Even the reported road fatalities frightening
Posted by te2ataria on December 27, 2016
At least two more people killed on New Zealand roads
Fatal crash SH1 at Pukerau, near Gore
A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and two cars occurred just before 4pm on Waipahi Highway, Pukerau today [Tuesday, 27 December 2016.]
“The driver of the motorcycle” was killed in the crash, police said.
Name release of three killed in Leeston crash
Canterbury Police has released the names of the three teenagers killed in a crash in Leeston, Canterbury on Boxing Day, December 26. They were Lily Frances Moore, Samuel James Drost, and Cole Troy Hull. All were 15 years old.
Fatal crash in Ashhurst
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that occurred on Napier Road/State Highway 3, Ashhurst, on Monday evening. Two occupants of the car involved in the crash received various injuries and were transported to hospital for assessment, police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/ashhurst-fatal-crash-update
Missing in New Zealand…
Alan Langdon and his daughter
The 49-year-old sailor, and his six-year-old daughter Que, left Kawhia Harbour on a catamaran on the afternoon of Saturday December 17, possibly heading for the Bay of Islands, and have not been heard from since. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-seeking-sightings-pair-catamaran
Hunter missing in Southland
A search operation is underway for a hunter, near Dunsdale in Southland, after he failed to return from a hunting trip.
Mother of missing teenager Alex Petersen planning to come to NZ
Alex Petersen, 14, went missing from his Blenheim home on December 19.
New Zealand Police receive more than 8,000 [more likely 10,000 – 12,000] missing persons reports every year.
They allege 95 per cent of those are found within 14 days, with more than half located within the first two days.
Even if their figures were correct, the remaining 5 percent of the missing still add up to at least 400 people each year.