70,004 reasons NZ is the worst country in the world
Posted by te2ataria on February 7, 2016
Foreword: In NZ, we grow up believing cars will spontaneously ignite at the end of their usability cycle, often with the driver still inside, and sometimes the driver is dead before the car catches fire. Baaa…
Blog’s new theme is in response to the following pathetic attempt to whitewash New Zealand:
For the first 69,990 reasons see blog content.
Reasons No. 69,991 – 69,994. [NZ Death Roads] At least four killed on New Zealand roads in less than 24 hours
- Motorcyclist killed in New Plymouth crash named: Police have named the motorcyclist killed after a crash in New Plymouth on Friday night. He was 51 year old Cornelius Van Der Watt.
69,995. [NZ Death Roads] Another motorcyclist killed in fatal Hawke’s Bay crash on SH5: The fatal crash takes the Waitangi weekend road toll to five. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76657041/Tourist-driver-and-motorcyclist-involved-in-fatal-Hawkes-Bay-crash-on-SH5
69,996. [Unexplained Deaths] Body found in a burning car in Marlborough: Tasman police spokeswoman Barbara Dunn said “At this stage it is unexplained”. [In NZ, we grow up believing cars will spontaneously ignite at the end of their usability cycle, often with the driver still inside, and sometimes the driver is dead before the car catches fire. Baaa…] http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76657132/Body-found-in-burning-car-in-Marlborough
[NOTE: The above link was hacked. It was replaced with an unrelated link. Corrected on February 26. Moderator ]
69,997. [Violent New Zealand] 61-year-old woman hospitalised after serious assault: The woman was transported to hospital in critical condition but is now in a stable condition, after being unconscious for five hours, police said. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585908
69,998. Five-year-old left school unnoticed and caught a bus with a stranger” A worried father is pulling his 5-year-old daughter from a West Auckland primary school after she wandered off the school grounds. “They didn’t want to call the police. They said they had to wait four hours before doing that. I put my foot down. I yelled until they called the police.” [5-year-old Rochelle, is black.] http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/76607608/Five-year-old-left-school-unnoticed-and-caught-a-bus-with-a-stranger
69,999. [NZ Tourist Deathtraps ] Trapped in a hot, swinging gondola: ‘Kids were screaming’
Christchurch mum Tash Smith was stuck in a swinging, hot gondola for nearly two hours with four screaming children. Smith felt the company “failed their duty of care and treated us worse then livestock”.
“The way [staff] handled it was disgusting.” Aside from vowing never going on the city’s gondolas again, the children – aged 4, 7, 7, and 8 – had “been put off for life” going on any similar attractions abroad.
Stalled high above the ground, the carriage swung in the wind and jolted whenever it appeared maintenance staff were trying to move it. “It was scary, and sent the kids off each time,” Smith said. “They were in tears and screaming in fear, saying ‘we’re going to die’.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76658472/Trapped-in-a-hot-swinging-gondola-Kids-were-screaming
70,000. [Raped or Assaulted in NZ] Two assaults on women in Dunedin: Police say two women in Dunedin were separately assaulted within 30 hours. A 22-year-old woman was assaulted on North Rd by two men travelling in a red car about 2.30am on Saturday. Shortly before 6am on Sunday, a 40-year-old woman was seriously assaulted at an address on Cutten St. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/76665240/Two-assaults-on-women-investigated-in-Dunedin
70,001. [Mystery Fires] Three Auckland houses burn in one day: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/76656965/auckland-fire-crews-fight-three-house-fires-in-one-day
70,002. [Missing in NZ] Glider Missing in the “Air”: Authorities are searching for a glider from Omarama Gliding that did not return from a flight on Saturday afternoon. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76662244/Search-under-way-for-missing-glider-pilot-in-North-Otago
70,003. [Missing in NZ] Search to resume for man who disappeared in Waikato River: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585802
70,004. [Killed, Raped, Mugged or Injured in NZ] Six more [tourists] injured in two-car crash: Six people have received “a rang of injuries” after a two-car crash north of Christchurch Sunday afternoon. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11585921
More reasons will follow…
70,005. [Workplace Death, Again!] Man electrocuted while servicing the refrigeration units at Henergy Eggs in Masterton. The 44-year-old man, an employee of Callister Electrical and Refrigeration, became yet another statistic in Workunsafe NZ. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503414&objectid=11585193
70,006. [Killed or injured in yet another crash on deadly NZ roads] Six-car crash reported on Auckland’s Northern Motorway. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/six-car-crash-on-aucklands-northern-motorway