Two more Australians killed in New Zealand
Posted by te2ataria on January 2, 2016
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.
New Zealand’s tourist death machine in top gear
The two Australian climbers who were killed in Mt Silberhorn have been named as Stuart Jason Hollaway aged 42 of Melbourne, and his partner Dale Amanda Thistlethwaite aged 35 also from Melbourne, police said.
The victims’ bodies were finally recovered from the upper slopes of the mountain. “Mr Hollaway was a highly respected and experience mountain guide and Ms Thistlethwaite was also a very experienced climber.”
RIP. Stuart Jason Hollaway, 42, and his partner Dale Amanda Thistlethwaite, 35, were killed after falling from Mt Silberhorn in New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. The victims’ bodies have finally been recovered from the upper slopes of the mountain.
The pair had been travelling in New Zealand for about three weeks, and were the second and third Melburnians to die on a mountain in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park in under two weeks.
Nicole Catherine Leman (24) of Anchorage, Alaska, was killed in a fall at Mount Aspiring National Park on December 9.
- Another American tourist killed in New Zealand December 11, 2015
- Melbourne woman, two divers killed in New Zealand December 24, 2015
[Police have not released the identities of the two divers who were killed near Wellington. Moderator D. ]