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Breaking Wind: Media banned from “N. Korea” event
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Man shot in the face by police “extremely lucky” to be alive –police
A man who allegedly brandished a firearm at police was “extremely lucky” to be alive after being shot in the face, police say. [Translation: Police followed their shot-to-kill policy, but missed.]
Police [thankfully incompetent] marksmen fired at least 6 shots, but missed five times, said Acting Canterbury Police District Commander. The sixth bullet missed the upper part of the head and hit the 24-year-old Christchurch victim in the cheek.
Police haven’t revealed why they shot the man in the face. Was he holding the [alleged] firearm in his mouth?
Other News in Drips…
Only a few road fatality reports allowed so far this weekend
Fatal crash at SH29 near Karapiro
Police has named the two men who were killed in a two-car crash at the intersection of State Highways 1 and 29, at around 9.50am on Friday 3 February 2017. They were Wiremu Gin, 38, from Kaikohe, and 20-year-old Timothy Roy Amoi, from Hamilton.
A third person who was seriously injured in the collision was taken to Waikato Hospital.
Fatal crash in Te Aute, Havelock North
Hawkes Bay Police have named the driver who was killed in a crash on Te Aute Road near Havelock North, Hawkes Bay at apporoximately 7pm Friday 3 February, 2017. She was 25-year-old Jennifer Eriha of Flaxmere, Hastings.
Drowning in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt
Emergency services have attended a drowning in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Wellington after being called to a nearby beach at 3:50pm this afternoon, Sunday 5 February, 2017. A man has been transported to hospital via helicopter in a critical condition (!!!)
Diver dies north of Tolaga Bay
Sunday, 5 February 2017 – A diver was killed in Anaura Bay this morning.
He had surfaced from a dive and after getting out of the water he collapsed and died.
Queen’s grocer pulls New Zealand manuka honey from shelves
The Queen’s official grocer, Fortnum & Mason, has finally pulled New Zealand-made manuka honey from its shelves after testing found lower than expected (ZERO?)levels of a key active ingredient leptosperin. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/89047444/Queens-grocer-pulls-New-Zealand-manuka-honey-from-shelves
21-month-old boy dies in Makarau, north of Auckland
A 21-month-old boy was killed by drowning at a property in Makarau, northwest of Auckland.
Just what the doctor ordered: A “raunchy novel” for teenagers!
Shame on you, Emma Neal, for further poisoning the minds of our impressionable kids!
New Zealand on Fire
Canterbury fire damages at least one railway bridge
A bridge on the Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield has been extensively damaged by a 300-hectare scrub and alpine vegetation fire that’s still burning, says KiwiRail.
Northland fire cuts power to thousands
A large scrub fire in Northland is threatening homes and the main lines supplying electricity to the region, a Transpower spokesperson said.