Wild winds cause chaos along the South Island
Posted by te2ataria on March 10, 2016
Fire burns Christchurch homes as wild winds wreak havoc along South Island
“An out-of-control farm burnoff, fanned by the gales, has destroyed one home near Christchuch, with many other residents evacuated from their properties.
“Meanwhile the SH1 was closed by a truck fire near Kaikoura when wind spread the flames to scrub verges. Flights have been cancelled, trees knocked down and roofs lifted in Invercargill, while there are reports of a campervan blowing off the Tokanui-Gorge Road Highway near Fortrose, trampolines blowing through neighbourhoods, and trees down in numerous locations.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/77768872/fire-threatens-homes-as-wild-winds-cause-havoc
Other News in Drips…
Hitchhiker killed in car crash
A driver left the scene of car crash in which a hitchhiker was found dead on State Highway 2 at Te Hauke, south of Hastings on Thursday. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/77729528/hawkes-bay-fatal-car-crash.html
One killed, one seriously injured after 4WD crash near Omarama
A woman is dead and a man seriously injured after a four-wheel-drive rolled in North Otago. http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/77744008/carnage-on-roads-as-high-winds-hit-south-canterbury.html
One-year-old boy airlifted to Waikato Hospital in critical condition
A toddler has been run over by a towed trailer which was carrying a car at the time.
Yet another cyclist hit by car in Auckland
A female cyclist has been hit by a car in Mt Eden this evening. It is not known how serious her injuries are. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11603473
Cyclist falls 15 meters avoiding truck
Teen out jogging grabbed and chased by male cyclist
A 16-year-old female jogger was chased by a would-be rapist who tried to grab her while she exercised in Hastings on Monday night. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hawkes-bay/77708017/Teen-out-jogging-grabbed-and-chased-by-male-cyclist
Woman found dead inside her Seacliff home was shot once – police
A 53-year-old woman found dead inside her Seacliff home on Tuesday, March died of a single gunshot wound, police said. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/77732815/Woman-found-dead-in-Seacliff-home-was-shot-once-police
DAY 84 of latest ‘TOURISTS or truth?’ campaign in NZ
About two-thirds of the road fatalities in New Zealand go unreported by police, or unrecorded by Ministry of Transport [“Minitru”.]
One way to manipulate the road toll statistics is to report most of the dead as “seriously” or “critically” injured. This way, if the news leaks, the “seriously injured” could always be pronounced dead as a result of their injuries!
Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:
- Blog estimate: [About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year.] Most probably, up to 178 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.