Road Toll: News blackout persists despite scores of serious crashes
Posted by te2ataria on January 2, 2017
100% NZ: Hiding the truth for well over a century!
Many serious crashes including multiple-vehicle pileups have occurred today, but the authorities have imposed a news blackout on reporting the fatalities, as of writing.
Third fatality following Gisborne bus crash
A third person involved in the Gisborne Bus crash (on 24 December 2016) died in Waikato hospital yesterday afternoon, police said. She was 55 year-old Leotisia Malakai. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/third-fatality-following-gisborne-bus-crash
The latest road death raises the REPORTED holiday road toll to 19, with 38 hours to go.
Other News in Drips…
How often do the war dead get medals?
A New Zealander awarded the highest civilian decoration for bravery during World War II – the George Cross – has died. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/321635/nz-wwii-hero-has-died
Man swept out to sea off Wairarapa coast
14 year-old assaulted while out walking with her younger sister
The incident happened in the vicinity of the Stoke library, near the public toilets at about 10.30pm. The 14 year-old fought off the attacker, kneeing him and pushing him away.
The male has been described as Caucasian, aged between 40 and 50, police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-investigating-assault-young-girl-stoke
UPDATE on body found in Waikato River
Preliminary post-mortem results on the body of Tama Retimana, 29, have indicated he had been assaulted before his body was found in the Waikato River in Hamilton on December 27.
Another 14-year-old allegedly drugged, raped in Northland
Police are allegedly investigating the alleged drugging and raping of a 14-year-old girl in Kohukohu, a 165-people settlement, about 60km south-east of Kaitaia, Northland.
Rustlers take 1400 lambs in massive stock theft
A Whanganui farmer has lost 1400 lambs, worth about $120,000, to rustlers in what might be the largest stock heist in the country. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11774793
Main Japanese whaler ‘nearby’ – Sea Shepherd
“The conservation group hopes to thwart the stated plan of the Japanese fleet to hunt and kill 333 Antarctic minke whales this summer.
“The captain of the Steve Irwin, Wyanda Lublink, said they had now spotted four vessels altogether – two harpoon ships, a research ship and a refuelling tanker.” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/321640/main-japanese-whaler-‘nearby’-sea-shepherd