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Another young foreigner tragically killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on October 28, 2016

Sent by a reader in NZ’s Murder Capital [aka, “Auckland”]

Russian kid killed on Auckland’s west coast named

Savva Lopoukhine, aged 5, from Russia, has finally been identified as the boy who was killed in an apparent fall on Auckland’s west coast, a week after his tragic death.

Savva Lopoukhine, 5, from Russia, has been named as the boy who was killed on Auckland’s west coast, police have revealed a week after his tragic death.

Police said they had conducted a search for the boy after he went missing on Saturday afternoon (October 22, 2016), but refused to say when his body was found.

They said Savva did not drown, and that “the death appeared to be the result of a tragic accident.”

His mother, Elena Lopoukhina, said on Thursday that her son was killed after falling off some rocks.

“He just fell off a cliff.”

[As usual, there’s something about the reported details of this tragic death that sucks. Moderator N.]

Other News in Drips…

One person killed in Te Puke Highway crash

At least one person was killed in a crash on Te Puke Highway, Papamoa, in the Western Bay of Plenty [of Deaths.]

Police State: Police carry out about 500,000 vets each year

Police carry out about 500,000 vets, about 1 in 4 of  the adult  population, each year. “Among problems the review raised is that in some cases police had been disclosing information even though people had not given their consent.” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/316688/review-urges-overhaul-of-police-vetting

Another police pursuit again ends in destruction of public property

Police pepper sprayed on the driver before tasering and arresting him. [Fortunately, he was not shot.]  https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/two-arrested-after-driver-rams-cop-car-during-west-auckland-police-pursuit

Schoolgirl [raped] in Christchurch’s Hagley Park

Police were alerted by hospital staff at 9pm after the girl reported the attack to them. She said it happened sometime between 3.30pm and 8.25pm.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11732569

Police investigating online predator targeting teenage boys

Boys are equally at risk in New Zealand. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/crime/police-investigating-online-predator-targeting-teenage-boys/

Victim ‘sickened’ as paedophile principal appeals conviction

Former school principal and convicted child sex offender Bruce Darroch is to appeal his two-and-a-half year prison sentence, a move that has “sickened” the mother of one of his victims.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/85206796/Victim-sickened-as-paedophile-principal-appeals-conviction

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Even buildings aren’t safe in Hastings

Posted by te2ataria on October 27, 2016

Sent by a reader in Hastings

Dozens of commercial buildings burgled and torched in Hastings: Police

There has been a spike in commercial burglary incidents in the Hastings area, police said.

“In the last week and over the long weekend a number of premises [37 buildings?] have been broken into and in each instance the offenders have caused significant damage.”

The burglars have also lit fires inside several of the buildings.

Other News in Drips…

Police State: AGAIN police abuses powers in anti-euthanasia sting

The so called police watchdog (IPCA) has received at least three complaints concerning police use of a drink-driving checkpoint to track people who attended a euthanasia meeting.

Legal experts have expressed “deeply concerns” about “worrying abuse of power” by police.

Exit International director said senior New Zealand lawyers had been in contact with him after the story of the police anti-euthanasia sting was published. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/85777828/lawyers-back-group-caught-up-in-police-euthanasia-sting

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Another “Groundhog Day” in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on October 26, 2016

sent by a reader

Another Murder in Dunedin, another Rape in Mt Albert, another thieving nurse in Hamilton…

Another Murder Reported in Dunedin 

Dunedin Police say they have charged a 47-year-old man with murder, after the discovery of a 66-year-old man’s body at a Brockville address in Dunedin this morning.

Yet another Woman Violently Assaulted [RAPED ] in Mt Albert, Auckland

A 31-year-old man has allegedly been arrested and charged following a violent assault [rape] on a woman in Mt Albert early this morning.

The man has been charged with abduction, assault with a weapon, sexual violation, and robbery, police said.
The man is expected to appear before the Auckland District Court tomorrow facing charges including, abduction, assault with a weapon, sexual violation, and robbery.

Nurse steals money from elderly patient with dementia

Eva Martha Harrison, 63,  a registered Hamilton nurse stole hundreds of dollars from a rest home patient with dementia.  It’s not known how many other patients the  has ripped off in her 44-year career.

“She was fired from that job in July 2014, one month after the theft. She subsequently applied for a position at the Waikato District Health Board.”

She was employed despite having an array of previous convictions including assault, theft, DUI… In fact, she could have been a mass murderer and still work as a nurse without any hesitation by Waikato District Health Board.



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Emirates’ Flights Could Facilitate Influx of Arab Terrorists into NZ

Posted by te2ataria on October 25, 2016

Sent by a kiwi reader working in the Middle East

You’ve been warned!

Emirates Airline has announced it would offer regular scheduled flights in the  double-decked Airbus A380 out of Christchurch.

Emirates’ A380 service will fly to Dubai via Sydney, beginning on October 30.

Operating from Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the airline is a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai, which is in turn owned by the local Sheikhs, who support the ISIS terrorists.

[Strong language removed by Moderator B.]

  • UAE donors fund terror groups
    It was noted in a cable that UAE-based donors have provided financial support to a variety of terrorist groups, including al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.

Other News in Drips…

Racist British Billionaire Uses 8th Life

© Virgin/AFP | British billionaire Richard Branson gives a thumbs up showing injuries after a biking accident on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean on August 26, 2016 . Source: France24

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EVEN if the usual 1 in 3 road fatalities were reported…

Posted by te2ataria on October 24, 2016

This page would be brimming with sad news!

Another fatal crash near Wallacetown in Southland

A fatal crash occurred on State Highway 99, near Wallacetown, involving a car and motorcycle, killing one person, police said.

Another serious crash on Tamaki Drive
Another serious crash on Taamaki Drive has left three people with injuries at least two of them with near-fatal injuries. [Original report at http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-tamaki-drive-crash%5D

Pioneering Maori detective killed in head-on crash
The woman killed in a head-on crash in Paekakariki on Sunday was pioneering Maori detective Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomare. She was returning from a holiday visiting family in Western Australian mining country when her car was involved in a head-on crash on the Kapiti Coast on Sunday. Four people sustained moderate injuries in the crash. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/85668629/women-dies-following-kapiti-coast-crash

Crash on State Highway 2 leaves two critically injured
A two-car crash on State Highway 2, between Ridgemount Rd and Matahorua Rd, just after 5pm on Sunday. Both drivers were taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital with critical/ serious injuries.
See also: Two injured in highway crash north of Napier

At least three cyclist were killed or seriously injured after being hit by cars since Saturday, according to insider information, but no police reports were available as of writing.

Man hit by car near Matata

A  man was hit by a car near Matata this afternoon. The victim, believed to have been cycling, and a car collided near the intersection of SH2 and Flax Rd about 2.25pm, and has since been taken  man to Whakatane Hospital in a serious condition, reported Bay of Plenty Times.

Wayward NZ buses: Company says its bus in Hamilton hospital crash cleared mechanically!!

The Orbiter bus was stopped at a bus stop on Hamilton’s Pembroke Street by Waikato Hospital on September 29 before it rolled down the hill, smashed into a wooden side barrier and sent logs flying, bounced off the barrier and rolled over to the other side of Pembroke Street. It then hurtled into a ditch, where it narrowly avoided crashing into a Waikato Hospital building. Photo credit: Ben Cain

Record number of quad bike deaths

The man killed driving a quad bike Sunday morning on a Taupo farm was the tenth reported quad bike fatality in 2016, so far, making it a record year for deaths on the four-wheeler motorbike.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/85677681/crash-near-wallacetown-in-southland

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Labour weekend road fatalities continue piling up

Posted by te2ataria on October 23, 2016

REPORTED road toll so far this weekend

Fatal quad bike crash [Bay of Plenty of Deaths] 

One person was killed and another injured in a quad bike crash at Kuratau near Taupo [Bay of Plenty of Deaths] near State Highway 41 at about 1.00am.

The injured, a 28-year-old woman, was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/44582

Fatal Crash in Pokeno

One person was killed after a car collided with the median strip and a truck on the Southern Motorway near Pokeno.  The crash happened at about 4:35 am.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/44583

Person killed in Greymouth motorbike crash

A person was killed following a motorcycle crash at an organised street racing event in Greymouth this morning. The crash happened on Herbert Street shortly before 11am.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-greymouth-motorbike-crash

Paekakariki crash

Three people have been injured in a head-on crash on State Highway 1 near Paekakariki this morning. The female driver of one of the cars involved in a crash was airlifted to Wellington Hospital with critical injuries.

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Young victim in a coma because of police pursuit?

Posted by te2ataria on October 22, 2016

Sent by a reader in Taranaki

Was police chasing “hit-and-run driver” when victim was hit?

A 61-year-old driver has been arrested over an alleged hit-and-run in Whanganui early this morning. The victim, Jesse Minnell, 24, was said to be in a critical/ serious condition.

How Did the Crash Happen?

Police have alleged that they were dealing with a pub fight outside the Red Lion Inn on Anzac Parade when a car swerved into the crowd and hit 24-year-old Jesse Minnell, around 2.20am. However, the nearby residents had heard nothing about the alleged brawl.

The driver is said to have left the scene in a late-model dark-blue BMW, without the police, or anyone else, noticing the licence plates!!

“Detective Senior Sergeant Neil Forlong said earlier that, while police had been at the scene at the time, they did not manage to get a licence plate number for the offending car.”

Mr Minnell’s mother and father were with him in the hospital, where they said he had been in an induced coma with bleeding in two parts of the brain.

He was earlier described as being in a critical condition.

Family friend Des Attwell told RNZ he thought the officers at the scene should have been able to get the licence plate number.

“Just sounds like very poor training to me. I mean, it’s seems like a simple procedure – if you’re pursuing a car, what’s the first thing you do? See what the number plate is, call it in. It seems somewhat remiss.”

The police were not responding to Mr Attwell’s criticism, but confirmed officers were being questioned as witnesses.

What Pub Brawl???

A manager at the Red Lion Inn said they did not want to comment.

Mike Woodhead, the owner-operator at a nearby Four Square supermarket, said he had been talking to a witness who was “shaken” from the incident.

Woodhead arrived at work at 4.45am on Saturday to find Anzac Parade had been closed off. “There were no police. It was just the security and the road workers closing the road.”

While serving customers in the morning, Woodhead said he talked to a person who witnessed the events outside the Red Lion Inn.

“I know one guy who saw it and he was a bit upset by it all. He was a bit shaken up.”

He said most neighbours he had talked to in the area had not heard any commotion during the early hours of the morning.

Other fatal, near-fatal and serious road crashes

Woman seriously injured in crash north of Masterton

A woman was said to be in a serious condition after a crash just north of Masterton on Friday

The collision occurred between two cars on State Highway 2, just north of Masterton around  3.20pm on Friday.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/85626856/crash-north-of-masterton-closes-sh2

Paeroa stabbing-update

The victim was repeatedly stabbed by the offender following an argument. His injuries include a punctured lung and condition is serious but stable in Waikato Hospital.   http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/paeroa-stabbing-update

Confirmed Drowning Deaths

Man drowned in Warea, South Taranaki

A man has drowned in Warea, south Taranaki, earlier this evening, police has said. The death occurred around 6.30pm.  


Child drowns after going missing at Piha

A child has drowned at the north end of Piha on Auckland’s west coast. The victim went missing on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Police search for missing diver off Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

Police have now stopped searching for a diver who has been missing off Banks Peninsula, Canterbury since this morning.

Ralph Jane, 42, [believed to be an Australian,] was expected to surface 12 hours ago at 9:45am.

The Police Dive Squad will commence the recovery phase of the search for the missing diver Sunday morning.



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Just how many beggars are there in Hamilton???

Posted by te2ataria on October 21, 2016

Beggars aren’t born that way, they’re created by the wealthy class!

The Hamilton Central Business Association is campaigning stop people giving money to beggars.

They want to evict the poor and needy from the central city, and are asking people to give the beggars the “correct” help, instead of money.

“A recent Poverty Action Waikato report, Neglect and Nurture presents a more flax-roots picture than is usually painted by the Key Government. It illustrates the increased conditionality of public and social services in Hamilton,” says a member of the Poverty Action Waikato working group.


[Hamilton, the city of “Unexplained Deaths” straddles the Waikato River, and is home to about 157,000 people, making it New Zealand’s fourth most-populous city.]

News in Drips…

It was another SNAFU day in New Zealand…

In the past 24 hours, a couple of dead bodies were found, a half dozen people shot and critically injured, a dozen serious road crashes left a few dead, but the fatalities were not reported; couple of rapes and a several sexual assaults; a couple of stabbings up north and a couple more in the South…

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Miscarriage of Justice: Kiwi-Killer Walks

Posted by te2ataria on October 20, 2016

Sent by a reader

Kangaroo Court finds Gable Tostee not guilty of killing Warriena Wright


The white and wealthy Gable Tostee has been found not guilty of killing Tinder date Warriena Wright, who “fell” to her death from his 14th-floor apartment balcony on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

A [racist] Supreme Court jury in Brisbane has acquitted Tostee of both murder and manslaughter, with the decision handed down just hours after defence lawyers called for a mistrial, said a report.

“Jurors rejected the crown’s case that Mr Tostee had intimidated the New Zealand tourist, terrifying the 26-year-old so much as to cause her to scale his balcony to escape.”

After having sex at Mr Tostee’s Surfers Paradise unit the pair had a violent drunken fight.

Prosecutor Glen Cash QC argued while Ms Wright had probably unlawfully assaulted Mr Tostee just prior to being locked outside, his response was disproportionate and unlawful.

He physically restrained and restricted Ms Wright’s throat with his forearm, the prosecution alleged, and was recorded saying she was lucky he had not thrown her off the balcony.

“If you try and pull anything, I’ll knock you out, I’ll knock you the f— out. Do you understand?” he was recorded saying.

Mr Cash said Mr Tostee’s intimidating conduct left Ms Wright feeling like she had no means of escape other than scaling the balcony.

The victim screamed “no” 33 times in 45 seconds.

Barrister for defence, Saul Holt QC, said Mr Tostee had ordered Ms Wright to leave his apartment via the front door, but she hit him with the metal part of a telescope, after which he grabbed her and put her behind the “nearest lockable door.” [He did NOT explain why he failed follow through and  push her out of his apartment instead of “locking her up”.]

Merzabeth Tagpuno (centre), Ms Wright’s mother, found the audio recordings of her daughter’s screams painful to hear. (Photo credit: AAP/Dan Peled)

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Posted by te2ataria on October 19, 2016

Sent by a reader who actually graduated from Lincoln University!!

‘Over half of Lincoln University students not getting qualified’


If you care about the future of your kids, don’t send them to study in New Zealand.

  • Almost 70 per cent of Lincoln University certificate students have dropped out or failed their courses.
    • Even at degree level, 38 per cent of students who first enrolled in 2010 had since either dropped out or did not pass their course.
  • The median rate of non-achievers across all levels was 54 per cent, slightly lower than Massey University’s 55 per cent.
  • About 30 per cent of University of Otago students did not obtain their qualifications, compared to 40 per cent at Canterbury University.
  • Students were awarded qualification, despite not completing the course.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/85530560/lincoln-universitys-telford-campus-underdelivered-programmes


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Little they knew that grim death would soon o’ertake them

Posted by te2ataria on October 19, 2016

Remains of the missing Canadian tourist finally show up!

The Canadian tourists toured South America without so much as a scratch, then they came to New Zealand.

On September 2, 2013, the couple hired a campervan in Nelson and hit the road.

Little they knew that grim death would soon o’ertake them. They were killed within a week.

Their campervan was swept off State Highway 6 near Haast Pass due to a large landslide.

Joanna Lam, 24, from Ontario, and Connor Hayes, 25, from Ottawa, were killed as a result.

Joanna Lam’s body was located in a subsequent search but Connor Hayes’ body was never found.

In August 2016, a hunter located a human thigh bone at the confluence of the Haast and Burke Rivers. Subsequent DNA analysis confirms this being part-remains of Mr Hayes.

On Sunday 16 October 2016, a further search on the Haast River lead to the recovery of a number of items of interest from the riverbed. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/development-search-missing-tourist

Missing Canadian couple Joanna Lam and Connor Hayes
Canadian couple Joanna Lam, 24, and Connor Hayes, 25, on St Patrick’s Day- image provided by Lam Family.

How Many Foreigners Killed Since 2000?

About 3,500 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers, recent emigrants and refugees have lost their lives and 20,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.

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Today’s reported murders, deaths…

Posted by te2ataria on October 18, 2016

Sent by a reader in Northland

Murder Mystery in Whangarei

The Whangarei St John Ambulance Station said a 37-year-old man had been dropped off in a critical condition and has since died.

At this stage [but not for long,] Police are treating the death as suspicious “and enquiries are underway to identify the victim.”  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/suspicious-death-whangarei-0

Dunedin jury finds Alexander Merritt guilty of murdering his boss

A jury has unanimously found a Dunedin cleaner, Alexander James William Merritt, 21, guilty of bludgeoning his boss to death with a hammer.

Karin Ann Ross, 51, had made a formal complaint to company directors about Merritt’s behaviour, which had angered him, the prosecutor said.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11731360

Fatal crash at Matamata Aerodrome in Waikato

A man was killed at Matamata Aerodrome when his light motorised aircraft crashed. The man was the only occupant of the aircraft at the time of the crash and the cause is being investigated (!) by the Civil Aviation Authority. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-matamata-aerodrome

Other News in Drips…

Police admit monumental incompetence

Hamilton Police have admitted their patrol car was stolen from right under their nose after an officer pulled over a vehicle.

The video was posted on the “Kiwi Az Bro” Facebook page about two hours ago and is already starting to go viral – being viewed more than 37,000 times and shared nearly 600 times and counting.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11731155

Auckland Hospitals are Safe: Man seriously wounded in a stabbing at Auckland hospital

A man was seen with a knife lodged in his kidney region, on level five of the hospital near the canteen, according to media reports. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/85475455/stabbing-at-auckland-hospital

Foreign family of four found dead in suspected murder suicide

Maria Claudia Lutz, 43, her husband Fernando Manrique, 44, and the two children, Martin, 10,  and Elisa, 11, were found dead at their family home in Davidson, north Sydney on Monday.
The family’s pet dog was also found dead in the house.  http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/davidson-deaths-family-gassed-in-suspected-murder-suicide/

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Exactly, how did the 31,608 people die in New Zealand last year?

Posted by te2ataria on October 17, 2016

Sent by a reader in the “Chicago of SW Pacific” [aka, “Auckland”]

Cause of death NOT specified in more than a third of all mortalities occurring in NZ

According to Statesticals NZ, in the December 2015 year: 31,608 deaths were registered in New Zealand.

In the December 2012 year: 30,099 deaths were registered in this country.

How did those people die?

The following 2012 chart, which is the latest ‘confirmed’ figures released by government, highlights causes for only 18,560 registered deaths, namely, All cancer (8,905), Ischaemic heart disease (5,339), Cerebrovascular disease (2,612), Diabetes mellitus (807), Suicide (550), and Motor vehicle accidents (347).

Exactly, how did the other  11,539 New Zealanders die in 2012?


Note: rates per 100,000 population, age-standardised to WHO World Standard Population. ‡ Includes cancer of the trachea, bronchus and lung. … = Not applicable. source: http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/mortality-and-demographic-data-2012

Our models show:

  • About 900 people are killed (and 8,500 other seriously/critically injured) on NZ roads each year. [Figure includes fatalities due to police pursuits.]
  • Murder and homicide: This is a closely held state secret, but check the stabbing reports in Auckland alone…
  • Negligent homicide, e.g. work-related incidents: This is a closely held state secret.
  • Victims of medical negligence: This is a closely held state secret.

How Many Foreigners Killed Since 2000?

About 3,500 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers, recent emigrants and refugees have lost their lives and 20,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.

Naming some of the people killed in New Zealand this week…

Killed in Waikato Crash: Richard Glen Murray,  41, was in Cambridge Road motorcycle crash on Saturday, October 8, on Cambridge Road between Te Awamutu and Cambridge. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-release-name-deceased-cambridge-road-motorcycle-crash

Killed in Greta Valley crash: The man who was killed in a crash in Greta Valley, Hurunui District, yesterday afternoon, was 55-year-old Christopher Turnbull.

Te Atatu fatal stabbing victim named: The fatal Te Atatu stabbing victim has been named as Carly Jasmine Leinala Stewart, 36, Waitemata police said.

Fatal crash SH2 at Pongakawa [ Bay of Plenty of Fatalities] The man who was killed in a crash on State Highway 2 near Pongakawa yesterday at approximately 10:30am was the  30-year-old Martin John Ferry.

Fatal shooting in Mohaka:  The man killed in a fatal shooting at a rural property in Mohaka, near Wairoa, on Wednesday 12 October, 2016 was 42-year-old Blair Philip Herbert Cole. Police can confirm the murder accused is Mr Cole’s father. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-shooting-mohaka

Man killed in motorcycle crash 11 October 2016
Matthew Robert Malthus, 21, was killed when he crashed his motorcycle on Wigley Road, near Pleasant Point, northwest of Timaru. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-motorcycle-crash-yesterday-name-release

Killed in New Zealand: Nicolaj Brun, 26, from Denmark
Nicolaj Brun, 26, from Denmark was killed in a fall on the Gunn Ridge Track near Whataroa on Friday, police has reluctantly revealed. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/hunter-who-fell-gunn-ridge-track-named

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Two fatal stabbings in Auckland within four hours

Posted by te2ataria on October 16, 2016

Sent by a reader in NZ’s Murder Capital [aka, “Auckland”]

Man fatally stabbed in Glendene, Auckland

A 42-year old man sustained fatal wounds in a stabbing incident in Glendene, Auckland at about 8:30pm last night, police said.

He was taken to Auckland Hospital (!) by ambulance where he later died.

36 year-old woman murdered  in Te Atatu four hours earlier

Less than four hours earlier, an unnamed female, aged 36, was murdered by stabbing at a property on School Road, Te Atatu, police said.

Other News in Drips…

Murder Mystery: 4WD involved in fatal crash in North Canterbury is car missing man was last seen in
A 4WD which crashed into a tree in North Canterbury earlier today is the vehicle police were looking for in relation to the missing man Christopher Turnbull, 55, who has been missing since Thursday, October 6.

Teenage girl killed in quad bike crash in Waitomo
The incident occurred about 6.44pm on Sunday in the small town of Taharoa, Kawhia, police said. A second person who was on the bike was airlifted to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries.

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What’s the best thing that could happen to Auckland?

Posted by te2ataria on October 15, 2016

Edited by Moderator K.

Sent by a reader in NZ’s Homeless Capital

About 40 percent of houses sold in Auckland were bought by people who own multiple properties

Over the last 12 months, people with two or more homes have bought 9,470 additional houses, or 39.2 per cent of all houses sold in New Zealand’s homeless capital, Auckland, according to a report.

Greedy Investors Blame Capitalism for Homelessness in NZ

The greed to make more money from the unfortunate who live in rental properties, meanwhile, is pushing up rental prices, forcing hundreds of families out onto the streets.

Civil engineer Gary Lin, 33, owns 11 rental properties in Auckland. Photo / File

Civil engineer Gary Lin, 33, owns 11 rental properties in Auckland. Photo: NZ Herald

Gary Lin, a 33-year-old civil engineer owns 11 rental properties in Auckland. He is grateful to the government for the favourable tax treatment, the negative gearing, which allows landlords to claim a tax break on rental losses.

“I understand people might be bitter,” Lin said about his large property portfolio. “The thing is that we live in a capitalist world … and there’s nothing illegal about it.”

Clearly, Mr Lin and other greedy investors like him, who prey on the less fortunate, cannot comprehend that forcing families out onto the street is highly immoral and socially unsustainable, despite the vacuum in the legal system permitting this level of exploitation, which has also resulted in a worsening corruption within the government.

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