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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.
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