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Chinese national drowned in Taranaki, New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on July 31, 2015

Chinese drowning victim named by police

The man who drowned in the Waitara River yesterday (30 July, 2015) was Erka Xu, aged 52, New Plymouth Police said.

The victim was a Chinese national who was visiting friends in the New Plymouth area. He was fishing with a local whose identity has not been revealed.

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/drowning-victim-named-0

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Killed in New Zealand: Latest reported road toll

Posted by te2ataria on July 27, 2015

Last updated on 29th of July 2015

‘Star student’ killed in hit-and-run

Bay of Plenty of Deaths. Rangimaria White, 14, was killed after she was struck by a vehicle on Goring Street in Opotiki shortly before 3.45am on Sunday, 27 July, police said. The vehicle failed to stop.

Anyone with information should contact Whakatane Police on 07 308 5255 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

RIP rangimaria white
RIP. Rangimaria Christine White.  Described as a “star student”, the 14-year-old from Te Teko was killed in ‘hit-and-run’ on Sunday.

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/investigation-opotiki-death-ongoing

Fatal crash victim named

Bay of Plenty of Deaths.  The man killed in the crash on SH30 at Horohoro on Tuesday, 28 July has been named as Blair Amundsen, aged 35 from Kinleith. Mr Amundsen was killed when a logging truck lost control and collided with the ute he was driving.
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-victim-named-0

“The crash occurred at approximately 1.25pm at Horohoro. A man from one of the vehicles died and two other occupants of that vehicle have been taken to hospital with injuries. One person from the truck and one person from the third vehicle have also been taken to hospital with injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this stage.”

“A short time earlier, at approximately 12.30pm, a car collided with a truck on SH5 at Wairakei. One female from the car has been airlifted to hospital with suspected serious injuries.”
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/one-dead-highway-crash

Dead trampers confirmed as French Canadian students

Police has confirmed that the two bodies found in the Kepler Track area are those of 23 year-old French Canadians, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux.

Police will now work towards repatriating the two dead bodies to Montreal, Canada.

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-canadian-tourists-%E2%80%93-bodies-identified
http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/70666462/dead-trampers-confirmed-as-french-canadians.html

Fatal crash in Dunedin

At approximately 2:20am on 29 July a 2-car collision occurred at the intersection of Hope and Stafford Streets in Dunedin, said police.

A Ford Laser containing 6 persons being driven along Hope Street has failed to give way and collided with a Ford Courier Utility being driven along Stafford Street.

As a result of the crash an 18 year old female was rushed to Dunedin Public hospital in a critical condition. She died shortly after arrival.

Several passengers of the Laser were also injured and transported to hospital for treatment…
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-dunedin

Victim of Pound Road crash named

Shannon David Stewart, 40, was the victim of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a van on Pound Road near the intersection with Savills Road (Canterbury) around 5pm last night (26 July 2015).
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/38138

Victim of fatal crash near Tinwald named

The victim of a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred on Grahams Road near Tinwald at around 11pm on Friday 24 July 2015 has been named by the police.

Terry Henry Munday was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle that crashed, police said.

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-fatal-crash-near-tinwald-named

Missing South Otago man found dead in paddock

The body of a missing South Otago man, Ian Mathieson, has been found in a paddock in Balclutha a week after he disappeared.

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/south-otago-search
http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/70670113/missing-south-otago-man-found-dead-in-paddock

Omapere man died of natural causes

A post mortem has revealed that a 42-year-old man involved in a fight at an Omapere address on Tuesday afternoon died of natural causes [!?
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/omapere-man-died-natural-causes%5D

Killed in Northland ambulance crash

Police say the person who was killed when an ambulance crashed in Northland was Sonny Rawhiti Kemp of Kaeo.

Mr Kemp was a patient of St John in their care from early morning on 21 July and was being transported to hospital at the time.

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-ambulance-crash-northland

Victim of fatal crash near Burnham named

Canterbury Police say the victim of a fatal crash involving three vehicles on SH1 between Burnham and Dunsandel on Thursday afternoon (16 July 2015) was Anthony Newton from Ashburton.

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-fatal-crash-near-burnham-named

[Reported] Road deaths year to date
As at 27 July 2015 183
Same time last year 163
Fatal crashes year to date
As at 27 July 2015 165
Same time last year 150

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

Fatalities over 12 months to 27/07 : 315  
https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/road-deaths/toll.html

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Second body found near Te Anau

Posted by te2ataria on July 27, 2015

Top tourist deathtrap claims two more lives

A second body was found earlier today in the search for 23-year-old French Canadian students, Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux, police said.

Search staff found the second body in the same area of the avalanche debris and both bodies have now been brought back to Te Anau for formal identification, according to the police .

Both Louis-Vincent’s and Etienne’s families in Montreal have been advised of the latest development, said police.

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Body located in search for French Canadian students in Southland

Posted by te2ataria on July 26, 2015

Body discovered below the Kepler Track

The body of a man has been located about 350m below the Kepler Track, after a pair of French Canadian tourists were reported as missing, police said.

Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieuxboth, both aged 23, were reported overdue by family members yesterday.

At about 4pm today (Sunday, 26th of July 2015), a body was located during an aerial search by police in an area between the Hanging Valley Hut and the Iris Burn Hut, according to a report.

missing french canadians
Louis-Vincent Lessard (left) and Etienne Lemieux , the 2 French Canadian tourists reported as missing, were both 23 yrs old, studying at Université de Montréal Industrial Design. They were  last seen in Queenstown, New Zealand, on the 6th of July 2015. They left Canada for an outdoor adventure trip.

[Louis-Vincent Lessard, 5 feet 10 inches, 175 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes
Etienne Lemieux, 5 feet 10 inches, 185 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes.]

The pair’s intention was to walk the Kepler Track in Fiordland National Park, one of New Zealand’s top tourist deathtraps.

The Kepler Track is a 60-km circular tramping track near the town of Te Anau and passes through the Fiordland National Park in the Southland. It’s named after the German astronomer Johannes Kepler for no reason whatever.

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What happened to this Korean woman?

Posted by te2ataria on July 19, 2015

Reward of up to $30,000 offered to locate missing person Yoon Sook CHUN

Yoon Sook Chun, 47, is one of more than 500 foreigners missing in New Zealand.

Mrs Chun was last seen on May 18, 2009, shortly before she left her Christchurch home.

Canterbury Police said:

“Mrs Chun was last seen six years ago and over that time it is also possible that loyalties will have changed, or someone who hoped she would be found without them getting involved will step up and contact police.

“We urge anyone who knows anything and hasn’t spoken to police before to come forward, so that police can decide whether the information is of importance to the investigation or not.

“If you are Mrs Chun please contact police.”

The offer would be valid until October 1, police said.

Mrs Chun “held both a New Zealand and South Korean passport.  Neither passport have been used to travel out of the country since her disappearance.”

yoonSookChun

Blog moderators sincerely hope Mrs Chun, who is a mother of two, is still alive. However, the chances of that are pretty slim.

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‘Natural selection’ working at its best? Example 2

Posted by te2ataria on July 15, 2015

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So you want to talk about natural selection…

Thousands of Kiwi kids poisoned by painkillers, household chemical…

[Thank god the Saudi air force pilots aren’t yet allowed to drop “toy” bombs on our playgrounds!]

Hundreds of kiwi kids are ending up in hospital poisoned every year, many after mistaking medicines for sweets, or experimenting with household chemicals.

“Safekids Aotearoa has crunched the numbers on poisoning hospitalisations for children, showing that over eight years nearly 2500 have ended up in hospital after unintentionally poisoning themselves,” according to a report.

Poisoning usually occurred at home, with children under five playing and experimenting with dangerous substances. Medicine accounted for about seven out of 10, with household chemicals, including toilet cleaner and dish-washing liquids, accounting for most of the rest, the report said.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/70248109/Thousands-of-Kiwi-kids-poisoned-by-painkillers-chemical-and-plants-study

Child sucked under bouncy castle mat
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/70069346/child-sucked-under-bouncy-castle-mat
There were 11 Inflatable Worlds in New Zealand and two others with the same jousting arena, a report said.

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) figures show there were 774 claims last year for accidents when “bouncy castle” or “inflatable” were listed in the accident description on the claim form.

The claims cost ACC $234,517.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/70207163/i-did-what-most-mothers-would-bouncy-castle-accident-hero-says

Children appreciated them, but “adults go too stupid.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/8718067/Adult-bouncy-castle-injuries-on-the-rise

Researchers studying hospital statistics found a 15-fold increase in wounds including broken bones, head injuries and cuts since 1995.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9701945/Alarming-increase-in-bouncy-castle-injuries.html

Misbehaving adults and dodgy operators are being blamed for an alarming increase in the number of injuries on bouncy castles.
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/237342/bouncy-castle-injuries-soar

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Who killed Anne Marie Wanhalla?

Posted by te2ataria on July 14, 2015

Woman’s death in Christchurch motel room still a mystery: Police

Don’t expect the thick blue line to solve this one!

Police say the woman whose body was found in a Christchurch motel on Sunday morning was Anne Marie Wanhalla, aged 31.

Her mysterious death at the Terra Vive Motels has been referred to the coroner and Canterbury police and Victim Support staff were working with Ms Wanhalla’s family as they come to terms with their loss, said a statement by the police.

Irishman Finbarr Clabby’s Wellington Harbour death still a mystery
Meanwhile, police admit that they are clueless in the death of the Irishman who couldn’t swim but was found dead, fully-clothed in the Queen’s Wharf area of Wellington Harbour on July 5.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/70217202/popular-irishman-finbarr-clabbys-wellington-harbour-death-still-a-mystery.html

Ihaka Stokes’ death a ‘terrible tragic accident?’
Ihaka Paora Braxton Stokes, a 15-month-old Christchurch toddler suffered multiple blunt force injuries including broken bones, a post-mortem examination found. Police say he was the victim of a violent assault. However, his aunty claims the death was a “terrible tragic accident”.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/70191205/ihaka-stokes-death-a-tragic-accident-says-aunty

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New Zealand football team expelled from Oceania Olympic after “cheating”

Posted by te2ataria on July 12, 2015

sent by a footballer

Football team shamed and expelled for cheating!

New Zealand football team was expelled just hours before the final of the Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament because it was found to have fielded an ineligible player in the semi-finals, said the Oceania Football Confederation disciplinary committee (OFC).

OFC on Saturday decided that South Africa-born defender Deklan Wynne was not eligible to play in the semi-finals,  after Vanuatu protested their 0-2  loss, said Xinhua news agency.

As a result, Vanuatu were awarded the victory and went on to the final, playing Fiji earlier today.

“In accordance with Article 7 of the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes, a member of the New Zealand U-23 squad has been deemed ineligible to represent New Zealand,” the OFC said in a statement.

Fiji’s under-23 beat Vanuatu 4-3 on penalties and advanced to next year’s Rio Olympics.

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The sinking of Rainbow Warrior 30 years ago today

Posted by te2ataria on July 9, 2015

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“What was the role of NZ SIS in the Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior?”

The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, codenamed Operation Satanic, was a special operation by the “action” branch of the French foreign intelligence services, the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE), carried out on July 10, 1985. It aimed to sink the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, the Rainbow Warrior, while she was docked in the port of Auckland, New Zealand, to prevent her from interfering in a nuclear test in Moruroa.

Fernando Pereira, a photographer, drowned on the sinking ship. Two of the French agents were subsequently arrested by the New Zealand Police on passport fraud and immigration charges. Following questioning, they were subsequently charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, willful damage, and murder. As part of a plea bargain, they eventually pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced to ten years, of which they served just over two.

The ensuing scandal resulted in the resignation of the French Defence Minister Charles Hernu, and the subject became so touchy that it was not until twenty years afterwards that the personal responsibility of French President François Mitterrand was officially admitted. (Source)


A picture of the half sunken Rainbow Warrior . Image may be subject to copyright. See NZ Fair Use Notice.

SIS Skunkery

“. . . SIS failed to stop New Zealand’s only terrorist attack since the SIS began. This was the bombing of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior by the French Secret Service in Auckland harbour. One man – photographer Fernando Pereira – was killed. The SIS also failed to predict the Fiji coup of 1987.

“It has however been involved in the harassment of activists. In 1981 during the Springbok tour of New Zealand the SIS released a list of ‘radicals and subversives’ they claimed were influencing the anti-tour movement. Their attempt to smear the movement failed.” — Civil Rights Defence Committee

  • Where were the SIS skunks when the Rainbow Warrior was bombed? Did they materially assist the French government’s terror agents, or just looked the other way?

  • Has a single SIS agent ever been prosecuted, dishonorably discharged, forced to retire, demoted, or otherwise disciplined for ‘failing’ to foil the the terrorist attack by the French government?

  • Since the SIS proven role is that of “protecting” the elite against ordinary people, can it continue as a government unit, or should it be incorporated as a private mercenary force like Blackwater Inc?

The ‘Swiss Knife’ of French Intelligence Folds—permanently

french-assassinXavier Maniguet: French Navy officer, expert diver, parachutist, acrobatic pilot, sailor, doctor specializing in diving injuries and aeronautical health, French Secret Service agent AND assassin. Photo: AFP. Source:  Ouest France. Image may be subject to copyright.

Xavier Maniguet, 62,  one of a group of assassins who helped destroy Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior was reportedly killed in a plane crash.

Xavier Maniguet, also a flying instructor, was killed when his plane crashed in the French Alps near the resort of Saint-Sorlin-d’Arves.

Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior was bombed in Auckland Harbor because it  was campaigning against French nuclear testing in the South Pacific in 1985.

Dutch-Portuguese photographer Fernando Pereira was killed in the blast on July 10, 1985.

Thanks (!) to the NZ Security Intelligence Service (SIS), the French Secret Service bombing mission succeeded and Xavier Maniguet escaped without any problem.

Two other French assassins, Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart, were later jailed for 10 years for manslaughter; however, New Zealand government allowed them to walk free because the French government had threatened to expose the NZ SIS link in the Rainbow Warrior bombing, codenamed operation Satanic.

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New Zealand won’t reopen Rainbow Warrior case

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An Irishman, a South African woman and a Kayaker killed in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on July 6, 2015

Deceased male found in Wellington Harbour was an Irishman

The man whose body was found in Wellington Harbour has been identified as Finbarr CLABBY, 39. The victim was an Irishman who lived in Wellington, police said.

Police reported that there were “no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Clabby and the matter has been referred to the coroner,” which is the norm when a body is found in New Zealand.

“This appears to have been an unfortunate accident after Mr Clabby had been out socialising with friends on Saturday night” said Sergeant Shaun Lingard. “Mr Clabby’s family have been advised of the incident and have been offered our sincerest condolences [but no apologies for shabby police work.]”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-release-name-deceased-harbour

Female victim named in fatal Cambridge crash

The victim of a fatal crash outside the Waikato’s Avantidrome has been identified as Belia Maria van Rensburg, who was a South African.

Belia was killed when the car she was driving collided with a truck and trailer unit on a busy stretch of State Highway 1, between Hamilton and Cambridge on 2 July 2015, according to a report.

“Manager of the nearby Red Cherry Cafe Peter Matthews said the road section had always been dangerous but had become more so since the Avantidrome opened last year.”

Missing kayaker’s body found by friend

The body of kayaker who fell into the ocean in rough conditions off the Bay of Plenty coast has been found by a friend, according to a report.

Name of the victim has not yet been released.

 

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Remembering the latest victims of NZ murders, road deaths …

Posted by te2ataria on July 5, 2015

Cook Islands mother Cindy George and her three kids found dead in an Ashburton house

Cindy Tangipurunga George, 31, and her three kids – daughter, Pio Scarlet Jetejura Raukete, 5, and her sons, Teuruaa Junior George, 3, and Telyzshaun Gordon Ricardo Nelder Kruz George, 2 – could have been dead for up to a week before they were found,  police said.

Cindy George and her 3 kids
RIP. Cindy George and her three children, Teuruaa, Telyzshaun and Pio. Source: unknown/ via stuff.nz.

Police allege that Ms. George and her children died from the fumes of a car left running in a garage to keep the battery “ticking over”.

Family grieves after murder of  ‘dear dad’

Hudson Garratt, 67, was stabbed to death at his home in the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville on Wednesday night (1 July 2015). The 25 year-old female attacker also stabbed four other people, including a 9-year-old boy and a neighbour, police said. Read the story.

hudson Garratt
RIP. Hudson Garratt. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Photo supplied/ via NZ police.

Ema Louise McGeown, 27, killed in a car crash near Hampden, Omaru

The 27-year-old Oamaru was killed in a crash off State Highway 1, near Hampden, just after 12am on Friday (3 July 2015).

Ema Louise McGeown
RIP. Ema Louise McGeown, 27, was a “talented footballer,” said her friends.

Sophie Langston, 28, killed in a tragic car crash

Sophie Langston, 28, was killed when the car she was in with her partner crashed with another vehicle south of Turangi about 1pm on Tuesday (30 June 2015). The couple were returning home to Auckland from the funeral of an older half-sister’s mother.

Laura Langston, right lost her twin sister Sophie Friends
RIP. Sophie, left, and her twin sister Laura.

Wellington Harbour Body Identified
Police are in the process of contacting next of kin.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/wellington-harbour-body-identified

Charges laid in Waldronville murder
Police say they have now formally charged a 22 year-old man with murder in relation to the death of Vicki Lee Warrington at a Waldronville address in Dunedin.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-motor-vehicle-crash-sh1-hampden-update

Murder charge after Nelson man dies following serious assault
Bruce Andrew Mortimer, a 46 year-old Nelson man, died in hospital after a serious assault in the early hours of Saturday morning at Franklyn Village in Nelson. The victim who suffered a serious head injury in the incident had been transferred to Wellington Hospital where he died. The investigation into the incident is now a homicide inquiry, police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-after-nelson-assault

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‘Natural selection’ working at its best: Example 1

Posted by te2ataria on July 4, 2015

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So you want to talk about natural selection…

A female “gossip columnist,” who works for a shabby news outlet, has mocked the death of the Cook Islands family, Cindy George and her three children in Ashburton as “natural selection”.

[Incidentally, the columnist in question was herself mocked by her friends while still at school because she never washed her hands after using the toilet, despite being a chronic nail-chewer.]

The Ashburton tragedy, whether it was foul play, or an accidental disaster, had nothing to do with natural selection, other than in the diary of a racist scumbag.

However, the mechanics of natural selection do have a strong presence in New Zealand, and play an important role in the evolutionary process…

Take the 2.98 million foreign visitors who arrived in New Zealand in the year ended May 2015 (www.med.govt.nz/).

The foreign visitors who visit New Zealand each year risk becoming victims of:

  • Inordinate number of homicides
  • Fatal incidents in NZ’s notorious tourist deathtraps
  • Deadly collisions on NZ’s deadly roads
  • Lethal food poisoning
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Potentially deadly UV radiation
  • Deadly viral infections
  • Extreme sports that become life-threatening due to inadequate safety measures and/or faulty equipment

[Borrowed from Apartheid Fort New Zealand]

Yet, they keep on arriving, year after year!

Now, that’s natural selection working at its best.

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Cook Islands mother and her three young children gassed to death

Posted by te2ataria on July 3, 2015

Mother and her three young children gassed by a car “accidentally left running in an internal garage”

Cindy George and her three young children, Pio Scarlet Jetejura Raukete, 5, Teuruaa Junior George, 3 and 2-year-old Telyzshaun Gordon Ricardo Nelder Kruz George were found dead in a house on Thomson St, Ashburton, police said.

“She would have been 32 this year, we are the same age. She was my best friend at kindy and through primary school,” said a friend of the victim.

Police are treating the deaths as accidental, District Commander John Price said, adding that police believed that gas caused the deaths.

“A car was believed to have been running in a garage with internal access to the house, he said – that door was open when police arrived at the scene,” according to a report.

It’s not known who left the car running in the garage, or why the internal door to the garage was left open.

Would you buy this story? Is it any wonder that no one ever believes the police in NZ?

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If NZ had the highest suicide rate in the world, it would still be called …

Posted by te2ataria on July 2, 2015

Suicide toll in [Apartheid] New Zealand reaches another record high

Speaking about “democracy” and “freedom of expression” in New Zealand, a blog contributor said: ” Democracy? Freedom of expression? If kiwis were blind, they’d [still] be called hawkeyes!

Put differently…

If the suicide toll in the country broke all previous records, [Fort] New Zealand would still be among the happiest countries in the world—ranking 9th, to be exact!

“The provisional suicide toll has risen to its highest figure since the coroner’s office started releasing the statistics,” according to a report.

For the year June 2014- May 2015, at least 569 people died by suicide or suspected suicide, says the stats, compared to 529 last year.

[Notes: The figures are only the reported, or doctored, numbers. The actual toll is probably much higher. Additionally, for every person committing suicide, about 3,500 others become chronic substance abusers.]

And as for the happiest country bit?

New Zealand ranked 9th in world for happiness [you ***** liars]

“The 2015 World Happiness Report, released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations, puts New Zealand just ahead of its Australian neighbours.”

“We really do have it all. Laid back lifestyle, glorious scenery, chocolate milk… we could obviously go on…” http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/nz/68022386/new-zealand-ranked-9th-in-world-for-happiness

[Yes, lets go on… highest numbers of murders, rapes and sexual assaults, child abuse, violent crimes, child poverty, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, road deaths, road rage, teenage pregnancies, cancer, melanoma, cataract… We really do have it all, and what’s there not to be happy about?]

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Indian man and others killed on NZ roads identified

Posted by te2ataria on July 1, 2015

Names of people killed recently on NZ roads released

The Indian man who was killed in a crash on the Papakura – Clevedon Rd near Clevedon last Thursday (25 June 2015) was Shaan Singh.

“We are… interested in hearing from anyone who has any knowledge of the crash or Shaan’s movements leading up to the crash,” said a police spokesperson reluctantly.

Fatal crash on State Highway 75

The young woman who died last week when her vehicle collided with a school bus has been named as 28-year-old Charlotte Christina Armstrong.

The victim was driving her car towards Christchurch on State Highway 75 Christchurch-Akaroa Rd shortly after 7.30am when the collision occurred while crossing McQueens Bridge at Gebbies Valley.

Fatal crash near Turangi

One woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on SH1 between Rangipo and Turangi, Bay of Plenty of deaths on Tuesday, 30 June 2015.

“The crash occurred at approximately 1pm. It appears that the two vehicles collided as one attempted to turn right from the highway into a driveway,” police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/crash-near-turangi-claims-life

Fatal Wellington motorbike crash claims two lives

Wellington photographer Dee McMahon, believed to be 56 at the time of his death, was riding his Harley-Davidson along State Highway 1, north of the Terrace Tunnel, when it hit a concrete barrier in the middle of the motorway, killing him and his passenger, Natalia Austin, aged 18,

The fatal crash occurred at about 12.45pm on Sunday, 26 June 20115.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/69803161/friends-baffled-by-fatal-wellington-motorbike-crash

Meanwhile…

Murder in Johnsonville, Wellington

One person was killed and four others also stabbed in Johnsonville, Wellington, police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-johnsonville-update-1

Panmure homicide arrest
Wednesday, 1 July 2015 – 3:39pm

“The body of a man found dead at an address in Jellicoe St, Panmure, this morning will be removed from the scene this evening and will undergo post-mortem examination tomorrow. A 35 year-old Balmoral man has been arrested,” police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/panmure-homicide-arrest

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