-hits-a-bike-near-queenstown.html

Finally, reasons up to at least 80,000

Hundreds of eels found dead in “Toxicborough” creek

Hundreds of dead eels have been found floating on the surface of a creek in Marlborough.

A vineyard worker noticed the smell of rotting flesh before finding the shortfin eels in a roadside creek near Rarangi, north of Blenheim, on Wednesday morning.

Marlborough District Council freshwater ecologist Pete Hamill said he counted more than 200 eels in the two-kilometre creek, and estimated there could have been hundreds more below the surface and out of sight.

“It’s killing the plants along the bank as well. Whatever it is, it’s toxic to both,” Hamill said.

“It’s a bit tough on the poor old eels … they do play an important part in the habitat.”

“It could be anything from cement to herbicide to paint to hydrocarbon.”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/76742232/Hundreds-of-eels-found-dead-in-Marlborough-creek

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WTF: NO road fatalities reported on Monday!?

Posted by te2ataria on February 9, 2016

DAY 54 of the latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign  in NZ

Road fatalities and tourist deaths: only high-profile fatalities would be reported!

On DAY 49 – The latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign continues in NZ, we said:

Truth or Tourism?

  • Truth: The chances of a road fatality occurring on NZ roads today is up to 99 per cent.
  • Tourism: The chances of a road fatality being reported by police today is less than 1 per cent.

[The convoluted total is 99+1=100% pure NZ]

Since then, only 5 fatalities, a fraction of the actual road toll, have been reported.

70,015 reasons NZ is the worst country in the world

Reason no. 70,016 – 70,017. [Perfidious police/ gangster government]

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 09 February 2016 38
Same time last year 32
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 09 February 2016 34
Same time last year 31
  • Blog estimate: [most probably] up to 115 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

Other News:

Tourists spend thousands on chauffeurs to avoid driving on New Zealand roads.  [Is that something we said?] Charges of $1000-plus per day are not uncommon in the industry! [Tourists too scared to take to the wheel in the wild, wild, deadly world down under. So they pay hefty fees to be driven around. Presumably, feeling safe that only the driver would get hurt.] http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/76537385/tourists-spend-thousands-on-chauffeurs-to-avoid-driving-on-new-zealand-roads

To justify the cut-throat rates, a judge ordered Chinese tourist Yi Zhu, 45, a visitor from Shanghai, to pay $7000 for “causing a head-on crash” near Glenorchy last Tuesday.

Judge David Saunders [gleefully] told him at his appearance in the Christchurch District Court on Friday: “You will be able to tell your friends when you get home that you have been to Paradise, and it cost a lot of money.” [what are you, a frigging comedian, or a “fat Aussie c**t” dressed as one? Note: “coot” means a foolish old man.] http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76633750/Chinese-tourist-admits-causing-head-on-crash

Defence counsel Clare Yardley said: “New Zealand is troubled by foreign drivers, but unfortunately our own drivers are a lot, lot worse in terms of putting road users at risk. He can only apologise for having made this error.”

Another Indian student killed in New Zealand
The 22-year-old was killed by drowning while “swimming with two friends on Monday in Trout Pool, on the Kaituna River near Okere Falls.” At least one of the other two students was not breathing and had to be resuscitated.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76706759/Indian-student-drowns-in-Rotorua-river

 

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More reasons why NZ sucks!

Posted by te2ataria on February 8, 2016

[Foreword: Statistics-driven drowning incidents in New Zealand. Some of the victims allegedly rescued in near drowning incidents end up being reported as dead in hospital, usually within a day or two of being “rescued”.]

Previously… 70,004 reasons NZ is the worst country in the world

Reason No. 70,007. [Tourist Deathtrap] Four [tourists] stuck in cable car near Christchurch Nelson. Four people spent [most of the night] suspended 150m in the air after technical problems caused a cable car to stop near Nelson last night. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11586056

BTW, today is DAY 52 of the latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign continues in NZ

70,008. [Tourist Deathtrap] Boy dies after jumping from Raglan bridge. A 16-year-old boy who was killed after jumping from a Raglan footbridge was one of “nicest boys” in town, say his friends. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76674090/Boy-dies-after-jumping-from-Raglan-bridge

Reasons 70,009 to 70,011. [Tourist Deathtrap] Indian-looking Swimmer drowns at Okere falls, two others seriously injured. Another day at Okere Falls. A 22-year-old man has drowned on the Kaituna River near Okere Falls, while another has been taken to Rotorua Hospital with serious injuries. A third person also injured. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76679218/Swimmer-drowns-at-Okere-falls

70,012. [Armed and Violent] Armed standoff in Coromandel, gun fight reported in Kennedy Bay. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76674401/armed-standoff-in-coromandel-residents-report-gun-fight-in-kennedy-bay

70,013. [Tourist Deathtrap] Woman injured after falling on rocks on Takapuna beach. A woman is in a serious condition after she fell on rocks on a North Shore beach this afternoon. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11586121

70,014. [Tourist Deathtrap] Man injured at Auckland’s Hunua Falls. Man injured in a near drowning incident at Auckland’s Hunua Falls. [most of the people who are allegedly rescued in near drowning incidents end up dying in hospital within a day or two.] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11586114

70,015. [Known and Unknown Toxic Hazards] Why is the smoke from Hokitika school fire Toxic? Police are warning the public to stay away from the immediate area as the smoke is toxic. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11586112

Updates on yesterday’s events…

[Tourist Deathtrap] Search for missing swimmer suspended. Police have suspended their search for a man believed missing in the Waikato River. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11586098

[Tourist Deathtrap] Missing glider, dead pilot found. New Zealand’s gliding community is hurting [again] after the loss of another experienced Canterbury pilot killed in a glider crash near Twizel.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76662244/Reasonably-experienced-pilot-killed-in-North-Otago-glider-crash

In January 2014, pilot Martin Lowen, 55, was killed near Christchurch, in a glider-related crash. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/71317212/Pilot-should-have-released-glider-before-fatal-crash-report

Other news…

[International Love!!] Up to 98,000 international students tricked into studying in NZ in 2014, while their families were fleeced out of $2.8 billion that year. A number of them were killed, while many were deported. China and India were the top two countries of origin for student visas in 2015. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/76517600/550-students-deported-from-New-Zealand-since-2010

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70,004 reasons NZ is the worst country in the world

Posted by te2ataria on February 7, 2016

Foreword: In NZ, we grow up believing cars will spontaneously ignite at the end of their usability cycle, often with the driver still inside, and sometimes the driver is dead before the car catches fire. Baaa…

Blog’s new theme is in response to the following pathetic attempt to whitewash New Zealand:

70 reasons NZ is the best [sic] country in the world

For the first 69,990 reasons see blog content.

Reasons No. 69,991 – 69,994. [NZ Death Roads] At least four killed on New Zealand roads in less than 24 hours

  • Motorcyclist killed in New Plymouth crash named: Police have named  the motorcyclist killed after a crash in New Plymouth on Friday night. He was 51 year old Cornelius Van Der Watt.

69,995. [NZ Death Roads] Another motorcyclist killed in fatal Hawke’s Bay crash on SH5: The fatal crash takes the Waitangi weekend road toll to five. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76657041/Tourist-driver-and-motorcyclist-involved-in-fatal-Hawkes-Bay-crash-on-SH5

69,996. [Unexplained Deaths] Body found in a burning car in Marlborough:  Tasman police spokeswoman Barbara Dunn said “At this stage it is unexplained”. [In NZ, we grow up believing cars will spontaneously ignite at the end of their usability cycle, often with the driver still inside, and sometimes the driver is dead before the car catches fire. Baaa…] http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/76662253/pair-charged-for-teens-murder-scouted-and-settled-for-remote-stretch-of-road

69,997. [Violent New Zealand] 61-year-old woman hospitalised after serious assault: The woman was transported to hospital in critical condition but is now in a stable condition, after being unconscious for five hours, police said. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585908

69,998. Five-year-old left school unnoticed and caught a bus with a stranger” A worried father is pulling his 5-year-old daughter from a West Auckland primary school after she wandered off the school grounds.  “They didn’t want to call the police. They said they had to wait four hours before doing that. I put my foot down. I yelled until they called the police.” [5-year-old Rochelle, is black.] http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/76607608/Five-year-old-left-school-unnoticed-and-caught-a-bus-with-a-stranger

69,999. [NZ Tourist Deathtraps ] Trapped in a hot, swinging gondola: ‘Kids were screaming’

Christchurch mum Tash Smith was stuck in a swinging, hot gondola for nearly two hours with four screaming children. Smith felt the company “failed their duty of care and treated us worse then livestock”.

“The way [staff] handled it was disgusting.” Aside from vowing never going on the city’s gondolas again, the children – aged 4, 7, 7, and 8 – had “been put off for life” going on any similar attractions abroad.

Stalled high above the ground, the carriage swung in the wind and jolted whenever it appeared maintenance staff were trying to move it. “It was scary, and sent the kids off each time,” Smith said. “They were in tears and screaming in fear, saying ‘we’re going to die’.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76658472/Trapped-in-a-hot-swinging-gondola-Kids-were-screaming

70,000. [Raped or Assaulted in NZ] Two assaults on women in Dunedin: Police say two women in Dunedin were separately assaulted within 30 hours. A 22-year-old woman was assaulted on North Rd by two men travelling in a red car about 2.30am on Saturday. Shortly before 6am on Sunday, a 40-year-old woman was seriously assaulted at an address on Cutten St. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76665240/Two-assaults-on-women-investigated-in-Dunedin

70,001. [Mystery Fires] Three Auckland houses burn in one day:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/76656965/auckland-fire-crews-fight-three-house-fires-in-one-day

70,002. [Missing in NZ] Glider Missing in the “Air”: Authorities are searching for a glider from Omarama Gliding that did not return from a flight on Saturday afternoon. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76662244/Search-under-way-for-missing-glider-pilot-in-North-Otago

70,003. [Missing in NZ] Search to resume for man who disappeared in Waikato River: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585802

70,004. [Killed, Raped, Mugged or Injured in NZ] Six more [tourists] injured in two-car crash: Six people have received “a rang of injuries” after a two-car crash north of Christchurch Sunday afternoon. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585921

More reasons will follow…

70,005. [Workplace Death, Again!] Man electrocuted while servicing the refrigeration units at Henergy Eggs in Masterton. The 44-year-old man, an employee of Callister Electrical and Refrigeration, became yet another statistic in Workunsafe NZ. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503414&objectid=11585193

70,006. [Killed or injured in yet another crash on deadly NZ roads] Six-car crash reported on Auckland’s Northern Motorway. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/six-car-crash-on-aucklands-northern-motorway

 

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At least four killed on New Zealand roads in less than 24 hours

Posted by te2ataria on February 6, 2016

Police forced to release road fatality details amid yet another carnage

Yesterday, DAY 49 – The latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign continues in NZ, we said:

Truth or Tourism?

  • Truth: The chances of a road fatality occurring on NZ roads today is up to 99 per cent.
  • Tourism: The chances of a road fatality being reported by police today is less than 1 per cent.

Sure enough, at least four people were killed on New Zealand roads in less than 24 hours since, with many others sustaining serious/critical injuries.  And the high-profile multiple fatalities forced the police to release some of the details. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76648101/Four-dead-on-New-Zealand-roads-in-less-than-24-hours

Latest road casualties:

Three people critically injured in serious crash that closes Karangahake Gorge
Three people are critically injured after a serious crash in Karangahake Gorge at 1.45pm – the second crash in the same spot today. [policed have not revealed details of casualties in the first crash.]  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585724

Another Two cars crash in same spot, in same week
“We seem to be collecting white cars,” said a homeowner, who wished not to be named. “We have lived here for 14 years and had 10 cars crash down here in that time — one through the garage.”

Two critical, one serious after car rolls north of Auckland
Two people were in a critical condition and a third person received serious injuries after a crash on Whangaripo Valley Rd, near Wellsford about 1am on Saturday, police said.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/76645304/Two-critical-one-serious-after-car-rolls-north-of-Auckland

[MULTIPLE] Crashes keep police and fire crews busy in the north

  • A woman received moderate injuries after the car she was in rolled on Mahurangi East Rd in Snells Beach shortly before 7am.
  • In another crash a car rolled onto its roof. Initial reports said the driver of the car was trapped in the vehicle on Clifton Rd [fate unknown.]
  • Shortly before midnight on Friday in yet another incident a car rolled on Whangaripo Valley Rd, north of Auckland. The three occupants were taken to Auckland Hospital, two with critical injuries and one in a serious condition.
  • A pedestrian was left in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Mangere, South Auckland about 1am on Saturday. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76645498/Crashes-keep-police-and-fire-crews-busy-in-the-north

Pedestrian critical after being hit by car in South Auckland
A pedestrian is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in South Auckland. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/76645359/pedestrian-critical-after-being-hit-by-car-in-south-auckland

Several people injured in four-vehicle Waikato crash
A man suffered serious chest injuries in a four-vehicle crash in Waikato , and several others sustained unspecified injuries. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585304

Mother of Chinese woman killed in a car crash: ‘What happened has really destroyed my family’
Grieving parent of a Chinese woman killed in a car crash last year says the death has broken her family and NZ’s police have been too soft on the driver responsible. Huan Na, 23, and her friend Zhuangya Xu, also 23, were killed, while their friend and workmate Zhentai Qi was critically hurt [her fate is currently unknown.] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11584701

Related links to MSM:

Meanwhile,

Christchurch Gondola breaks down trapping [scores of tourists] in 16 cabins
Christchurch Police are yet to establish how many people are trapped in gondolas at Christchurch Gondola in Heathcote Valley.  https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/christchurch-gondola-breaks-down-trapping-people-in-16-cabins

Other News:

South Auckland death ‘not suspicious’: police  [This is serious NZ police craft at work .]
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man in South Auckland last night, police say, despite initial reports of a row and a neighbour claiming she heard someone yelling “I killed him”. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585576

Auckland Domain roads closed after serious assault
Police said they didn’t known how the man received his injuries. Victim was initially described as being in a critical condition, although police later said he had improved slightly (!)http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/295871/auckland-domain-roads-closed-after-serious-assault

Finally,

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 05 February 2016 33
Same time last year 28
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 05 February 2016 30
Same time last year 27
  • Blog estimate: [most probably] up to 109 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

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DAY 49 – The latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign continues in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on February 5, 2016

Road fatalities and tourist deaths: only high-profile fatalities would be reported!

Truth or Tourism?

  • Truth: The chances of a road fatality occurring on NZ roads today is up to 99 per cent.
  • Tourism: The chances of a road fatality being reported by police today is less than 1 per cent.

[The convoluted total is 99+1=100% pure NZ]

More tourists hurt in routine NZ bus crashes
Another tourist bus carrying 15 passengers crashed on State Highway 27 in the Hauraki Plains north of Patetonga  earlier today. “People travelling on the Waikato highway have reported dazed and confused passengers standing on the roadside waiting for help.” http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585085

Digger driver crushed by power pole
A 41-year-old man was seriously injured after a power pole he was transporting crashed through the cab of his digger on a property in Rai Valley, east of Nelson, when one pole came loose just after 7pm on Thursday. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76599163/digger-driver-crushed-by-power-pole

Teenager in intensive care after being crushed by farm trailer
A 14-year-old boy is in a serious condition in the intensive care unit at Wellington Hospital after an accident involving a trailer on a farm near Nelson.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/76560743/teenager-in-intensive-care-after-being-crushed-by-farm-trailer.html

Chinese tourist admits causing head-on crash
Yi Zhu, 45, from Shanghai, pleaded guilty to two charges of careless driving causing injury. The driver of the car he struck head on, as he came around a bend on the wrong side, had a broken sternum which left him dealing with pain and the cost of time off work. A passenger in Zhu’s car had a less serious injury.

Judge David Saunders [gleefully] told him at his appearance in the Christchurch District Court today: “You will be able to tell your friends when you get home that you have been to Paradise, and it cost a lot of money.” [You’re a real judge, or a “fat Aussie c**t” dressed as one?] Note: “coot” means a foolish old man. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76633750/Chinese-tourist-admits-causing-head-on-crash

Northland highway closed for rescue chopper
A Northland highway closed today to allow a rescue helicopter to land and collect an injured motorcyclist who fell from his motorbike and fractured both his legs.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585241

German hiker breaks leg near Queenstown
A 26-year-old German tourist who broke two bones in his leg [on the leg-breaker track] near the Rats Nest Hut, about 20km southwest of Glenorchy, was airlifted from the Greenstone track near Queenstown yesterday. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11584543

[Unhappy shopper?] smashes into Raglan shops
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76571226/Snoozing-driver-smashes-into-shops

Fire destroyed four buses in Kilbirnie thought to be suspicious
A charred skeleton is all that remains of one of four Wellington buses damaged by what is likely to be a suspicious fire early on Friday morning. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76600714/wellington-fire-crew-puts-out-fires-on-two-buses-in-kilbirnie

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 05 February 2016 33
Same time last year 28
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 05 February 2016 30
Same time last year 27
  • Blog estimate: [most probably] up to 107 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

Finally, other news today in the world’s safest haven for paedophiles

Only temporary supervision for freed paedophile
Stephen Shone, 37, a former Gisborne music teacher, who was jailed in 2008 for rape, sodomy and other sex offences against his teenage students after pleading guilty to 11 charges, and who did not seek any rehabilitation while in prison and is now free, and will only be supervised for six months.

“A blog by Shone came to light in September last year, where he made comments about one of the girls only having herself to blame and that one of his victim’s mothers lied to the police.” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/295827/six-months-supervision-for-released-paedophile

Shone reportedly taunted his victims online, claiming he was wrongly convicted. He was released from prison on January 26, after serving all but two weeks of a seven-and-a-half-year sentence for sexually abusing five female students, aged 13 to 16. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76623875/paedophile-blogger-stephen-shone-released-from-prison

Videos of the week [Hint: make your own connections!]

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NEWS BLACKOUT continues in New Zealand – DAY 48

Posted by te2ataria on February 4, 2016

Road Fatalities and Tourist Deaths: DAY 48 of latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign in NZ

Today was also the day thousands of angry protesters shut down intersections in Auckland’s CBD to “send a message” against the TPPA signing.

Trade ministers from the 12 countries joined in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPPA) today signed the biggest trade deal in history in Auckland, despite the massive public outrage. [What have the people got to do with issues of national interest?]

Council Trade union secretary Sam Huggard said the government did not consider people in the TPPA plan, reports Erin Speedy.
“They didn’t want us to say we want an end to corporate greed.”

“We don’t want them growing up in a country where the government is scared of every movement they make because they’re scared they’re going to p*** off some overseas corporates,” he said. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/76517301/TPPA-signing-Live-coverage-from-Auckland-as-trade-deal-signed

… and the day when

Our corrupt PM chickened out of attending Waitangi celebrations… “I’m certainly not running scared, I’ve made a commitment to go every year and I have.”

“I can’t go and I won’t go with a gagging order on me,” he said.

Large-scale protests around the country today in response to the Government signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) also meant concerns about potential riots and protests had put him and his security staff in a “dangerous position”.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/76578090/ngapuhi-elder-warns-there-will-be-trouble-if-john-key-attends-te-tii-marae

Meanwhile, Japan’s Yamaguchi prefecture began marketing itself as “the new Australia” or more precisely as “the fake Australia” since the two places have absolutely nothing in common!  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/japan-prefecture-marketing-itself-as-the-new-australia/7137152

Another story of tourists wronged…

Tourists leave NZ after campervan hell

American tourist David DiMichele and his wife spent “almost US$4,000 (NZ$6,016) getting here, and then another US$2,800 (NZ$4,211) on the campervan for 29 days.”

Predictably, their rental vehicle broke down! [See blog content for defective rental cars and unsafe sports equipment.] “Does it leave a sour taste in my mouth? Absolutely,” said the tourist.   http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11584696

… and the “murder-mystery” deepened…

Rosemary Dey, 31, was found dead in her Newtown flat on Tuesday night. Police say her death is unexplained.

On October 24 last year, police put out a plea for help to find Dey, saying she had last been seen in Christchurch the day before and they had “concerns for her wellbeing”.

Police reported two days later that she had been found.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76569925/woman-found-dead-in-newtown-flat-named-as-rosemary-dey

Now, back to the road toll secrecy stuff…

Road Fatalities and Tourist Deaths: DAY 48 of latest NEWS BLACKOUT campaign in NZ

Selected road accidents have reported, but NO fatal crashes were included

Two seriously injured in head-on crash near Timaru
Two people were taken to Timaru Hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle head-on collision on the Timaru-Pareora Highway at 9.45pm.
It took two hours to free one of the injured swho was trapped inside the wrecked vehicle, said a St John Ambulance spokesman.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11584282

Teenager in intensive care after being crushed by farm trailer
A 14-year-old boy is in a serious condition in the intensive care unit at Wellington Hospital after an accident involving a trailer on a farm near Nelson.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/76560743/teenager-in-intensive-care-after-being-crushed-by-farm-trailer.html

Driver crashes after falling asleep
The female driver was taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital, but was reportedly uninjured in the crash. [LOL]
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11584152

Tourist driver causes head-on collision in Southland
Only minor injuries sustained by the Chinese tourist’s family and two visiting Israeli rabbis.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76590246/tourist-driver-causes-headon-collision-in-southland

… and naturally, police are afraid of any witnesses that could disrupt their secrecy campaign…

Police concerned over snap-happy bystanders at crash scenes
People snapping photos and taking videos at accident scenes and publishing them on social media has police concerned. http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/76565226/police-concerned-over-snaphappy-bystanders-at-crash-scenes

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

  • Blog estimate: [most probably,] up to 104 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

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Another reminder “fat Aussie c***s” are above the law!

Posted by te2ataria on February 4, 2016

Cop acquitted after shooting man during AOS callout!

The “fat Aussie c***” charged with “accidentally” shooting a man as he lay handcuffed on the ground on August 16, 2013 has been acquitted of careless use of a firearm. [You would be a fat fool, if you expected a different outcome!]

He was among an 11-strong squad called to a house the man shared with his mother, after she became concerned at her son’s behaviour and reported that there was a gun in the house.

After the man was arrested, he did not resist, had his hands handcuffed behind his back, and was lying face down on the ground when the officer accidentally fired his M4 Bushmaster rifle.

The shot man, whose name is suppressed, was hospitalised in a critical condition but later [allegedly] recovered.

The cop has been the subject of an “Independent Police Conduct Authority investigation and an internal code of conduct inquiry,” however, the outcome of the investigation won’t be released publicly.

His lawyer had argued that police had failed both him and the victim by failing to provide sufficient training before putting him in a frontline role, according to a report. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/70651116/Officer-acquitted-after-accidentally-shooting-man-during-AOS-raid

 

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Tactful Irish judge insults Aussies to appease a ‘fat Kiwi c***’

Posted by te2ataria on February 3, 2016

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In and around NZ in 80 seconds

A court in Northern Ireland has heard about a man who resisted police and called a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officer, originally from New Zealand, a “fat Australian cunt,” the Derry Journal reported.

District Judge Barney McElholm told the man in the dock: “If you called a Kiwi an Australian you are very lucky he was a disciplined police officer.”

“Most Kiwis wouldn’t react too well to that [they’d rather be called a ‘fat c***’, than a ‘fat Aussie’.]” http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/76517787/have-you-heard-the-one-about-the-kiwi-police-officer-mistaken-for-an-aussie

Blessie Gotingco killer claims police planted evidence
The Crown had alleged that Robertson, 28 at the time of the alleged murder, ran Mrs Gotingco down and broke her leg as she walked home from a bus stop. He threw her into his car and drove her to his nearby home where he raped her then stabbed her to death. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11584054

Police Appeal for Witnesses to Fatal 4WD Crash Near Dargaville
Forty-two-year old Anne Talijancich was killed, the 44-year-old male driver survived with injuries.

Two children, a girl aged 10 and boy aged two, were taken to Auckland Starship Hospital. The girl is in a serious condition and the boy is said to be in a stable condition. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/police-appeal-for-witnesses-to-a-fatal-4wd-crash-on-muriwai-beach-q10626.html

Tourist driver charged after head-on crash
A 45-year-old tourist, who was allegedly driving his rental van round a bend on the wrong side of the road when it collided with an oncoming car yesterday, has been charged with careless driving and causing injury, said Queenstown police, refusing to provide the tourist’s nationality.

The driver of the oncoming car suffered cuts and bruises, and one of the van’s four occupants, a 15-year-old boy, was knocked out and taken to Lakes District Hospital. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11584096

Who is dumping their industrial waste in our waters again? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11576955

Kiwi mountain biker McGarry’s father says sudden death “just doesn’t make sense”
The father of mountain biking ace Kelly McGarry cannot comprehend how his super-fit son could die from a cardiac arrest at the age of 33.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/76519631/kiwi-mountain-biker-kelly-mcgarrys-father-says-sudden-death-just-doesnt-make-sense

Another “unexplained” death reported in Wellington area
A woman in her 30s was found dead in her Constable St home in the Wellington suburb of Newtown Tuesday night. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76509144/The-death-of-a-woman-in-her-30s-in-a-Wellington-house-is-so-far-unexplained-say-police

Auckland motorway gridlocked from smashes which close northbound lanes
Perfidious police say no one was seriously injured in three serious crashes near Auckland today. One of  the crashes involved multiple cars and a truck rollover have caused a major backlog on the country’s busiest motorway.

In a separate incident a truck rolled on the Takanini northbound onramp and NZTA warned it too had caused “significant delays”.

It followed a one-car crash on the Southern Motorway ahead of spaghetti junction.

Two in hospital after vans collide 
Two people have been taken to hospital after vans collided on State Highway 1 north of Dunedin, causing delays.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11583540

Car crashes into freight train south of Featherston

Let’s have a guess: No one was injured!!

“The car was written off but the train wagon only incurred minor damage including a broken air pipe. The driver of the car was not injured in the crash.”  http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/wairarapa-news/76473048/car-crashes-into-freight-train-south-of-featherston

Deceased Wallacetown murder-accused granted final name suppression
A Southland man accused of murder, who was executed while in custody, has been granted final name suppression. He had been accused of murdering a toddler in Wallacetown, near Invercargill, in October.

Justice Nicholas Davidson made the order in the High Court at Invercargill on Tuesday morning. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76473921/deceased-wallacetown-murderaccused-granted-final-name-suppression

Oamaru crash likely caused by tourist driver
An Oamaru woman suffered minor injuries after a 57-year-old Chinese woman driving a camper van allegedly failed to give way at an intersection about 1pm on Wednesday, police said.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11584136

Car crashed into home in east Auckland
A one-week-old baby escaped injury when a car crashed through the front of a brick house in east Auckland. The family moved in to the house two weeks ago. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/76463546/car-crashed-into-home-of-new-flatties-in-east-auckland

NZ dumped an additional 200,000 tonnes of human excreta in coastal waters last year
The number of visitors arriving in New Zealand continued to break records.  Some 444,900 tourists arrived in December, the highest-ever monthly figure.

The biggest increase was in visitors from China, up 11,000 (43 per cent) from December 2014.

Statistics New Zealand said annual visitor arrivals reached a record 3.13 million, up 10 per cent from 2014.

The tourists produced about 200,000 tonnes of human excreta last year, which Mr Key dumped in our rivers and coastal waters.

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Most road fatalities have long been reported as “injuries”

Posted by te2ataria on February 2, 2016

Many road fatalities are routinely reported as road injuries, while others go reported…

On average, 2.2 people are killed on New Zealand roads each day and about 10 others injured.

  1. Only high-profile fatalities are reported in NZ.
  2. Many road fatalities are routinely reported as road injuries.
  3. A proportion of road fatalities go unreported, where possible.
  4. Fate of the crash victims are closely guarded as a “state secret”.

Latest road injuries

Schoolgirl, 17, hit and seriously injured on crossing

A 17-year-old girl was taken to Whangarei Hospital in a serious condition after she was hit on a pedestrian crossing outside Kerikeri High School this morning. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11583498

NEWS BLACKOUT

Road Fatalities and Tourist Deaths: NEWS BLACKOUT continues in New Zealand – DAY 46

Meanwhile, readers may be wondering how many road fatalities have occurred lately that have not been reported, due to the ongoing news blackout.

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 02 February 2016 32
Same time last year 26
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 02 February 2016 29
Same time last year 26

http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

  • Blog estimate: [most probably,] up to 101 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

Other News

Murder-Mystery no. 1? A body was discovered at a house in the suburb of Newtown, Wellington earlier tonight, police said.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76509144/Police-find-person-dead-in-Wellington-house

Murder-Mystery no. 2? A man whose body was found in a burnt out house near Kaikoura (State Highway 1 at Waipapa Bay) on Saturday has been named as Timon Arama Garbes, 30. http:www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11583522

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Corrupt government, malignant police force…

Posted by te2ataria on February 2, 2016

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Police minister, union back deadly chase policy… naturally!

Both the gatekeeper police minister and the rotten police union have backed the deadly car pursuit policy that has left three teenagers dead, a fourth in a coma, and at least three others seriously injured in two chases within 7 days.

“Police Minister Judith Collins backed the officers involved in the incident,” she said, “it’s the people driving dangerously who are at fault,” according to a report.

“It’s very important that police don’t give over the roads to people who steal cars and then drive dangerously and put everyone’s lives at risk, including their own,” she told RNZ.

[The act of driving dangerously and causing road fatalities should be left to police drivers.]

What do the experts say?

Safety campaigner Clive Matthew-Wilson, who edits the car review website, dogandlemon.com, also wants the police to abandon most car chases.

“Comments by the police minister, that young people need to be reminded of the devastating consequences of fleeing police, suggest the minister doesn’t understand basic medical science.”

“These are kids. They don’t think; that’s the point; their brains haven’t developed sufficiently to make rational decisions.”

“Young drivers who try and flee police get a rush of adrenaline and just take off at high speed. However, the police who are pursuing a fleeing car shouldn’t allow a similar rush of adrenaline to replace their own sound judgment.”

“The police have other options: they can use surveillance cameras, helicopters, road spikes, or simply notify other police cars and quietly pursue the fleeing vehicle at a distance.”

“These fleeing drivers aren’t going to stop and think what they’re doing, so it’s up to the police to use their heads instead.”

In Tasmania, Australia, police chases for minor offences are banned. Police in Tasmania say the ban has not stopped them catching criminals.

Assistant Commissioner Donna Adams of the Tasmanian Police told Metro magazine that the Police, who initially opposed the ban on car chases, now strongly support it.

Assistant Commissioner Adams said that while police could still pursue vehicles for serious crimes in progress, such as robbery or murder, “they’re very few and far between.”

Adams added that the ban has not impacted on enforcement of laws. People aren’t drink-driving or nicking vehicles with impunity, she says, because they’re still getting caught.

A former police officer told Metro that police sometimes lie about car chases. “It becomes an intensely personal battle between the chasing officer and the offender,” he said.

Doctored statistics

  • In 2010, at least 18 drivers were killed in police pursuits. The statistics are only for drivers, and do not apply to other members of the public killed or injured in police pursuits. We’ve been unable to find data for the subsequent years.]
  • Police Minister Judith Collins’ office provided NZPA further statistics showing that in 2010 there were 2211 fleeing driver incidents with 354 crashes (16 per cent), in 2009 it was 2349 with 388 crashes (16.5 per cent), 2155 with 505 crashes in 2008 (23.4 per cent), 2435 and 584 crashes in 2007 (24 per cent) and 2234 and 546 crashes in 2006 (24.4 per cent). Around 30 per cent of cars involved in fleeing driver incidents had been stolen. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10713137
  • During the fiscal years of 2008-09 and 2012-13 police stopped an average of 2,687,851 vehicles per year, during those same periods there was an average of 2284 fleeing driver incidents. http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/75637631/more-than-100-fleeing-drivers-in-southern-district-in-first-10-months-of-2015–police

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NEWS BLACKOUT continues: only high-profile fatalities may get reported

Road Fatalities and Tourist Deaths: NEWS BLACKOUT continues in New Zealand – DAY 46

Meanwhile, readers may be wondering how many road fatalities have occurred lately that have not been reported, due to the ongoing news blackout.

Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:

Road deaths year to date
As at 02 February 2016 32
Same time last year 26
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 02 February 2016 29
Same time last year 26

http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

  • Blog estimate: up to 101 road fatalities have [most probably] occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.

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Foreign climber no. nnnn killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on February 1, 2016

Yet another foreign climber killed in Arthur’s Pass National Park, Canter-bury

A 31-year-old foreign male fell 50 metres to his death in the Arthur’s Pass National Park in the central South Island at about 7.40am Monday.

The victim and his two companions were climbing at the head of the Otira Valley. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76445220/Climber-plummets-50-metres-to-death-in-Arthurs-Pass-National-Park

Other deaths and serious injuries in News Zealand…

Police investigating sudden death of baby in Canterbury
Police say they are investigating the sudden death of a two-month-old baby girl in Canterbury.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/mid-canterbury-selwyn/71521150/Police-investigating-sudden-death-of-baby-in-Mid-Canterbury

Three injured in Auckland mass shooting
A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital in a serious but not life-threatening condition with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg while two others, aged 16 and 24, suffered leg wounds. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/three-people-shot-at-auckland-

Man killed in mountain biking incident in Queenstown
“We believe its a gentleman in his late 30s declared deceased at the scene,” said St John Central Lakes territory manager, who confirmed the victim had died. But was unable to confirm the victim’s nationality.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11583018

[Tourist seriously] injured in 15-metre fall
The man is believed to have been near a watering hole on the Taraire Track at Karekare and somehow [try dangerous track] slipped or fallen around 15m down a cliff shortly before 3.30pm, Inspector Jason Greenhalgh of the police Northern Communications Centre said. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11582981

Disabled man dies after instructions ignored
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11582960

Newborn baby dies after midwives fail to follow-up on ailing health  
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/76455814/newborn-baby-dies-after-midwives-fail-to-followup-on-ailing-health

Body found in rubble of Kaikoura house fire
A body has been found in the rubble of a house fire in Kaikoura. Police had initially wondered if one person was “unaccounted for” after the fire. A spokesman said on Sunday the body was found in the rubble. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76423682/body-found-in-rubble-of-kaikoura-house-fire.html

Jet skiing ‘biker gang’ frightens beach goers in New Plymouth
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/76457761/jet-skiing-biker-gang-frightens-beach-goers-in-new-plymouth

Taupo woman dies after car crash cuts power to her ventilator
Taupo woman Fai Deane was suffocated to death after a car smashed into a power pole near her home cutting power to her Unison Networks ventilator.

In 2008 coroner Gordon Matenga found the cutting of power over an unpaid bill of $168.40 played a part in Folole Muliaga’s death.

Muliaga died the same day a contractor to Mercury Energy cut the power in May, 2007.

Coroner Gordon Matenga agreed with four medical experts who testified at an inquest before him in May that Muliaga, 45, who was using an oxygen machine, died as a result of morbid obesity. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76424345/taupo-woman-fai-deane-dies-after-crash-cuts-unison-networks-power-to-ventilator.html

FBI disagrees with NZ government over police pursuits

FBI states:

“Most pursuits are for minor offences [and] research has shown that if the police refrain from chasing all offenders or terminate their pursuits, no significant increase in the number of suspects who flee would occur.”

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they’re no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk.

“The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders.”

A former police officer told Metro that police sometimes lie about car chases. “It becomes an intensely personal battle between the chasing officer and the offender,” he said.

The former officer recalled one chase through a built-up area where he was travelling at up to 90km/h, but reported that he was doing only 50-60km/h.

The former officer was equally sceptical of police claims that pursuits had been called off just before a crash.

“We lied to keep going because no cop wants to lose an offender.”

Safety campaigner Matthew-Wilson adds:

“These fleeing drivers aren’t going to stop and think what they’re doing, so it’s up to the police to use their heads instead.”  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1602/S00003/fbi-disagrees-with-nz-government-over-police-chases.htm

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police execute two more boys aged 14 and 15 in deadly pursuit

Posted by te2ataria on January 31, 2016

SHAME ON YOU, CALLOUS ASSASSINS!

Police pursuits: 3 teens killed, one in a coma, 3 others seriously injured… all in one week!

Two boys aged 14 or 15 were killed after the car they were in crashed during yet another police pursuit, in Masterton early on Sunday.


Hoani Korewha (left), 15, and Pacer Willacy-Scott (right), 14, were killed in Masterton during a police pursuit Sunday morning.

Two other occupants of the car, also aged 14 and 15, received serious injuries.

Masterton mayor Lyn Patterson said Wairarapa was a small community so everyone would likely know one or more of the victims.

“It’s a real tragedy that the Wairarapa has lost two young people. My condolences to the two young people’s families.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76423847/Eerie-silence-after-teens-die-in-crash-following-police-pursuit-in-Masterton

The chances are, if Wairarapa wasn’t such a small community, police wouldn’t have even reported the fatalities.

Barely a week ago, Eden Nathan, 16, was murdered as a result of the police chase in the suburb of Mangere. The alleged driver of the stolen car, a 15-year-old girl, was critically injured and remains in a coma.


Eden Nathan, 16, was killed in a car crash in Mangere during a police pursuit last week (January 24, 2016).

Other road murders that WERE reported this weekend:

Driver killed, one passenger near fatally injured, one has a fractured skull …

The fatal crash occurred on Pouto Road in the Kaipara District, 15km south of Dargaville, about 3.50pm on Saturday.

A 10-year-old girl is fighting for her life and a 2-year-old boy has a fractured skull after a car crash yesterday that also killed their mother, Anne Talijancich, 43. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/accidents/news/article.cfm?c_id=13&objectid=11582405


Anne Talijancich, 43, was killed her daughter, 10, is fighting for her life, her son, 2, has a fractured skull, while the extent of injuries to her partner, 44, is not known after their car went out of control and crashed into a bridge at Te Kopuru. Photo / Supplied/ via nzherald

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