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Weekend deaths, injury and mayhem worse than reported

Posted by te2ataria on November 30, 2015

Motorcyclist killed in crash, tourists seriously injured

Craig Alan Chambers, 39, was killed when his bike and three vehicles collided near Oamaru.

Two foreign nationals in a rented car were involved in the crash, police said.

“The passenger of the rental car, believed to be the male driver’s partner, had to be cut from the Toyota and was flown to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries, but police have confirmed she survived the night,” according to a report.

Other fatal crashes included:

  • Traffic chaos after Auckland motorway crashes
    Sections of the Auckland Motorway network were closed after several crashes. A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the Auckland Harbour Bridge about 4.30pm. In another crash involving six vehicles, a man sustained serious injuries  near the Gt North Rd offramp.

NZ Tourism claims more Chinese victims

Six Chinese tourists, including a baby boy, were involved in a crash on their way to the West Coast. Three Chinese women were flown to hospital – one with serious injuries – after a tree
crushed their van near Arthur’s Pass on Sunday.

One woman, aged 32, sustained serious abdominal injuries and two other women, aged 33 and 36, had moderate injuries. The other three people involved in the crash, two men and a baby boy, had less serious injuries, including cuts to their faces, said a report.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/mid-canterbury-selwyn/74533866/three-flown-to-hospital-after-van-trapped-under-tree-near-arthurs-pass.html

Pregnant woman, two others  injured after car ploughs into group of people

Meanwhile, a pregnant woman sustained a broken leg and two others were also injured after being struck by a car in Hamilton. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11553372

One killed after bitumen tanker explodes in Waikato
A bitumen tanker exploded, covering a person in hot tar. The victim died from serious burns.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/74565304/man-dies-after-bitumen-tanker-explodes-in-waikato

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Will the Swiss ever beat kiwis!

Posted by te2ataria on November 29, 2015

Submitted by a reader in (withheld)

More people having sex with horses in Switzerland than ever before

Some 1,709 incidents of abuse against animals were reported in Switzerland in 2014, up from 1,542 from the previous year, according to reports.

Source: Daily Mirror. Image may be subject to copyright.

At least 105 cases of cruelty to horses were reported in Switzerland in 2014, about 10 percent of which involved zoophilia, according to Andreas Ruttimann, a legal expert with Tier im Recht animal welfare group.

There are an estimated 110,000 horses living on Switzerland’s 18,000 farms, and many of the abuse cases may go unreported, given that so many people in the country are involved with equestrian activities.

Gender breakdown of the sick abusers was not reported by the group.


Photo: AP. May be subject to copyright.

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Kiwi of the week: Jeremy Kewley

Posted by te2ataria on November 28, 2015

NZ actor Jeremy Kewley pleads guilty to child sex offences

Kewley, 55, pleaded guilty to more than 15 child sex offences including performing an indecent act with a child under 16, indecent assault and making and possessing child sex images, according to a report.


Jeremy Kewley, 55, has appeared on some of Australia’s most popular television programs including Neighbours, Cop Shop, Patrol Boat, The Sullivans and the legal drama Janus.

Melbourne Magistrate Gerard Lethbridge accorded him “royal treatment” by extending his bail and ordering details of the offences to be blacked out on the charge sheets released to media.

People close to Kewley say he was a victim of child sex abuse himself.

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Two cyclists killed in one day, two riders injured

Posted by te2ataria on November 28, 2015

UPDATE: Two more people killed in separate crashes, one seriously injured on Saturday

  • Traffic chaos after Auckland motorway crashes
    Sections of the Auckland Motorway network were closed after several crashes. A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the Auckland Harbour Bridge about 4.30pm. In another crash involving six vehicles, a man sustained serious injuries  near the Gt North Rd offramp.


Cyclist found dead in Hagley Park, Christchurch

A dead cyclist has been found in Hagley Park, Christchurch. The man was found in a creek in south Hagley Park at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

“The discovery came just hours before Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, which is held in Hagley Park on Saturday night,” according to a report.

Second cyclist killed in Nelson

A male cyclist was killed in a collision with a van in Nelson on Saturday morning.just before 9am near the intersection of Tahunanui Drive and Green St., according to media reports.

Biker sustains serious injuries

Bay of Plenty (of crashes). A 17-year-old girl was airlifted to Tauranga hospital in serious condition after sustaining heavy injuries in a bike crash near Matata in the Eastern Bay of Plenty (of crashes).

Man injured in quad bike fall

A 46-year-old man has been flown to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries after a quad bike fall, which happened about 1pm on Friday on farmland south of Cambridge.

Note to our overseas readers

Overseas readers will have noted that none of the above information was available through the police website, as of publishing.

An open note the Police Commissioner Mike Bush 

Commissioner,

Are the Apartheid NZ blog moderators required to sign a contract with the police, as was the case with the University of Canterbury sociologist, in order to gain access to basic police information such as road deaths and injuries, instead of having to extract that information from the commercial media?

Thanking you in advance for a prompt reply.

Apartheid NZ blog

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The latest in NZ deaths, injury and mayhem

Posted by te2ataria on November 27, 2015

Fatal crash unleashes swarm of bees

A 19-year-old man was killed when a truck he was travelling in collided with the back of logging truck, south of Kawerau, this morning. The second truck was carrying bee hives.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11552376
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39764

Deceased man may have been dead for days (weeks?)
A man found deceased at a Far North property may have been dead for days, police say.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/northland/74285760/deceased-man-may-have-been-dead-for-days

Serious motor vehicle crash Wallacetown, Invercargill
A female passenger was killed in one of two serious crashes in North Canterbury.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/74499290/one-dead-after-north-canterbury-crash.html

Missing Kiwi found dead in Ireland [Murder mystery?]
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11552329

Teen missing off Raglan’s Wainui Beach named
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/74472955/Teen-missing-off-Raglans-Wainui-Beach-name

Kiwi father fell to his death while working at a refinery in Western Australia
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/74470854/Tributes-for-Kiwi-dad-who-died-in-Perth

Man killed in South Auckland workplace accident (How many this year?)
A 54-year-old man was killed in a workplace accident at Davies Logistics, which runs a fleet of trucks, in Aintree Avenue in Mangere on Wednesday. Police confirmed the man was killed in an accident involving a truck.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/74418058/Man-dead-in-South-Auckland-workplace-accident

Serious crash Whangarei
Two people are trapped in vehicles after a head on collision State Highway 1, north of Whangarei. One is in a critical condition and the other is in a serious condition, police reported.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11550460

Fatal fire in Bream Bay Drive, Ruakaka
Noel Hendry was killed in a fire that engulfed his home.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11552109

Three crashes in North Island today (Tuesday 24 November 2015)
One person was killed and three others were seriously injured in three separate car crashes in the North Island today.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11550496

Man killed in state highway crash
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/road-accidents/news/article.cfm?c_id=663&objectid=11549351

Two injured in west Auckland head-on crash
Two people have been injured in a crash, involving four vehicles near Kumeu.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/road-accidents/news/article.cfm?c_id=663&objectid=11548588

Body found on Christchurch beach identified
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11551191

Nine-year-old girl in hospital after hit and run in Christchurch
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/74411728/nineyearold-girl-in-hospital-after-hit-and-run-in-christchurch.html

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University of Canterbury sociologist blacklisted by NZ police!

Posted by te2ataria on November 26, 2015

If you thought we were kidding about government censorship, think again!

Kafkaesque nightmare: Academics have to sign police contracts to gain access to basic information that should be available to any person who asks for it under the Official Information Act.
http://www.jarrodgilbert.com/blog/the-police-research-contract
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11550680

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Thousands reported being assaulted by strangers in NZ each year

Posted by te2ataria on November 26, 2015

Wellington assault victim had three plates inserted in his face

At least 141 people reported being assaulted by strangers in Wellington in the year to August 2015. In comparison 87 were assaulted in the Hutt Valley, 27 in the Wairarapa, and 45 in the Kapiti-Mana area, said a report. The national total was not reported, but based on the above the number would be about 2,500 people this year.

This follows the [racially-motivated] attack on Tony Winitana, a 19-year-old Wellington design student, which left him severely injured.

Winitana was attacked by a group of strangers earlier this month. “[He] needed surgery on his broken jaw and has had three plates inserted in his face as a result of the beating by two of the group, which has left him unable to eat solid food, and forced him to take a week off work,” according to a report.


“We just walked into the wrong group,” Winitana says. “I guess I said a couple of things that might have ticked them off, but I was told by the police that didn’t give them any reason to assault me.” Photo Credit: ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ

Police told French victim they would not investigate without a Kiwi contact number

Just days after hitting Kiwi soil, Frenchman Anthony Cressend was attacked by strangers at a Northland campsite – left battered and bleeding on the ground with a thrice-broken jaw and kicked-in teeth.  Police told him they would not investigate without a Kiwi contact number.

Anthony Cressend (front), Thony Collomb and Emily Holloway are trying to stay positive but are shocked by the attack. Photo / Greg Bowker

Irish visitors [also] fair game

Police say they are investigating a [serious] assault in which four Irishmen were attacked and injured on a city street in Invercargill, in December 2010.

Robbie O’Brien
Robbie O’Brien, 31, was attacked by a group of muggers in Westport, New Zealand in a separate incident. He suffered cuts to his face and needed hospital treatment.

Six English and Dutch Tourists Injured in Knife Attack

Eight English and Dutch tourists, including two women, while walking through a shopping mall in the center of Christchurch on Saturday, were attacked by five knife-wielding New Zealanders in their late teens to early 20s. Six of the tourists were stabbed and required hospital treatment, one with critical injuries.

English Tourist Raped in New Zealand: Good Morning Miss. Will You Pay Cash or by Credit Card?

A 27-year-old English tourist was seriously sexually assaulted [syn: RAPED] while walking at a beauty spot (!) near Bay of Islands. The victim was dragged from the track and raped by a white male in his mid to late 30s.

The latest rape incident occurred in the same place where a honeymooning Dutch couple were viciously attacked over a year ago. The Dutch couple were tied up; the bride was raped by the attackers, while her husband was made to wstch, and the couple were later forced to withdraw money from an ATM to pay the rapists.

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How “New Zealand would drive Mother Teresa over a cliff”

Posted by te2ataria on November 25, 2015

Some of the best comments posted on Apartheid NZ

Comment by morecynicalthanever posted on July 1, 2010

Let us be fair. New Zealand would drive Mother Teresa over a cliff. They’d sell her some land for a hospice for the dying, make it impossible for her to run it with too much red tape, taxation, miscellaneous acts of larceny and passive-aggression, repossess the property with her equity in it, make it available at a reasonable price to a friend of the agent, then deny her permanent residency because she was too old and boot her back out to Calcutta, minus her habit and any spare coins she may have had jingling in the pockets thereof.

And it’s not even their land. Ha!

Background Story:

New Zealand Drove Scotsman to Insanity

Posted on July 14, 2009

How Life in Blackball, New Zealand, Drove Scotsman to Insanity

Meet Peter Lamont, the Butcher of Blackball.

Peter Lamont
Peter Lamont, driven to insanity, butchered his wife. Photo: Greymouth Star. Image may be subject to copyright.

Peter was an ordinary Scotsman, that’s until he arrived in the poxy, coalmining town of Blackball, New Zealand—population: 370 – 1.

That’s right. 370 – 1 tormented ‘ghosts.’ The missing one is Peter’s 49-year-old wife Lindsay Jane Lamont. Peter mutilated her body with a butcher’s efficiency!

jj said

December 1, 2009 . I imagine he had problems socially integrating in a remote rural town like that. He may have taken out one of those famous 15-ton mortgages for a freezing coal miner’s shack, and did not have the financial problems of the previous owner for that reason. Kiwis have a different work ethic. It would be easy to understand how the Scots people did not settle. Very sad. So many migrants are lured down here by irresponsible public relations campaigns. The casualties will no doubt continue until they front up about what Godzone is really like. Kiwis are gormless about how good life is outside of this island.

Sympathy.

earlybird said

December 5, 2010 . The vibe of New Zealand is eerie. It seems dead when you first try to tune into it. That is just the surface though. So many repressed and wound-up angry stressed people not expressing anything or putting anything out into the air, and if you can’t zip your lip, toughen up and stop yourself from bursting you will go over the edge. I was not surprised to have a few medical personnel tell me a lot of migrants who could not leave ended up taking anti-depressants to cope. It takes all your effort to fit in, if you have not been brought up to it. I have found they all march to some kind of common script I could never follow or learn in which there is only one thing to say in any given situation, and if you don’t say “exactly that”, you are immediately identified as a dangerous outsider because they don’t understand how to relate to you. It is too much effort. I’d have to shove every bit of personality I have down into my shoes, and I still couldn’t do it. I would rather be alone! And I live in a place where there is a wee bit more diversity than usual, too. New Zealand is…Rhoda Penmark!

Life Sentence – to serve 14-and-a-half years
Peter Lamont will spend a minimum of 14-and-a-half years behind bars after being imprisoned for life in 2010 for murdering his wife Lindsay in their Ikamatua home a year earlier.

Lamont was drunk when he killed his wife, and later tried to commit suicide by sleeping with the car running in his garage after realising what he had done when he returned to the house and discovered the body the next morning.

“He drove 50km to Greymouth to buy a burger from McDonald’s, then bought some clothesline, which he used in an attempt to hang himself, but the rope stretched.” http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10694738

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Toll from terrorism v. deaths from tourism

Posted by te2ataria on November 23, 2015

The following statistics were sent by a reader:

Tourists more likely to be killed by terrorists in France, or while visiting New Zealand?

The following statistics cover the period between January 2000 and November 13, 2015.

Terrorist Attacks in France

Some 17 acts of terrorism have occurred in Paris between the year 2000 and November 13, 2015 including shooting, bombing, stabbing, vehicle ramming and suicide bombing, claiming the lives of 163 people (terrorist casualties not included), and leaving 440 others injured.

  • According to the best data available, 42 of the victims were foreign nationals, or French citizens with dual nationalities.

No. of Foreigners Visiting France v. New Zealand

Based on figures released by the World Bank, and other sources, about 1.25 billion [1,254 million] foreigners visited France during that period.

During the same period, about 40.8 million [40,795,000] foreigners visited New Zealand, according to the World Bank and Statistics NZ (see links below).

Killed in New Zealand

Figures published by newzeelend.wordpress.com (this blog) show that: “More than 3,400 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers and recent emigrants have lost their lives and about 18,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.”

[Alternately, other credible statistics may be submitted to the blog for consideration, or plugged into the following equations.]

  • Probability of a foreigner being killed while visiting New Zealand: 3,400/40,795,000 (8.33e-5) or about 1 in 10,000
  • Probability of a foreigner being killed in France from acts of terrorism: 42/1.25 billion or about 1 in 30 million (3.35e-8)

Killed in New Zealand from Tourism/Killed in France from Terrorism = (8.334e-5)/ (3.35e-8) = 2,488.4

Conclusion:

Foreign visitors are about 2,500 times more likely to be killed violently while visiting New Zealand (air and road crashes, adventure tourism…), than being killed in France by the terrorists.

Links to data sources used for this post:

No. of terrorist attacks in France:

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Victims of Fox Glacier helicopter crash identified

Posted by te2ataria on November 22, 2015

More than 3,400 overseas visitors, international students,  foreign workers and recent emigrants have lost their lives and about 18,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.

Had they known the risks…

The names of those people believed to have been on the helicopter when it crashed on Fox Glacier have now been released by the police.

Police have not revealed the duration of the victims stay in New Zealand prior to the fatal crash. An English tourist who had survived an Australian holiday, was “road-murdered” in a two-car collision within 10 hours of arriving in New Zealand, about two weeks ago.

The latest victims of Fox Glacier crash are:

  • Mitchell Paul GAMEREN, 28 [originally from Holland?] Queenstown (Pilot)
  • Andrew VIRCO, 50, Cambridge, UK
  • Katharine WALKER, 51, Cambridge
  • Nigel Edwin CHARLTON, 66, Hampshire, UK
  • Cynthia CHARLTON, 70, Hampshire
  • Sovannmony LEANG, 27, New South Wales, Australia
  • Josephine GIBSON, 29, New South Wales

Katharine Walker was reportedly the head of Radiotherapy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England.


RIP. Katharine Walker, 51, from Cambridge, England, was one of the seven people  killed in the Fox Glacier crash. Would she have chosen to travel to New Zealand, let alone fly a helicopter, had she known the risks?

A 2004 study of accidents between 1990 and 2002 found that New Zealand had five times the rate of small aircraft crashes than the US, and four times that of the UK. [NZ Govt Stats]

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Why do the governments in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, India… pretend to protect their nationals against the threat of terrorism, but stay mum about the dangers of tourism in New Zealand?

 

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Long legacy of air disasters in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on November 21, 2015

7 killed in the latest episode of NZ air disasters

A 2004 study of accidents between 1990 and 2002 found that New Zealand had five times the rate of small aircraft crashes than the US, and four times that of the UK. [NZ Govt Stats]

In the latest disaster that occurred in Fox Glacier on Saturday seven people were killed including six tourists, four British and two Australians, and the [Dutch?] pilot named as Mitch [van] Gameren, 28.

A partial list of ‘significant’ New Zealand air disasters or crashes which killed five people or more:

  • May 1938 – Two crew members of a Union Airways Electra that crashed at Māngere, Auckland, were the first people to die on a scheduled air service in New Zealand.
  • May 1942 –  Five people were killed when their aircraft hit Mt Richmond near Nelson. [New Zealand pilots are mountain blind?]
  • June 1942 – Eleven Americans were killed when their aircraft crashed on take off at Whenuapai in Auckland.
  • Sept, 1942 – Hudson bomber crashes near Tasman Bay, six people were killed.
  • 1942 – Liberator bomber crashes near Whenuapai, killing 14.
  • August 1944 – Two Hudson bombers disappear, killing 15.
  • August 1948 – An NAC DC3 freighter hit a ridge overlooking Tory Channel killing two crew.
  • October 1948 – Thirteen people were killd when an NAC Electra flew into Mt Ruapehu.
  • March 1949 – Lodestar flying from Auckland crashed on landing approach at Paraparaumu, killing all 15 onboard.
  • Mar 18, 1949 – NAC Lodestar crashes on approach to Paraparaumu, 15 killed.
  • Nov 21, 1961 – Aero Commander crashes into Mt Ruapehu, six killed.
  • Feb 12, 1962 – Dragonfly crashes in Fiordland, five people were killed.
  • Jul 3, 1963 – NAC DC3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges, killing 25.
  • Mar 19, 1979 – Cessna crashes near Turangi, six were killed.
  • November 1979, an Air New Zealand DC10 crashed on Mt Erebus in Antarctic, killing all 257 passengers and crew.
  • Dec 9, 1982 – Helicopter crashes at Turoa skifield, Mt Ruapehu, killing five.
  • Jan 2, 1986 – Cessna crashes on takeoff near Picton, killing seven.
  • Oct 4, 1986 – Cessna hits powerlines and crashes into sea in Tory Channel, killing eight.
  • May 12, 1988 – Piper crashes into hills near Wanganui, killing nine.
  • Feb 14, 1989 – Helicopter hits power lines over Shotover River and crashes, five were killed.
  • Aug 8, 1989 – Britten-Normander Islander crashes between Milford Sound and Wanaka, killing 10.
  • Dec 39, 1989 – Two Cessnas collide over Milford Sound, one crashes, killing seven.
  • Oct 25, 1993 – Nomad 23 crashes near Franz Josef Glacier, killing nine.
  • Oct 29, 1994 – Helicopter crashes near Fox Glacier, killing seven.
  • Mar 29, 1995 – Beechcraft crashes near Hamilton, six were killed.
  • June 1995 – Ansett New Zealand Dash 8 crashes near Palmerston North, four killed.
  • January 3, 1997 – Cessna crashes near Queenstown, six killed.
  • January 29, 1996 Cessna Caravan crashes near Picton, killing five.
  • Aug 19, 1998 – Cessna 402 crashes in Foveaux Strait, five killed.
  • Apr 12, 1999 – Helicopter crashes at Lake Poteriteri, five killed.
  • Apr 18, 1999 – Cessna floatplane crashes in Fiordland, five killed.
  • Mar 8, 2000 – Helicopter crashes at Manapouri, killing six .
  • Jan 19, 2001 – Cessna 207 crashes in Fiordland, killing eight.
  • Jun 6, 2003 – Piper Chieftain crashes near Christchurch Airport, eight were killed.
  • November 2008 – Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean sea killing everyone onboard.
  • September 4, 2010 – Fletcher FU24-95 crashes near Fox Glacier air strip, nine dead.

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‘Four Britons and two Australians’ among 7 killed in NZ chopper crash

Posted by te2ataria on November 21, 2015

More than  3,400 overseas visitors, international students,  foreign workers, recent emigrants… have lost their lives and 18,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since 2000.

A 2004 study of accidents between 1990 and 2002 found that New Zealand had five times the rate of small aircraft crashes than the US, and four times that of the UK. [NZ Govt Stats]

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Fox Glacier victims nationalities revealed

Saturday, 21 November 2015 – 8:56pm

Tasman Police said:

“It is believed two [of the helicopter crash victims] were Australians and four were from the United Kingdom. Formal identification of those people will take some time”. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fox-glacier-victims-nationalities

“The helicopter that crashed is believed to be a Eurocopter “Squirrel” operated by local firm Alpine Adventures,” according to a report.

The police have not said how long the tourists had stayed alive in New Zealand before the fatal crash. An English tourist who had survived an Australian holiday, was “road-murdered” in a two-car collision within 1o hours of arriving in New Zealand, about two weeks  ago.

Other details of the crash:

  • The helicopter crashed in a crevasse 2500ft (762m) up the valley and debris was scattered hundreds of metres around the crash site, said Inspector John Canning, adding that the recovery would be very difficult in the dangerous terrain..
  • The company involved is reportedly “Alpine Adventures”.
  • The chopper took off despite bad weather. “Weather conditions were poor at Fox Glacier at the time of the crash.”
  • St John was alerted to the crash at 11.05am on Saturday.

Helicopter Crashes in New Zealand

An inordinate number of air crashes involving helicopters and planes of all sizes occur in NZ each year. Helicopters flown by NZ pilots, both civilian and military, are also known to have crashed in other countries.  (Search blog content for some of the details).

Nine people were killed when a plane carrying skydivers to Fox Glacier crashed shortly after takeoff in September 2010.

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7 killed in Fox Glacier helicopter crash: Police

Posted by te2ataria on November 21, 2015

Helicopter crash kills seven in Fox Glacier

“Weather conditions were poor at Fox Glacier at the time of the crash,” according to a report.

Tasman Police have issued the following statement:

Saturday, 21 November 2015 – 3:57pm

The wreck of a helicopter has been located in a crevasse on Fox Glacier although rescuers have been unable to reach the helicopter due to the difficult terrain.

Police can confirm that a pilot and 6 passengers [most probably overseas visitors] were on board the helicopter and believe no one has survived the crash.

Meanwhile Police are also working to locate the next of kin of those believed to have been on today’s helicopter flight.


Photo: NZ Police/Stuff NZ. The wreckage of the doomed helicopter, which crashed, killing all seven people on board, is seen in a crevasse on Fox Glacier.

Other details of the crash:

  • The helicopter crashed in a crevasse 2500ft (762m) up the valley and debris was scattered hundreds of metres around the crash site, said Inspector John Canning, adding that the recovery would be very difficult in the dangerous terrain..
  • The company involved is reportedly “Alpine Adventures”.
  • “Weather conditions were poor at Fox Glacier at the time of the crash.”
  • St John was alerted to the crash at 11.05am on Saturday.

Helicopter Crashes in New Zealand

An inordinate number of helicopter crashes occur in NZ each year. Helicopters flown both by NZ civilian and military pilots are also known to have crashed in other countries.  (Search blog content for some of details).

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Spanish Judge issues arrest warrants for Israeli PM, six others

Posted by te2ataria on November 19, 2015

Sent by a reader in the world’s smelliest city [aka, the rotten eggs city, Sulphur City, and Rotorua]

“Unfortunately, Spanish Judges have balls!”

Spanish Judge Jose de la Mata has issued an arrest warrant for the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over the deadly attack by IDF on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in 2010 that killed ten people,  according to a report.

Spanish judges have balls
Crimes against humanity: Mr Netanyahu and six former officials would be arrested if they set foot on Spanish soil.

The Freedom Flotilla aid ship Mavi Marmara, which was trying to bring supplies to Gaza during an an Israeli-imposed blockade, was attacked by Israeli Defense forces (IDF).

Nine activists were  killed  during the raid that occurred  in international waters, about 150km from Gaza, and one more died of wounds a week or so later.

Nine of the Turkish victims were killed with 30 bullets including five who were shot in the head at close-range, autopsies revealed.

Arrest warrants have also been issued for six other Israelis including ex-defense minister Ehud Barak, ex-foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman,  ex-deputy prime ministers Moshe Ya’alon and Eli Yishai, former state minister Benny Begin, and Israeli Navy commander (2007-2011) Aluf (Vice Admiral) Eliezer “Eli” Marom.

 

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Beavis and Butt-head do golf?

Posted by te2ataria on November 19, 2015

Title, idea and caption sent by a reader in the Sewage City, aka, Well-ington

Beavis and Butt-head: Bunghole in One!

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