Safe in New Zealand: More stabbings in NZ than in all of OECD combined
Posted by te2ataria on August 5, 2016
Two people stabbed in Papakura
“A 31-year-old [Asian] woman remains in a serious condition in Middlemore Hospital, however her injuries are no longer believed to be life-threatening”, police said.
“A 16-year-old male is receiving treatment in Middlemore hospital for moderate injuries.” http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/incident-papakura-update
The woman with stab wounds was seen running onto the road carrying a baby and screaming for help this afternoon, a witness said.
Man fatally stabbed in Te Kao, Northland
A man was stabbed to death at a residential property in Te Kao (46km south of Cape Reinga), Northland, police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/38-year-old-man-custody-following-death-te-kao-northland
Fatal crash in Rangiora Canterbury
A woman was killed and four others injured in a serious crash in Rangiora this morning, police said. The scene involving two cars occurred at 11:22am on Friday 5 August 2016. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-flaxton-road-rangiora
Serious (!) Crash in South Auckland
Three (or two!) people sustained serious (!) injuries in a car crash in South Auckland today. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11687791
Truth about the daily carnage on the roads hurts the massive foreign investment in New Zealand including the $10 billion tourism industry.
[The Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand: Total investment in NZ$ 322,279 million, according to the a report posted at https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/invest/statistics/ ]
Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 544 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.
- No. of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of August 5: Only 197