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5,500 Foreigners Violently Killed & 35,000 Seriously Injured by NZ Tourism Machination since 2000 — Welcome to the World's Deadliest Tourist Attraction: The Final Destination!

The Final Destination 2020

– Fatality reports for earlier years are posted at Proudly Killed in NZ!!
– Additional entries are posted at the comments section Reported Kills

As of March 25, at least 68 of the people who were killed in NZ as a result of road crashes or outdoor activities in 2020, and whose deaths have been officially reported, have not been identified by police. We believe many if not all of the victims are foreign nationals, which explains NZ police’s unwillingness to reveal their identities.

The above total includes 13 of at least 15 victims who were killed in water-related incidents in recent weeks.

On average, at least three foreigners are killed/ murdered in NZ every two days!

ONLY Death is Democratic in NZ!

More than 5,500 foreigners—overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers and new immigrants from more than 70 countries—have been killed/murdered and 35,000+ others maimed or seriously injured in New Zealand Between 2000 and 2020. At least 98 percent of the casualties would’ve been avoidable, if the ultra-racist, white supremacist gatekeepers of the slaughterhouse gave a f*ck.

At least three foreigners are killed/murdered in New Zealand on average every two days!

We’re an alethophobic nation of cheats, liars, fraudsters . . . [and many rapists and murderers, too!] If you want to know who or what we’re really like, watch the movie Jamaica Inn. We’re the shipwreckers!

NZ government (police and Ministry of Resurrection) under-report road fatalities and murders in the same way Puerto Rican officials (US Govt) misled the world following Hurricane Maria. Death toll from the deadly storm was reported at only 64, instead of the scientifically researched total of at least 2,975.

In NZ, about two-thirds of road fatalities go unreported, or unrecorded to protect the cutthroat tourism and banking. [See blog entries under Ministry of Resurrection.]

See also: Police censorship produces NZ’s “lowest murder rate in decades”


More than 40,000 foreigners have been violently killed, permanently maimed, or seriously injured by NZ tourism machination between Jan 2000 and December 2019.
The Axis of Evil, however, blocks the warnings posted here, preventing the potentially life-saving information from reaching the next waves of would-be victims.
Each time, before a foreigner is killed in this country, their basic human rights have already been trampled on by being denied the safety warnings.


Hundreds of foreigners were killed in NZ in 2019, of whom at least 27 were US Citizens [cf. 20 US military personnel killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan last year.] 

The Final Destination 2020: Extreme censorship by the Axis of Evil means even fewer fatalities are being reported this year. . .

– The following is an excerpt from a statement made by a nephew of two of the victims’ of White Island negligent mass homicide on behalf of the Singh family:

“Proper safety equipment would have saved my family.” –Singh family member

“Tours should not be operated without comprehensive disclosure of risks associated, and a complete assessment of geothermal and seismic activity.”

“I visited Paul and Mary every day since Dec 10 while they were at the Middlemore Hospital, the last 50 days of my life were distressing, slow and agonising painful. I seriously request and encourage volcano tourism in NZ and around the world to charter proper safety equipment including appropriate heat resistant gear/clothing, safety glasses, helmets and face masks. Proper safety equipment would have saved my family. Tours should not be operated without comprehensive disclosure of risks associated, and a complete assessment of geothermal and seismic activity.”

WorkSafe criticised over investigation into crash that killed two children

“A [migrant] family whose two young boys were killed when a trucker who had been at the wheel too long rear-ended their car, accuses agencies of failing to fight for justice or protect road safety.”
“The Desert Road crash at Easter 2018 killed Mohy Sharifi and Siamak Mosaferi’s four-year-old son Arteen and his baby brother Radeen.”
“Siamak Mosaferi, a structural engineer, had idolised New Zealand when he emigrated from Iran.”
“I came believing the justice system was the best,” he said.
“I lost my trust in the justice system.”

The Final Destination: Killed in NZ 2020


[NOTE: The following list is limited only to the murders/ violent deaths reports that have not been censored by police!]


Historical Fatalities

Motorcyclist killed in New Plymouth crash named: Police have named  the motorcyclist killed after a crash in New Plymouth on Friday night. He was 51 year old Cornelius Van Der Watt.
70,004 reasons NZ is the worst country in the world

The fatal dangers of swimming in Auckland waterfalls
Jan 21 2019
In less than a month, three people in Auckland and Northland have died after swimming at waterfalls.

On January 12, police found the body of Filipino student, Kenny Espinosa, after he struggled to stay afloat at Whangārei Falls.
On Monday, the bodies of two men were recovered from two different Auckland waterfalls – one at Maketu Falls and the other at Hunua Falls.

They are just some of the 53 drowning deaths at New Zealand’s waterfalls since 1980, According to Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ). But what are the dangers?

The Final Destination: Two More Foreigners (?) Killed in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on November 25, 2020

Sent by WTF

“Wealthy foreigner” murdered by a professional or killed by “a solo kink activity”?

[“Wealthy foreigner” killed by “a solo kink activity” known as autoerotic asphyxiation. So, what’s the problem? Autoerotic asphyxiation is one of the preferred methods of untraceable murder employed by professional assassins. –KD]

Man dies after solo ‘kink’ act goes wrong – Nov 25 2020

The man, believed to be a wealthy immigrant, suffocated after being unable to free himself from a “complex” home-made device while masturbating, a Dunedin coroner has ruled.

The death has sparked warnings from the coroner for members of the “kink community” to be aware of the high risk involved in suppressing a person’s breathing.

In a report released on Tuesday, coroner Alexandra Cunninghame concluded his death was not due to suicide but an accident resulting from “a solo kink activity” known as autoerotic asphyxiation.

The middle-aged man, who has name suppression, died on his property in 2019.

The Final Destination: Another Frenchman Killed in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on November 25, 2020

Frenchman killed in river crash

PMWNZ said


Tuesday, 24 November 2020 – 7:56pm | Waitematā
Name release – fatal crash, Warkworth

Christian Herbulot, 55, was killed a result of the crash around 5pm on November 22. The car he was in went into a river in Warkworth, police said.

[The cause of death not disclosed. -Editor]


Other reported fatalities:

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 – 6:43pm | Wellington
Name release – light aircraft fatal crash, Kaitoke

The person who was killed in a light aircraft crash in Kaitoke, Upper Hutt on Monday was Loren David Nolan, police said. [The victim’s nationality has not been disclosed –WM]
Eric and Kathy Hertz’s fatal plane crash caused by engine failure   –  Apr 04 2018

Hertz, 58, and wife Katherine Picone Hertz, 64, were killed when their aircraft crashed in the sea south of Gannet Island, after the left engine failed off the Raglan coast in 2013. [Their nationality has not been disclosed –WM]
Pilot who killed himself and passenger didn’t have correct licence, CAA report [conveniently] finds – Aug 04 2020
The dead were named as Peter Cree and Louey Sandlant. [Their nationalities have not been disclosed –WM]

THE Final Destination: Another Korean National Killed in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on November 19, 2020

Korean male killed in “water incident”

Apartheid NZ police news said



[Another Korean national killed in NZ – CJ]

Killed by drowning, Waihi Beach – Name release
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 – 10:47am | Waikato

Police can now name the person who was killed in a “water incident” at Waihi Beach on November 16.

He was [Korean national] Jung Nam Shin, who lived in Auckland.

The Final Destination: Another Refugee Killed in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on November 9, 2020

Woman who fled the Khmer Rouge regime, couldn’t escape violent death in NZ

[Another refugee killed in NZ –BM]

Passenger killed in ‘freak accident’ was a Cambodian political refugee (Nov 06 2020)

Den Thi Baird was killed in a “freak accident” when the car she was in rounded a bend and flipped onto its roof after a large poplar tree fell across on State Highway 1 about 30 kilometres north of Dunedin at 12.09pm on Thursday.
Baird, 51, had fled the Khmer Rouge regime in her native Cambodia.

Saturday, 7 November 2020 – 6:36am | Southern
Fatal crash: Oreti Beach, Invercargill
Police can confirm a person has died following a single-vehicle crash near Oreti Beach this morning.
Police were called to the crash on Dunns Road between a car and a power pole just before 1.30am.

Saturday, 7 November 2020 – 11:55am | Central
Taranaki: Homicide investigation launched following death
Taranaki Police have commenced a homicide investigation following the death of an Opunake man last night.
Police had previously been called to a private property in Opunake at about 4.20am on Wednesday 4 November after reports of an altercation between two men who were known to each other.
One of the men, aged 25, was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital in a critical condition and has now died.
[Body no. ?xx9,999 found in a NZ river –BM]

Body of man found in Waikawa River (Nov 08 2020)
A man’s body has been found in the Waikawa River, at Progress Valley, south-east Southland.
It was believed that the man had been whitebaiting in the area and went missing on Friday, police said.
Sunday, 8 November 2020 – 1:04pm | Central
Police ask for help to find Rehum Prior
Rehum, aged 20, has been missing since Sunday 1 November 2020 and both family and Police have concerns for his well-being.
Rehum’s silver-coloured Caldina stationwagon was located.

[This is NZ!! Now bodies found in pairs! –CJ]

Friday, 16 October 2020 – 9:37am | Bay of Plenty [of Dead Bodies]
Two bodies found near Lake Taupo
Police are making enquiries following two bodies found by a member of the public near Mere Road, Lake Taupo this morning just after 7am.
At this stage, Police are working to establish the identities of the bodies, and a post mortem examination will be conducted.
Friday, 16 October 2020 – 3:04pm | Counties Manukau
Police seek witnesses to fatal Mangere crash
Counties Manukau Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal motorcycle crash in Mangere on Sunday 11th October, 2020.
The motorcyclist died after crashing on Oruarangi Road at around 10.20am.
The rider was Deane Whenu McKinnon, aged 63.
riday, 16 October 2020 – 8:47am | Counties Manukau
[Another] Correction: Karaka Road Crash
The name of the woman who died following a crash in Karaka on 5 October 2020, was Diane Rachael Stephens.
The victim was killed in a two vehicles crass on Karaka Road near the intersection with Oira Road, Papakura at around 8:50pm on Monday 5 October 2020,.
Two killed in two South Island car crashes — Dec 14 2019
Two people were killed in separate South Island car crashes.
One died in a crash near Lincoln, in Canterbury, and another died in a crash near Athol, in Southland.
[Another Western Samoan male killed in NZ, but how? –CJ]

Friday, 16 October 2020 – 10:03am | Wellington
Name release – Unexplained death, Naenae
Police can confirm the identity of the man who died at a property on Burke Grove, Lower Hutt on 12 October.
He was 25-year-old Peti Asiata.
Enquiries are ongoing into this matter, while the death is being treated as unexplained it is no longer being treated as a homicide.

Homicide of Nigel Fuatimu: Operation Preston – Police urge people to come forward
Friday, 9 October 2020 – 2:58pm | Counties Manukau
Police are continuing to make enquiries as the homicide investigation continues into the death of a man in Jellicoe Park last weekend.
The victim was 21-year-old Nigel Fuatimu [believed to be from the Pacific Islands, originally. CW]

Search continues for missing swimmer near Mt Maunganui, Tauranga   Nov 08 2020


[Victim’s nationality unspecified! –KD]

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 – 9:34pm | Eastern
Name release – Flemington, Hawke’s Bay death
Police can now release the name of the man who died on Rotohiwi Road, Flemington Monday 28 September.
He was Harry de Lautour, aged 33 of Hawke’s Bay.

One person killed in two-car crash near Lake Tekapo
(Oct 24 2020)
One person was killed in a two-car crash near Lake Tekapo township. Three injured people were airlifted to hospital.
Saturday, 24 October 2020 – 6:41am | Eastern
Fatal crash: Whatatutu Road, Te Karaka
One person was killed in a crash on Whatatutu Road, Te Karaka, near Gisborne overnight.
Emergency services were notified of the crash just before 2am.
Motorcyclist killed in serious crash in Upper Hutt
(Oct 24 2020)
A motorcyclist was killed in a serious crash on State Highway 2 in Upper Hutt.
The crash occurred on Main Rd North in Timberlea, just after 5pm on Friday, police have said.
Labour weekend road toll already higher than [doctored stats of] 2019, just hours in
(Oct 24 2020)
The Labour weekend road toll has already surpassed that of last year [doctored stats,] following three deaths in the Wellington region, the East Coast and Canterbury.
– A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Main Rd North in Timberlea, Upper Hutt about 5pm on Friday.
– A second person killed in a crash on Whatatutu Rd in Gisborne’s Te Karaka
– Third person was killed in a two-car crash which injured three others on SH8 near Tekapo about 9am.
Saturday, 24 October 2020 – 7:49am | Bay of Plenty
Police investigating Whakatāne death
Police are investigating the death of a man in Whakatāne overnight.
The man presented to Whakatāne Hospital at around midnight with critical injuries and died a short time later.
Man killed in North Canterbury boating incident named (Oct 23 2020)
The man who was killed in North Canterbury boating incident was Richard Neilson Brons, police said.

[The victim’s nationality has not been disclosed by police. TD]

One dead, 10 injured in crash on Napier-Taupō road
Oct 19, 2020
A Samoan man in his late thirties is dead and 10 others are injured after a horror crash on the Napier-Taupo highway between a van and a truck.
Two people are in a critical condition and another eight are in serious to moderate conditions.

In the van were 10 Samoan workers who were a part of the recognised seasonal employer scheme, and one New Zealander. All were on their way to a Taupō [one of NZ’s top tourist deathtraps] for a holiday.
Five people were transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital – one critically injured person was airlifted and one with serious injuries and three with moderate injuries were taken by ambulance.
A Hawke’s Bay District Health Board spokeswoman said a male teenager remained in a critical condition in intensive care on Monday afternoon.
Four more men, two in their 20s, and one in their 30s and 40s, were in a stable condition.
A man in his 40s in a critical condition was airlifted to Gisborne Hospital.

The following people with foreign names were among those who died/ were killed in NZ in recent days:

Published in The New Zealand Herald, accessed on Oct. 17, 2020

Carlo Van Rooyen, aged 28, died of unspecified cause on October 10, 2020.
Bulgarian woman, 52, dies “suddenly”
Krasimira Kraleva, aged 52, died suddenly on the 14th October 2020.
Japanese Piano Teacher Dies “Suddenly”
Chikako Komaki died suddenly on Tuesday, October 13.
Amy Fong (nee Wong). Passed away suddenly on 13 October 2020.
Pauline Wong died on Thursday 15th October 2020.
Jashavanti Morarji passed away on 13 October 2020.
Ming WING (Wong Ming Yuet) died on 23 September 2020. Ming was born in Xinhui (Sunwui), Guangdong, China.
Maisie Yee died on Saturday 10th October 2020.
ESSELINK, Johannes Gerardus Esselink died on Friday 9th October 2020.
Dr. Hazra Ismail, born in South Africa, died in Whangarei on October 9, 2020.
Louise Everrina Ouwehand died on Wednesday 14th October 2020.
Anna Marie LAU (Anna Caselberg) died on 10th September 2020.
Elizabeth Frances Yurak (nee Urlich) died on Saturday 10th October 2020.

Labour Weekend road toll: Five people dead, motorcyclist critically injured
Oct 25 2020
Five [reported] road fatalities this Labour Weekend so far:
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on State Highway 2 in Timberlea, Upper Hutt about 5pm on Friday.
A second person was killed in a crash on Whatatutu Rd in Te Karaka near Gisborne about 2am on Saturday .
The third fatality occurred in a two-car crash on State Highway 8 near Tekapo about 9am on Saturday. Three other people were also airlifted to hospital with injuries.
On Sunday, a motorcyclist suffered critical injuries in northern Hawke’s Bay.
A pedestrian died following an earlier crash on State Highway 3, Westmere, Whanganui, police confirmed.
The fifth person was killed when a car rolled on State Highway 35 in Tikitiki near Gisborne.
One dead following crash in Tikitiki, near Gisborne
Laura Wiltshire18:32, Oct 25 2020
One person was killed when a car rolled on State Highway 35, in Tikitiki, north of Gisborne. The crash occurred at about 2.10pm, police have confirmed.
[Victim has since died, according to a private source. –TJ]

Motorcyclist in critical condition after Hawke’s Bay crash
Oct 25 2020
A motorcyclist has been transported to hospital in a critical condition after a serious crash in the small settlement of Putorino (State Highway 2, just south of Putorino) in northern Hawke’s Bay.
Three week old baby dies at Hamilton home
Oct 25 2020
A three-week-old baby has died at a Hamilton home on Sunday morning.
A body was found at the intersection of Titiraupenga and Horomatangi Streets in Taupō on Sunday morning, police have confirmed.

[Another Australian national killed in NZ. CB]

Australian swim coach killed in ‘serious incident’ at central Wellington gym Aug 31 2020

Ben May was killed in a “serious incident” in a pool at Synergy Health & Fitness Club, Monday.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we notify you of the untimely passing of Ben May, Synergy swim coach and manager,” a social media post read.
The Australian national was an instructor and coach at its swim school.
May was a former competitive swimmer and had trained and coached alongside Olympic and Commonwealth medalists, but moved to New Zealand to play rugby.

[Samoan Male killed in road crash. MD]

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 – 9:42am | Bay of Plenty
Name release, Mt Maunganui crash
The man who was killed in a crash on State Highway 2, Mount Maunganui on Sunday was Vaetasi Mati, 36, [believed to be from American Samoa,] who resided in Tauranga, police said.

Man in court on murder charge after shooting in Taranaki at the weekend  – Aug 24 2020
A 55-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murder following a shooting in rural Taranaki at the weekend.
Mitchell Craig Mosen, 30, died at a Korito Rd address, near Egmont Village, on Saturday night.

Calls heard for speed reduction at fatal intersection
Aug 22 2020
Palmerston North Hospital emergency department doctors and best friends James Huang, 27, and Vinay Angadi, 26, died when their vehicle and a truck collided at the crash black spot last week.
In late 2018, tourist Kusum Sarin was killed when her son’s sedan collided with a 4WD on the intersection.

Sent by Apartheid NZ police news [Unspammed by Moderator B]

Man named after fatal Hastings swimming pool electrocution   – 19 Aug, 2020
The man who died after a suspected electrocution incident in a swimming pool has been named as Peter Stormer [NATIONALITY UNDISCLOSED.]
The man was found dead at a central Hastings address on August 4.

Two more Asian doctors killed in NZ

Friday, 14 August 2020 – 11:29am | Central
Double Fatal crash, Milson  –  name release

The two men who were “road-murdered” in a collision between a car and truck on Wednesday were James Huang, 27, and Vinay Angadi Rudresh, 26, who both lived in Palmerston North, police said.

The fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Railway Road and Roberts Line, Milson, on 12 August.

The two victims were ER doctors
The two victims were resident medical officers who worked in the Emergency Department at Palmerston North Hospital.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 – 2:01pm | Central
Name release – light plane crash, Otaki
The man who was killed in a light plane crash near Otaki on Monday was Nigel Anthony Frederikson, aged 74. [NATIONALITY UNDISCLOSED.]

[The Satanic Church scores again!]

Inside the senseless murder of a reclusive mother by her only son   Aug 16 2020
Mother and son Noeleen and Martin Marinovich lived out a reclusive life after Noeleen was abandoned during her pregnancy by a local priest, who left her fighting a financial battle with the Catholic Church. 27 years later, Noeleen was murdered by her only son in February 2019.

In early 1991 Noeleen Marinovich was 32 and living at home with Mate and her parents when she fell pregnant to a Capuchin Friar, a Dutch priest working out of Henderson Holy Cross Parish. Martin De Leeuw was 36 and priest of the Irish province of the Capuchin Order of Friars who were serving in the Henderson parish in the Auckland Diocese. De Leeuw was ordained by the Auckland Bishop Denis Browne in 1982.


Derek Kaijser, 26, named as Hawkes Bay fatal crash victim

Monday, 27 July 2020 – 3:26pm | Eastern
Name release: Fatal crash, Raukawa Road, Hastings
Police have named the person who was killed following a two-vehicle collision on Saturday 25 July in the Hawkes Bay as Derek Kaijser, 26, who lived in Hastings.
[The fates of other victims involved in the crash have not been revealed. CW]

A Russian and a Ukranian killed “freediving” off Great Barrier Island – Jul 26 2020
The two men who were killed off Great Barrier Island, at Cecilia Sudden Bay in 2016 were Gena Sibaev, 55, and Igor Petrenko, 31.
Alcohol and equipment were determined to have been a factor in the deaths.

[Two Chinese activists killed in massive crash. Foul play? –KD]

Thursday, 23 July 2020 – 1:13pm | Bay of Plenty
Name release: Fatal crash, Tokoroa
Taupō Police can now confirm the names of the two men who died in a crash on SH1 south of Tokoroa on Tuesday 21 July.
They are 47-year-old Yuezhong Wang and 48-year-old Weiguo Xi, both from Auckland.

Two Chinese activists on way to protest at Parliament killed in fatal crash
Phillipa Yalden13:03, Jul 23 2020

“Two Chinese men killed in a crash on a highway near Tokoroa were travelling to Wellington to petition the Government about the Chinese Communist Party, according to a close friend.
“A prominent figure in the New Zealand Chinese community who was travelling with them survived the crash but is in a critical condition at Waikato Hospital.
“A mother and daughter from another vehicle involved are also in Waikato Hospital recovering in a ward following the collision on SH1 around 1.05pm on Tuesday.
“Canterbury University Professor Anne-Marie Brady said the crash had left two close friends, that she named as Yuezhong Wang and Weiguo Xi, dead.”

[WTF!! Now, tell me a dirty joke!! KD]

Devastated parents of dead toddler feel justice system has let them down
Jul 22 2020
The devastated family [their nationality kept secret] of a toddler who died when hit by a motorcyclist believe justice hasn’t been served and that New Zealand’s court system gives offenders a free pass until they turn 18.

The toddler died after a teen on a motocross bike collided with the toddler’s family (belived to be foreigners –KD), who were on bicycles, on the popular walking and cycling path between Palmerston North and Longburn on the evening of September 27.

The motorbike rider, 18, last week appeared in the Youth Court on charges of dangerous driving causing death and injury. Suppression orders prevent the publication of the names of the toddler and the motorcycle rider, amid other identifying details.

Australian man killed by police

Taranaki police cell death: Man who died was an Australia-born dairy farmer  Jul 17 2020
The 55-year-old who died in a Taranaki police cell last year was Australia-born man Allen Ball.

Three Taranaki cops charged with manslaughter fight for name suppression  Jul 17 2020
Three Taranaki police officers, a female and two males, charged with manslaughter have made a bid to have their identities suppressed until the conclusion of their court trial.


Serbian national Goran Milosavljevic killed: by Auckland teen
Jul 18 2020
A teenager granted home detention after a killing a security guard with a single punch went on a crime spree a month later. Sydney Jayden Kokiri was sentenced in March 2019 for the manslaughter of Serbian national Goran Milosavljevic.


Monday, 13 July 2020 – 9:41pm | Bay of Plenty [ofDeaths]
Name release: Fatal crash, Lake Rotoma
Police can now release the names of the people who died in a crash at Lake Rotoma on Saturday.
They were 54-year-old David Alexander Fawcett Jarden of Totara Heights, Auckland and 53-year-old Bibi Ali of Ranui, Auckland.

Eight people killed on SH5 since December 2019
Jul 07 2020

–    Ten-year-old Teang Atauea died following a crash on the Napier-Taupō road on Sunday, June 21, 2019 –the eighth death to occur on SH5 since December last year.

– December 6, 2019: Nathaniel Olson, 40, and Mere Paranihi, 29, died at Te Pohue while travelling on a motorcycle.

– December 23, 2019: Leo Thomas Chittenden from Napier and 11-year-old Te Whararere Hunuhunu of Opotiki. The pair were killed in a crash near Rangitaiki.

– March 6, 2020: Aniwaniwa Kenrick, 21, of Hastings died in a collision between Kawaro Roadway and Turangakumu Rd at Te Haroto.

– May 16, 2020: Maja Eve Sanders, 20, Joshua Tom Van Hooijdonk, 19, both from Hastings. The crash occurred at Te Pohue.

–    Name release: Fatal crash, Taihape
Monday, 6 July 2020
Police can now release the name of the man who died in a single-vehicle crash on Spooners Hill Road, Taihape.
Rhys Jensen, 26, of Ngamahanga in Rangitikei District died after the car he was driving rolled on Saturday 4 July. [Victim’s nationality not specified by police. LT]

– [ONLY 12 of the road/vehicle fatalities reported by police/media since July 1, and just eight of the deaths recorded by NZ Transport. DH]

–    Driver drank 8.6 per cent beers at beach before hitting and killing jogger at 95kmh
Jul 01 2020
A vineyard worker who hit and killed a jogger in Blenheim had shared close to a dozen cans of 8.6 per cent beer with a friend before driving.
Kevin Paisa, of Samoa, picked up his friend about noon on December 27 last year and drove to Whites Bay, about 20 kilometres from Blenheim. [He admitted dangerous driving causing the death of Nikolay Andreev, 44, of Bulgaria. NC]

–   Mother ‘devastated and heartbroken’ after son killed in double fatal crash
Jun 14 2020
Two people were killed after vehicles collided on Russley Rd in Christchurch. Jordan Gow, 26, a musician, was killed in a head-on crash by a driver on the wrong side of a Christchurch motorway in North Canterbury near the Memorial Arches, about 6.45am on Sunday.
The 2nd man had driven for more than 1km with no lights on before colliding head-on with Gow’s car.
Gow’s mother Penny Violetto told Stuff from her home in the Unites States she received a call from his twin brother, Josh Gow, on Sunday morning.

  • The Final Destination: Yet Another Indian Male Violently Killed in NZ

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 – 2:35pm | Counties Manukau
Witnesses sought for fatal crash in Papatoetoe
Counties Manukau Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian in Papatoetoe on Monday.
The incident occurred at around 3.40pm on Monday 8 June on Great South Road near Hunters Corner Plaza.
Police can now name the man as Gurmej Singh Lally.
Mr Lally suffered critical injuries in the incident and sadly passed away in Middlemore Hospital later on Monday night.

  • The Final Destination: Indian Woman, Geriatric Pilot Killed in Taupō Glider Crash –   June 4, 2020

Indian victim and her husband  emigrated from India five years ago
The Indian woman, 41, from Wellington, and a Taupō-based geriatric pilot  [nationality undisclosed] were killed when the glider crashed into Mt Tauhara around 2.45pm on Sunday.

The victims have been identified as Anthony Frederick Hector Budd, 78, and Kusum Pasha (nee Chandrappa), 41.

WTF: Blog Moderators are distressed to discover that a nearly octogenarian glider pilot was permitted to fly with passenger onboard, resulting in a most likely avoidable fatal tragedy.

The Indian couple, members of the Muslim community in Wellington, were reportedly holidaying in Taupō for the weekend.   https://newzeelend.wordpress.com/2020/06/04/the-final-destination-indian-woman-geriatric-pilot-killed-in-taupo-glider-crash/

  • [Canadian?] Photographer killed in Cape Farewell fall

PoliceWatch2 said  –Wednesday, 27 May 2020 – 7:31am | Tasman
Name release, body recovered at Cape Farewell
The body found at Cape Farewell during the weekend was that of 52-year-old fine arts photographer Brett Allan Fleming, police said.

  • The Final Destination: Cambodian male murdered in NZ

Monday, 25 May 2020 – 8:16am | Waikato
Homicide detectives search Hamilton address
Hamilton Police investigating the murder of 40-year-old Sao Young have executed a search warrant at a Casey Avenue address this morning.
“Mr Young was last seen alive on the evening of Thursday March 12 in the Enderley/Fairfield area of Hamilton.
“We believe this was likely the night he was killed.
“His body was discovered at a rural property in Horsham Downs on Monday 13 April — it was likely transported there after his death,” Detective Senior Sergeant Loughrin says.
“Mr Young arrived in New Zealand from Cambodia in 1992 and has been described by many as a gentle person who would not harm anyone.”

Thursday, 21 May 2020 – 6:08pm | Eastern
Murder charges laid in relation to Hastings death in April 2019
Hawke’s Bay Police have arrested and charged four people in connection with the death of Jermaine Ramos in Hastings in April 2019.
Mr Ramos was found deceased at a residential property in Akina, Hastings on 1 April 2019. Three men – aged 41, 29 and 28 – have been charged with murder and aggravated robbery. A 37-year-old woman has also been charged with the aggravated robbery of Mr Ramos.

–   The Final Destination: Filipino Man ‘Murdered’ in NZ
The man who was murdered in Akina, Hastings on Monday 1 April was 33-year-old Jermaine Arias Ramos, a Philippine national staying in Waipukurau, police said.

–   Portia Lilly De Luen died after being caught in a rip at Karekare Beach
The teenage girl who died after being caught in a rip at Karekare Beach, west of Auckland on Tuesday was Portia Lilly De Luen, 14.

Monday, 18 May 2020 – 5:42pm | Eastern
–   Name release: Fatal crash, Te Pohue
Police can now release the names of the two people who died in a serious crash on SH5 at Te Pohue on Saturday 16 May.
They were 20-year-old Maja Eve Sanders and 19-year-old Joshua Tom Van Hooijdonk, both from Hastings.

A third person injured in the crash is still critical in Hawke’s Bay Hospital.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 – 12:07pm | Waikato
–   Name release – Fatal crash on SH27
Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a fatal crash on SH27 in Mangatarata on Saturday 2 May. She was 36-year-old [Tongan] woman Monika Mareta Kulimoeanga who who lived in Tokoroa.

[An unnamed] man in his 40s was also flown to hospital after the car crashed off State Highway 27 at Mangatarata around 4.15pm on Saturday, May 2.

Sunday, 3 May 2020 – 8:03am | Central
–   Name release – Palmerston North crash
Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist who died as a result of a collision at the intersection of Napier Road and Upper Main Street in Palmerston North on Friday 1 May.
He was Ezra John Wilson, 21, of Palmerston North.
[Police have not revealed the victim’s nationality. However, it’s believed the victim may have been a US citizen.]

[Late entry sent by RW]
–   French woman named as third dead Makarora tramper

Feb 28, 2020
“The third tramper who died tramping in the Makarora area of Otago following heavy rain was a 20-year-old woman.
“Police named the tramper on Friday as Ashwini Rasiwala, of France.”
“Her body was found in the Makarora River on February 8.” [However, police declared her as missing on February 10, two days after her body was found. See links below! RW]

The other two foreigners whose bodies were found in the river were:
– Asian fourth-year pharmacy student Kevin Lee, 22, and
– British backpacker Stephanie Simpson, 32.

Lee’s body was found on Saturday, February 8.
Simpson’s body was found on Friday, Feb 14, about 1.40pm in the Pyke Creek area.

–   Tongan woman killed in Waikato crash
Wednesday, 6 May 2020 – 12:07pm
Name release – Fatal crash on SH27
Police have released name of the woman who was killed in a fatal crash on SH27 in Mangatarata on Saturday 2 May.
She was 36-year-old Tongan woman Monika Mareta Kulimoeanga who lived in Tokoroa.

–   [The Final destination: Japanese male found dead]
Friday, 24 April 2020 – 12:55pm | Canterbury
Name release – deceased man found at Bottle Lake
Police can now name the man found deceased at Bottle Lake, Christchurch, on 15 April.
He was Tokuichi Sato, 77, of Japan.

–   [The Final destination: Indian male murdered by police]
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 – 4:15pm | Counties Manukau
Police release name of man involved in Papatotetoe Police Shooting Incident
Please attribute to Counties Manukau District Commander Superintendent Jill Rogers:
Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who was fatally shot by Police following a serious incident in Papatoetoe yesterday morning.
He was Hitesh Navin Lal, aged 43 of Auckland.

–   The Final destination: South African dad killed

Family in shock after dad cycling with daughter hit and killed by driver []
Clint Hoeben was out on short ride with the 14-year-old on Thursday, giving her tips on changing gears, when a driver heading in the same direction crashed into them, killing the father-of-two and leaving Tara with minor injuries.

South African-born Hoeben, 48, had only just fixed his mountainbike days earlier in an attempt to get fitter during the nationwide lockdown.
The Hoebens reportedly moved to New Zealand from South Africa several years ago. Initially, they lived in Christchurch before moving to Fernside after the earthquakes.

–   Murdered Chinese male named as Bao Chang Wang
Friday, 3 April 2020 – 4:18pm | Waitematā
Police appeal to the public in human remains homicide investigation
Waitemata Police are appealing to the public as the homicide investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding the death of a person found buried on Rangipo Intake Road, near Tongariro last week.
Police are now appealing for information regarding Bao Chang Wang, known as Ricky Wang, whose movements are unknown since 2017.

–   Sister of ‘fit, smiley’ French teen missing in Auckland desperate for answers
Caroline Williams 05:00, Mar 31, 2020
The family of missing teen Eloi Jean Rolland are desperate for answers as they start to lose hope of finding him alive.
The French exchange student, 18, had been living with a host family in Auckland’s Birkenhead since he arrived in New Zealand in September.

–   Body found in Christchurch creek not suspicious, police say [Mar 30, 2020]
“The death of a woman whose body was found in a creek in Christchurch is not being treated as suspicious.
“A police spokeswoman said officers were called after the body was discovered near Sisson Dr, Northcote about 3pm on Sunday.
“Police earlier treated the death as unexplained.” [Not identified by police as of posting.]

Sunday, 29 March 2020 – 6:41am | Bay of Plenty
–  Name release; appeal for witnesses
Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a crash on State Highway 2 between Aongatete and Katikati on 25 March.
She was Lisa-Marie Kuku, 24 of Aongatete. [Police have not revealed the victim’s nationality.]

Thursday, 26 March 2020 – 11:54am | Canterbury
Have you seen Willem Kerris?

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate 30-year-old Willem Kerris of Christchurch.
Police have concerns for his wellbeing and safety.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 – 10:23am | Southern
–   Name release – Fatal crash, Oamaru
“Police can now name the man who died in a crash on Wansbeck Street, Oamaru, on Saturday 21 March. He was Christopher Narayan Blair, aged 32, of Dunedin.”
[Victim’s nationality undisclosed! ]

–  The Final destination: Italian teen killed in Papakura
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 – 3:57pm | Counties Manukau
Witnesses sought for fatal crash on Dominion Road, Papakura
Counties Manukau Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash involving a single dirt bike on Dominion Road, Papakura on 20 March.
At around 3.45pm, the bike was travelling south on Dominion Road when the crash occurred.
Gianni Tenisoni, aged 18, sadly died at the scene.

HISTORICAL DEATHS: Eleven international students arriving in Christchurch were set to tour the South Island. Within 48 hours two would be dead.
Monash University students James Murphy and Daniel Hollnsteiner (21) were killed while kayaking on Lake Tekapo. Three other students S, A and L were hospitalised and treated for severe hypothermia.

Welshman Killed in Kayaking Incident
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 – 7:06am | Tasman
Name release: Tasman Bay kayaking incident
Police can now release the name of the man who died as a result of a kayaking incident in Tasman Bay on 12 March 2020.
He was David Robert Wright, 72, of Wales.

University of Canterbury student in critical condition after fall from third-floor balcony
The student was taken Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition.
” University of Canterbury student services and communications executive director Lynn McClelland said the incident involved a first-year engineering student.” [The victim is believed to be an Asian student. R] [Victim has reportedly died. B]

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 – 10:23am | Southern
Name release – Fatal crash, Oamaru
“Police can now name the man who died in a crash on Wansbeck Street, Oamaru, on Saturday 21 March. He was Christopher Narayan Blair, aged 32, of Dunedin.”
[Victim’s nationality undisclosed! ]

Three people die in crash on State Highway One in Far North – Mar 13, 2020
Three people have died following a crash on State Highway One near Towai in the Far North at 2.17pm on Friday.
[Victims’ nationalities are unknown, as of posting. Editor]

One killed, two injured in crash in central Otago
One person was killed and two others have been injured, one of them seriously, in a crash at the intersection of State Highway 85 and St Bathans Loop Road, near the township of Becksin central Otago.
[Victims’ nationalities are unknown, as of posting. Editor]

Saturday, 7 March 2020 – 1:22pm | Central
Witnesses sought after fatal crash, Palmerston North
Manawatu Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a fatal crash in Palmerston North overnight.
The crash occurred on Napier Road, between Stoney Creek Road and James Line, about 12.48am this morning and involved a car and a truck.
A 19-year-old man died at the scene.
[Victim’ nationality is unknown, as of posting. Editor]

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
One dead after two-car crash in Koromiko, near Picton
A man has died after a serious crash in Koromiko, south of Picton that closed State Highway 1.
The critically injured man was flown to Wellington Hospital around 3pm on Friday by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter, following the crash between a car and an SUV.
He died a short time later.
[Victim’ nationality is unknown, as of posting. Editor]

Thursday, 5 March 2020 – 3:16pm | Waikato
Name release: Fatal crash, Piarere
Police can now release the name of the person who died in a crash on State Highway 1, Piarere on Friday 28 February.
He was 20-year-old Joshua Bailey-Cropper [who lived in] Napier.
[Victim’ nationality is unknown, as of posting. Editor]

School care from hell: If you thought your teenager would be safe during a supervised school trip, think again!
Another supervised school trip ends in tragedy: Search and recovery services will today resume the search for the Year 13 Melville High School student Jaden Chhayrann, 17, from Cambodia, who was allegedly caught in a rip while swimming on a school geography excursion at Waihī Beach on Friday afternoon.

Friday, 13 March 2020 – 2:11pm | Auckland City
Operation Anniston: Police release name of deceased male
Attribute to acting Detective Inspector Glenn Baldwin, Auckland City Police:
Police are continuing to make progress in the homicide investigation into the death of a man at an Epsom property on Tuesday.
The deceased has now been formally identified and Police can now release his name.
He was Zion Gutnik, aged 30, of Auckland.
Auckland brothel homicide: Police hunting car after ‘manager’ killed
[Nationality of Mr Gutnik has not been revealed.]


Brazillian man dies on southern river
A Brazilian man has died after going missing on the Waiau River near Lake Monowai, Southland, on Friday evening.
Consul for Brazil Ana Cristina Turnbull confirmed that a Brazilian man had died in the incident, south of Te Anau.

Young Arab Boy Killed by Drowning
Thabit Shammout, 8, died after he was pulled from the water and was unable to be revived on February 9.

Fatal crash on State Highway 25 near Pipiroa
A 43-year-old Australian man was killed on State Highway 25 near Pipiroa on Saturday. The victim was in the country to attend “a wedding and was a Kiwi expat who had lived in Australia for 10 years.”


Monday, 24 February 2020 – 11:56am | Central
Name release – water incident, Whanganui River
Police can now name the person who died following a water incident in the Whanganui River on Friday 21 February.  He was 15-year-old Chase Swanson [whose nationality undisclosed,] who lived in Whanganui.

Mother dies trying to save her child from water in Northland
Kelsi Wood has been named as the mother who died trying to save her child from a rip at a Northland beach on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Monday, 24 February 2020 – 1:55pm | Northland
Name release – Fatal crash, Northland
Police can now name the three people who died in a crash on Whananaki North Road, near Whangārei, early on Sunday morning. [Blog moderators believe at least 22 people were killed since Friday. ] They were Maurice Kareko, 35, Rhiannon Walters, 11, and Alec Walters, 5. A child remains in Whangārei Hospital in a serious condition.

Two of the people killed on NZ roads over the weekend have been identified only by their first names as Brenda and Chris. Their nine-month-old baby Eli remains in Waikato Hospital reportedly in a stable condition.

A Givealitle page has been set up for Eli and his half-brother Riley who would be cared for by family, the report said.

Another crash on Saturday about 10.30amkilled a 22-year-old woman after two cars collided on Morrinsville-Tahuna Rd, north of Morrinsville. Her name has not been released. Four others were injured including one seriously.

Fatal crash in the King Country
One person was killed and another suffered serious injuries, police said in a statement. Victims have not been identified.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 – 11:27am | Waikato
Correction – name release, fatal crash, Putaruru
The man who was killed in a crash near Putaruru on Wednesday 22 January was Paul Dickinson Amies {nationality undisclosed,] who lived in Te Aroha.

The Final Destination: Another German Woman Killed in NZ

–     Name release – workplace incident, Otorohanga [Tuesday, 18 February 2020 – 11:27am | Waikato]
“Police can now name the woman who died in a work-related incident on Bayley Road near Otorohanga on 10 January.
“She was 35-year-old [German national] Lucy Nolscher, who lived in Otorohanga.”  She reportedly died in a quad bike crash.

 –   Woman found dead in Tauranga farewelled  []
“A woman found dead after a domestic incident in Tauranga has been farewelled in Auckland. Mother of two, Jessielee Booth [her nationality has not been disclosed,] was the partner of Anthony John Fane [his nationality has not been disclosed,] the man killed after a shootout during a police chase on Thursday. ”

–    Woman dies in single-vehicle crash near Ohinewai, Waikato Feb 10, 2020
A woman [her name and nationality have not been disclosed as of Feb 18,] has died after a single-vehicle crash just north of Huntly, Waikato.

–   The Final Destination: Body of Missing British Woman Found  [February 15, 2020]
Missing British Hiker Stephanie Simpson Found Dead. Stephanie Simpson, 32, was the one of latest foreigners to be killed in New Zealand. She was killed while hiking in Mount Aspiring National Park, one of NZ’s top tourist deathtraps.
UPDATE: Body of missing British tramper located
Searchers located missing hiker Stephanie Simpson’s body this afternoon, police said.
The discovery was made about 1.40pm in the Pyke Creek area, in Mount Aspiring National Park, in New Zealand’s Southern Alps region.
Earlier, searchers had found items in the area thought to belong to Stephanie, including a pack and a pair of boots.
Ms. Simpson, from the Basildon area of Essex, was reportedly on a working holiday in New Zealand.

Friday, 14 February 2020 – 11:03pm | Canterbury
Name release: Body located near Akaroa Harbour
Police have named the diver whose body was located near Akaroa Harbour on 13 February. He is 56-year-old George Sun, who lived in Christchurch. [His nationality has not been revealed by police.]

Friday, 7 February 2020 – 3:24pm | Southern
Name release – Hillgrove-Moeraki Road crash
Police are now in a position to release the name of the motorcyclist killed in a crash on SH 1/Hillgrove-Moeraki Road yesterday morning [February 6].
He was 42-year-old Tane Roderick, of the Auckland area. [His nationality has not been disclosed. He was probably a Filipina.]

The following victims IDs have not been revealed by police:

Friday, 7 February 2020 – 5:30pm | Bay of Plenty
Water incident, Ohope Beach
Police were called to the area about 3.50pm after a person was pulled unresponsive from the water.
That person has since died.

Person killed in collision between a car and a motorcycle in North Otago
Police presence in Porirua street following sudden death
Person dies after workplace incident in Wairoa, Hawke’s Bay
The start of 2020 saw five ‘preventable’ workplace deaths in a span of six days.
Earthquake felt across North Island
23:45, Feb 04 2020
A magnitude-5.5 quake, 257km deep, was felt across the North Island about 10.50pm , GeoNet reported.

Diver killed near Whangārei, Northland []
1. ‘The man who died following a diving incident in calm conditions in Northland has been named by police as Lee Victor Tohu, 52. [His nationality has not been revealed by police.]
2. “On Saturday, a 23-year-old Christchurch man drowned after jumping into the Hokitika River gorge. [His nationality has not been revealed by police.]
3. “On Sunday, Otago rescuers found a body, believed to be that of Vinnie Beecroft, a 14-year-old who went missing near Second Beach, Dunedin, on Thursday.
4. “On Saturday night, the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Orere Point in south Auckland to assist a girl after a non-fatal drowning.  She was flown to Starship Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.”  [Her fate and nationality have not been revealed.]

Police have ignored calls to release the identity of dozens of people who have been killed in NZ this year so far including the following victims:

One dead after water incident at Karioitahi Beach
One person has died in a water incident at Karioitahi Beach, southwest of Auckland.
Emergency services were called to the beach about 7.15pm on Sunday, after three people got into difficulty in the water.

Person died in water incident, Ohope Beach
“Emergency services are at Ohope Beach following an incident this afternoon.
“Police were called to the area about 3.50pm after a person was pulled unresponsive from the water. That person has since died.”

 –   Missing swimmer’s body found in Whanganui River – Jan 27 2020
The body of a man missing in the Whanganui River since Sunday afternoon has been found.
Police will release the name of the man, a 24-year-old Israeli national, as soon as family have been notified. [That was 18 days ago!]

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 – 2:12pm | Waitematā
Body located in Karekare
The Police Dive Squad has located the body of a man who went missing while at a swimming hole in Karekare.
The man will now need to be formally identified and next-of-kin notified, many of whom are overseas. [Eye witnesses confirmed that the young man was a Korean national.]
[“A woman staying nearby said a young Korean man went into the water and disappeared. She was upset and said she’d known the man for a week.“]

Monday, 27 January 2020 – 1:28pm | Central
Body located in Whanganui River search
Police have this afternoon located a body in the Whanganui River.
While formal identification is yet to take place, police believe it is the man who failed to surface near Upokongaro yesterday.
His body was located in the Mosquito Point area.
Police will release the name of the man, a 24-year-old Israeli national, as soon as all family notifications have taken place.

One dead following motorcycle crash in Mackenzie
Feb 04 2020
One person has died following a crash on State Highway 79 the Geraldine-Fairlie Highway at Middle Valley in the Mackenzie.
One dead after water incident at Karioitahi Beach
One person has died in a water incident at Karioitahi Beach, southwest of Auckland.
Emergency services were called to the beach about 7.15pm on Sunday, after three people got into difficulty in the water.

Monday, 27 January 2020 – 5:42pm | Tasman
Name release – Hokitika River incident
Police are now in a position to release the name of the 23-year-old man who failed to surface from the Hokitika River on Saturday.
He was Solomone Tuitalau, [believed to be a Tongan national who lived in] Christchurch.

–    Korean [Chinese?] student Kevin Kum Fike Lee identified as one of the two people found dead on the Makarora River  [Wednesday, 12 February 2020 ]
Name release – Makarora River death –  Police can now confirm the identity of one of the two people found dead on the Makarora River, on Saturday 8 February.  He was 22-year-old Kevin Kum Fike Lee, who reportedly lived in Dunedin. The Otago University student was one of at least two people whose bodies were found in the Makarora River in Mt Aspiring National Park by members of public at the weekend. The ID of his female companion whose body was also found in the river has not been revealed as of February 15.]

–   The Final Destination: Two More Chinese Nationals Killed in NZ [February 11, 2020]
Victims of Double Fatal Makarora Crash were Chinese Nationals
Man charged with killing two Chinese Tourists in Otago crash
A 29-year-old fruit picker has been charged with killing two people in a car crash in Otago, and injuring one other . He was charged with careless driving on January 30 near Makarora, in Central Otago, causing the deaths of two Chinese tourists of Pei Lu Chan and Yee Fun Pang.  [The two victims were reportedly named in court papers, but for some reason their ages were not disclosed. Editor]

Spate of Otago fatal crashes ‘hard to comprehend’ – district’s top road cop [crocodile tears?] – Jan 31, 2020
“Three deaths on Otago roads in less than 24 hours is a tragedy, the areas top road policing cop says.
“Two people died in a crash on State Highway 6, between Wanaka and Haast, about 10.30pm on Thursday.
“It is understood the pair were tourists, but police were not in a position to confirm.
“Earlier on Thursday, another person died when their four-wheel-drive crashed off Macetown Rd, near Arrowtown in remote Central Otago, about 12.15pm.” [Victim’s ID has not been revealed. Editor]

Four Deaths Devastate Otago Town of Makarora [Fifth person, a tramper, still missing]
Two bodies were found in the Makarora River by members of the public at the weekend, one on Friday, the other on Saturday. The pair, a man and a woman, had been tramping in Mount Aspiring National Park, police said.
Two people were killed in a car crash near Makarora on January 30. Two others were injured. [See above!]

–   The Final Destination: Latest Two Climbers Killed in Fiordland Named
February 5, 2020
Two climbers killed in the Fiordland National Park last week named
They were 27-year-old Mark Herzog from the US and 25-year-old Peter Adler who lived in Dunedin, police said.

–    Search for Hans Christian Tornmarck: Remains of the Swedish Tourist Eludes Searchers
Monday, 3 February 2020 – 2:54pm | Tasman
Second search to locate Swedish tourist unsuccessful
Hans Christian Tornmarck went missing in the Regina Creek, South Westland area in May 2017, whilst on a tahr hunting trip.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 – 2:11pm | Bay of Plenty
Serious crash, Rotorua
Rotorua Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in the Rotorua area on Thursday 23 January.
The crash, involving a car and a pedestrian, occurred at around 1.40pm at the roundabout intersection between Ranolf Street and Malfroy Road.
A 71-year-old woman was taken to Waikato Hospital with critical injuries. This person later died on 29 January.
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 – 1:39pm | Waikato
Sudden death – Melville, Hamilton
Attribute to Detective Sergeant Andrew Saunders
Police are investigating a sudden death at a residential property in Purcell Place, Melville, Hamilton, where a person died yesterday.
Man assaulted in Rotorua street dies in hospital
Feb 17 2020
A man found seriously injured in a busy Rotorua road later died in hospital.
Woman dies in single-vehicle crash near Ohinewai, Waikato Feb 10, 2020
A woman has died after a single-vehicle crash just north of Huntly, Waikato.
Woman found dead in Tauranga farewelled
“A woman found dead after a domestic incident in Tauranga has been farewelled in Auckland. Mother of two, Jessielee Booth [her nationality has not been disclosed,] was the partner of Anthony John Fane [his nationality has not been disclosed,] the man killed after a shootout during a police chase on Thursday. ”

–   Name release – Morrinsville motorcycle crash
Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist who died in a crash near Morrinsville on Friday 31 January [later “corrected” to Sunday, 2 February.] He was 69-year-old Jean Philippe Jacquet [believed to be a French national.]

 –   Passenger dies aboard Auckland-bound China Southern Airlines flight
Health officials and police met flight CZ305 from Guangzhou when it arrived at Auckland Airport, a spokesman said. “Unfortunately, the passenger had passed away before arrival to Auckland Airport.”

–    The Final Destination: Indian American was 21st fatality in White Island negligent mass homicide  January 30, 2020
Wealthy Indian American tourist Pratap Singh named as the 21st fatality in White Island deadly eruption.
Mr Singh died from his injuries on Tuesday night, thanks to the the third rate treatment he received at Middlemore Hospital.

The Final Destination: Israeli male killed in NZ  January 27, 2020 Sent by blog contributors:
Israeli visitor’s body located in Whanganui River search
“Police have this afternoon located a body in the Whanganui River.
“Police will release the name of the man, a 24-year-old Israeli national, as soon as all family notifications have taken place,” police said.

–   Two more Chinese tourists maimed for life in yet another horror NZ crash January 23, 2020
Two Chinese tourists receive ‘traumatic injuries’ in serious Queenstown bus crash
23 Chinese nationals were injured in a bus crash near Queenstown that left a woman and a girl maimed for life, a report said.
Stuff understands a woman lost an arm and a girl both her hands in the crash. The woman was flown to Dunedin Hospital and the girl to Christchurch Hospital.

Friday, 17 January 2020 – 8:57pm | Canterbury
Name release – fatal house fire, Christchurch
Police can now name the man who died in a house fire on Shaw Avenue in Christchurch on Monday 13 January.
He was 50-year-old Karl Frederick Blackett, of Christchurch. [Nationality undisclosed.]

Friday, 17 January 2020 – 4:39pm | Counties Manukau
Favona Homicide: Police name 57-year-old victim as investigation continues
Counties Manukau Police are continuing with Operation Truro, the homicide investigation launched in Favona on Wednesday.
Today, Police can name the victim as 57-year-old [Tongan national] Meliame Fisi’ihoi.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 7:48pm | Canterbury
Name release: Fatal paragliding crash
Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a paraglider crash in Selwyn yesterday.
She was 37-year-old Trudi Meij, a South African national living in Christchurch.

Singapore woman named as Athol fatal crash victim [Jan 02, 2020]
Singaporean Her Sin Ting, 85, died after a people mover vehicle hit a bank on State Highway 6 about 5pm, on December 14.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 4:25pm | Canterbury
Name release: Missing kayaker, Lake Ellesmere
Police can now release the name of the kayaker who went missing on Lake Ellesmere last week.
He was Louis Solofua, 59, from Christchurch. [Victim is believed to be a Samoan national.]

Recently Killed or Critically Injured in and around Queenstown 
Sri Lankan national Lochana Kulasiri was critically injured in a multiple-vehicle crash in Queenstown on January 11.

At least five Chinese tourists were violently killed and seven others seriously/critically injured when a tour bus with 27 people on board rolled on State Highway 5 in Ngatira near Rotorua on September 4, last year.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 12:56pm | Southern
Name release – Cape Saunders incident
Police can now name the man who died after being swept off rocks while fishing at Cape Saunders, Dunedin, on Saturday 21 December.
He was 47-year-old Clinton Kino. [Nationality undisclosed.]

–    The Final Destination: Indian Worker Killed in Sockburn, Christchurch [January 16, 2020]  Mandeep Sandhu​, 24, originally from Firozpur in India, moved to Christchurch in 2015, and was killed in a workplace incident at glass manufacturing company, Stake Glass in Sockburn about 6.20pm on Wednesday, a report said.

–   Body located in search for missing kayaker, Lake Ellesmere [16 January 2020]
Police searching for the missing kayaker on Lake Ellesmere have located a body about 2pm this afternoon.
While formal identification is yet to take place, Police believe the body to be that of 59-year-old Louis Solofua, who lived in Christchurch. [Samoan national?]

–   Singapore woman named as Athol fatal crash victim [Jan 02, 2020]
Singaporean Her Sin Ting, 85, died after a people mover vehicle hit a bank on State Highway 6 about 5pm, on December 14.

–   Police name Murchison crash victim [Jan 03, 2020]
Police have released the name of the man killed in a two-vehicle crash near Murchison in December.  David Shuttleworth, 61, was killed when the ute he was driving collided with a truck. [Victim’s nationality not reveled by police.]

–    The Final Destination: At Least Four More Foreigners Killed in NZ  [January 15, 2020] SA woman, Samoan man, and at least two other foreigners killed in NZ

–    The Final Destination: Tongan dad, Aussie father die… [January 13, 2020] Tongan dad Valeliano Mita named as person killed by drowning in Seatoun
Valeliano Mita, 40, was fishing off Seatoun wharf in Wellington with his family, when his son fell into the rough water below, a report said.
He jumped in and saved his son, but had to be pulled from the water by passers-by. He died from unspecified injuries/condition later.
Mr Mita leaves behind a wife and three children. He reportedly lived in Wellington.

–   20th person dies in negligent mass homicide [White Island volcano eruption]
Death toll from volcanic eruption in New Zealand has risen again. A “highly respected and well-liked” Melbourne man Paul Browitt died from his injuries in Alfred Hospital on Sunday, raising the toll to 20 [includes the two victims who are missing presumed dead,] a report said.

The victim’s 21-year-old daughter Krystal died in December, while another daughter Stephanie is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

–    The Final Destination: German Dentist Killed in NZ [January 12, 2020]
From sex tourism to visiting for euthanasia – Tracking on one of NZ’s busiest tourist deathtraps hailed as a “most beautiful” means for euthanasia.  The latest fatality was at least the 70th or so [reported] death on Tongariro Crossing, one of NZ’s busiest tourist deathtraps, since 2008.

–   The body of a Chinese woman was recovered in the same place, The Red Crater, in October 2019.

–    The Final Destination: Chilean Student, Chinese Male Killed in NZ
A female student from Chile was killed in a crash at a property on Ealing Rd in Coldstream, near Ashburton on Saturday, a report said.

The young woman had been studying agriculture in the region and is believed to have been two months away from completing a six-month scholarship program in New Zealand.

Chinese male, Zhongyu Deng, 40, Killed by Drowning in New Zealand
Police have finally named the Chinese male who was killed by drowning at Uretiti Beach, Waipu  10 days ago.
Sunday, 5 January 2020 – 8:18am | Northland
Fatality at Uretiti Beach, Waipu – name release
Police can now name the man who died after getting into difficulty in the water at Uretiti Beach, Waipu on 25 December 2019.”
He was Zhongyu Deng, aged 40, who lived at Flat Bush.

Mr Deng was one of a number of foreigners who was killed over the holiday period, whose identities have not been released.

Sleeping camper killed after vehicle rolls down hill into tent near Tokerau beach in Northland
A sleeping camper [named as Natasha Michelle Roys] was killed in The Final Destination style, when a stationary vehicle rolled down a hill and crashed into her tent at Tokerau beach, on the Karikari Peninsula.

 The Final Destination: Petr Mandik’s Body Found — still no mention of “his companion”

What happened to Mr Mandik’s “climbing companion”?
An anonymous informer has told the blog that Mr Mandik was accompanied by another person when he arrived at Mount Cook National Park. However, there’s no mention of that person in the police reports. WHY?

Body located in Mt Cook National Park believed to be missing man Petr Mandik –police
Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – 9:44am | Canterbury
Police update – Search for Petr Mandik

Police have located and recovered a body believed to be that of 50-year-old Petr Mandik.
While formal identification is yet to take place, Police believe the body to be that of Mr Mandik.
The body was located at the bottom of the Haast Ridge yesterday afternoon, December 31, where it was then recovered.  https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-search-petr-mandik

Mr Mandik was last seen travelling to Mount Cook National Park on Friday 13 December. Petr’s rental car was located  later at Tasman Valley carpark.
Petr Mandik, a Czech national, born in 1969, had just been appointed as Chief Security Officer of Temenos AG. We believe, based on previous incidents, he probably fell victim to foul play.
He planned to walk Ball Pass Route to Haast Ridge, from there he would climb to Plateau Hut and on to Mount Cook via Zurbriggen Ridge before returning to Christchurch. Petr did not make his flight from Christchurch Airport on Wednesday 18 December.

Foul Play? Probably!
Based on previous similar incidents, the moderators believe Mr Mandik probably fell victim to foul play!

[Historical Tourist Deaths]

[Historical Tourist Deaths] British couple killed in horror smash between car and lorry carrying steel in New Zealand are named
[19 FEB 2018]
Malcolm Lawrence Brierley and Margaret Anne Brierley, both 65, were pronounced dead at the scene in Christchurch, New Zealand
[Historical Tourist Deaths] Two Spanish tourists killed in NZ
Joan Roma-Serra and Eva Fajula-Rovira, who were both 34, were killed in a crash on State Highway One, north of Whangārei, in 2009.

[Historical Tourist Deaths] At least four more foreigners killed in NZ
Killed on the road, killed in the air, killed everywhere!

[Historical Tourist Deaths] Dean Voelkerling and a passenger [believed to be a foreigner] who has not yet been identified were killed when the light airplane they were travelling in fell from the sky just after midday on Monday and slammed into a paddock in Te Kopuru, south of Dargaville.

[Historical Tourist Deaths] Name release – paraglider death on Mt Roy, Wanaka
The man who was killed on Mt Roy, Wanaka, yesterday, 2 January 2018, was 54-year-old David Michael Jongsma.

[Historical Tourist Deaths] Name release – pedestrian fatal Palmerston North
The pedestrian who was killed after he was hit by a car on Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North at around 9:40am on 21 December 2017, was Pacific Islander Siosaia Mafileo who lived in Palmerston North.

Another Australian woman violently killed in New Zealand

Arthur’s Pass canyoning fatality
Monday, 26 March 2018 – 4:17pm – Canterbury
The woman who was violently killed while canyoning in Arthur’s Pass National Park on Sunday 18 March was 38-year-old Verena Kuehl from Australia, police said.

Child Killed in Horrific Crash

Fatal crash Turakina Valley Road
Monday, 26 March 2018 – 5:26pm – Central
The child killed in a crash on Turakina Valley Road, Rangitikei District on Tuesday 20 March was 6-year-old Hamiora Cruiz Patrick Ioannidis, who lived in Taihape.

Name release – Selwyn Rd Fatal Crash
Friday, 23 March 2018 – 10:55am – Canterbury
The motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Selwyn Road, Rolleston, on Tuesday 20 March was was Albert de Bruin [nationality undisclosed,] aged 22, who lived in Rolleston.

Additional Data:

More Historical Data: Foreigners Killed

As of Jan 2004, more than 200 people, most of them foreigners, have lost their lives on the ice, snow and rocks around Aoraki-Mt Cook. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3541803

As of Jan 2016, at least 240 people have died climbing Mt Cook, and dozens of bodies have never been recovered. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11568297

Dead climber Charlie Catt was a Czec national.

Dec 28, 2016
A Czech man has fallen to his death from the northwest ridge of Mt Aspiring.

Young man dead after Mt Aspiring fall
6:12 pm on 25 August 2014

Climber killed on Mt Aspiring named – John Pawson
14:43, Jan 31 2009

A young American mountain climber was killed and two others injured in a fall on a New Zealand glacier, police said Tuesday. Police identified the victim as Austin Hanchey of Fairview, Tenn., an environmental conservation student at Idaho State University on a semester of study in New Zealand.

Jan 2, 2016
Two climbers dead after fall from peak in New Zealand’s Mt Cook national park
“The bodies of the experienced pair, who were last heard from via a radio call on 28 December, were found on New Year’s Day at the bottom of a steep face on the eastern slopes of the 3300m Mount Silberhorn.”

Two Australian climbers have been killed in a fall on a mountain in New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.
[01.01.2016] The Melbourne mountain guide Stuart Hollaway, 42, and his partner, Dale Amanda Thistlewaite, 35, were last heard from via a radio call on 28 December during the climbing trip. Dale Thistlewaite and Stuart Hollaway.

Two more Australian Climbers killed
On December 23, 2015 Australian woman Nicola Anne Andrews, 29, was violently killed while climbing The Footstool, a 2764m mountain north of Aoraki/Mt Cook. She fell 300m.

Stephen Dowall, 52, went missing on November 26 after going climbing with a friend. His body has not been found. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11568297

Mountaineer killed in Aoraki/Mt Cook avalanche an Australian police officer
Nov 30, 2018
The wife of Australian climber killed in an Aoraki/Mt Cook avalanche says her family is “broken” by his death.
Nathan Deutschbein, 40, was a senior constable at the New South Wales, Blue Mountain Police Area Command.

Japanese climbers killed on Mt Cook- names released
Thursday, 25 January 2007 – 6:45pm National News
Fatal climbing accident on Mount Cook- names released
The two people killed in a climbing accident while descending Mt Cook yesterday were Takao FUTONO, 52 year old male and friend Meguru INOUE, a 31 year old female, both Japanese Nationals.

Four killed on avalanche mountain
January 1, 2004 — 11.00am
Two Australians were among four people crushed to death by an avalanche yesterday in Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand.
They were David Neil Gardner, 40, and Andrew Charles Platts, 31, both from Tasmania; Paul Scaife, 51, and David Hiddleston, 34, from New Zealand.
Two other climbers, Gabriel Amador, 42, from California, and Wellington investment consultant Mark Dosser, 35, were lucky to survive.

Mr Amador, who suffered multiple injuries, was in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital last night.  [His fate has not been revealed.]

The deaths cap a horror month at the Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park after four Latvian climbers plunged to their deaths on December 10.

Four Latvian climbers killed in New Zealand
Andris Straumanis | 2003. gada 10. December
The climbers were identified as well-known alpinist Teodors Ķirsis; his daughter, Evija Ķirse; Ilmārs Bernāns and Aivars Proženkovs, Latvian media reported. New Zealand Police confirmed the identities in a Dec. 11 press release.

Unidentified Foreigner Killed – Climber plummets 50 metres to death in Arthur’s Pass National Park
Sergeant Chris Jones said the man, a foreign national who had been living in New Zealand for several years, lost his footing and fell to his death.

Hungarian Climber Gergo Verhas dead after 50m fall at Arthur’s Pass
The climber who fell 50 metres to his death at Arthur’s Pass National Park has been named as Gergo Verhas.

New Zealand Climber Caleb Jennings Dies from Avalanche
New Zealand climber Caleb Jennings died in hospital after being involved in an avalanche on Oct. 22.
He was the fifth member of the New Zealand alpine team to die in five years. The 31-year-old was climbing near Mount Harper when a wet-slide avalanche on low angle terrain in Arthurs Pass National Park took him down a slope.
The other four team members who’ve died in climbing accidents include Ari Kingan, 21, who died on a descent of Mount Aspiring in 2014. Jamie Vinton-Boot, 30, who was killed in an avalanche in the Remarkables. And Conor Smith, 22, and Sarwan Chand, 27, who died while climbing the south face of Marian Peak in the Darran Mountains.

Alpine team death review kept private, despite calls to release findings
Michael Wright 17:04, Sep 25, 2018
New Zealand Alpine Team (NZAT) members Conor Smith, 22, and Sarwan Chand, 27, died while climbing the south face of Marian Peak in the Darran Mountains in April last year. They were the third and fourth NZAT members killed inside four years.

Guides killed in avalanche named
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
GERMAN NATIONALS Martin Hess and Wolfgang Maier were killed in the avalanche on Mt Hicks.

Two Killed on Arthur’s Pass [in 2002 and 2009]
An experienced Arthurs Pass climber and outdoor educator has fallen to his death on Mount Philistine, prompting warnings to beware the treacherous South Island peak.
Noel Clyde Oien, 38, the manager of the Arthurs Pass Outdoor Education Centre, appeared to have fallen 200m to his death while climbing, police said last night.
In 2002, Christchurch engineer Antonius Arnoldus Petrus de Groot, 54, died after falling over a steep bluff on the mountain.

Bus crash near Arthur’s Pass ‘worst incident I have ever attended’
Paramedics arriving at the “horrific” scene of a bus crash near Arthur’s Pass found people with partially amputated feet and hands, head injuries and broken bones.
St John territory manager and incident commander Kerry Mitchell said Thursday’s crash between a car and bus in the Otira Gorge, involving 36 people, was “definitely the worst incident I have ever attended”.

FIVE people, four climbers and a rescuer were killed on Mt Rolleston
In June 1996, two Kiwis and two Brits were killed while attempting to climb Mt Rolleston,
The two Kiwis, Christchurch’s Bruce Ferguson, 19, and Invercargill’s Colin Robertson, 20, were joined by Michael Harper and Jeffrey Wilby, aged in their 20s.
A weather change severely hampered the group’s trip and they failed to return from the peak. A rescue mission led by John Harrison, one of the country’s top climbers at the time, was launched to retrieve the group and a camp was set up on the mountain.
While the rescuers were sleeping, an avalanche swept through their camp, killing Harrison.

Woman killed in Arthur’s Pass crash [VICTIMS NATIONALITIES NOT REVEALED]
Aug 31 2013
A woman is dead and two other passengers are in critical condition after a van rolled down a bank near Arthur’s Pass.
Six people were involved in the incident this morning where a van come of a cliff and rolled down a bank off the West Coast Road between Cass and Bealey Spur.
Police have confirmed one woman has died and five other passengers have been transported to Christchurch Hospital.
A man and a woman are in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital. The other three passengers are believed to be in stable condition.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/9112606/One-dead-in-70m-horror-plunge [photos]

It was the second fatal crash on the same South Island alpine highway yesterday.

The other occurred near Porters Pass in the foothills of the Southern Alps about 5.30pm. A 39-year-old Christchurch woman was killed when her station wagon and a tour bus collided about 5.30pm.

In the years between 1860 and 1999, records
detail the deaths of 128 people resulting from
avalanches in Aotearoa New Zealand. http://www.sunrockice.com/docs/NZ%20avalanche%20fatalities%202004.pdf

Friday, 23 March 2018
Woman killed in Arthur’s Pass canyoning fall named
A German/Australian woman killed in a tragic fall near Temple Basin on Sunday afternoon was a paramedic from Bundaberg in Queensland.
Verena Jantje Kuhl, 32, known as Jantje, fell 100m to her death on the Twin Creeks Falls while canyoning with her partner.

Russian man killed in a fall in Arthur’s Pass [Apr 30, 2019]
Aleksandr Tsygankov, 40, from Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia, went missing while tramping with two friends on April 13 and was found dead about 2 kilometres north of Crow Hut, in the Jellicoe area, at 3.20pm the next day.

Body found in Tararua Forest Park [Aug 20 2016]
John Arthur’s body was located in the Field Peak area of the Tararua Ranges late Saturday afternoon.
[Victim’s nationality has not been revealed as of March 2020]

Body of Missing Tramper Located
Friday, 31 October 2014 – 6:22pm – Central
Police and LandSAR have this morning located a body belived to be the missing male they were looking for in the vicitnity of Mount Hector, Tararua Forest Park.
[Victim’s nationality has not been revealed as of March 2020]

Saturday, 1 November 2014 – 3:31pm Waitematā
Body located in water
A formal identification process will now take place and Police are not in a position to comment on the identity of the body until this has been completed. The death has been referred to the Coroner.  [Victim’s nationality has not been revealed as of March 2020]

Body of climber who was killed in Arthur’s Pass recovered [Dec 02, 2016]
Police are working to formally identify a climber who fatally fell on a mountain near the South Island village of Arthur’s Pass. [Victim’ nationality not disclosed by police.]

Inquest into Arthur’s Pass truck collision

Piki Lewis Jones was killed when his fully laden truck and trailer crashed down a gorge on the Otira Highway in 2011.

Trampers killed in Tararua Forest Park – name release
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 – 4:14pm -Wellington
The names of the two men who were killed can now be released: Mykhalo Stepura (also known as Michael Stepura), 39, from Lower Hutt; and Pavel Pazniak, 32, from Auckland. Mr Stepura was originally from the Ukraine, and Mr Pazniak was originally from Belarus.

Missing trampers found dead in ranges
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 – 4:26pm – National News
The bodies of a man and a woman believed to be those of missing trampers Dr Seddon Bennington and Marcella ‘Rosie’ Jackson have been found by a search and rescue team in the Tararua ranges.

One Response to “The Final Destination 2020”

  1. RW said

    French woman named as third dead Makarora tramper
    Feb 28, 2020
    “The third tramper who died tramping in the Makarora area of Otago following heavy rain was a 20-year-old woman.
    “Police named the tramper on Friday as Ashwini Rasiwala, of France.”
    “Her body was found in the Makarora River on February 8.” [However, police declared her as missing on February 10, two days after her body was found. See below! RW]

    The other two foreigners whose bodies were found in the river were:
    – Chinese fourth year pharmacy student Kevin Lee, 22, and
    – British backpacker Stephanie Simpson, 32.

    Lee’s body was found on Saturday, February 8.
    Simpson’s body was found on Friday, Feb 14, about 1.40pm in the Pyke Creek area.
    Female tramper reported overdue in Mt Aspiring National Park
    Feb 10, 2020
    Police are looking for another overdue tramper in the same area where the bodies of two trampers were found at the weekend.
    A woman tramping in Mt Aspiring National Park was reported missing at 8.45am on Monday after she failed to show up at an appointment.

    Of 65 [reported] tramping fatalities between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2019, 12 were river crossing drownings, he said.

    River-crossing fatalities in the Queenstown Lakes region include:

    – April 2015 – Allison Willen, 20, who died on the Gillespie Pass Circuit, Mt Aspiring.
    – January 2015 – Scott Oliver, 42, who died on the Wilkin Valley Track, Mt Aspiring.
    – December 2008 – Irina Yun, 36, who died on Cascade Saddle Track by Dart River, Mt Aspiring.

    Westland fatalities include:

    – April 2017 – X? Y? Z? killed in Taipo River, south of Julia Hut
    – December 2011 – Poi Moy Tan, 31 and Yu Ling Chen, 28, who died on Roberts Point Track, Franz Joseph.
    Woman dead after fall in Mt Aspiring National Park
    Dec 10, 2015
    A 24-year-old woman fell to her death at the park on Wednesday.
    No details on the woman’s identity would be released until family overseas had been notified, police said.
    Allison Lynn Willen, a 20-year-old American tourist, drowned after falling into the Young River while tramping on the Gillespie Pass on April 25.
    Scott Oliver, 42, drowned in the Wilkin River during a tramping trip in the national park on January 4.
    Body found after search for missing climber at Mt Earnslaw
    Jan 19 2020
    A body has been recovered after a person fell on Mt Earnslaw on Saturday.
    American tourist killed in fatal fall on Mt Aspiring
    Sep 22 2018
    An American tourist has died in a skiing incident at Mt Aspiring near Wanaka on Saturday afternoon.
    The man and his friend, both visitors to New Zealand, were skiing from the top of Mt Aspiring downhill toward the Bonar Glacier.
    The victim is a 35-year-old American citizen.

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