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Two killed in yet another Robinson helicopter crash

Posted by te2ataria on October 31, 2016

Sent by a reader – other information added by Moderator DH

Robinson helicopters: 40 per cent of NZ’s helicopter fleet could be flying deathtraps

Two unidentified people were killed when their commercial helicopter, a Robinson R44, crashed in Northland’s Glenbervie Forest.

According to the managing director of the timber harvesting company Rayonier, the two employees were contract workers. But he was unable to identify the victims (!)

Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has added Rail crossings and Robinson helicopters to their “watch-list” of country’s biggest safety concerns.

Strangely, they are NOT allowed to add driving on NZ death roads to their watch-list of serious transport concerns (!)

Five motorcyclists killed since Saturday, only two fatalities reported

1. Motorcyclist killed in crash in Tararua District, central North Island
A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car 5km north of Eketahuna, Tararua District Sunday afternoon. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-tararua-district-central-north-island-%E2%80%93-update

2. Motorcyclist killed in Hamilton crash
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Frankton this Sunday afternoon, police said. The crash, involving a car and a motorbike, happened shortly after 1pm on Greenwood Street, Frankton, on Sunday 30 October, 2016.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-frankton-hamilton

3. Motorcyclist killed in Auckland, but not reported by police…

4. Motorcyclist killed on SH1, but not reported …

5. Motorcyclist killed in Southland, but not reported …

Other reported murders, road fatalities…

One killed in south Auckland crash
At least one person was killed in a two-car collision in Otahuhu, south Auckland on Monday night. The crash occurred on Mangere Rd near the corner of Walmsley Rd. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/85938066/one-dead-in-south-auckland-crash

Man died in front of police
Police attended a family harm incident in Nawton, Hamilton, last night at approximately 5.20pm after reports of a disturbance at the address. A 59-year-old man died at the scene while Police were in attendance. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-nawton-hamilton

Bay of Plenty [of Deaths]
Police has named the man who was killed in a crash on Te Puke Highway, Tauranga East Road, on Friday. He was 18-year-old Jasper Lewin Stamme [nationality?] a seasonal worker from Te Puke.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-te-puke-crash

One man killed in  Huntly crash
A man was killed in a crash involving a tractor on a rural Road in Huntly, Waikato overnight.
The crash occurred at around 2.50am on Monday 31 October, 2016. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/one-man-dead-after-huntly-crash

Man found dead at Napier house
A man has been found dead at a residential address after shots were heard around 5.55am this morning.
WorkSafe (!) has been advised.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-found-dead-napier-house

Serious Crash in North Shore 
The crash involved a car and motorcycle and two people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-attend-serious-crash-north-shore

Man found dead in Canterbury
A man was found dead at a house in the Selwyn Huts, near the mouth of the Selwyn River, about 5pm on Thursday.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/85829966/police-investigate-death-of-elderly-man-in-canterbury

 

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HOW SAFE is NEW ZEALAND ENVIRONMENTALLY?

Posted by te2ataria on October 30, 2016

Sent by a reader

http://www.stats.govt.nz/~/media/Statistics/browse-categories/health/disabilities/2013-disability-survey-results/2013-disability-survey-easy-read.pdf

How Healthy Are We? In 2013, One in Four New Zealanders were Disabled!

Key results from The New Zealand Disability Survey 

In 2013:

  • 24% of people in New Zealand were disabled.
  • 59% of people aged 65 years or over were disabled.
  • 21% of people aged 15 to 64 years were disabled.
  • 11% of children aged 0 to 14 years were disabled.
  • Māori people were more likely to be disabled than non-Māori.
  • 53% of disabled people had more than one type of impairment.

Physical impairment was the most common limitation for adults aged 15 years and over. Physical impairment affected:

  • 18% of all adults in New Zealand • 64% of disabled adults.

A learning difficulty was the most common limitation for children 0 to 14 years. A learning difficulty affected:

  • 6% of all children in New Zealand – 52% of disabled children.

The most common cause of impairment for adults was disease or illness, affecting 42%.

The most common cause of impairment for children was a condition that existed at birth, affecting 49%.

Information about regions:

This information does not include people living in residential care facilities.

  • 19% of people in Auckland were disabled.
  • 27% of people in the Bay of Plenty and Manawatu-Wanganui were disabled.
  • 29% of people in Northland were disabled.
  • 30% of people in Taranaki were disabled.

If you want more information about the 2013 Disability Survey results you can go to: http://www.stats.govt.nz/disability

Adult obesity statistics

http://www.health.govt.nz/nz-health-statistics/health-statistics-and-data-sets/obesity-data-and-stats

The Annual Update of Key Results 2014/15: New Zealand Health Survey found that:

  • Almost one in three adults (aged 15 years and over) were obese (31%)
  • A further 35% of adults were overweight but not obese
  • 47% of Māori adults were obese
  • 66% of Pacific adults were obese
  • Adults living in the most deprived areas were 1.7 times as likely to be obese as adults living in the least deprived areas*
  • The adult obesity rate increased from 27% in 2006/07 to 31% in 2014/15

Child obesity statistics

The Annual Update of Key Results 2014/15: New Zealand Health Survey found that:

  • One in nine children (aged 2–14 years) were obese (11%)
  • A further 22% were children were overweight but not obese
  • 15% of Māori children were obese
  • 30% of Pacific children were obese
  • Children living in the most deprived areas were five times as likely to be obese as children living in the least deprived areas*
  • The child obesity rate increased from 8% in 2006/07 to 11% in 2014/15.

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Shameless Charity: CEO receives more money than all of the disabled

Posted by te2ataria on October 30, 2016

HDSF pays 50% of its revenues to staff, less than 8% to disabled kids

The Halberg Disability Sports Foundation is under fire for paying out less than $200,000 a year to disabled children and their families, or about 8% of $2.5 million of revenue they raked in last year, said a report.

HDSF has been described as a “money-making machine” by informed critics, who have highlighted “the inequities between what is paid out to staff in wages and what is distributed to the disabled community.”

Staff were paid more than $1.2 million for the 2015 financial year, making a a net deficit of $49,961. It has 15 full-time workers and four part-timers. [WTF! That’s 50% of the revenue. Moderator DH]

However, CEO Shelley McMeeken, who receives a healthy pay package of $280,000 in salary and perks annually, according to unconfirmed reports, said critics misunderstood the role and business model of the foundation.

The latest set of accounts for the charitable trust show that they had a total gross income for the 2015 financial year of $2.59m. Of that, just $197,898 was paid out in grants to 362 individuals or clubs, less than eight per cent of revenue. This is in keeping with the previous two years, where grants to individuals and clubs totalled 6.9% and 7.2% of revenue.

Chief executive of Halberg Disability Sports Foundation Shelley McMeeken. [According to unconfirmed reports, she receives a not-too-shabby pay package of $280,000 in annual salary and perks.] Photo / NZPA

“The accounts posted on the Charities Register shows that the Halberg Disability Sports Foundation recorded 700 paid hours a week. There are no volunteer hours.

“Out of its total gross income, $287,415 was received as donations $783,269 was in government grants, $666,312 was from other grants and sponsorships, and $806,804 was in trading or service income.

“Another $49,730 was described as other investment income,” said a report.

At least one in nine (11 per cent) of New Zealanders under the age of 15 have a disability, according to the Department of Statistics.

The Biggest Black Hole of Charities in the Milking Way Galaxy

The Biggest Black Hole of Charities in the Milking Ways, also known as the American Charity Mafia, or “The Red Cross,” rakes in billions of dollars in donations, but has a payout averaging in a low single digit. For more information see links below:

  • Haiti Earthquake Disaster. Red Cross Misled Congress, Refused To ‘Level With the People’ on Haiti Money. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Red Cross spent tens of millions of dollars more than it has previously acknowledged on internal expenses. The Red Cross told Grassley that the money was largely spent on oversight to make sure the Haiti aid was used properly. But Grassley’s office found that the charity “is unable to provide any financial evidence that oversight activities in fact occurred.”

Charity Scams in Other Countries

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The largest piles of organic matter NZ should flush down the toilet

Posted by te2ataria on October 29, 2016

Sent by a reader in Sewage City [aka, “Wellington”] – Published unedited

Honk if you agree with the A-Z of the deplorables!!

Imagine a New Zealand free of the following blights…

10. Paul Henry

9. Helen Clark, Michael Cullen [“posthumously”]

8. David Carter, Nick Smith

7. Mike Bush and his gang of racist, rapist thugs

6. Steven Joyce

5. Murray McCully

4. Gerry Brownlee, Bill English, Nathan Guy, and other Cabinet members who have not been mentioned by name.

3. Dame Sian Elias, Chris Finlayson, and ‘all of the Judges whose names have appeared in “Apartheid NZ Blog”, and many of the 133 District Court Judges who have not been mentioned by name… ]

2. Judith Collins, Paula Bennett

1. John Key

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Another young foreigner tragically killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on October 28, 2016

Sent by a reader in NZ’s Murder Capital [aka, “Auckland”]

Russian kid killed on Auckland’s west coast named

Savva Lopoukhine, aged 5, from Russia, has finally been identified as the boy who was killed in an apparent fall on Auckland’s west coast, a week after his tragic death.

Savva Lopoukhine, 5, from Russia,  was killed on Auckland’s west coast, police have revealed a week after his tragic death.

Police said they had conducted a search for the boy after he went missing on Saturday afternoon (October 22, 2016), but refused to say when his body was found.

They said Savva did not drown, and that “the death appeared to be the result of a tragic accident.”

His mother, Elena Lopoukhina, said on Thursday that her son was killed after falling off some rocks.

“He just fell off a cliff.”

[As usual, there’s something about the reported details of this tragic death that sucks. Moderator N.]

Other News in Drips…

One person killed in Te Puke Highway crash

At least one person was killed in a crash on Te Puke Highway, Papamoa, in the Western Bay of Plenty [of Deaths.]
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-one-person-has-died-following-te-puke-highway-crash

Police State: Police carry out about 500,000 vets each year

Police carry out about 500,000 vets, about 1 in 4 of  the adult  population, each year. “Among problems the review raised is that in some cases police had been disclosing information even though people had not given their consent.” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/316688/review-urges-overhaul-of-police-vetting

Another police pursuit again ends in destruction of public property

Police pepper sprayed on the driver before tasering and arresting him. [Fortunately, he was not shot.]  https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/two-arrested-after-driver-rams-cop-car-during-west-auckland-police-pursuit

Schoolgirl [raped] in Christchurch’s Hagley Park

Police were alerted by hospital staff at 9pm after the girl reported the attack to them. She said it happened sometime between 3.30pm and 8.25pm.  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11732569

Police investigating online predator targeting teenage boys

Boys are equally at risk in New Zealand. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/crime/police-investigating-online-predator-targeting-teenage-boys/

Victim ‘sickened’ as paedophile principal appeals conviction

Former school principal and convicted child sex offender Bruce Darroch is to appeal his two-and-a-half year prison sentence, a move that has “sickened” the mother of one of his victims.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/85206796/Victim-sickened-as-paedophile-principal-appeals-conviction

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Even buildings aren’t safe in Hastings

Posted by te2ataria on October 27, 2016

Sent by a reader in Hastings

Dozens of commercial buildings burgled and torched in Hastings: Police

There has been a spike in commercial burglary incidents in the Hastings area, police said.

“In the last week and over the long weekend a number of premises [37 buildings?] have been broken into and in each instance the offenders have caused significant damage.”

The burglars have also lit fires inside several of the buildings.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/increase-commercial-burglaries-hastings

Other News in Drips…

Police State: AGAIN police abuses powers in anti-euthanasia sting

The so called police watchdog (IPCA) has received at least three complaints concerning police use of a drink-driving checkpoint to track people who attended a euthanasia meeting.

Legal experts have expressed “deeply concerns” about “worrying abuse of power” by police.

Exit International director said senior New Zealand lawyers had been in contact with him after the story of the police anti-euthanasia sting was published. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/85777828/lawyers-back-group-caught-up-in-police-euthanasia-sting

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Another “Groundhog Day” in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on October 26, 2016

sent by a reader

Another Murder in Dunedin, another Rape in Mt Albert, another thieving nurse in Hamilton…

Another Murder Reported in Dunedin 

Dunedin Police say they have charged a 47-year-old man with murder, after the discovery of a 66-year-old man’s body at a Brockville address in Dunedin this morning.
https://newzeelend.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

Yet another Woman Violently Assaulted [RAPED ] in Mt Albert, Auckland

A 31-year-old man has allegedly been arrested and charged following a violent assault [rape] on a woman in Mt Albert early this morning.

The man has been charged with abduction, assault with a weapon, sexual violation, and robbery, police said.
The man is expected to appear before the Auckland District Court tomorrow facing charges including, abduction, assault with a weapon, sexual violation, and robbery.

Nurse steals money from elderly patient with dementia

Eva Martha Harrison, 63,  a registered Hamilton nurse stole hundreds of dollars from a rest home patient with dementia.  It’s not known how many other patients the  has ripped off in her 44-year career.

“She was fired from that job in July 2014, one month after the theft. She subsequently applied for a position at the Waikato District Health Board.”

She was employed despite having an array of previous convictions including assault, theft, DUI… In fact, she could have been a mass murderer and still work as a nurse without any hesitation by Waikato District Health Board.

 

 

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Emirates’ Flights Could Facilitate Influx of Arab Terrorists into NZ

Posted by te2ataria on October 25, 2016

Sent by a kiwi reader working in the Middle East

You’ve been warned!

Emirates Airline has announced it would offer regular scheduled flights in the  double-decked Airbus A380 out of Christchurch.

Emirates’ A380 service will fly to Dubai via Sydney, beginning on October 30.

Operating from Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the airline is a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai, which is in turn owned by the local Sheikhs, who support the ISIS terrorists.

[Strong language removed by Moderator B.]

  • UAE donors fund terror groups
    It was noted in a cable that UAE-based donors have provided financial support to a variety of terrorist groups, including al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.

Other News in Drips…

Racist British Billionaire Uses 8th Life

© Virgin/AFP | British billionaire Richard Branson gives a thumbs up showing injuries after a biking accident on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean on August 26, 2016 . Source: France24

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EVEN if the usual 1 in 3 road fatalities were reported…

Posted by te2ataria on October 24, 2016

This page would be brimming with sad news!

Another fatal crash near Wallacetown in Southland

A fatal crash occurred on State Highway 99, near Wallacetown, involving a car and motorcycle, killing one person, police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-attend-fatal-crash-near-wallacetown

Another serious crash on Tamaki Drive
Another serious crash on Taamaki Drive has left three people with injuries at least two of them with near-fatal injuries. [Original report at http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-tamaki-drive-crash%5D

Pioneering Maori detective killed in head-on crash
The woman killed in a head-on crash in Paekakariki on Sunday was pioneering Maori detective Te Rauoriwa Daphne Pomare. She was returning from a holiday visiting family in Western Australian mining country when her car was involved in a head-on crash on the Kapiti Coast on Sunday. Four people sustained moderate injuries in the crash. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/85668629/women-dies-following-kapiti-coast-crash

Crash on State Highway 2 leaves two critically injured
A two-car crash on State Highway 2, between Ridgemount Rd and Matahorua Rd, just after 5pm on Sunday. Both drivers were taken to Hawke’s Bay Hospital with critical/ serious injuries.
See also: Two injured in highway crash north of Napier

At least three cyclist were killed or seriously injured after being hit by cars since Saturday, according to insider information, but no police reports were available as of writing.

Man hit by car near Matata

A  man was hit by a car near Matata this afternoon. The victim, believed to have been cycling, and a car collided near the intersection of SH2 and Flax Rd about 2.25pm, and has since been taken  man to Whakatane Hospital in a serious condition, reported Bay of Plenty Times.

Wayward NZ buses: Company says its bus in Hamilton hospital crash cleared mechanically!!


The Orbiter bus was stopped at a bus stop on Hamilton’s Pembroke Street by Waikato Hospital on September 29 before it rolled down the hill, smashed into a wooden side barrier and sent logs flying, bounced off the barrier and rolled over to the other side of Pembroke Street. It then hurtled into a ditch, where it narrowly avoided crashing into a Waikato Hospital building. Photo credit: Ben Cain

Record number of quad bike deaths

The man killed driving a quad bike Sunday morning on a Taupo farm was the tenth reported quad bike fatality in 2016, so far, making it a record year for deaths on the four-wheeler motorbike.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/85677681/crash-near-wallacetown-in-southland

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Labour weekend road fatalities continue piling up

Posted by te2ataria on October 23, 2016

REPORTED road toll so far this weekend

Fatal quad bike crash [Bay of Plenty of Deaths] 

One person was killed and another injured in a quad bike crash at Kuratau near Taupo [Bay of Plenty of Deaths] near State Highway 41 at about 1.00am.

The injured, a 28-year-old woman, was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/44582

Fatal Crash in Pokeno

One person was killed after a car collided with the median strip and a truck on the Southern Motorway near Pokeno.  The crash happened at about 4:35 am.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/44583

Person killed in Greymouth motorbike crash

A person was killed following a motorcycle crash at an organised street racing event in Greymouth this morning. The crash happened on Herbert Street shortly before 11am.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-greymouth-motorbike-crash

Paekakariki crash

Three people have been injured in a head-on crash on State Highway 1 near Paekakariki this morning. The female driver of one of the cars involved in a crash was airlifted to Wellington Hospital with critical injuries.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-2-paekakariki-crash

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Young victim in a coma because of police pursuit?

Posted by te2ataria on October 22, 2016

Sent by a reader in Taranaki

Was police chasing “hit-and-run driver” when victim was hit?

A 61-year-old driver has been arrested over an alleged hit-and-run in Whanganui early this morning. The victim, Jesse Minnell, 24, was said to be in a critical/ serious condition.

How Did the Crash Happen?

Police have alleged that they were dealing with a pub fight outside the Red Lion Inn on Anzac Parade when a car swerved into the crowd and hit 24-year-old Jesse Minnell, around 2.20am. However, the nearby residents had heard nothing about the alleged brawl.

The driver is said to have left the scene in a late-model dark-blue BMW, without the police, or anyone else, noticing the licence plates!!

“Detective Senior Sergeant Neil Forlong said earlier that, while police had been at the scene at the time, they did not manage to get a licence plate number for the offending car.”

Mr Minnell’s mother and father were with him in the hospital, where they said he had been in an induced coma with bleeding in two parts of the brain.

He was earlier described as being in a critical condition.

Family friend Des Attwell told RNZ he thought the officers at the scene should have been able to get the licence plate number.

“Just sounds like very poor training to me. I mean, it’s seems like a simple procedure – if you’re pursuing a car, what’s the first thing you do? See what the number plate is, call it in. It seems somewhat remiss.”

The police were not responding to Mr Attwell’s criticism, but confirmed officers were being questioned as witnesses.

What Pub Brawl???

A manager at the Red Lion Inn said they did not want to comment.

Mike Woodhead, the owner-operator at a nearby Four Square supermarket, said he had been talking to a witness who was “shaken” from the incident.

Woodhead arrived at work at 4.45am on Saturday to find Anzac Parade had been closed off. “There were no police. It was just the security and the road workers closing the road.”

While serving customers in the morning, Woodhead said he talked to a person who witnessed the events outside the Red Lion Inn.

“I know one guy who saw it and he was a bit upset by it all. He was a bit shaken up.”

He said most neighbours he had talked to in the area had not heard any commotion during the early hours of the morning.

Other fatal, near-fatal and serious road crashes

Woman seriously injured in crash north of Masterton

A woman was said to be in a serious condition after a crash just north of Masterton on Friday

The collision occurred between two cars on State Highway 2, just north of Masterton around  3.20pm on Friday.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/85626856/crash-north-of-masterton-closes-sh2

Paeroa stabbing-update

The victim was repeatedly stabbed by the offender following an argument. His injuries include a punctured lung and condition is serious but stable in Waikato Hospital.   http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/paeroa-stabbing-update

Confirmed Drowning Deaths

Man drowned in Warea, South Taranaki

A man has drowned in Warea, south Taranaki, earlier this evening, police has said. The death occurred around 6.30pm.  

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/drowning-warea-south-taranaki

Child drowns after going missing at Piha

A child has drowned at the north end of Piha on Auckland’s west coast. The victim went missing on Saturday afternoon, police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/child-dies-piha-beach

Police search for missing diver off Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

Police have now stopped searching for a diver who has been missing off Banks Peninsula, Canterbury since this morning.

Ralph Jane, 42, [believed to be an Australian,] was expected to surface 12 hours ago at 9:45am.

The Police Dive Squad will commence the recovery phase of the search for the missing diver Sunday morning.

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/correction-police-search-diver-banks-peninsula-canterbury

 

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Just how many beggars are there in Hamilton???

Posted by te2ataria on October 21, 2016

Beggars aren’t born that way, they’re created by the wealthy class!

The Hamilton Central Business Association is campaigning stop people giving money to beggars.

They want to evict the poor and needy from the central city, and are asking people to give the beggars the “correct” help, instead of money.

“A recent Poverty Action Waikato report, Neglect and Nurture presents a more flax-roots picture than is usually painted by the Key Government. It illustrates the increased conditionality of public and social services in Hamilton,” says a member of the Poverty Action Waikato working group.

more…

[Hamilton, the city of “Unexplained Deaths” straddles the Waikato River, and is home to about 157,000 people, making it New Zealand’s fourth most-populous city.]

News in Drips…

It was another SNAFU day in New Zealand…

In the past 24 hours, a couple of dead bodies were found, a half dozen people shot and critically injured, a dozen serious road crashes left a few dead, but the fatalities were not reported; couple of rapes and a several sexual assaults; a couple of stabbings up north and a couple more in the South…

People who read this post also read the following…

 

 

 

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Miscarriage of Justice: Kiwi-Killer Walks

Posted by te2ataria on October 20, 2016

Sent by a reader

Kangaroo Court finds Gable Tostee not guilty of killing Warriena Wright

IF YOU’RE WHITE AND WEALTHY, YOU CAN STILL GET AWAY WITH MURDER, AND MANSLAUGHTER,  IN AUSTRALIA.

The white and wealthy Gable Tostee has been found not guilty of killing Tinder date Warriena Wright, who “fell” to her death from his 14th-floor apartment balcony on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

A [racist] Supreme Court jury in Brisbane has acquitted Tostee of both murder and manslaughter, with the decision handed down just hours after defence lawyers called for a mistrial, said a report.

“Jurors rejected the crown’s case that Mr Tostee had intimidated the New Zealand tourist, terrifying the 26-year-old so much as to cause her to scale his balcony to escape.”

After having sex at Mr Tostee’s Surfers Paradise unit the pair had a violent drunken fight.

Prosecutor Glen Cash QC argued while Ms Wright had probably unlawfully assaulted Mr Tostee just prior to being locked outside, his response was disproportionate and unlawful.

He physically restrained and restricted Ms Wright’s throat with his forearm, the prosecution alleged, and was recorded saying she was lucky he had not thrown her off the balcony.

“If you try and pull anything, I’ll knock you out, I’ll knock you the f— out. Do you understand?” he was recorded saying.

Mr Cash said Mr Tostee’s intimidating conduct left Ms Wright feeling like she had no means of escape other than scaling the balcony.

The victim screamed “no” 33 times in 45 seconds.

Barrister for defence, Saul Holt QC, said Mr Tostee had ordered Ms Wright to leave his apartment via the front door, but she hit him with the metal part of a telescope, after which he grabbed her and put her behind the “nearest lockable door.” [He did NOT explain why he failed follow through and  push her out of his apartment instead of “locking her up”.]

Merzabeth Tagpuno (centre), Ms Wright’s mother, found the audio recordings of her daughter’s screams painful to hear. (Photo credit: AAP/Dan Peled)

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EMJUMNICATION in NEW ZEALAND

Posted by te2ataria on October 19, 2016

Sent by a reader who actually graduated from Lincoln University!!

‘Over half of Lincoln University students not getting qualified’

EMJUMNICATION

If you care about the future of your kids, don’t send them to study in New Zealand.

  • Almost 70 per cent of Lincoln University certificate students have dropped out or failed their courses.
    • Even at degree level, 38 per cent of students who first enrolled in 2010 had since either dropped out or did not pass their course.
  • The median rate of non-achievers across all levels was 54 per cent, slightly lower than Massey University’s 55 per cent.
  • About 30 per cent of University of Otago students did not obtain their qualifications, compared to 40 per cent at Canterbury University.
  • Students were awarded qualification, despite not completing the course.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/85530560/lincoln-universitys-telford-campus-underdelivered-programmes

 

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Little they knew that grim death would soon o’ertake them

Posted by te2ataria on October 19, 2016

Remains of the missing Canadian tourist finally show up!

The Canadian tourists toured South America without so much as a scratch, then they came to New Zealand.

On September 2, 2013, the couple hired a campervan in Nelson and hit the road.

Little they knew that grim death would soon o’ertake them. They were killed within a week.

Their campervan was swept off State Highway 6 near Haast Pass due to a large landslide.

Joanna Lam, 24, from Ontario, and Connor Hayes, 25, from Ottawa, were killed as a result.

Joanna Lam’s body was located in a subsequent search but Connor Hayes’ body was never found.

In August 2016, a hunter located a human thigh bone at the confluence of the Haast and Burke Rivers. Subsequent DNA analysis confirms this being part-remains of Mr Hayes.

On Sunday 16 October 2016, a further search on the Haast River lead to the recovery of a number of items of interest from the riverbed. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/development-search-missing-tourist

Missing Canadian couple Joanna Lam and Connor Hayes
Canadian couple Joanna Lam, 24, and Connor Hayes, 25, on St Patrick’s Day- image provided by Lam Family.

How Many Foreigners Killed Since 2000?

About 3,500 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers, recent emigrants and refugees have lost their lives and 20,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.

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