More murders, deaths, road kills…
Posted by te2ataria on January 15, 2017
The following list includes only a sample of the reported incidents…
U.K. and U.S. visitors seriously injured in yet another tourist bus crash
A group of 14 tourists from Britain and the United States and their driver have been injured, nine of them seriously, after their bus crashed in Tongariro Forest Park earlier today, according to reports.
The bus has crashed about six metres down a bank into some water, police said. “One person is still trapped, partially submerged and emergency services are working to free the individual.”
“Two passengers have serious injuries and were taken to Taupo Hospital by helicopter. Seven others with less serious injuries were taken by bus to the same hospital.”
One dead following Tirau crash [Bay of Plenty of Death]
One person was killed in a crash on State Highway 1 north of Tirau earlier this afternoon.
Boy killed in a suspected hit and run
A 16-year-old boy was skateboarding on Rua Road between 11.30pm-12am on 14-15th January and has been the victim of a hit and run.
Hawk’s Bay double “murder-mystery”
The two people who were found dead are Kevin Douglas Maulder and his wife Patricia Anne Maulder, police said, adding that they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths at a Waipukurau address yesterday, thanks to state-of-the-art detective work [all in total secrecy, of course.]
Korean students shafted (again)
“Police have sounded a warning after at least 11 international students have been left in limbo after an education agent allegedly ran away with around $250,000 they had paid for school fees and living expenses.
“Two of the 11 Korean students are in Auckland, but have been told by their schools their fees have not been paid. Nine others are stuck in Korea after failing to get visas.”
US tourist missing; his passport left behind
Jason Michael Johns, 36, a US tourist, is missing. Mr Johns is believed to have been at the Waikawa Marina in Picton late Saturday. “At around 1am this morning, Marlborough Port Security located a number of items at Waikawa Marina, including a backpack, sleeping bag, clothing and Mr Johns’ passport. There was also a wet blanket among the items found.”