Death follows New Zealand refugee to Melbourne
Posted by te2ataria on April 23, 2016
New Zealand refugee from Somali killed in Melbourne
Muktar Mahmud, 31, a “black” taxi driver killed in Melbourne as he walked home earlier this week was a Somalian refugee who had been living in New Zealand.
He was found injured in the suburb of Fitzroy shortly after 11.30pm on Wednesday.
His mother and brothers still lived in Wellington but he moved to Australia, where his father lived, to work.
“He was one of the good guys, cool, friendly, level headed, a good son and friend to so many people… no one can believe this happened to someone like him at all,” said a family friend in a Facebook eulogy.
Death finds Afghan refugee kid in Christchurch
A 2-year-old boy, originally from Afghanistan, was choked to death while eating his meal about 4.30pm on Wednesday.
‘Bring our baby home to rest’
A Givealittle page has been set up to help bring a Whanganui-born teen from Western Australia to New Zealand for burial after she was killed in a car crash east of Perth on Tuesday.
Hine Aro Kumeroa-Green, 18, was killed when the car she was a passenger in lost control the Great Eastern Highway near Carrabin.
The 25-year-old male driver was flown to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries, according to a report.
Today is DAY 128 of the latest TOURISTS or truth? campaign in NZ
One killed in truck and car collision in Auckland
A driver was after their car crashed into a truck carrying milk cartons in Te Atatu, Auckland at 5am on Saturday.
Political decision not yet made regarding the fate of motorcyclist [killed] in Kawakawa crash
Yet another motorcyclist is said to be in a critical (!) condition after colliding with a car on State Highway One in Northland.
A second motorcyclist who also collided with the southbound car at Three Bridges, north of Kawakawa, is said to be in a serious (!) condition.
Other New in Drips…
Man who allegedly killed police dog found dead during siege
Pita Tekira, 29, allegedly the man who killed a police dog before barricading himself in a house on Kokiri Cres, Porirua, north of Wellington, has allegedly shot himself during police siege.
He had “put some effort into barricading himself into an upper level of the house”, police Kommandant for Wellington District said.
“We’d gone through a long process as part of. Eventually we knew had to enter and confirm what had happened at the address”.
Police “deployed a number of tactical options”, including exploding gas canisters, which made loud bangs [as part of their negotiations!]
Police insist they fired no shots and all those who heard multiple shots being fired were most definitely mistaken!!