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Scottish Woman Killed in Wellington

Posted by te2ataria on June 30, 2011

Venessa Green was hit by a bus in Wellington while out for a lunchtime run

Green was  described as “caring, generous person, with many friends … dedicated and focused, especially about sport.”


Venessa Green

Another colleague paying a tribute said:

“She [was] one of those people who are always laughing and you’re happy to be around. From a personal point of view, I had some health issues last year and Venessa was one of the people who went out of her way to see what assistance she could give.

“That is the very caring and thoughtful person she [was.]”

UPDATE [July 7, 2011]

A woman claiming to be a UK journalist (!) has written in insisting that Venessa Green was born in New Zealand. Blog sources disagree.

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A Partial List of Christchurch Earthquake Victims

Posted by te2ataria on June 28, 2011

Victims of the World’s Top Tourist Deathtrap

… many more people may have died in the Chch quake, but the truth may never be revealed

The following names were released by NZ Police

[Names of at least a half dozen Aussies that were killed in the quake remain a state secret.]

A

  • Dr Maysoon Mahdi ABBAS, age 61 (from Iraq)
  • Lalaine Collado AGATEP, age 38 (female) from the Philippines
  • Dr Husam Sabar AL-ANI, age 55 of Christchurch (a NZ citizen from Iraq)
  • Jane-Marie ALBERTS, age 44 of Christchurch
  • Mary Louise Anne Bantillo AMANTILLO, age 23 (female) of the Philippines
  • Emmabelle Cabahug ANOBA, age 26 (female) of the Philippines
  • Jayden Brytane ANDREWS-HOWLAND, age 15 of Aranui, Christchurch
  • Marina ARAI, age 19 (female) of Japan
  • Linda Isobel ARNOLD,  age 57 of Christchurch

B

  • Dr Dominic Joseph Gerard BELL,  age 45 of Christchurch
  • Valquin Descalsota BENSURTO, age 23 (male) of the Philippines
  • Heidi Julie BERG, age 36 (female) of Christchurch
  • Matthew Lyle BEAUMONT, age 31 (male), of Christchurch
  • Carey Stuart BIRD, age 48, a NZ citizen resident in Australia
  • Andrew James Llewellyn BISHOP, age 33 of Christchurch
  • Nina Jane BISHOP, age 32 of Christchurch
  • Pamela (Pam) Maree BRIEN, age 54 (female) of Christchurch
  • Rhys Frank BROOKBANKS, age 25 of Christchurch
  • Melanie Jane BROWN, age 54 of Christchurch
  • Henry Ross BUSH, age 75 of Christchurch

C

  • Ivy Jane CABUNILAS, age 33 of the Philippines
  • Yu CAI, age 31 (female) of China
  • Ian Neville CALDWELL, age 47 of Christchurch
  • Cristiano CARAZO-CHANDLER, age 35 (male) of Christchurch
  • Helen Margaret CHAMBERS, age 44 of Christchurch
  • Yang CHEN, Age 29 (female) of China
  • John Kristoffer Villegas CHUA, age 24 (male) of the Philippines
  • Susan Patricia CHUTER, age 52 of Christchurch
  • Stephen COCHRANE,  aged 43 of Bromley, Christchurch
  • Rachel Elizabeth CONLEY, age 27 of the United States of America
  • Philip Graeme Reeve COPPEARD, age 41 of Christchurch
  • Patrick John COUPE, age 46 of Christchurch
  • Donald Ashby COWEY,  age 82 of Christchurch
  • Andrew Christian Ross CRAIG, age 46 of Christchurch
  • John Barry CRAIG (known as Barry), age 67 of Christchurch
  • Estelle Marie CULLEN, age 32 of Christchurch
  • Dr Tamara CVETANOVA, age 42 (female) of Serbia, resident in Christchurch

D

  • Betty Irene DICKSON, age 82 of Christchurch
  • Joanna Clare DIDHAM, age 35 of Christchurch
  • Jennifer Ann DONALDSON, age 55 of Christchurch
  • Paul Clarence DUNLOP, age 67 of Rolleston Selwyn District

F

  • Marielle FALARDEAU, age 60 of Canada
  • Dian Mary FALCONER, age 54 of Christchurch
  • Adam Stephen FISHER, age 27 of Belfast, Christchurch
  • Maureen Valerie FLETCHER, age 75 of Christchurch
  • Ian FOLDESI, age 64 (male) of Christchurch
  • Jewel Jose FRANCISCO, age 26 of the Philippines

G

  • Samuel Reese GIBB, age 27 of Christchurch
  • Jaime Robert McDowell GILBERT, age 22 of Christchurch
  • Joanne May GILES, age 60 of Christchurch
  • Baxtor GOWLAND, age 5 months of Christchurch
  • Elizabeth Jane GRANT (known as Jane) age 51 (female) of Belfast, Christchurch

H

  • Natasha Sarah HADFIELD, age 38 of Kaiapoi
  • Yuki HAMASAKI, age 23 (female) of Japan
  • Xiling HAN, age 25 (female) of China
  • Tamara Lia HARCA, age 59 (female) from Romania, resident in Christchurch
  • Jayden HARRIS, age 8 months of Christchurch
  • Yuki HASUMOTO, age 22 (female) of Japan
  • Yumiko HATA (female), age 29 of Japan
  • Miki HAYASAKA, age 37 female) from Japan
  • Wen HE, age 25 (female) of China
  • Jen/Jin HII, age 34 (female) of Malaysia
  • Yuko HIRABAYASHI, age 28 (female) from Japan
  • Yoshiko HIRAUCHI, age 61 of Japan
  • Marion Isabella McKirdy HILBERS, age 49 of Christchurch
  • Christopher Grant HOMAN, age 34 of Christchurch
  • Amanda Jane HOOPER, age 30 of Rolleston, Christchurch
  • Megumi HORITA (female), age 19 of Japan
  • Hifumi HOSHIBA, age 41 (female) from Japan
  • Siwen HUO (female), age 28 of China
  • Haruki HYAKUMAN (male), age 27 of Japan
  • Rika HYUGA, age 30 (female) of Japan

I

  • Toshiko IMAOKA, age 34 (female), of Japan
  • Gabi INGEL, age 22 of Israel
  • Thanydha INTARANGKUN, age 36 (female), of Thailand
  • Tomoki ISHIKURO, age 19 (male) of Japan

J

  • Kyle Brandon JACK-MIDGLEY, age 27 from Christchurch
  • Man JIN, age 26 (female) of China

K

  • Kayo KANAMARU, age 19 (female) of Japan
  • Kyoko KAWAHATA, age 20 of Japan
  • Beverley Faye KENNEDY, age 60 of Christchurch
  • Saori KIKUDA, age 19 (female) of Japan
  • Yasuhiro KITAGAWA (male), age 39 of Japan

L

  • Chang LAI, age 27 (female) of China
  • Wai Fong LAU, age 87 of Christchurch
  • Hsin Hung LEE, age 32 (female) of Taiwan
  • Normand LEE, age 25 of Christchurch
  • Jin-Yan LENG, age 30 (female), of China
  • Ofer LEVY, age 22 of Israel
  • De LI, age 18 (male) of China
  • Wanju LI, age 44 (female) of China
  • Xia LI (female), age 42 of China
  • Phimphorn LIANGCHUEA (female), age 41 of Thailand
  • Adrienne Isobel LINDSAY, age 54 of Christchurch
  • Haruthaya LUANGSURAPEESAKUL, age 32 of Thailand
  • Scott William Emerson LUCY, age 38
  • Catherine McNicol LUNNEY, age 62 of Christchurch

M

  • Donna Merrie MANNING, age 43 of Christchurch
  • Kelly Lynn MAYNARD, age 43 of Christchurch
  • Philip John McDONALD, age 57 of Ashburton
  • Matthew Stuart McEACHEN, age 25
  • Owen Thomas McKENNA, age 40 of Christchurch
  • Teresa MCLEAN (nee ELMS) age 40 (female) a NZ Citizen from Great Britain, resident in Kaiapoi
  • Heather Marilyn MEADOWS, age 66 (female) of Christchurch
  • Ezra Mae Sabayton MEDALLE, age 24 (female) of Philippines
  • Janet Dawn MELLER, age 58, of Christchurch
  • Adrienne MEREDITH, age 36 of Christchurch
  • Ofer Binyamin MIZRAHI, age 22 of Israel
  • Kelsey Sinitta MOORE, age 18 of Christchurch
  • Emi MURAKAMI, age 19 (female) of Japan
  • Jillian Lesley MURPHY, age 48 of Christchurch

N

  • Melissa Ann NEALE, age 41 of Wellington
  • Erica Avir Reyes NORA, age 20 (female) of Phillipines

O

  • Blair James O’CONNOR, age 34 of Christchurch
  • John Joseph O’CONNOR, age 40 of Ireland
  • Noriko OTSUBO, age 41 (female) of Japan

P

  • Linda Rosemary PARKER, age 50 of Christchurch
  • Joseph Tehau POHIO, age 40 of Christchurch
  • Taneysha Gail PRATTLEY, age 5 weeks of Christchurch
  • Wanpen PREEKLANG, age 45 (female), of Thailand

R

  • Jessie Lloyd REDOBLE, age 30 (male) of the Philippines
  • Deborah Ann ROBERTS, age 39 of Christchurch
  • Joseph Stuart ROUTLEDGE (known as Stuart), age 74 of Christchurch
  • Lucy ROUTLEDGE, age 74 of Christchurch

S

  • Saya SAKUDA, age 19 (female) of Japan
  • Yoko SAKURAI, age 27 (female) of Japan
  • Jeff Pelesa SANFT, age 32 of Christchurch
  • Gillian SAYERS, age 43 of Christchurch (UK citizen)
  • Susan Lyn SELWAY, age 50 (female) of Christchurch
  • Emma SHAHARUDIN, age 35 of Lincoln, Christchurch
  • Dr Allan Alexander SINCLAIR, age 45 of Christchurch
  • Christopher Patrick SMITH, age 48 of Selwyn
  • Christine Patricia (Trish) STEPHENSON, age 61 of Christchurch
  • Reta STEWART, age 81 (female) of Christchurch (This is one of four deaths that may have been earthquake related and has been referred to the Corner)
  • Beverley May STICK, age 71 of Christchurch
  • Earl Nicholas STICK, age 78 of Christchurch
  • Neil Glyn STOCKER, age 58
  • Michael Stuart Coulter STYANT, age 41 of Christchurch
  • Yoko SUZUKI, 31 (female), of Japan

T

  • Te Taki (Wally) TAIRAKENA, age 60 of Christchurch
  • Hiroko TAMANO, age 43 (female), from Japan
  • Brian Warrington TAYLOR, age 66 (male) of Christchurch
  • Isaac James THOMPSON, age 21, of Rangiora
  • Desley Ann THOMSON, age 32 of Christchurch
  • Lesley Jane THOMSON, age 55 of Christchurch
  • Gregory James TOBIN, age 25 of Christchurch
  • Shane Robert TOMLIN, age 42 of Christchurch
  • Asuka TSUCHIHASHI (female), age 28 of Japan
  • Hui Yun TU (female), age 22 of China

U

  • Yurika UCHIHIRA, age 19 (female) of Japan
  • Amanda Jayne (Mandy) URIAO, age 38 of Christchurch

W

  • Jittra WAITHAYATADAPONG (female), age 40 of Thailand
  • Limin WANG, age 32 (female) of China
  • Tao WANG, age 29 (female) of China
  • Graham WEILD, age 77
  • Joan Dorothy WEILD, age 76
  • Lisa Patricia WILLEMS, age 43 of Christchurch
  • Julie Kathryn WONG, age 37 of Christchurch (dual UK and NZ citizenship)
  • Siriphan WONGBUNNGAM, age 27 of Thailand
  • Murray John WOOD, age 56 of Christchurch
  • Owen Morris WRIGHT, age 40 of Lyttelton
  • Stephen Robert WRIGHT, age 46 of Christchurch
  • Paul Khye Soon WU, age 60 of Christchurch (NZ citizen from Malaysia)

X

  • Sisi XIN, age 28 (female) of China
  • Linlin XU, age 26 (female) of China
  • Xiujuan XU, age 47 (female), of China

Y

  • Ayako YAMAGUCHI, age 30 (female) of Japan
  • Mina YAMATANI, age 19 (female) of Japan
  • Didem YAMAN, age 31 (female) of Turkey
  • Caiying YE, age 27 (female) of China
  • Saki YOKOTA, age 19 (female) of Japan
  • Gilhwan YU, age 23 of Korea
  • Naon YU, age 21 (female) of South Korea

Z

  • Hui ZHANG (female), age 34 of China
  • Weiyu ZHANG, age 30 (female) of China
  • Di-Di ZHANG, age 23 (female), of China
  • Yantao ZHONG, age 31 (female) of China
  •  Xioa-Li ZHOU, age 26 (female), of China

Unidentified Victims

  • Shawn LUCAS, age 40 (male) of Christchurch
  • Rhea Mae SUMALPONG, age 25 (female) of the Philipines
  • Elsa TORRES DE FROOD, age 53 (female) of Peru (NZ resident)
  • Valeri VOLNOV, age 41 (male) of Russia (NZ resident)

To Google/WordPress: Some of these victims might have still been alive, if YOU hadn’t censored/buried warnings posted on this blog.

Shame on YOU Eric Schmidt et al!

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The body of missing German tourist found in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on June 26, 2011

World’s Top Tourist Deathtrap Claims its 2,181st victim

The body of missing German tourist Julian Stukenborg was found in Mt Aspiring National Park

NZ police farce say they have located the body of missing German visitor Julian Stukenborg in Mt Aspiring National Park.


RIP Julian Stukenborg. NZ Death Clock started ticking for Julian Stukenborg the moment he planned his visit to this country. Like so many other victims of NZ tourism, he had no idea how dangerous New Zealand was as an adventure tourism destination and that he would leave the country in a cold body bag. Our message wasn’t allowed to reach him. 

The body of 23-year-old German tourist was found below some bluffs on the Cascade Saddle route in the Matukituki Valley earlier today, police said.

Mr Stukenborg was last seen on June 16 at the Mt Aspiring hut in the Matukituki Valley were he had stayed the night.

To WordPress: This unnecessary and tragic death might NEVER have occurred if YOU hadn’t minimized this blog’s exposure on the Internet.

At least 2,181 foreign students, tourists and new immigrants have been Killed in NZ between January 2000 and 26 June 2011 [About 15,000 others seriously injured.]

In 2011, on average, 3 foreigners are killed in New Zealand every 4 days.

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TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

Posted by te2ataria on June 25, 2011

100% Pure Extinction

Finally, a New Zealand Scientist Speaks Out, BUT…

New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis is far worse than previously revealed

Ecologist at odds with PM on 100% Pure NZ

Freshwater ecologist Mike Joy says he has the science to disprove New Zealand’s “clean, green” image, and he has found holes in a study the Government has used as a counter-argument.

Dr Joy’s speech to Forest & Bird today will also outline his case for why the “100% Pure” advertising campaign is misleading.

The issue came to attention last month, when Prime Minister John Key was grilled on BBC’s Hardtalk programme by host Stephen Sackur, who used Dr Joy’s data to suggest the slogan was no longer true.

“Well, that might be Mike Joy’s view, but I don’t share that view,” Mr Key said at the time. “Like lawyers, I can give you one that will provide you with a counter-theory.”

After the show aired in New Zealand, Mr Key faced a barrage of questions in Parliament from Green Party co-leader Russel Norman, who suggested he was playing down the environmental impact of intensive farming.

Mr Key said the impact was “not great” and pointed to a 2010 study from Columbia and Yale universities that ranked New Zealand second only to Iceland in terms of water quality, with a score of 99.2.

But Dr Joy poured cold water on the study yesterday, claiming the data it used was “totally flawed”. Firstly, out of the 130 countries ranked, only half actually had any water quality data available for the comparison, while the rest had estimates.

The data was also an unfair representation of nations as a whole. “The 11 sites they got from Australia were all from one state. You can hardly represent the water quality of the whole country by examining one tiny portion of it.”

He said half of the 80 measurements used to calculate New Zealand’s water quality were from pristine “control sites” known to be free from the impacts of agricultural and industrial pollutants.

Mr Joy said he called the Yale study’s authors when he heard it being quoted by the Government and was “shocked” by the research it was based on.

When asked yesterday if he still stood by his comments, a spokeswoman for Mr Key said: “The prime minister does not share the view of Mike Joy, and has no further comment to make.”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/5192319/Ecologist-at-odds-with-PM-on-100-Pure-NZ

Mass extinctions of native species will occur within our lifetimes …

Scientist warns of mass extinction

Mass extinctions of native species will occur within our lifetimes, and new research explains why the biodiversity crisis is far worse than previously measured.

Massey University scientist Mike Joy will paint a bleak picture of native animals and plants in a speech today to the Forest & Bird annual conference in Wellington.

He told The Dominion Post that New Zealand was at crisis point, but current conservation funding and strategies meant it would be too late for many species.

He criticised the approach of focusing large efforts on a few species, such as kiwi or kakapo. “You wait till they’re at the edge of collapse and then put all this money into saving them. Meanwhile, everything else is falling off the edge of the cliff.”

With the Conservation Department’s budget continuing to be squeezed, it was inevitable that New Zealand was losing a grip on how bad the situation was. Existing data under-represented the true situation because there was so little money going into research or monitoring the changes.

“When biodiversity is in decline, by the time the data is collated, the report is written and published, the situation is far worse.”

All of New Zealand’s terrestrial mammals and frogs were now at risk of extinction, as were 60 per cent of reptile and native fish species, half our birds, one third of the freshwater invertebrate species and a quarter of marine fish species.

That meant 35 per cent, or 2,788, of native plant and animal species were on the brink of extinction.

“With around 60 per cent of freshwater fish species listed as threatened or extinct, New Zealand is far worse than the global average of around 37 per cent.” The only country to rank as badly in this area was South Africa, Dr Joy said.

His discussion of his findings comes in the week that DOC revealed there were still 3000 to 4000 species whose status was unknown.

DOC deputy director-general for research and development Kevin O’Connor said the agency was working on a programme to improve species work. That modelling work would extend the number of species actively being worked with.

Only about 200 of more than 2,000 threatened or endangered species are currently under active management.

Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson this week defended DOC’s spending on threatened species such as kiwi.

“We’ve got to be realistic. Like all departments, we are constrained by the Budget, but we certainly haven’t reduced the funding on those species.”

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright earlier this month called for greater use of 1080, warning that the battle against some predators was almost lost.

However, Ms Wilkinson told the local government and environment select committee this week that she was “not necessarily of the view” that more 1080 needed to be used.

Ecologist at odds with PM on ‘100% Pure’ NZ

Freshwater ecologist Mike Joy says he has the science to disprove New Zealand’s “clean, green” image, and he has found holes in a study the Government has used as a counter-argument.

Dr Joy’s speech to Forest & Bird today will also outline his case for why the “100% Pure” advertising campaign is misleading.

The issue came to attention last month, when Prime Minister John Key was grilled on BBC’s Hardtalk programme by host Stephen Sackur, who used Dr Joy’s data to suggest the slogan was no longer true.

“Well, that might be Mike Joy’s view, but I don’t share that view,” Mr Key said at the time. “Like lawyers, I can give you one that will provide you with a counter-theory.”

After the show aired in New Zealand, Mr Key faced a barrage of questions in Parliament from Green Party co-leader Russel Norman, who suggested he was playing down the environmental impact of intensive farming.

Mr Key said the impact was “not great” and pointed to a 2010 study from Columbia and Yale universities that ranked New Zealand second only to Iceland in terms of water quality, with a score of 99.2.

But Dr Joy poured cold water on the study yesterday, claiming the data it used was “totally flawed”. Firstly, out of the 130 countries ranked, only half actually had any water quality data available for the comparison, while the rest had estimates.

The data was also an unfair representation of nations as a whole. “The 11 sites they got from Australia were all from one state. You can hardly represent the water quality of the whole country by examining one tiny portion of it.”

He said half of the 80 measurements used to calculate New Zealand’s water quality were from pristine “control sites” known to be free from the impacts of agricultural and industrial pollutants.

Mr Joy said he called the Yale study’s authors when he heard it being quoted by the Government and was “shocked” by the research it was based on.

When asked yesterday if he still stood by his comments, a spokeswoman for Mr Key said: “The prime minister does not share the view of Mike Joy, and has no further comment to make.” – The Dominion Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/5192316/Scientist-warns-of-mass-extinction

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What Happend to Julian Stukenborg?

Posted by te2ataria on June 25, 2011

Was he yet another victim of NZ tourism?

Wanaka Police say they have no idea what happened to the German tramper who has been missing in Mt Aspiring National Park.

German tourist Julian Stukenborg, 23, said to be tramping alone on the Cascade Saddle, has not been heard from for 9 days and did not contact a friend on June 22 as he had arranged previously, according to a report.

Mr Stukenborg is described as 193cm tall, with an athletic build. “He had a large black and green Deutor back pack, a green Katmandu two person tent and is a keen photographer.”

Wanka Police has asked anyone with information to contact them.

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Another American Raped in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on June 22, 2011

US visitor raped in public toilets

NZ Police farce says they are investigating a sex attack on a young American woman visitor in Queenstown public toilets early Wednesday.

“The woman went into Earl Street public toilets on the corner of Marine Parade about 2am after socialising with friends in the CBD,” a policeman said.

“Police have conducted an extensive scene examination and are currently reviewing available CCTV footage,” the cop said.

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To Google and WordPress: This act of violence might NEVER have occurred if YOU hadn’t censored this blog.

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“We’re being completely ripped off”

Posted by te2ataria on June 18, 2011

We’re being shafted by CERA

Government is using emergency earthquake powers to rip people off: Earthquake victim

“They’re using this emergency legislation to shaft people and to make money out of it for private firms,” said Phil Lennon, owner of Apex Car Rentals.

The “disgusted” owner of a Christchurch building being urgently demolished says the Government is using emergency earthquake powers to rip people off.

Late last month, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) served Apex Car Rentals with a 10-day demolition notice for its Lichfield St building, on the corner of Madras St.

The building, a former fire station, was seriously damaged in September’s earthquake and suffered further damage in the February quake.

On June 7, Cera provided a $448,000 quote for the demolition of the one-and-a-half storey, century-old brick building.

Days later, Apex appointed another contractor to do the job for $194,000.

However, yesterday Cera told the company its plans were “non-compliant” and the building would be knocked down for it.

Apex managing director Phil Lennon said Cera was putting impediments in the way of private contractors and its attitude was “disgusting”.

“It’s taken them 4 1/2 months to come to us and say the building needs to come down – a blind man could have seen that on the 23rd of February.”

Lennon said after getting Cera’s quote, Apex had three days to appoint an independent demolition firm and produce demolition plans.

“I understand the building needs to come down and we’re not going to cry over that,” he said.

“We’re being completely ripped off.

“They’re using this emergency legislation to shaft people and to make money out of it for private firms.”

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Frenchman Beaten to Near Death in Wellington

Posted by te2ataria on June 18, 2011

A 24-year-old French tourist in a critical condition in Wellington Hospital after being beaten unconscious

The French tourist was found near the corner of Durham Street and Aro Road about 2.00 am by occupants of a nearby house, in a semi-conscious state, bleeding heavily, according to a  report.

“At this stage we are unsure as to how this man has come to be injured and are urging anyone who may have witnessed any incident in this area early this morning to come forward as soon as possible.” The local police farce said.

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New Zealand Butt-Line News

Posted by te2ataria on June 13, 2011

Strong Earthquakes Hit Christchurch Again

The government won’t relocate Chch citizens, until everyone is buried!

Two strong and damaging quakes measuring magnitude 6.0 and 5.5  shook Christchurch today, but our PM says it didn’t shake his resolve to rebuild the city.

“We stand beside them, we are committed to rebuilding the city,” Key said.

I tell you what Mr Key, put all of your ill-gotten money where your mouth is: Go live in Christchurch for a few months, and  Take your family with you, too. Who knows you may even be doing your son some good by taking him away from the alcohol and drug culture at King’s College.

Anti-Asian racism in Nelson

Four Thai students aged 15 to 17 were severely beaten and left bruised and bloodied.

“A Thai woman is speaking out about an assault on four Thai teenagers in the hope it will help find the attackers and draw attention to racism in Nelson,” according to a report.

She said on May 29, the night of the assault, the smallest boy in the group went out and yelled at a man who had urinated in the doorway to come back and clean it up.

He only saw one man otherwise he wouldn’t have confronted him.

That man started punching the teenager and when the other teenage boys ran out to help him, someone yelled “F … ing Asians,” and then a group of men arrived “from nowhere”.

The group of men, who were thought to be rugby players in their 20s to 30s, started attacking the teenagers, and three of them made it back into the spa.

One of the boys was unable to get back in, and he was beaten, kicked and stamped on by the men while on the ground outside the spa. […]

She said the fight started because of drunken behaviour from the men, but turned into a racial incident when the man called out “F… ing Asians”. […]

She was also confused why the police officer had not interviewed some of the men at the incident whom the boys had identified as being part of the fight.

King’s College: Quintessence of Sick Pakeha Culture

Fourth King’s College student dies from drug/alcohol abuse.

“David, the son of prominent business commentator and company director Brian Gaynor, was found near Auckland’s southern motorway at 10.30pm on Saturday,” according to a report.

The head of the King’s College board of governors Peter Ferguson has put the onus back on parents. He said: “We can’t be 24-hour babysitters”.


King’s College pupil David Gaynor was the fourth student to die in less than 17 months. “David Gaynor had been at the school’s annual ball at Eden Park with 708 others. He was collected by his father – an executive director of Milford Asset Management – about 9.30pm after college management called to say his son was intoxicated. He was  “sent to his room” but was later found near the motorway at Greenlane. Brian Gaynor declined to comment.”

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Another Chinese Student Killed in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on June 8, 2011

“The likelihood of us finding Alice alive is very slim” 

New Zealand police farce said Chinese PhD student Yue Gui, known as Alice, is most probably dead.

She was last seen at 11pm on Saturday at her student lodge at the Leigh marine laboratory, which is run by the University of Auckland.

She probably drowned on Sunday morning while testing the water temperature at the Goat Island marine reserve, north of Auckland, said the police dismissively.


Yue Gui, known as Alice, 30, a PhD student from Beijing. Another tragic yet unnecessary and preventable loss of a bright young life!

Dozens of Chinese and other Asian students lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquake, so another death shouldn’t prevent them from coming to the world’s top tourist/foreign student deathtrap.

An acquaintance of Miss Yue told NZHerald she had been looking forward to returning to China after completing her postgraduate project on the feeding biology of young greenshell mussels.

“Yue Gui is a city girl, but she loved the sea and spends more than half her life on the water rather than on land,” she said.

“She does not have much of a social life or many human friends but Yue Gui sees the fish and other living creatures in the ocean as her friends.”


Yue Gui, known as Alice, 30, a PhD student from Beijing. Described by friends as a strong swimmer, the suspicion arises whether she too was victim of a racist murder.

Police say they have contacted Alice’s mother and she was preparing to come to New Zealand.

The family of a missing Chinese student are praying she is a victim of kidnapping rather than drowning.

“That way, at least there is hope that she may be still alive,” a family member of Yue Gui told Chinese media.

Described by friends as a strong swimmer, the suspicion arises whether she too was victim of a racist murder. [See blog content for background.]

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Canadian Woman Killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on June 5, 2011

First Victim of the Violent Explosion in Auckland was a Canadian Woman

Canadian mother-of-two Philomen Gulland, 48, was killed in yesterday’s violent explosion.

Six others were injured in the explosion including at least one person who has undergone surgery and is reported to be in a critical condition.

A gas build-up is said to have caused the explosion, a policeman last night said the cause was still unclear.

“Emergency services remain at the scene and air is being pumped into the space in an effort to make it safe so that a thorough scene examination can be carried out and to enable the maintenance work to continue as scheduled,” the cop said.

“One worker, who did not want to be identified because he and others had been told by project manager Watercare not to talk to media, said workers were routinely given gas-detecting monitors to wear when they went into the tunnel.” The report said.

“You would go down into a hole but you would have to take a gas monitor with you. When it [the monitor] goes off it makes a hell of a noise, plus it has lights that go off.

“God knows what type of bloody gas is in there. We’re playing with fire every day.” The worker said.

An eyewitness said he was walking close to the site when the explosion occurred and saw mud burst from the hole and workers screaming for help.

“I could hear screaming and people yelling `help, help, help’,” Kaiawe said.

Another eyewitness who saw emergency services arrive, said a man being taken from the trench, who appeared to have lost a limb.

“He was in a lot of pain, screaming. I’m sure he only had one arm…There was a lot of blood.”

Tema also saw a body brought up. “They were covered up, there was a lot of blood lying by the stretcher. The images, I can just still picture them.”

Other News …

Timaru Death ‘Suspicious’

In a rare admission, the police farce say a body found by a member of the public just below an access way on Quarry Rd, Timaru  at 9.00am today “appears to be suspicious.”

It took the police 7 hours to finally remove the body, said to be that of a  woman aged between 20 and 40. [The victims appears to be an Asian, given that it was so difficult to tell the age. Moderator DH]

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Mystery Gas Causes Fatal Explosion

Posted by te2ataria on June 4, 2011

UNIDENTIFIED gas explosion in Auckland suburb kills at least one, injures 6

First version of this story posted on June 4, 2011, at 2:33 pm

48-year-old woman killed in tunnel explosion

The explosion which killed at one man and injured six others in a tunnel in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga today was caused by an unidentified gas, emergency services say. Mystery

The explosion happened 4m into a tunnel where a new watermain was being connected in Onehunga’s Mt Smart Road, said Superintendent George Fraser, the police officer in charge of the rescue and recovery mission.

The workers had just entered the tunnel and were only a few metres into it when the blast happened, blowing two men out of the tunnel and injuring five. One of the men died.

“There are a total of seven workers that were involved. Six of those workers have been taken to hospital. We have one confirmed fatality,” an emotional Mr Fraser said.

One of the injured men was critical, one was serious and the other four were being assessed. One man was believed to have lost limbs.

Auckland fire acting area commander Steve Lakin said seven specialist appliances were sent to the area.

“When the Fire Service arrived at the scene it was a rescue operation. They rescued six people from the vicinity of what is an underground pipe.

“After we made the scene safe and realising it had been a fatal accident, the Fire Service, along with the other emergency services, made an effort to enter the tunnel to determine the state of play.

“We entered the tunnel with gas detection equipment and found that there were explosive limits of gases inside the tunnel.

“At this stage we are unaware of what those gases are likely to be, other than the explosive limits are beyond our normal safe procedures.”

They were working to make sure the area was safe and the gas was reduced inside the tunnel so they could go back inside for another inspection, Mr Lakin said. Gas detection equipment was on the site.

“We can’t determine what that gas is because we can’t get to where we need to be.

“All we can do at the moment is go through a process of elimination to make sure that the services in and around the area, such as electricity and gas, have been isolated and we are then working with the technicians on site from the relevant companies to determine what the gases are,” he said.

“The gas levels are low and are non-toxic but they have levels of flammability.

The 1.5km pipe was about 3m underground and was 2.5m in diameter, allowing people to walk into it before the diameter reduced. Emergency personnel got as far as they could into the pipe during the rescue mission, Mr Lakin said.

They planned to flood the pipe with material to reduce the risk of another explosion but first needed to establish what the gas was.

“Our first priority was to make sure nobody was in that tunnel. The second priority was to establish what the gas is and the next priority then will be to make this area safe,” Mr Lakin said.

No details of the dead man or injured workers were available.

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Take 2, posted 4 hours later at 6:39 pm

 

Unidentified gas caused fatal explosion: firefighters

48-year-old Auckland woman was killed this morning when an explosion occurred in a tunnel in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga, police confirmed.

Contractors were working to join two large water mains this morning when the explosion occurred, killing one and injuring six others.

“The cause of the explosion is still unclear and gas levels remain high, restricting access to the area,” Superintendent George Fraser said.

“Emergency services remain at the scene and air is being pumped into the space in an effort to make it safe so that a thorough scene examination can be carried out and to enable the maintenance work to continue as scheduled,” he said.

“We will be working through the night to try and ascertain how exactly this tragedy occurred.”

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