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French tourist killed, his partner seriously injured, within 4 hours of arriving in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on December 31, 2015

kiwis are complicit in the deaths of thousands of foreigners

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.

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French victims survive Australia, only to lose at ‘NZ Roulette’

Remi Morilleau, 27, was killed in a three-car crash in Northland on Christmas Day just hours after arriving in New Zealand.

The victim, a native of Nantes, had arrived in Auckland from Melbourne with his partner on Christmas Day.

“The tourist’s partner and the driver of another car suffered serious injuries and two children were treated for minor injuries after the crash on State Highway 1 near Whangarei about 6.45pm on Christmas Day,” according to a report.

They lasted about 4 hours from arrival, travelling just 160km in New Zealand.
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RIP. Frenchman Remi Morilleau, 27, of Nantes, who was killed on his first day of a holiday in New Zealand, was reportedly the son of the Bernard Morilleau, the mayor of Sainte-Pazanne, a small town southwest of Nantes. He was with his partner, driving a rental car between Oakleigh and Puwera on SH1 when his life was cut short. They had survived a holiday in Australia, only to lose at NZ Roulette.

The victim’s partner was seriously injured, but her injuries were probably not The victim’s partner was seriously injured, but her injuries were probably not life-threatening, police said.

The crash occurred just north of where an Englishman was killed in a head-on collision near the intersection of Totara Rd and SH1 at Oakleigh on November 4, within 10 hours of arriving in NZ.

Based on the information received from our friends throughout the country and the blog’s statistical model, the moderators believe at least 1,280 crashes have occurred on NZ roads, resulting in about 40 fatalities and at least 650 injuries, since the official holiday road monitoring period began at 4pm on 24 December. 

[The perfidious police say only six people have been killed on the roads since Christmas Eve!!! According to their latest figures, only 321 people have died on the roads so far this year. In reality, the road toll is not much different from the 1980s when about 800 were killed each year. They have been doctoring the figures since to show much lower fatalities.]

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Even more carnage and mayhem on NZ roads

Otira bus crash 2pm update – Thursday, 31 December 2015 – 2:03pm – Tasman

Police can confirm that all [36 people] involved in today’s crash between a bus and a car on SH73 at Otira Gorge are tourists. Three were travelling in the car and the remainder on the bus.

Five people have been flown to Christchurch in [very] serious conditions and three have been taken by road to Greymouth Hospital. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/otira-bus-crash-2pm-update

All 36 people involved in a mass-injury collision between a bus and a car near Arthur’s Pass in the South Island are tourists except the Kiwi driver of the bus. A total of 16 people suffered injuries, St John’s ambulance said. Two men on motorcycles had smashed the bus’s window and were lifting people free. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/75552844/At-least-12-people-injured-after-bus-rolls-down-bank-at-Otira-Gorge-Arthurs-Pass

It’s believed that the tourists in the car were Europeans, and those on the bus were Asians.

Jakeb Riley named as man killed in rural Canterbury crash
Jakeb Oscar Aspin Riley, 20, birth place undisclosed, has been named as the victim of a head-on car crash on Mitchells Rd, between Christchurch and Ashburton, in rural Canterbury on Tuesday. Riley’s car collided head-on with a truck. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75555531/Jakeb-Riley-named-as-man-killed-in-rural-Canterbury-crash

Second car crash near Queenstown after car fails to stop in time at site of earlier smash
t least four cars were severely damaged in two separate but linked crashes and “multiple injuries” were reported. One of the vehicles involved appeared to have foreign backpackers on board.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75507849/second-car-crash-near-queenstown-after-car-fails-to-stop-in-time-at-site-of-earlier-smash.html

Tourist gets away with “murder” thanks to judge Brian Callaghan
Chinese tourist pays $800 reparation to Chinese woman who was placed in an induced coma after collision. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/mid-canterbury-selwyn/75453048/four-injured-when-driver-fell-asleep

Crash on the Northern Motorway
Five people have been injured in a crash in Northland tonight. Three people with serious injuries and another with moderate injuries have been transported to Whangarei Hospital by the Northland Electricity Rescue Helicopters. The crash happened in on Sandhills Rd in Ahipara at 9pm. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11568060

Earlier in the evening a car flipped on the Northern Motorway. The driver of the car suffered serious injuries after he was thrown from a window of the car onto the road.

In Apiti, a 28-year-old Feilding man suffered multiple serious injuries in a car accident.

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Four of the foreigners killed in New Zealand named

Posted by te2ataria on December 30, 2015

Latest toll: An Aussie, two Chinese and a Nepalese killed in NZ

Xia LIU, a 38-year-old woman, and Ji Shun LI, a 33-year-old man, were killed by drowning at Ruapuke Beach on Christmas Day.

“Both parties were Chinese nationals who had been residing in Hamilton on work visas working on a large scale engineering project, police said.

A 30-year-old man was airlifted to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-king-country-christmas-day-double-drowning

Another murder mystery?

The body recovered from the surf at Mt Maunganui on Monday (28 December 2015) has been identified as that of a young Nepalese student Pawan Kumar Khadka, police said.

Coroner has not released the cause of death of the 22-year-old  who was born in Kathmandu. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11567461


RIP. Nepalese student Pawan Kumar Khadka, 22, from Nepal, survived the earthquake, only to be killed in the Deathland.

Australian killed while gardening
An Australian man was killed “during a routine gardening job on the West Coast”, just three weeks after arriving in the country.

The man who lived in Brisbane, was trimming a macrocarpa tree on a property he owned on Woodstock-Rimu Rd, near Hokitika, when he fell to his death on Sunday.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/west-coast/75491021/Australian-man-killed-during-gardening-job-on-the-West-Coast

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kiwis are complicit in the deaths of thousands of foreigners

Posted by te2ataria on December 29, 2015

Staying silent amid the carnage and mayhem? You are guilty of mass murder, or at least manslaughter

Under the New Zealand law, there are two main categories of culpable homicide (the illegal killing of one person by another) – murder and manslaughter. Murder is when one person kills another deliberately or while acting recklessly, knowing that death is likely. Manslaughter generally refers to accidental homicide arising from an unlawful act or failure to act, where death could not reasonably be expected.

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.

The above statistics have been available for several years. We have posted regularly on this website the numbers of fatalities and serious injures sustained by foreigners in this country. [We would consider publishing results of other valid research on the deaths.]

The average NZer, who profits from millions of overseas visitors spending their money in this country, should know by know where they legally stand.

The question now is weather New Zealanders should be held culpable for murder, or manslaughter of so many foreigners.

Are the silent New Zealanders guilty of mass murder because they are acting recklessly, knowing that deaths are likely when they lure the unsuspecting foreigners to this country?

Or are they culpable of accidental homicide, where death could not reasonably be expected?

Further reading:

  • Homicide: The killing of one human being by another human being.
  • Manslaughter: The unjustifiable, inexcusable, and intentional killing of a human being…
  • Involuntary Manslaughter: The act of unlawfully killing another human being unintentionally.
  • Negligent homicide is a criminal charge brought against people who, through criminal negligence, allow others to die.

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Five foreigners killed by drowning in New Zealand since Friday

Posted by te2ataria on December 28, 2015

At least five foreigners killed by drowning in New Zealand in three days

A Samoan toddler, 3, a Chinese couple, a female Briton and at least one other foreigner, 22, have been killed by drowning (on the water) in NZ since Friday.

3-year-old Samoan boy killed by drowning in NZ

A Samoan family who moved to New Zealand last month in search of a “better life” are instead mourning the loss of a son, aged 3.

“Jimmy Atilua Laulu, 3, drowned in a lagoon at Ocean Beach near Hastings while on a family outing on Christmas Day.”

His body was found by his uncle about an hour after he was last seen.

RIP. Jimmy Atilua Laulu, 3, drowned in a lagoon at Ocean Beach near Hastings on Christmas Day. His family recently moved to NZ, in search of a “better life (!)” Photo: Supplied/ via nzherald.

He is one of at least eight people killed by drowning (on the water) since Friday including a female Briton, two Chinese visitors and another foreigner, aged 22, whose ID has not been released.

Meanwhile, the body of a 17-year-old swimmer, Jordon James Marshall, 17, who went missing on Christmas Day at Castlecliff Beach in Whanganui has been pulled out from the water. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75480018/Body-of-missing-17-year-old-Whanganui-swimmer-found-at-Castlecliff-Beach

A 12 year old boy was killed on Blue Lake, St Bathans yesterday (27 December 2015). The boy was being towed on a biscuit behind a boat when he was struck by another boat. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/central-otago-boating-incident

A 50-year-old man died in the sea at Tolaga Bay, north of Gisborne today (Monday) and a 40-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Tauranga Hospital about 5pm Monday after an incident in the water at Maketu. He was in a serious condition. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11566857

Foreigner’s body found washed up on Mount Maunganui beach

The body of a 22-year-old male from overseas has been found floating in surf at Mount Maunganui beach, reports quoted police as saying. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/75480632/mans-body-found-washed-up-on-mount-maunganui-beach

The foreign national’s body was discovered by a person walking along the beach about 6.30am. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/75480632/mans-body-found-washed-up-on-mount-maunganui-beach

[Like god, NZ police don’t reveal information directly to the mortals; you have to go through the Church for any revelation, in this case the MSM. How’s that for “divine” de-mock-racy?]

“They didn’t see him but have located some clothing on the beach that more than likely belonged to him,” police said.

“We have identified him, we know who he is, we know where he’s from, but until such time as his next of kin have been notified we won’t be releasing that to any parties.”

[They always say that, but often the victim’s ID remains a state secret.]

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Police operation “secret road deaths” continues…

Posted by te2ataria on December 27, 2015

NZ NEWS BLACKOUT: DAY 11

373 crashes and only four fatalities????   @*%&$$&(^&#!$

Police operation “secret road deaths” continues as planned, with the reported holiday road toll kept down at 4.

The fourth reported road-murder occurred after a cyclist was killed in a crash in Ranui, West Auckland, on Christmas Day. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11566553

Police have so far allowed two other reports of road fatalities, with three killed, so far this season:

“This year’s toll is currently on par with last year [operation “secret road deaths”] and police say they are ‘cautiously optimistic’ there’ll be fewer deaths [NO SHIT] this festive season,” according to the report (!)

  • Police have failed to come clean and admit they also doctored the road toll last year, the year before…

Other Fatalities

Two Chinese were among  the six  killed by drowning/ water deaths  last week

At least 98 people have drowned in New Zealand, so far this year. The toll was 87, same time last year, according to… a report.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75471096/warning-signs-after-chinese-pair-die-in-raglan-waters

A 12 year old boy was killed on Blue Lake, St Bathans yesterday (27 December 2015).  The boy was being towed on a biscuit behind a boat when he was struck by another boat.   http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/central-otago-boating-incident

A 17 year-old male is feared drowned after being swept out to sea from Castlecliff Beach at approximately 3.55pm  on X-mas day. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75462367/possible-drowning-at-castle-cliff-beach-near-whanganui

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Police operation “secret road deaths”

Posted by te2ataria on December 25, 2015

NZ NEWS BLACKOUT: DAY 9

Police operation “secret road deaths” – 200 roads crashes and only one fatality?

The official holiday road monitoring (operation “secret road deaths”) period started on Christmas Eve at 4pm and by 7.30pm on Christmas day, the number of reported crashes had reached 196, but only news of one fatality was allowed to filter out. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75456369/Road-chaos-sees-nearly-200-crashes-one-fatal-since-Christmas-Eve

Latest reported fatalities on the beach front: at least 4 killed by drowning

Two people dead and a third in hospital after Raglan beach incident
Two people have drowned and one is in a serious condition following a tragic afternoon at Ruapuke Beach, near Raglan on Christmas Day.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75462086/Two-people-dead-and-a-third-in-hospital-after-Raglan-beach-incident

Possible drowning at Castle Cliff Beach near Whanganui
A young man is feared drowned after being swept out to sea from Castle Cliff Beach this afternoon. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75462367/possible-drowning-at-castle-cliff-beach-near-whanganui.html

Christmas a deadly day in the water
A 3-year-old boy died in a lagoon at Ocean Beach near Hastings. The child was at the beach with extended family and friends and died at the scene after being found by family in the estuary.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11566134

Other road deaths, serious injuries
Canterbury Police are able to name the victim of the fatal single-vehicle crash on the Ashburton Gorge Road near Mount Somers that occurred at approximately 10.45pm on 23 December 2015.  He was 36 year old James McLellan, known as Joe. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-fatal-crash-near-mt-somers-named

Two people killed by two trains in one day
Brent Richard Lowe, 25 was killed on Thursday when he was hit by a train at 3.43am near Bunnythorpe, a village on the outskirts of Palmerston North, with another train driver reporting a man on the tracks around 6am after passing through the site.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/75430449/Train-tracks-fatality-a-respected-Manawatu-stockcar-driver

Second train fatality on Christmas Eve
A 35-year-old man died after being hit by the southbound freight train on the Kapiti line, between Mana and Paremata north of Wellington at about 11.40am on Thursday.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/75442364/second-train-fatality-on-christmas-eve

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Melbourne woman, two divers killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on December 24, 2015

Female Australian visitor killed in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

The Australian woman who was killed in a fall at Aoraki Mt Cook National Park yesterday (23 December 2015) has been named as 28 year old Nicola Anne Andrews from Melbourne. 

The victim fell about 300m onto the Eugenie Glacier. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-climbing-accident-named


RIP. Nicola Anne Andrews, 28, an Australian engineering student, was killed after falling 300 metres onto a glacier while climbing in New Zealand’s Mt Cook National Park. Two years ago she  climbed to Everest Base Camp.

Last week, two divers, possibly overseas visitors, were killed near Wellington.

DIVER FOUND DECEASED ON SEA FLOOR – RED ROCKS WELLINGTON

A 45 year male scuba diver has been found by another diver on the sea floor near Red Rocks Wellington at approximately 2.50pm this afternoon. The name of the diver is not available at this stage, police said. vhttp://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/diver-found-deceased-sea-floor-%E2%80%93-red-rocks-wellington

Diver dead after being found off Wellington’s south coast  A diver has been pronounced dead after being found off the south coast of Wellington on Sunday (20 December 2015).   http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75307862/diver-dead-after-being-found-off-wellingtons-south-coast

Diver found dead off Wellington coast  A scuba diver has died off Wellington’s south coast.
The 45-year-old man was found by another diver on the sea floor near Red Rocks in Wellington at about 2.50pm on Saturday (12 December 2015). The diver’s name has not been released.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75040373/Diver-found-dead-off-Wellington-coast

Other Recent Diving Deaths


RIP. The body of the 37-year-old Bua-Ngoen Thongsi was recovered by the police dive squad about 100 metres from her last known position on 10 February 2015. The Thai woman never resurfaced while diving for crayfish.

  • Body recovered from Rotorua lake  The body of 24-year-old William Van Der Voort,  has been retrieved from Lake Rotorua by the Police National Dive Squad this afternoon (Thursday, 27 November 2014). Divers located him in approximately 3m of water, about 500m from shore.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-recovered-rotorua-lake
  • Dead diver’s name remains a mystery. Waikato Police working to identify deceased female Coromandel diver. “Work is currently underway to identify the woman and locate her family and we will not be able to release the woman’s name until her family have been notified. Police would like to extend our sympathies to the woman’s family for their loss,” said police on 4 November 2014. Her identity remains a mystery after 13 months!  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/waikato-police-working-identify-deceased-coromandel-diver

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NEWS BLACKOUT in New Zealand: DAY 6

Posted by te2ataria on December 23, 2015

‘DEMOCRACY’ IN ACTION!

NEWS BLACKOUT ALERT: CODE RED

It’s believed the current ban on reporting road-murders and other serious crimes came into effect at midday Friday, 18 December 2015.

The News Blackout followed the carmageddon on Friday:

The last time NZ government imposed a News Blackout,

Over the past six days, only three fatal crashes have been reported. This figure is FAR below the statistical average for this time of the year. [10pm Wednesday, 23 December 2015]

  • Fatal crash in Te Awamutu, Waikato (22 December 2015)    The driver and sole occupant of a Mazda, 22-year-old Te Awamutu man Chaz Mourea MORGAN, was killed at the scene of the crash while the female driver of the other car, a Ford Falcon XR6 sedan, was flown to Waikato Hospital where she is in a critical condition. A 10-year-old passenger travelling in the Ford suffered minor injuries while an eight-year-old passenger remains in hospital with moderate to serious injuries, police said.   http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-released-te-awamutu-fatal-13th-death-involving-breach-graduated-license

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Three New Zealanders convicted in paedophile ring

Posted by te2ataria on December 22, 2015

New Zealand shamed again for child sex

Three kiwi paedophiles have been arrested and convicted following an international operation to identify individuals involved in the distribution of child abuse material on the internet, police said.

The operation was launched in July 2014 and was led by the FBI-led Violent Crimes Against Children International Taskforce (VCACITF).

The three kiwis faced charges of Distributing and Possessing Objectionable Publications.

“The trade in child abuse images is a serious criminal offence that victimises and revictimises our most vulnerable members of society,” said a policeman.

“The three New Zealanders arrested were among 48 individuals identified and arrested worldwide as part of this operation.  So far, 31 children have been rescued from abusive situations.  Four children in New Zealand have been safeguarded from potential abuse.”

“Investigations are ongoing and in addition to those already identified and arrested, more than 100 investigative leads have so far been disseminated to countries involved.”

VCACITF was established in 2004 and now includes 67 investigators from 44 countries who work closely together to coordinate complex multinational investigations.

 

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NEWS BLACKOUT: DAY 4

Posted by te2ataria on December 21, 2015

‘DEMOCRACY’ IN ACTION!

NEWS BLACKOUT ALERT: CODE RED

It’s believed the latest ban on reporting road-murders and other serious crimes came into effect at midday Friday, 18 December 2015.

The News Blackout followed the carmageddon on Friday:

Another carmageddon on NZ roads is followed by news blackout

The last time NZ government imposed a News Blackout,

7 people were killed in Fox Glacier helicopter crash.

 

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Another carmageddon on NZ roads is followed by news blackout

Posted by te2ataria on December 19, 2015

Dozens of crashes leave 3 to 8 people dead more than a dozen injured

As of midday Friday, at least three people had been road-murdered, and 10 others injured, some of them critically, in 23 smashes after crash spree carnage, according to a report. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75253551/two-dead-10-injured-in-23-smashes-after-crash-spree-carnage

Waikato police spoke of a morning of carnage on the roads with at least 17 crashes in the region  between 4am and 1pm Friday.

“The three fatal crashes pushed the country’s road toll for 2015 up to 310 – 31 higher than for the same time last year.” [The figures for both years have most probably been doctored. Moderator M.]


The scene of the accident in Koromatua Road near Hamilton. Photo / Belinda Feek

Then came the news blackout!

The news blackout has so far lasted for more than 28 hours, as of writing. There have been no additional reporting of crashes, road deaths or injuries during the blackout.

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Helen Clark is at it again!

Posted by te2ataria on December 18, 2015

Submitted by a reader

New Zealand ranks as the world’s 9th best country in UN-doctored-report

New Zealand’s ranking as the nicest country in the world to live has slipped [probably to dampen suspicions of institutional corruption within the U.N. ] to ninth position, equal with Canada and behind the United States.  However, the sheepland still remains in the top 10, by hook or by Helen Clark.

The annual Human Development Index (HDI), released by the Helen Clark-led UN Development Programme this week, ranks 188 countries according to life expectancy, education and income or standard of living (See below).

[Interestingly, the report follows a survey that named New Zealand as the world’s most ignorant developed nation, shortly after the country was named  as “third most creative country in the world.”]

Top 10 HDI Countries in 2014:

1. Norway
2. Australia
3. Switzerland
4. Denmark
5. Netherlands
6. Ireland, Germany
8. United States
9. Canada, New Zealand

The Clark Factor

Back in 2008 and 2009, New Zealand was languishing in 20th place, but that suddenly changed in 2010 after ex-NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark took over (March 2009) as the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and changed the calculation methods.

How Reliable is the HDI?

Norway is the nicest country in the world to live, for the 12th year in a row, according to the HDI ranking. However, it has the “the second-highest rate of deaths by drug overdose in Europe – 70 per million, compared to a European average of only 16 per million. Only Estonia has a higher rate, and that is dropping,” said a report.

Although New Zealand ranks 9 by HDI, the country is 32 by Gross National Income per capita and 32nd on the gender inequality index, said a report.

Further, New Zealand has one of the highest, if not the highest, teen suicide rates among OECD countries.

And the ranking follows a New Zealand Children Commissioner’s report suggesting that poverty in New Zealand is far worse now than it was in the 1980s, a report said.

“In comparison, Australia and Ireland are ranked at 19 and 21 respectively on this index.”

And the United States? Every year some 32,514 people including 2,677 children die from gun violence. And it takes just an email to paralyze a major city the size of Los Angeles with 14 million inhabitants.

The Human Development Index (HDI) – Wikipedia:

—The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores higher HDI when the life expectancy at birth is longer, the education period is longer, and the income per capita is higher. The HDI was developed by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq, is anchored in the Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s work on human capabilities, often framed in terms of whether people are able to “be” and “do” desirable things in their life, and was published by the United Nations Development Programme [headed by Helen Clark].—

  •  Isn’t it time to audit Ms. Clark’s activities and hold her accountable for the wanton waste of public funds?

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Unexplained deaths, murder-mysteries

Posted by te2ataria on December 16, 2015

11-year-old boy killed after a “fall” at his gated community home in Gulf Harbour, north of Auckland

“Despite extensive efforts by family and emergency services, sadly the boy was unable to be revived and died at the scene,” police said, but refusing to disclose details of how the boy fell. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/75187585/child-dies-on-building-site-north-of-auckland.html

Firefighters initially said they were called to a cardiac arrest.

“Unfortunately the advanced paramedics weren’t able to revive the patient. Our condolences go out to the family,” Silverdale senior firefighter Don McErlich said.

Police had delayed making comment on the death, initially saying they were still trying to locate the boy’s immediate next of kin.

Fergus issued a plea for people to not speculate on the details. He asked that “social media users bear in mind that speculating around the circumstances of such a tragic accident can be very hurtful to a victim’s family.”

He confirmed police had carried out a scene examination.

Earlier Nick Denz, a builder working on site nearby, said he was just leaving the Whangaparaoa community on Wednesday afternoon when he heard of the death from a fellow builder.

He said the builder had rushed to help the boy’s family and he had provided CPR.

“He said he tried CPR … but nah. It was eerie.”

Denz believed the boy’s head had been crushed possibly in a lift shaft and his comments had been widely reported. Police would not confirm if that was correct however.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/75187585/Child-dies-as-family-desperately-try-to-revive-him-after-fall

The link to the following story was sent by a reader:

Who, what killed Rutger Hale? Why?

Coroner Richard McElrea was told an object, potentially similar to a cannonball, flew at high speed through Hale’s front windscreen and smashed the 22-year-old’s head before flying out the back windscreen as he drove to work, between Lake Hawea and Wanaka, on October 24, 2013.

Girlfriend Danielle Oylear, who was in the front passenger seat when the object hit, spoke of a white ute travelling toward them before the crash. The driver appeared to have taken a corner too wide and entered their lane for a short time, she said.

“I remember thinking there was something awful about it, like maybe it was a drunk driver. It just didn’t seem right.”

She then recalled something about the size of a tissue box or brick, and beige in colour, “rocketing” towards the car.

Initially believing someone had thrown something at them, she now believed it had come off the back of the white vehicle.

That someone did something intentionally that led to Hale’s death could not be ruled out, said Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis.

“Because we don’t know what the object was, we never found it, we still have to be open-minded as to what did cause the fatal injuries.”

“Until we know the full story about what killed him, it’s an open case,” Inglis said.


Hale, 22, died on October 24, 2013 as he was driving with girlfriend Danielle Oylear on State Highway 6.

That object, which was made of, or contained fragments of common-grade stainless steel, has never been found, and the experts cannot agree what it was.

However, the US Army materials and manufacturing science branch specialist technicians worked with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and concluded the object was unlikely to be made of solid steel or similar high density material.

It “had a reasonably sharp corner”, their expert said.

“Impact marking within the vehicle suggest that the penetrating object had a rough surface texture such that it scratched the interior and has at least one dimension in excess of 80mm.”

The agency found the object either struck the windscreen twice, first hitting the window and then smashing through it, or two separate items hit the windscreen. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9757257/Crash-death-object-still-a-mystery

Rutger Hale and his Alaskan partner, Danielle Oylear, had earlier returned to New Zealand after a road trip around the US.  They were living in Hawea and working at Devon Dairy Farms.

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Another Malaysian woman killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on December 15, 2015

Another Malaysian tourist killed in yet another violent crash in Bay of Plenty [of Deaths]

The tourist who was killed in a violent crash involving three cars north of Tauranga at the weekend has been named by the police.

She was Jee Yang Chu, a visitor from Malaysia.

The fatal three vehicle-crash occurred near Katikati about 3.30pm on Sunday, and left four others seriously injured.

At least one of the injured is currently in a serious condition in Tauranga Hospital’s intensive care unit. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75129631/Malaysian-woman-named-as-Katikati-crash-victim

Fatal accident in Bay of Plenty [of deaths]

The 19-year-old UK citizen who was allegedly killed in a crash at Whakamaru, New Zealand at the weekend has been named by the police. He was William Morgan.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/whakamaru-crash-victim-named

Latest fatal or serious incidents [reported incidents]

Two-year-old critical after run over by van– A 2-year-old boy was is in a critical condition after being run over by a van collecting kindergarten children in Flaxmere this morning. He sustained skull fracture and broken pelvis. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11561338

Serious Crash in Waitakaruru – Road closure – At least two people have been seriously injured following a head on crash between two cars just before 6:30pm (Monday, 14 December 2015).   http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39983

On 9 December 2015, the blog published the following:

Driver in fatal crash: ‘I wouldn’t have a clue what happened’
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11557984

We are still waiting for police to reveal identity of the victim(s).

 

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Weekend road-murder toll hits seven

Posted by te2ataria on December 14, 2015

At least seven more people were killed in fatal weekend crashes on New Zealand roads

The  latest known fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon near Carterton raising the weekend’s road toll to at least seven, with more than a dozen others seriously injured. A man had been “flung from the car and suffered significant injuries that proved fatal,” according to a report.

  • Earlier on Sunday, in the Bay of Plenty [of Deaths,] one person was killed and four others were injured in a two car crash on SH2 near Katikati. “Five people” were taken to Tauranga Hospital, said St John’s ambulance.
  • A person was killed and two others were seriously injured north of Kaitaia, in the Far North District,  when a four-wheel-drive ute crashed into a paddock about 9.30am, according to a report.
  • Three other road-murder victims, David James Hills, aged 22, Michael Soo, 23, and Jessie Nicholson, 23, were killed when the car they were in collided with a container truck and became squashed under the cab, Saturday afternoon.

Names of some of the victims of other fatal crashes last week…

  • 24-year-old Justine Margaret ANDERSEN, was killed in a fatal crash near Tauranga on 6 December, police said.

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