BREAKING NEWS: Remnants of Cyclone Debbie hit NZ
- Cliff in Auckland’s Kohimarama suburb collapses onto house
- The Whanganui District has declared a state of emergency ahead of possible historic flooding of the Whanganui River.
- The North Island is facing severe weather: heavy rain, slips and floods as the remnants of Cyclone Debbie sweep across the country.
- Significant amounts of rain are expect in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, the Whanganui District, the Tararua Ranges, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.
- Rain totals could exceed 200mm in some areas. Heavy falls are forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Heavily Censored Police Road Fatality Reports
- ONLY ONE vehicle-related fatality allowed in police reports as of posting, despite at least 12 known serious crashes.
- Monday’s UPDATE: One vehicle-related fatality allowed reported in late police bulletin. See HERE.
- Based on insider information, statistical models and local news, We believe about 900 people were killed and 8,000 others seriously injured on NZ suicide roads in 2016; However, only 328 fatalities reported, last year.
- To protect the tourist industry and massive foreign investment, about two out of every three road fatalities go unreported, or the dead are statistically resurrected by NZ government.
- 32 Foreigners killed in New Zealand in 32 days [Posted on January 25, 2017]
- Police told to keep their mouths shut about overseas licence holders
- Don’t reveal crash driver’s ethnicity, police told.
Tongue-in-Cheek Humour: ‘Prominent Kiwis pen open letter saying free speech is under threat in NZ universities’
Don Brash and Dame Tariana Turia are among a group of 27 prominent New Zealanders, who have submitted an open letter warning freedom of speech is under threat in New Zealand universities.
It was the brainchild of Auckland University of Technology’s History Professor Paul Moon, and rejects “the forceful silencing of dissenting or unpopular views” on university campuses.
It also insists debate must not be suppressed because the ideas put forth “are thought by some or even by most people to be offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed”.
Those who signed the letter were:
Assoc Professor Len Bell, Dr Don Brash, Dr David Cumin, Sir Toby Curtis, Dr Brian Edwards, Graeme Edwards, Dr Gavin Ellis, Sir Michael Friedlander, Alan Gibbs, Dame Jenny Gibbs, Bryan Gould, Wally Hirsh, Professor Manying Ip, Sir Bob Jones, Professor Pare Keiha, Assoc Professor Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, Dame Lesley Max, Gordon McLauchlan, Professor Paul Moon, Sir Douglas Myers, Assoc Professor Camille Nakhid, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Professor Edwina Pio, David Rankin, Philip Temple, Dame Tariana Turia, and Professor Albert Wendt. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/91132233/prominent-kiwis-pen-open-letter-saying-free-speech-is-under-threat-in-nz-universities
Since this blog is heavily censored by authorities, we can only assume the letter was intended as tongue-in cheek humour.
Queenstown police pursue alleged anti-Semitic poster plasterers
A security camera image posted earlier on the Southern District Police Facebook page shows two men – one in dark glasses, camo pants and wearing a “Trump” t-shirt – [most probably Israeli Jews with dual citizenship] entering the tertiary institute last week. The photo has since been removed from the police Facebook page.
An anonymous email directed Stuff to a Facebook page showing photos of the posters containing Nazi swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans. The photos have since been taken down.
Israel Arrests Jewish Teen for Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers
“… in Israel, police in the southern city of Ashkelon on Thursday arrested a Jewish teenager with dual U.S. and Israeli citizenship, charging him with making more than 100 bomb threats against synagogues and other Jewish community buildings in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The threats came amid a broader wave of anti-Semitic threats against Jewish institutions over recent months, which included the desecration of Jewish cemeteries in Pennsylvania, Missouri and New York.”
Heavily Censored News From New Zealand’s Suicide Roads
Fatal crash SH27 near Waharoa
“Police are in attendance at a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Wairere Road, in Waharoa near Matamata. A truck and car have collided around 4:45 this afternoon.” One of the drivers was killed in the crash.
NZ Police Clowns: Extreme Malevolence, Institutional Corruption, Phenomenal Incompetence
Missing toddler is the oldest among New Zealand police’s 143,000 active cases [“reduced from around one million files”]
“Police set up a new case management system in 2010 to deal with over one million files on its books.”
“The system has resulted in the reduction of files from around one million to 143,000 active cases. Counties Manukau has 11,500, Canterbury, 9,593, Auckland City, 8,006, Waitemata, 6,888, Wellington, 8,276, and Tasman, 8,322. ” [What about the remaining 90,415 active cases?]
[This is how they reduced outstanding files from around one million to 143,000 “active cases”. They categorized them as: “Zero Chance”, “Snowball’s Chance”, “Fat Chance”, “NO Chance”… and “V. Little Chance, Indeed”… Moderator D.H.]
Man shot by police in Christchurch denies pointing imitation firearm at officers
“A man shot by police officers in Christchurch has today denied pointing a blank firing pistol at them.
“Murray James Allan, 24, [who is lucky to be alive, was shot by police] after allegedly pointing the imitation firearm at officers who approached a car he was in about 2am in Woolston on February 4.”
Policeman punched partner, dragged her by hair, threatened to stab her
Cloak and Dagger
So much for freedom of information: Typhoid death shrouded in cloak and dagger
“Distraught family members of a woman who died of typhoid last week say Auckland health officials did not tell them she had the disease.
“The woman is one of at least 15 people who have become ill in a typhoid outbreak over the past 10 days or so.”
“She died in Auckland Hospital last Tuesday. Officials first notified the public of the outbreak on Friday.”
“The woman was buried yesterday. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) said it delayed releasing information about the death to allow time for funeral arrangements.”