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The Bad News: Order of NZ Goes to Helen Clark

Posted by te2ataria on December 31, 2009

Sent by a reader in sewage city (Wellington)

The Bodily-Fluid Vampire of the UN

The Good News: She must get a wooden stake driven through her heart before title could be inherited by another vampire

It may be the first time most people hear about the Order of New Zealand. Below is a fairly accurate description:

The Order of New Zealand is a peacetime equivalent of the VC that goes to a league of the 20 most treacherous living Kiwis recognised for their outstanding service to the Crown and to the wealthiest of New Zealand. Politicians get the ONZ not for killing the “enemy” soldiers, but for screwing the poor in own territory.


Helen Clark. The Vampire of the UN gets the Order of New Zealand, instead of the wooden stake.

It’s no wonder that more than a third (6 out of the 17 members) of the Order of New Zealand, “the country’s highest honour”, are former politicians.

In case you have any shred of doubt on whose side the politicians in this country really are, check the Order of New Zealand list.

Helen Clark would be the eighth former politicians to hold the “honour” since 1987, year of the title’s inception.

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kiwis Abuse Animals Around Globe

Posted by te2ataria on December 30, 2009

New Zealand couple Jasen and Vanessa Shaw face animal cruelty charges in the U.S.

A Texas based business owned by Shaws, US Global Exotics, was raided before Christmas and more than 26,000 animals were seized by the officials.


Animal welfare officials remove dozens of starving lizards from US Global Exotics’ premises. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Many of the animals neglected by the US Global Exotics were dead or dying, AP said.

The owners allegedly starved hundreds of snakes to death, because the price of food hurt their bottom line.

The Arlington Municipal Court would rule on the future of the surviving animals this week, the report said.

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NZ Murders, Deaths, Road Kills, Rapes …

Posted by te2ataria on December 29, 2009

Crimes Committed in NZ During the Past  24 Hours

An undisclosed number of people were murdered,  killed on New Zealand’s Death Roads, or found dead in the past 24 hours or so.

Murder Mystery:

1. One of the two men who were standing on a cliff at the Ninety Mile Beach this afternoon suddenly decided to take a fall and was swept out to sea. The other jumped after him. One was killed, the second one not  seriously harmed.

2.  “Top journalist Helen Bain was killed as she tried to cross a Wairarapa river on her horse.

3. Body of a man found near Lake Taupo.

Roadkills:

An undisclosed number of people were killed on New Zealand Death Roads (the usual rate is an average of 3.3 people per day) and about 6 times as many were injured.

Rapes:

Of an unknown/undisclosed number of rapes that occurred in New Zealand during the last day or so, four particularly violent/ heinous incidents were publicized by the police.

1. A woman was dragged from a taxi stand in Auckland, raped and robbed.

2. A woman was assaulted after an attacker knocked on the door at her Dunedin home. She was then raped as her two children slept in the next room.

3. A 15-year-old girl in Timaru was raped by two men. “She doesn’t have any life-threatening injuries…[but] there were circumstances surrounding the assault that make it serious.”  Police said (!)

4. A 10-year old Southland girl was attacked by two men, who raped and robbed her.

Note: While the gang rape of children is quite common in New Zealand, the last story might be a “rape spoof” created by the New Zealand police to discredit/ trivialize the other two reported rapes by association.

NOTE: When the police farce says very few of the many rapes that occur in New Zealand are committed by complete strangers, they are, again, lying through their teeth.

As usual, the opposite of the rape statement made by the NZ thick blue line is true.

Molotov Cocktails Attack:

After a dispute between two Nelson women and a local man went unresolved, the two women returned with Molotov cocktails throwing two bombs at the man’s house in Warren Kelly Street in Richmond about 11pm, Nelson police said. One of the two bombs entered the house through a window causing extensive damage.

New Zealand Children

A new report released today says New Zealand youth have the highest  rates of mental illness, suicide, teen pregnancy and suffer more injuries than the youths  in all other OECD countries.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/3196998/Kiwi-youth-unhealthy-but-help-tenuous-says-report

Welcome to New Zealand!

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“Dr Kim McGregor, of Rape Prevention Education, said a separate survey in 2006 found that only 9 per cent of all sexual offences were reported to the police ,” … this contrasted with the police saying to the researchers that 60 to 70 per cent of sexual assault claims were false.

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Pedophile of the Year: Roman Polanski

Posted by te2ataria on December 28, 2009

sent by KFD edited by Teaa

“She was a grown up 13-yo, and she asked for it!”

“Let any of you who hasn’t drugged, raped, sodomized and performed oral sex on a 13-yo put the noose around my neck!”


French-Polish [crappy film] director Roman Polanski, photographed by AFP in 2008, battles extradition to the United States. He had pleaded guilty to statuary rape of a 13-year-old girl. Image may be subject to copyright.

In 1969 his pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by the Manson Family. Was it a contract killing arranged by him? We’ll probably never know for certain.

Polanski was arrested on March 11, 1977, for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old, Samantha Geimer, that had occurred the previous day at the Hollywood home of actor Jack Nicholson. The victim testified that Polanski had given her both champagne and a sedative drug (Quaalude), and despite her repeated pleadings to stop, Polanski had performed oral sex on her before raping and sodomizing her. “A grand jury charged him with rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under fourteen, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor.”

Thanks to his Israeli connections, he managed to sue Vanity Fair in the Zionist Occupied High Court of London, Great Britain, in 2004. He was awarded £50,000 for damages.

“I find it amazing that a man who lives in France [and who is a wanted criminal on the run from the US justice] can sue a magazine that is published in America in a British courtroom.” —Edward Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair

The Zionist French “intellectual” Bernard-Henri Levy, one of Polanski’s strongest supporters said that Polanski is the victim of a “harassment campaign” by [antisemitic?] US judges bent on making an example of the 76-yo Jewish Zionist  [crappy film] director.

Polanski is currently living under house arrest at his chalet in the Swiss Alpine resort of Gstaad after being released on $4.5m bail from Swiss prison on December 4, 2009.

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To every Murderer, Rapist and Misogynist pakeha

Posted by te2ataria on December 27, 2009

Every Murderer, Rapist and Misogynist pakeha should read this letter

A mum’s moving letter to her murdered daughter

By LESLEY ELLIOTT, The mother of murdered woman Sophie Elliott – as published in Sunday Star Times

Dearest Soph,

You are never far from my thoughts every single day. We have had our second Christmas without you and are coming up to our second anniversary of the day you died. Will the pain ever go away? Here I am crying already as I grab the tissues again, my glasses fogged up with tears. I know you would say “Get over it Mum”, but I also know you would understand. I wish it was unreal, a nightmare, but it isn’t. I see you so much, dancing around the lounge or outside or slumped on the floor in front of the fire watching a DVD, munching on chocolate biscuits and then complaining you felt fat or would get spots, none of which ever happened. You had very eclectic taste in movies, especially liking some of the old classics. I still have the Marilyn Monroe photos on your wall where you put them. I can see you sitting at your dressing table brushing your long shiny hair, curling it or straightening it according to what your plans were for the day. You took great pride in your hair and, I might say, probably spent a small fortune on shampoos, conditioners etc. I even miss all the toiletries lined up around the bath.

Sophie Elliott
Sophie Elliott was stabbed 216 times.

That reminds me of the year right on Christmas when you dyed your hair black. Dad said you could because you led him to believe we had discussed it. It was horrible and I told you you looked like a witch. To start with you defended your action but a few days later you admitted it was a big mistake!

Life seems like it was always happy. You made us laugh, but you know some days you could be damn frustrating. I still have the note you wrote me once: “For Mummsie, to apologize for being argumentative, Love from Sophie xx”. That came with a block of chocolate, our favourite Caramello.


Sophie toasts Christmas 2007, just weeks before she was murdered. Image courtesy of Elliott family, via Sunday Star Times

I hope you like the way your bedroom is; I sense you are still there. You loved that room, especially in the morning when the sun poured in like it was that last morning. I light a candle every night and sit on the floor, cry and talk to you, tell you I love you and miss you. Sometimes I read a letter or card someone has sent. So many people have reached out to us, it is humbling. I have borrowed some of your jewellery, crazy, I guess you would want me to have it but I usually put it back. Your clothes are in your wardrobe waiting… for what? The outfits you had bought for your first week at work are still hanging there. I guess the day I do give them away will be the day I really accept you are not coming back. I know you will laugh at me but I finally gave away your school blazer and kilt, can you believe it – all those years ago?

I know the house looks a bit like a shrine, so many momentoes around of you – photos, notes you wrote, things you bought or made. I have a “memory” tree that I hang the mementoes on that family and friends have given us. I don’t think a day will come when I can be at peace and put them all away.

Gil Elliott
Gil Elliott, the murder victim’s father. Photo: Sharron Bennett/ Nzh. image may be subject to copyright.

You liked flowers like I do and I keep some in your room all the time. Sophy’s Rose has got to be one of the best. I bought another bush this year because it reminds me of you, vibrant and vivacious.

I guess because it is Christmas I keep seeing things that remind me of you again, because you gave me special gifts that even more so now I will treasure. What about the little pin cushion that you made and embroidered “I love you Mum” on it. By now you would have had a sign up on your wardrobe door “keep out” because you would have gifts and wrapping paper etc in there. You were the first to put gifts around the tree.

You would have had the Advent calendar on your wall and been very disappointed in me for not carrying on your tradition. You were an expert in decorating the tree and having a theme, either in colours or decorations and topped off with lights. You got so much joy out of this time of year.

You know Dad, he would come home and you’d rush out for a hug, then in no time complain because he was fussing around. He misses you so much Soph. It is hard for him also to believe you will never come up the drive spraying shingle after you as you came to a fast stop. How we’d like that again!

Your brothers miss you so much. It’s been a tough time for them and hard for Dad and I trying to come to terms with our own grief as well as being able to be there for them without being over-protective. They have struggled also to accept your loss. More tears from me, sorry “pussy cat”. I find it hard when we are all together, there were five of us, now there are only four. How did this happen to us?

murder weapon
The scumbag New Zealander, Clayton Weatherston (inset), used the knife (pictured) to  kill Sophie Elliott last year – Exhibit No.2 in the High Court at Christchurch. Photo: DEAN KOZANIC/The Press. Photo may be subject to copyright.

The boys gave up their lives in Australia to be here for the trial, for as long as it took. We needed to be together to share our distress and grief, and to see justice done.

Your oldest brother has a new girlfriend. You’d love her. She is like you, full of energy and “spunk”. You and her would give him a hard time.

Remember how he always complained about your talking; he used to say “Soph stop hypervocalising!” It was our joke. Don’t even know if there is such a word but it fitted you well. I had got used to your fast talking. Why did we complain – we’d love to hear your voice again!!

Your other brother has settled in Auckland. Can you believe it after all these years in Oz? He’s trying to put his life back together. You would have been sad to see him unhappy but, as I said, you would understand. This is a new start, he likes it there.

Some days there are thoughts of happy times we had, and others I think of that fateful day. I wish so much to talk to you about it, well I do talk but you don’t reply! I think about our lovely hug less than an hour before you died and then my mind turns to those few moments of sheer terror and your awful death. You didn’t deserve this and neither did we. Our lives have changed forever. So much we had to look forward to, following your life and sharing it with you. You had this caring nature, you’d always be there for us all.

Clayton Robert Weatherston
The Evil Face. Top pakeha scumbag. Former Otago University tutor Clayton Robert Weatherston. Weatherston was ordered to stand trial after a depositions hearing midway through last year at which 17 witnesses gave evidence. Photo: CHRIS SULLIVAN/Fairfax. Image may be subject to copyright.

I can’t help thinking about other families who have lost loved ones this year. People that have never been down this path can only but imagine what it is like. So many will have had their first Christmas without that special person or once again be reliving their loss. My heart goes out to them; I know what it is like. I guess especially as a mother we have this nurturing gene that makes us feel like it was our fault and somehow we have let our children down. I wished I could have helped you Soph, I did try. Some parents don’t know what happen to their children and can only speculate. This I have decided is even worse as your imagination would run riot. For better or worse, I was here with you and know what happened. I know how long you were alive and know your pain, maybe you didn’t feel much, I hope not. At least you didn’t suffer for long. The beautiful daughter I had not long given a hug to was gone forever. I still find it hard to believe.


Aged 18 months, Sophie enjoys the 1986 festive seasons. Image courtesy of Elliott family, via Sunday Star Times

What more can I say, Soph. I know you would want us to live life to the full, but our energy is lagging. Dad and I will continue our legacy to you. We have had so many people reach out to us and to “Sophie’s story”. We know you would want us to make a difference so your life has not been in vain.

I could write so much but then you probably know what I would say, we shared so much.

Love you heaps. Miss you heaps.

MUM xxxx

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Cannabis kiwis arrested in India were SIS agents?

Posted by te2ataria on December 27, 2009

sent by an informed reader in sewage city [Wellington]

Spies NOT allowed to accept govt help if caught?

kiwi thugs arrested in India for possession of cannabis refuse diplomatic help

Two New Zealanders, a man and a woman in their 30s, were arrested in Bhuntar, India last week and charged with possession of large amount of cannabis.

Indian authorities say the New Zealanders were carrying about 100 grams of cannabis between them, NewstalkZB reported.

India has a mandatory 10-year jail sentence for anyone caught with any amount of  cannabis. It has been said that under Indian law, anyone charged is considered guilty until proven innocent.

Indian police said they had contacted New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi about the arrests.

In another news bulletin a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (the cover organization for NZ main spy agency) in Wellington confirmed that New Zealand’s High Commission in New Delhi had been informed about the arrests.

They said their diplomats had made contact with the two, but the accused had declined offers of help.

When a journalist remarked that the statement had sounded very peculiar indeed, the Ministry spokesman replied, “if you don’t believe me, pick up the f**king phone and call the f**kers yourself,” or words to that effect.

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Racist French Tourists Come Unstuck

Posted by te2ataria on December 27, 2009

sent by NW in Nelson

‘We were very careful in Asia nothing bad happened’

Instead something REALLY bad happened in New Zealand


The [racist] Mazataud family from France had their two laptops stolen recently from their rented accommodation in Stoke. From left are Emile, 6, Suzon, 9, Theo, 13, Corinne and Vincent. Credit: PATRICK HAMILTON/Nelson Mail. Image may be subject to copyright.

The Mazatoad family came to Nelson expecting to “experience the best of New Zealand,” instead they fell victim to the usual kiwi treatment sharing without permission.

The French family consisting of  papa Vincent, mama Corinnes, and their three little ‘uns, Theo, Suzon and Emile, traveled throughout Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, all the time anxiously watching their backs, concerned that their wallets might be stolen, or the little “yellow” people might shortchange them.  Unfortunately, nothing untoward happened to them in all those places. They were denied the chance to point their accusatory fingers at the “brown” or  “yellow” people and write about their “awful experiences.”

Then they arrived in New Zealand and rented a house in Stoke, near Nelson.

“So when we arrived, we thought we could relax. New Zealand and Nelson is a really lovely place but with this problem, I now have a headache.” Mrs Mazataod said.

Next, their rented house was burgled. “Their two laptop computers, which held thousands of family photos, a diary, travel contact details, tax returns and the three children’s home schooling curriculum, were stolen.” Nelson Mail reported.

“This could have happened anywhere in France, too, of course,” Mrs Mazataud said. “We were very careful in Asia and nothing bad happened, but then it does when we are here.”

Mr Mazataod said he had researched the safest places to visit and New Zealand came out tops. Clearly Google censorship works in France, too, because their search did not show up this blog.

Mazataods are very upset because their two laptop computers which were stolen, held thousands of family photos, their memoires, travel contact details, tax returns and the three children’s home schooling curriculum, Nelson Mail reported.

Mr Mazataod was reported as saying that he found it very difficult to accept so many of the family’s documents had suddenly disappeared.

Let face it, they should consider themselves lucky that the burglars didn’t kill or rape any of them, or that they haven’t yet been killed on New Zealand death roads.

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Claims to Humanity: Submission Deadline

Posted by te2ataria on December 26, 2009

Sent by Aroma in Rotorua

All half humans who wish to submit a claim to humanity should do so by 31 December 2009

As PM counts his gains from a mere $50 million to about $80 million this year, and as the government spends billions on New Zealand’s laughable military to fight the ‘Fijian Foofighters’, ‘Samoan Sinurgents’ and ‘Tongan Tarotists’,  one in 5 New Zealanders live in poverty.

Cancer mother Bonnie Avery and son Cordae are delighted at the money donated by the Press readers. The remaining 219,626 New Zealand kids who live in abject poverty must wait their turn. JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/ The Press. Image may be subject to copyright.

And as if that isn’t a big enough insult to the people in this country, the fate of incapacitated parents and their young kids are left to the charity of a a few kindhearted people in the country.

A few people  have come to the aid of a Christchurch mother fighting cancer whose request for a special grant to buy clothes for her baby was rejected.

“Bonnie Avery, 20, was refused a special needs grant by Work and Income in April to buy clothes for baby Cordae.” A report said.

“She felt aggrieved about the refusal after revelations this week that former gang leader Darryl Harris was given special-needs grants for a swimming-pool fence and car tyres.”

About a dozen people made cash donations to help Avery, who said she would spend the money to buy Christmas presents for her son and pay over-due expenses such as power bills.

“It is much appreciated by me and my son. I am going to get my boy some Christmas presents. I have only been able to get him a few things so far.”

She said she was overwhelmed by the response from the public.

“This is not what I wanted out of this at all. But thank you all so much.”

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The Worst of the Worst Politicians, Public Figures

Posted by te2ataria on December 25, 2009

sent by a pious pakeha [Edited by TEAA]

And Why They Are Rotten to the Core!

Dr Angus, the so-called Children’s Commissioner, recently rejected the call for a campaign focused on preventing child abuse.  In sharp contrast to his predecessor’s position, he said, that isn’t the way to go.

“I think there are considerable risks around a campaign that focuses entirely on child abuse and neglect. . . the risks are that you turn a whole lot of people off, ” he said.

“I think the way in which keeping children safe secure and well nurtured has been built into that (It’s Not okay) campaign and the focus on how (the community) can contribute to keeping children safe and secure is in fact the best way to go as a social marketing campaign.”

While former Children’s Commissioner Cindy Kiro had advocated for a campaign to prevent child abuse,  Dr Angus has refused to support what he calls, “that sort of `let’s pick off the different population groups’.”

“Population groups,” indeed! New Zealand has the highest rates of child abuse including death from maltreatment (physical abuse and neglect) among OECD countries.

On Tuesday another whitewash inquiry was set up to investigate how police nationwide have failed to deal with child abuse cases.

“The authority has established a dedicated team of investigators and lawyers focusing solely on this inquiry,” authority chair Justice Lowell Goddard said today.

“The authority has received evidence that there have been delays or issues with management of child abuse cases in districts other than the Wairarapa and is therefore treating this as a nationwide inquiry.”

Enter another of the despicable character in New Zealand “politics,” Judith Collins, the police minister.

“It’s one of the problems that I’ve inherited and I’m very pleased to see that at least something is done,” she told Radio New Zealand.

“There is no excuse for our most vulnerable New Zealanders, children, not having these cases investigated properly and I’m very aware that when police deal with these cases, they are very concerned to make sure that they do their best.”

According to a 2003 report by Save the Children, the cases of [reported] child abuse in New Zealand (1.2 deaths per 100,000) are about 12 times higher than Spain (0.1 deaths per 100,000 children), 3 times higher than the UK (0.4 per 100,000) and twice the number in Australia (0.7 per 100,000).

Experience of other countries show that at least a half to two thirds of child abuse cases are unreported, or go unregistered.

The rate of child abuse deaths in New Zealand may have more than doubled since the 2003 report by Save the Children.

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New Zealand Kills Tongan Woman

Posted by te2ataria on December 24, 2009

A Tongan woman was killed on the way to a family reunion in the Hawke’s Bay

The woman, 67, was killed when the car in which she was traveling went out of control on State Highway 2  near Hamua, about 50km northeast of Masterton about 7.20pm last night.

“The car left the road and flipped several times before ending up about 30m into a paddock, said Sergeant Steve Baddock, of Pahiatua police.” A report said.

The driver and two other passengers received serious injuries and were taken to Palmerston North Hospital.

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Aussie Dad of the Year!

Posted by te2ataria on December 24, 2009

sent by Aussie Ace01

The Father, the 14-yo Gay Son and the Whore

Aussie dad paid a prostitute to rape his gay son

An Aussie dad is accused of forcing his 14-year-old son to have sex with a prostitute to prove he wasn’t gay.

The father allegedly called a prostitute and arranged for her to meet him and his son at a motel in North Rockhampton, Queensland.

He then drove his son to the motel, paid the prostitute and waited outside, as the prostitute took the boy into a motel room to pass the heterosexuality test.

“The father walked in and out of the room to check on his son and told him he wanted to see a used condom as proof that they’d had sex.” A report said.

What did the boy’s mum say?

She questioned her son about what had happened, according to her testimony.

“First (he) didn’t want to say anything to me. Then he told me his father took him to a motel room and there was a prostitute there,” The Morning Bulletin quoted the mother as saying.

“He wouldn’t talk, he just started crying.”

At a committal hearing yesterday, an Australian magistrate ruled “there was enough evidence against the father for him to stand trial for the rape of his son.”

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Brazenhead Publican of 2009

Posted by te2ataria on December 23, 2009

The Million Dollar Award Goes to Richard Irvine

Unfortunately, the Napier publican won’t be available to collect!

Brazenhead Pub owner Richard Irvine, who was critically injured when he crashed while riding a child’s bicycle down a steep hill during a Christmas party, had his life support switched off. He died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital last night.

Mr Irvine was rushed to hospital after he fell off a child’s bike while riding at high speed down a steep hill on Sunday.

Police refused to say whether he was wearing a parachute at time, or what the alcohol content of his blood was!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3191446/Publican-dies-after-crashing-bike-at-Christmas-party

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More Spanish Blood Shed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on December 23, 2009

Yesterday the blog reported:

The 1,759th and 1,760th Tourists to be killed in New Zealand since January 2000 were a European couple

Today it was revealed that the two tourists that were killed yesterday were Spaniards.

The victims were named as Eva Fajula Rovira, 34, and Joan Roma Serra, also 34.

They died at the scene of the crash near Towai, south of Kawakawa, Northland,  New Zealand yesterday.

It’s not known whether they could have been saved had the emergency arrived at the scene earlier.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3190097/Tourists-who-died-in-crash-named

Meanwhile …

A river rafting company was found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of its Norwegian trainee guide who drowned when his raft flipped on the Rangitikei River.

Tor Prestmo, 24, from Norway, drowned in October 2007 when his raft collided with another tourist raft.

The Maritime New Zealand laid 11 charges against , its director Brian Leadson Megaw and rafting manager Koryn John Gould under the Health and Safety in Employment Act.

River Valley Ventures Ltd, its director Brian Leadson Megaw and rafting manager Koryn John Gould were convicted on three charges of failing to ensure their employee’s safety.

But Mr Prestmo’s family will probably get zilch in compensation, unless they start a campaign to receive comparable compensation as that received by families of  Israeli citizens  who are killed in New Zealand.

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Two More Tourists Killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on December 22, 2009

The 1,759th and 1,760th Tourists to be killed in New Zealand since January 2000 were a European couple

The two tourists, a couple in their 30s, were killed when their campervan collided with another vehicle in on State Highway One about 4 km north of Towai, south of Kawakawa, Northland,  New Zealand.

Police said the pair died at the scene, but refused to say how long the emergency services took before they arrived at the scene.

The accident occurred about 10.40am this morning when a southbound truck collided into the northbound campervan driven by one of the tourists.

According to the reports, the truck driver was uninjured. A woman and child in a third vehicle, which ploughed into the campervan from behind, received only moderate injuries.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3186554/Tourists-killed-in-Northland-crash

Australian tourist critically injured

Earlier today, an Australian tourist was critically injured in Rotorua.  It’s believed that she was hit by car when she tried to cross  a street.

Rotorua Hospital emergency department, which are unable to deal with severe head injuries, asked the Baytrust Rescue Helicopter to fly the victim to Waikato Hospital.

Meanwhile …

In another crash in North Canterbury which occurred on the State Highway 7, on Mouse Point Rd, about 100km northwest of Christchurch, another person was killed. The victim’s identity has not been released.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3184228/Accidents-kill-one-and-put-tourist-in-hospital

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2 Dozen NZers in Climate Change Demo

Posted by te2ataria on December 21, 2009

sent by Aucklander

Protesting the leading cause of climate change in New Zealand: Dairy Factory farming

Fonterror, Crafar family, unlawful discharge of effluent, Climate Change demonstrators

On the day that Hillside Ltd a dairying company owned by the Crafar family pleaded guilty to 4 charges of unlawfully discharging effluent to land and breach of an abatement notice, 2 climate change protesters suspended themselves from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s headquarters in Wellington, protesting the leading cause of climate change in New Zealand—dairy factory farming.


Abseilers hang a climate change protest banner outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, December 21, 2009. Credit: NZPA/Ross Setford. Image may be subject to copyright.

The 2 activists scaled the MFAT’s Lambton Quay headquarters earlier today, unfurling a banner with the slogan “Got Climate Change?” and a “Fonterror” logo.

They targeted MFAT because it promoted dairy giant Fonterra’s interests overseas, they said.

The two  were subsequently arrested and banned from going near the building for two years.

“They came down about 11.45am, met by police who asked them a number of questions, then trespassed them from the building – inside and out – for two years.” A report said.

It remains unclear as to who gave the police the power to ban people from buildings without a court order!

One of the climbers, John Darroch, said his protest action was targeted at Christmas shoppers. He wanted them to stop, look and, perhaps, think.

“I think it drew attention to the role dairy farming plays in climate change. Hopefully, it will inspire other people to take action,” he said.

In a similar protest in Wellington, police arrested 9 demonstrators for blocking the entrance to the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) building.

About 2 dozen people demonstrated in the noisy, colourful protest, to disrupt “the root causes of climate change”.

Meamwhile, back at the ranch…

Allan Crafar claimed he, his wife Elizabeth, and his brother Frank were being unfairly targeted concerning dirty dairying and animal welfare.

“The Crafar family, based in the Bay Of Plenty at Reporoa, built a dairying empire of 22 farms with 20,000 milking cows, 10,000 other stock, 200 staff and around $200 million of debt with Westpac, Rabobank and PGG Wrightson Finance.” A report said.

Crafar Farms are New Zealand’s biggest family-owned group of dairy farms, and were placed in receivership on October 5.

Wondering why the numbers of protesters are so pathetically low? New Zealanders are taught: “You can’t have your climate change demo and screw your tourists, too!”

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