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Reported kills

Kill reports that escaped police censorship

Murders, road kills, deaths… reports that escaped police censorship (comprising a fraction of the actual incidents).

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  1. PoliceWatch said

    Fatal crash – Kawhia Road (State Highway 31)
    Friday, 4 October 2019 – 6:17pm – Waikato
    A motorcyclist has died following a crash on Kawhia Road (State Highway 31), near Tihiroa.
    The crash, between the motorcycle and a car, happened at 5.40pm.
    Initial indications are that the driver of the car has sustained moderate to serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-kawhia-road-state-highway-31
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    Name release – Fatal crash, Whangamoa Saddle (SH6) , Tasman
    Friday, 4 October 2019 – 6:55pm Tasman
    Police can now release the name of the person who died following a crash the Whangamoa Saddle (SH6) between Rai Valley and Hira on Wednesday 2 October.
    He was 18-year-old Cameron Alexander Anderson of Nelson.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-whangamoa-saddle-sh6-tasman
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    Taranaki man still missing 10 days after last sighting
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/115991667/taranaki-man-still-missing-10-days-after-last-sighting
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    Missing person – Ngaruawahia
    Thursday, 3 October 2019 – 12:52pm – Waikato
    Waikato police are appealing for sightings of missing Ngaruawahia man Michael Murdoch.
    Michael, aged 44, was last seen on Thursday 26 September 2019.
    An unconfirmed sighting has also been reported, of Michael with his red/maroon 2001 Nissan Skyline, on Saturday 28 September.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-person-ngaruawahia
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    Name release – Waimate workplace incident
    Thursday, 3 October 2019 – 2:47pm Canterbury
    Police can now confirm the name of the woman who died following a workplace incident in Waimate last week.
    She was 41-year-old Stacey Maree Rodgers, of Waimate.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-waimate-workplace-incident
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    Update: Kereru Road crash
    Wednesday, 2 October 2019 – 7:45am Eastern
    One person has died following a single-vehicle crash in Hastings last month.
    Police were called to the scene on Kereru Road at 1.45pm on 25 September.
    A person was taken to hospital with critical injuries where they died last night.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-kereru-road-crash
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    Fatal crash – Whangamoa Saddle (SH 6), Tasman District
    Wednesday, 2 October 2019 – 1:30pm
    Tasman
    One person has died in a crash on the Whangamoa Saddle (State Highway 6) between Rai Valley and Hira.
    The single-vehicle crash occurred at 12.40pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-whangamoa-saddle-sh-6-tasman-district
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    UPDATE: Homicide investigation, Edgecumbe
    Wednesday, 2 October 2019 – 3:36pm (Bay of Plenty)
    Police can now confirm a homicide investigation has been launched following the death of a man at an address on Hydro Road, Edgecumbe, this morning.
    Police were alerted around 8.20am.
    On arrival, a 45-year-old man was found to have sustained critical injuries and died at the scene a short time later.
    A 23-year-old man has been charged with assault in relation to the incident and further charges are likely.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-homicide-investigation-edgecumbe
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    Update – Name release, body found in Bunnythorpe
    Tuesday, 1 October 2019 – 8:45am (Central)
    Police can now release the name of the man who was found dead at a residential property in Bunnythorpe on Friday 27 September.
    He was 27-year-old Codi Jarmen Wilkinson who resided in the Manawatu area.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-name-release-body-found-bunnythorpe
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    Woman dies in hospital following crash, Komata
    Tuesday, 1 October 2019 – 10:12am (Waikato)
    A 20-year-old woman has died following a crash that occurred in Komata, near Paeroa, on 27 September.
    Police received a report of a vehicle rolling on State Highway 26 at Komata about 7.40pm.
    The woman, who was the sole occupant of the car, was critically injured and transported to Waikato Hospital.
    She died in hospital on Sunday afternoon.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/woman-dies-hospital-following-crash-komata
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    Fatal crash, Commerce Street, Whakatane
    Tuesday, 1 October 2019 – 1:02pm (Bay of Plenty)
    Emergency services are attending a crash on Commerce Street, Whakatane.
    The single-car crash was reported around 11.40am.
    The sole occupant of the vehicle has died, following what initial reports indicate was a medical event.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-commerce-street-whakatane
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  2. NewsWatch NZ said

    Mystery death/ homicide? (Oct 05 2019)
    A child died at an address in Aotea (Wellington) late on Friday night
    The child received critical injuries, police said, but wouldn’t disclose the circumstances of the death.
    https://stuff.co.nz/national/116351350/child-dies-of-accidental-injuries-in-wellington
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    Search for man in Auckland waterfront continues (Monday, 7 October 2019)
    No sign of a person who was reported to be in the water in the vicinity of the ferry terminal on the Auckland waterfront early this morning.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/search-man-auckland-waterfront-continues
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    Person dies after jumping? from central Auckland building
    Oct. 07, 2019
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/central-leader/116368887/person-dies-after-falling-from-central-auckland-building
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    Serious Crash, Corstorphine Road, Dunedin
    Sunday, 6 October 2019 – 9:17pm
    Southern
    Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Corstorphine Road, Dunedin.
    Police were alerted to the car vs power pole crash between Milburn Street and Sidey Street at around 8:50pm.
    Two people are reported to have critical injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-corstorphine-road-dunedin
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    Update: Fatal crash near Atiamuri
    Sunday, 6 October 2019 – 5:52pm
    Bay of Plenty
    One person has died following a crash involving two recreational off-road motorcycles on private land near Atiamuri earlier today.
    A second person was airlifted to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-near-atiamuri
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    Pedestrian dead after being hit by train in Auckland
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116359760/pedestrian-dead-after-being-hit-by-train-in-auckland
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    Man dies following house fire, Christchurch
    Sunday, 6 October 2019 – 8:03am
    Canterbury
    A man has died following a house fire in Bishopdale, Christchurch, yesterday (5 October).
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-following-house-fire-christchurch
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    Update: Serious crash, Rai Valley, Marlborough
    Sunday, 6 October 2019 – 1:19pm
    Tasman
    Police can advise one person has died following the serious crash on Bulford Road near SH 6 in the Rai Valley today (6 October).
    Emergency services were called to the scene around 11am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-rai-valley-marlborough
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    Dundas Street incident, Dunedin
    Sunday, 6 October 2019 – 8:18am
    Southern
    A woman has died as a result of injuries suffered during a party in Dunedin overnight.
    Two other people have suffered serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/dundas-street-incident-dunedin
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  3. Policewatch said

    Name release – Marine Parade, Napier, crash
    Friday, 11 October 2019 – 8:45am
    Eastern
    Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a crash at Marine Parade, Napier, on Tuesday 8 October.
    She was Tangiwai Cotter of Napier.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-marine-parade-napier-crash
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    Fatal crash – Haruru, Northland
    Friday, 11 October 2019 – 10:40am
    Northland
    Northland Police are in attendance at a serious single-vehicle crash on Puketona Road (SH11), Haruru that was reported around 9.50am.
    One person has died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-haruru-northland
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    Fatal crash, Gibbston Valley
    Thursday, 10 October 2019 – 9:27pm
    Southern
    One person has died following a crash between a truck and a car on the Gibbston Valley Highway just west of Kawarau Bridge.
    It happened around 8:45pm, and the Serious Crash Unit and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team are attending.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-gibbston-valley
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    Serious crash, Flaxton
    Thursday, 10 October 2019 – 6:33pm
    Canterbury
    Two people are said to have serious injuries after a crash in Flaxton, near Kaiapoi.
    It happened just before 6pm at the intersection of Lineside Road and Mulcocks Road, and reportedly involved three vehicles.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-flaxton
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    Body located in Hillmorton
    Friday, 11 October 2019 – 8:40am
    Canterbury
    The body of a woman was located in a stream in Hillmorton, Christchurch, yesterday evening. While the formal identification process is ongoing, Police believe it is the body of the woman in her 60s reported missing on Monday 7 October. The death is not thought to be suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner.
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    Correction: Name Release, Havelock Death
    Thursday, 10 October 2019 – 12:55pm
    Tasman
    The earlier name release of the 6-year-old boy who died in Havelock, Marlborough on Tuesday 8 October was incorrect.
    There was an error in the spelling.
    He was Nekko Paul Haworth of Richmond, Nelson.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/correction-name-release-havelock-death
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    Body found in Kaitaia – update
    Wednesday, 9 October 2019 – 4:21pm
    Northland
    Police can now confirm the identity of the man who was found in a creek in Kaitaia yesterday afternoon.
    He was 35-year-old Aaron Mark Roycroft, from Kaitaia.
    A post mortem was carried out this morning and after the results and further enquiries, Police are not treating his death as suspicious.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-found-kaitaia-update
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    Spread of NZ measles cases to USA confirmed
    “New Zealand has exported measles cases to the United States, according to the American Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
    “A report from the CDC published at the beginning of the month [October,] showed that two American measles cases were imported from New Zealand.
    “While the overall number was small, New Zealand exported more measles cases to the US than countries like China, India, and Australia, despite far larger numbers of those countries’ citizens travelling to the US.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/116382988/spread-of-nz-measles-cases-to-usa-confirmed
    National Update on Measles Cases and Outbreaks — United States, January 1–October 1, 2019
    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6840e2.htm?s_cid=mm6840e2_w
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    Kiwi man stabbed to death outside church in Perth – Jan 12 2017
    A Kiwi man fatally stabbed outside a Perth church has been described by distraught friends and family as a “gentle and loving soul”.
    Former Taumarunui High School student Piri Phillips, 20, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with stab wounds to his back and chest after 6pm on Tuesday night, but died a short time later.
    Police have charged 37-year-old Australian man, Travis Robinson, with murder and assault.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/88340825/kiwi-man-allegedly-stabbed-to-death-outside-church-in-perth?rm=a
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    Man charged over fatal stabbing of Kiwi teenager in Australia
    Oct 09 2019
    An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of a Kiwi teenager in Australia.
    Maaka Hakiwai, 17, died in hospital after an incident in which he and his brother Nate, 18, were stabbed in Kings Park on Main Road West in Melbourne on the afternoon of September 28.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/116434616/man-charged-over-fatal-stabbing-of-kiwi-teenager-in-australia
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    Body located by Dive Squad, Havelock
    Tuesday, 8 October 2019 – 5:56pm
    Tasman
    Police’s Dive Squad has recovered a body following a search for a missing boy in Havelock, Marlborough today.
    The six-year-old was reported missing about 6:25am.
    The Dive Squad arrived on the scene about 1:45pm and following a short search located a body which has been confirmed as that of the missing child.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-dive-squad-havelock
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    Update: Body found in Kaitaia
    Tuesday, 8 October 2019 – 10:12pm
    Northland
    Please attribute to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Dalzell:
    The enquiry into a body found in Kaitaia today is being treated as an unexplained death.
    While formal identification is yet to take place, we are satisfied we know the identity of the deceased man and we are working with the family and the Coroner.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-body-found-kaitaia
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    Serious crash, Dovedale
    Tuesday, 8 October 2019 – 5:26pm
    Tasman
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash involving three motorbikes on Neudorf Road, Dovedale.
    Police were called about 4.35pm.
    One person has died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-dovedale
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    Name release – Atiamuri crash
    Tuesday, 8 October 2019 – 7:11am
    Bay of Plenty
    Police can now release the name of the person who died in a motorcycle crash at Atiamuri on Sunday 6 October.
    He was 49-year-old Nigel John Avery, who lived in Auckland.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-atiamuri-crash-0
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    UPDATE: Change to road diversions following fatal crash – Marine Parade, Napier
    Tuesday, 8 October 2019 – 12:57pm
    Eastern
    Road diversions have been moved following a fatal crash involving a cyclist and car on Marine Parade, Napier just after 11am today.
    Both lanes of SH51, Marine Parade are now closed from Warren Street down to Awatoto Road. Traffic is being diverted down Te Awa Avenue.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-change-road-diversions-following-fatal-crash-marine-parade-napier
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    Workplace incident, Pohangina
    Tuesday, 8 October 2019 – 1:33pm
    Central
    Emergency services are currently attending a workplace incident on Finnis Road, Pohangina.
    Police were called about 12.30pm.
    One person has died following the incident.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/workplace-incident-pohangina
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  4. Newswatch NZ said

    Environment
    https://stuff.co.nz/environment/116434530/northland-kiwi-dying-at-appalling-rate-on-roads
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    Bullying
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/106532292/new-zealand-suicide-rate-highest-since-records-began
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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/98391033/one-in-three-kiwi-children-suffer-bullying-at-school
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    Van driver dies after hitting house on removal truck near Queenstown [Gibbston Valley Highway just west of Kawarau Bridge]
    The man, who has not been formally identified, was the only occupant in the van when the crash happened about 8.45pm on Thursday (Oct 10).
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116504379/van-driver-dies-after-hitting-house-on-removal-truck-near-queenstown
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-gibbston-valley
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    [for your NZ man of the Week page]
    New Zealand man Sergey Koudryavtsev jailed 26 years for murdering his parents in UK
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/116521844/new-zealand-man-sergey-koudryavtsev-jailed-26-years-for-murdering-his-parents-in-uk
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    Update: Serious crash, Shannon
    Saturday, 12 October 2019 – 6:44am
    Central
    A person has died following a serious crash on State Highway 57 between a truck and a car last night.
    It happened at the intersection with Marinoto Road around 10:15pm.
    Another person sustained moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-shannon
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    A list of people missing in NZ posted at
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/kanzmissingandwantedpersons/

  5. NZPW said

    Update: Body recovered from Waitaki River
    Saturday, 19 October 2019 – 12:15pm
    Southern
    Searchers looking for a person who fell from a boat that overturned on the Waitaki River yesterday have recovered a body.
    The body was found this morning near Black Point and a formal identification and post mortem are still to be completed.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-body-recovered-waitaki-river
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    Investigation following Lake Rotorua death
    Saturday, 19 October 2019 – 9:15am
    Bay of Plenty
    Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Yardley
    Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body by Lake Rotorua yesterday morning.
    The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/investigation-following-lake-rotorua-death
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    Fatal crash – State High 12, Ruawai, Kaipara
    Saturday, 19 October 2019 – 6:34am
    Northland
    One person has died in a crash on State High 12, Ruawai, Kaipara.
    Police were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 2.20am.
    One person died at the scene and two others were seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-state-high-12-ruawai-kaipara
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    Update: Serious crash, Richmond
    Thursday, 17 October 2019 – 5:38pm
    Tasman
    Richmond Deviation has reopened following a serious crash.
    The crash, between a truck and a van, occurred about 3:15pm.
    One person sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-richmond
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    Workplace incident – Meeanee, Napier
    Thursday, 17 October 2019 – 9:19pm
    Eastern
    One person has died following a workplace incident on a rural property in Meeanee, Napier.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/workplace-incident-meeanee-napier
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    Name release – fatal crash, Dovedale
    Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – 8:27am
    Tasman
    Police can now release the name of the man who died after a motorcycle crash on Neudorf Road, Dovedale, on 8 October.
    He was 52-year-old Jason Walter Joseph Hull, of Tasman.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-dovedale
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    Name release – Body located in water near Auckland CBD
    Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – 10:27am
    Auckland City
    Police can now confirm the identity of a body that was located in the water near Auckland’s CBD on Monday.
    A post mortem was completed yesterday and the deceased man has been formally identified as James Harley David Jenkins, aged 24, from Auckland, who went missing after going into the water on October 7, 2019.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-body-located-water-near-auckland-cbd
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    Serious crash – Wellsford
    Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – 3:19pm
    Waitemata
    Police and emergency services are currently responding to a crash on State Highway 1, near Wellsford.
    Police were called about 2.44pm to reports of a car that rolled about 1km south of Te Hana, between Silver Hill Road and Lovers Lane.
    One person, and the single occupant of the vehicle, is seriously injured and is being taken to hospital by helicopter.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-wellsford-0
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    Name release – Te Atatu incident
    Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – 4:05pm
    Waitemata
    Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Kim Libby, Waitemata CIB:
    Police are now in a position to confirm the name of the man who died in hospital following an incident at a Te Atatu address on the weekend.
    He was Jason Murray, 36, from Te Atatu.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-te-atatu-incident
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    Name release – Gibbston Valley crash
    Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – 5:57pm
    Southern
    Police can now release the name of the man who died following a crash on Gibbston Valley Highway on Thursday 10 October.
    He was 38-year-old Paul Gerrard of Arrow Junction.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-gibbston-valley-crash
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    Serious crash – Mangatawhiri Road, Waikato
    Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – 9:13pm
    Waikato
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Mangatawhiri Road, Mangatawhiri, Waikato.
    The crash, involving a truck and pedestrian, was reported around 8.30pm.
    The pedestrian is reported to have received critical injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-%E2%80%93-mangatawhiri-road-waikato
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    Serious crash – SH2, Waihi, Hauraki
    Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – 10:05pm
    Waikato
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on SH2, Waihi, Hauraki.
    The two-car crash was reported around 9.35pm.
    Early indications are one person has received critical injuries, another serious injuries and a third moderate injuries.
    The road is blocked and diversions are in place on Ford Road and Woodlands Road.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-%E2%80%93-sh2-waihi-hauraki
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    Serious crash – Te Puna Road, Western Bay of Plenty
    Tuesday, 15 October 2019 – 5:12pm
    Bay of Plenty
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Te Puna Road, Te Puna.
    The crash, involving a truck and motorcycle, was reported around 3.50pm.
    Early reports indicate two people received serious injuries and have been transported to Tauranaga Hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-%E2%80%93-te-puna-road-western-bay-plenty
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    Update – SH 29 crash
    Tuesday, 15 October 2019 – 9:32pm
    Bay of Plenty
    Emergency services continue to work at the scene of a crash on SH 29, Lower Kaimai, in Western Bay of Plenty.
    A person injured in the crash has been transported to hospital.
    A second person believed to have been in the car when it crashed has not yet been located.
    A shoreline search is under way and the Dive Squad has been notified.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-sh-29-crash
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    Update: Foxton shooting
    Tuesday, 15 October 2019 – 4:42pm
    Central
    Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan, Area Investigations Manager, Manawatu:
    A 47-year-old man injured in a shooting in Foxton yesterday died in hospital today.
    A 46-year-old man arrested earlier today has been charged with murder in relation to the man’s death.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-foxton-shooting
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    Te Atatu incident – update
    Tuesday, 15 October 2019 – 4:35pm
    Waitemata
    Police can confirm that the man who was critically injured following an incident at a Te Atatu Road address at the weekend has died in Auckland Hospital today.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/te-atatu-incident-update
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    Man accused of indecently assaulting five women in Auckland faces new charges
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/116567845/man-accused-of-indecently-assaulting-five-women-in-auckland-faces-new-charges
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    Workplace incident, Te Kuiti
    Monday, 14 October 2019 – 1:32pm
    Waikato
    Emergency services are responding to a workplace incident on Waitete Rd, Te Kuiti, where a man has died.
    Police were called about midday.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/workplace-incident-te-kuiti
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    Serious crash, Wairoa
    Monday, 14 October 2019 – 4:47pm
    Eastern
    Emergency services are responding to a single-vehicle crash on Hereheretau Road, Whakaki, Wairoa.
    The crash, involving a school bus, was reported around 4pm.
    Early reports indictae the driver, who was the sole occupant, received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-wairoa-2
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    Serious crash – Oropi, Western Bay of Plenty
    Monday, 14 October 2019 – 5:40pm
    Bay of Plenty
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of SH36 and Mangatoi Road, Oropi.
    The crash, involving two vehicles, was reported at 4.30pm.
    One person is reported to be in a critical condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-%E2%80%93-oropi-western-bay-plenty
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    One dead in water incident – Northland
    Monday, 14 October 2019 – 5:10pm
    Northland
    Police and emergency services are responding to a water incident off the coast of Northland.
    Emergency services were notified following reports a yacht sank about 37 kilometres off the coast of Cape Brett.
    A mayday call was received about 12.30pm today after the 47 foot yacht got into trouble in the bad weather.
    The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand have been co-ordinating a response.
    Two rescue helicopters from Auckland, a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion, a Coastguard vessel and a merchant vessel were sent to respond.
    The P3 Orion dropped a life raft to the crew and then the four occupants of the boat were winched by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
    Sadly, one person has subsequently died.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/one-dead-water-incident-northland
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    UPDATE: Fatal crash in Opotiki
    Monday, 14 October 2019 – 3:52pm
    Bay of Plenty
    One person has died following a crash on Waiotahe Beach Road, Waiotahe, Opotiki district.
    The crash, involving a car and a pedestrian, was reported at 7.40am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-opotiki
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    Van driver dies after hitting house on removal truck near Queenstown [Gibbston Valley Highway just west of Kawarau Bridge]
    The man, who has not been formally identified, was the only occupant in the van when the crash happened about 8.45pm on Thursday (Oct 10).
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116504379/van-driver-dies-after-hitting-house-on-removal-truck-near-queenstown
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-gibbston-valley
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    New Zealand man Sergey Koudryavtsev jailed 26 years for murdering his parents in UK
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/116521844/new-zealand-man-sergey-koudryavtsev-jailed-26-years-for-murdering-his-parents-in-uk
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  6. Policewatch said

    Man in critical condition after driving motorbike into powerpole
    “A man is being flown to hospital after crashing his motorbike into a powerpole at the Esplanade in Te Kūiti on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/117005347/man-in-serious-condition-after-driving-motorbike-into-powerpole
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    Fatal crash, Otane, Hawke’s Bay
    Tuesday, 29 October 2019 – 7:44pm
    Eastern
    One person has died following a single-vehicle crash on Tod Road, Otane, about 2:35pm.
    A ute had gone off the road and rolled.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-otane-hawke%E2%80%99s-bay-0
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    Body found in search for woman who fell into sea at Te Waha Point, West Auckland
    A body has been found in the search for a woman who went missing in the water at a West Auckland beach.

    Police Search and Rescue officer Garry Learmonth said the body of a woman, possibly in her 30s, was recovered on Piha Beach about 8.15am on Tuesday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116983092/body-found-in-search-for-woman-who-fell-into-sea-at-te-waha-point-west-auckland
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    Rape
    Waitemata Police investigate Moire Park assault
    Monday, 28 October 2019 – 8:31am
    Waitemata
    Police are investigating the assault of a woman in Moire Park, West Harbour on Saturday 26 October 2019.
    The victim was walking along Manutewhau Track, which forms part of the park, at about 6.30pm when she was assaulted by an unknown man.
    Police have a two-fold appeal to the public following this incident.
    “First, we want to hear from anyone who noticed a man in the Moire Park area that night that may have been acting suspiciously or wearing muddy clothing,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie.
    “Secondly we would like to remind everyone out walking alone to take extra care and remain aware of their surroundings.”
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/waitemata-police-investigate-moire-park-assault
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    Fatal house fire – Manurewa
    Monday, 28 October 2019 – 9:28am
    Counties Manukau
    One person has died following a house fire in Dawood Place, Manurewa this morning.
    Emergency services were alerted to the fire at 6.55am.
    Three other people were injured in the fire – with one reported to be in a serious condition, one with moderate injuries and one with minor injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-house-fire-manurewa
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    One person critically injured after crash in Waikato
    One person has been airlifted to Auckland Hospital with critical injuries after a car rolled in Waikato.
    Police were called to the incident on the Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road just before 3pm on Sunday.
    https://stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/116962940/one-person-critically-injured-after-crash-in-waikato
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    UPDATE: Fatal crash – Wiremu Road, Te Kiri, Taranaki
    Sunday, 27 October 2019 – 6:57pm
    Central
    A motorcyclist has died following a crash on Wiremu Road, Te Kiri, Taranaki this afternoon.
    The crash was reported around 2.25pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-wiremu-road-te-kiri-taranaki
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    Update: Serious Crash, State Highway One, Oruanui
    Sunday, 27 October 2019 – 4:03pm
    Bay of Plenty
    State Highway One has been reopened following an earlier serious crash near Oruanui.
    One person has been transported to hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-state-highway-one-oruanui
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    Name release – fatal crash, Dunedin
    Sunday, 27 October 2019 – 10:31am
    Southern
    Police can now release the name of the man who died after being struck by a truck in Dunedin on 22 October.
    Jason Bryan Anderson, aged 48, was struck by the truck at a commercial premises in Fryatt Street.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-dunedin
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    Crash, SH 56
    Sunday, 27 October 2019 – 12:58pm
    Central
    State Highway 56 is blocked after a four-vehicle crash at Tiakitahuna, south-west of Palmerston North.
    It was reported around 12:25pm.
    Two people are understood to be in serious condition and four people in a moderate condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/crash-sh-56
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    Fatal crash, Selwyn
    Friday, 25 October 2019 – 5:09pm
    Canterbury
    A man has died after his vehicle crashed into a tree on West Coast Road in Selwyn last night.
    Police were alerted to the crash at 11.58pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-selwyn
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    Name release: Body found by Lake Rotorua
    Wednesday, 23 October 2019 – 12:39pm
    Bay of Plenty
    Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Van Kempen, Rotorua Area Manager, Investigations:
    Police can now confirm the name of the woman whose body was found by Lake Rotorua on the morning of Friday 18 October.
    She was Rotorua woman Melissa Merika Jones, aged 25.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-body-found-lake-rotorua
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    Vehicle crash State Highway 34, Whakatane
    Tuesday, 22 October 2019 – 9:53am
    Bay of Plenty
    Emergency services are attending a crash on State Highway 34, Kawerau Road near the intersection with State Highway 30.
    Police were called to reports of a single-vehicle crash at about 9.11am.
    One person is reportedly still in the vehicle.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/vehicle-crash-state-highway-34-whakatane
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    Fatal fleeing driver incident – Christchurch (+ advisory)
    Tuesday, 22 October 2019 – 9:30am
    Canterbury
    Please attribute to Canterbury Metro Area Commander Superintendent Lane Todd:
    One person has died following a fleeing driver incident in Christchurch this morning.
    A crash occurred after a Toyota failed to stop for Police on Papanui Road around 4am.
    Police had signalled for the Toyota to stop because of the manner of driving.
    The fleeing vehicle was followed by a Police vehicle for approximately 4 minutes through residential streets.
    At the intersection of Glandovey Road and Idris Road the Toyota collided with a Hyundai driven by a member of the public.
    The driver and sole occupant of the Hyundai sustained critical injuries and was transported to hospital where they sadly died.
    There were five occupants in the Toyota. Initial indications are that one of the occupants has sustained critical injuries and the other four serious to moderate injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-fleeing-driver-incident-%E2%80%93-christchurch-advisory
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    Man dies following motorcycle crash in Rakaia
    Tuesday, 22 October 2019 – 5:43pm
    Canterbury
    A man critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Rakaia on Sunday 20 October has died.
    The man was transported by helicopter to Christchurch Hospital and sadly passed away as a result of his injuries on the evening of Monday 21 October.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-following-motorcycle-crash-rakaia
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    Naylors Drive assault – update
    Monday, 21 October 2019 – 12:17pm
    Counties Manukau
    Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Albie Alexander, Counties Manukau CIB:
    Counties Manukau Police investigating a serious assault on Naylors Drive, Māngere on Sunday have upgraded their enquiry to a homicide investigation.
    Sadly, the 31-year-old male victim has since passed away in hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/naylors-drive-assault-update
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    Serious crash – Mt Wellington
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-mt-wellington-0
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    Name release – Meeanee workplace incident
    Monday, 21 October 2019 – 11:32am
    Eastern
    Police are now in a position to name the person who died following a workplace incident at a rural property in Meeanee, Napier on Thursday 17 October.
    He was 57-year-old Falaniko Ah Lin of Napier.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-meeanee-workplace-incident
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    Witnesses sought following Hornby homicide
    Monday, 21 October 2019 – 7:40am
    Canterbury
    Please attribute to Detective Inspector Mike Ford:
    Canterbury Police are appealing for information following the death of a man in Hornby yesterday (20 October).
    Police received a report around 7:45pm of an assault at a house on Skerten Avenue.
    A man in his 30s sustained serious injuries during the assault and sadly died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/witnesses-sought-following-hornby-homicide
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    Serious crash – Weston, Waitaki
    Monday, 21 October 2019 – 1:54pm
    Southern
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of Saleyards Road and Solway Street, Weston, Waitaki.
    The crash, involving a car and motorcycle, was reported to Police around 1.20pm.
    Early reports indicate the motorcyclist has received critical injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-weston-waitaki
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    Serious crash – Highbrook Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland
    Monday, 21 October 2019 – 6:48am
    Auckland City
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Highbrook Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland.
    The crash, involving a car and motorcycle, was reported around 6.05am.
    Early reports indicate the motorcyclist sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-highbrook-drive-east-tamaki-auckland
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    Body found, Tongariro National Park
    Monday, 21 October 2019 – 10:27am
    Central
    Police and Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) from the Central North Island have found a body in the search for a missing 51-year-old woman in Tongariro National Park.
    Police SAR recovered her body from Red Crater, Mt Tongariro on Sunday afternoon.
    The woman was part of a group of four, who set out Friday morning to hike around the Tongariro Northern Circuit walk, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.
    After taking a wrong turn, three of them decided to turn back while the woman carried on.
    Her friends reported her overdue on Sunday morning, when she did not return as arranged on Saturday evening.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-found-tongariro-national-park
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    Death in Kaweka Forest Park
    Sunday, 20 October 2019 – 10:08am
    Central
    A member of a hunting party died in the Kaweka Forest Park last night.
    The death is not thought to be suspicious.
    Rescuers attempted to recover the body last night but were unable to due to bad weather.
    The body was successfully recovered this morning.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/death-kaweka-forest-park
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    Serious crash in Rakaia, Ashburton District
    Sunday, 20 October 2019 – 1:25pm
    Canterbury
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash between a motorcycle and car on Dunford Street in Rakaia.
    Police were called at about 12.55pm.
    Initial indications are that one person has been seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-rakaia-ashburton-district
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    One dead and fourteen injured in series of crashes today
    One person has died, and fourteen people were injured in a series of crashes today in Waimakariri, Auckland and Northland.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/401356/one-dead-and-fourteen-injured-in-series-of-crashes-today
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    Update: Serious crash on East Coast Road in Auckland
    Saturday, 19 October 2019 – 6:42pm
    Waitemata
    East Coast Road, Redvale is now clear following an earlier serious crash.
    Three occupants were transported to Auckland Hospital with serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-east-coast-road-auckland
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  7. Newswatch NZ said

    UPDATE: Serious crash, Christchurch
    Wednesday, 30 October 2019 – 9:29am
    Canterbury
    One person has died following a crash in Halswell, Christchurch.
    The crash, involving a car and a cyclist, occurred on Springs Road about 8am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-christchurch-0
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    Name release – Manurewa house fire
    Wednesday, 30 October 2019 – 12:05pm
    Counties Manukau
    Police are now in a position to confirm the name of the person who died following a house fire in Manurewa on Monday 28th October, 2019.
    She was Meena Kishor Prasad, aged 43.
    Her death has been referred to the Coroner and our deep sympathies are with her family and relatives at this difficult time.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-manurewa-house-fire
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    Name release – fatal crash, Te Kiri, Taranaki,
    Wednesday, 30 October 2019 – 8:54am
    Central
    Police can now confirm the name of the motorcyclist who died following a crash in Te Kiri, Taranaki, on Sunday 27 October.
    He was 48-year-old Jason William Ngatai, of Stratford.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-te-kiri-taranaki
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    Hit and run in Henderson leaves elderly woman critically injured
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/117028707/hit-and-run-in-henderson-leaves-elderly-woman-critically-injured
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  8. Mediawatch said

    Brain Boils:
    The truth about inequality in New Zealand
    Two Kiwi billionaires have a combined wealth greater than the bottom 30 per cent of the adult population of New Zealand

    https://stuff.co.nz/business/88455171/the-truth-about-inequality-in-new-zealand
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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/kanzmissingandwantedpersons/ [Missing in NZ]
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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/welcome-to-new-zealand/8752469/Moving-to-NZ-worst-decision-I-ever-made
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    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/378457/tourism-majority-unaware-it-s-nz-s-biggest-earner-survey-finds
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    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/367927/student-exodus-after-bullying-allegations-at-primary-school
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    Child killer Stephen Williams – the man everyone, including himself, wants behind bars
    https://stuff.co.nz/national/crime/117090666/child-killer-stephen-williams–the-man-everyone-including-himself-wants-behind-bars
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    David Michael Cox was sentenced to community work for killing three construction workers in what the judge called “all-too-human moment of failure”.
    https://stuff.co.nz/national/116647531/im-angry-noone-leaves-to-go-to-work-and-just-doesnt-come-back
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    The truth about inequality in New Zealand
    Two Kiwi billionaires have a combined wealth greater than the bottom 30 per cent of the adult population of New Zealand
    https://stuff.co.nz/business/88455171/the-truth-about-inequality-in-new-zealand
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    Update: Incident on SH1 near Houhora, Northland
    Sunday, 3 November 2019 – 2:03pm
    Northland
    The person [a 9-year-old child] injured in a crash between a truck and a pedestrian on Friday afternoon has since died.
    Police was called to a crash on SH1, just north of Houhora, about 3:15pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-incident-sh1-near-houhora-northland
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    Name release – fatal motorcycle crash, Nelson
    Sunday, 3 November 2019 – 9:49am
    Tasman
    Police can now confirm the name of the man who died following a crash on St Vincent Street, Nelson on Saturday evening [2 Nov. 2019].
    He was 25-year-old Caleb Neho, also known as Caleb Wikaira, of Nelson.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-motorcycle-crash-nelson
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    Serious crash, Timaru
    Saturday, 2 November 2019 – 11:14am
    Canterbury
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash near the intersection of Rosewill Valley Road and King Road, Timaru, where a motorcycle has gone through a fence.
    Police were called about 7.55am.
    The motorcyclist has died following the crash.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-timaru-1
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    Update: Homicide investigation, Otautau, Southland
    Thursday, 31 October 2019 – 1:16pm
    Southern
    Please attribute to Inspector Mike Bowman, Area Commander, Southland:
    Police have arrested and charged a person with murder in relation to the death of an 8-year-old in Otautau, Southland.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-homicide-investigation-otautau-southland
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    Woman dies following 13 October Parklands crash
    Thursday, 31 October 2019 – 11:06am
    Canterbury
    Police can advise that a woman injured in a crash on Sylvia Street, Parklands on 13 October has sadly died this morning.
    Police attended following a report of the crash, which occurred around 7am at a residential property.
    The woman, a pedestrian, was taken to hospital with critical injuries after being struck by a vehicle.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/woman-dies-following-13-october-parklands-crash
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  9. Policewatch said

    Update – Fatal crash, Dyers Pass Road
    Sunday, 3 November 2019 – 9:21pm
    Canterbury
    Police can confirm that the two motorcyclists involved in a crash this evening on Dyers Pass Road, Christchurch, both died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-dyers-pass-roadhttps://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-dyers-pass-road
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    Update: Fatal crash, SH1 near Manakau township
    Sunday, 3 November 2019 – 10:35pm
    Central
    At around 3.30pm today Police responded to a collision involving a cyclist and a vehicle on State Highway One near the Manakau township.
    Police can now confirm the cyclist died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-sh1-near-manakau-township
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    Name release, Timaru motorcycle crash
    Monday, 4 November 2019 – 3:01pm
    Canterbury
    Police can now name the man who died following a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Rosewill Valley Road and King Road, Timaru, on Saturday 2 November.
    He was Michael Ferris, 58, of Timaru.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-timaru-motorcycle-crash
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    Update: Serious crash – Pyes Pa Road, Oropi
    Monday, 4 November 2019 – 9:10am
    Bay of Plenty
    One person has died following a serious crash on Pyes Pa Road, near the intersection with Oropi Road.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-pyes-pa-road-oropi
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    Driver critically injured in Christchurch crash
    A woman has been critically injured after crashing into a tree in Christchurch.
    The crash happened near the intersection of Marshland and Belfast roads, just after 1pm on Monday [4 Nov. 2019.]
    https://stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/117147725/woman-seriously-injured-after-crashing-car-into-tree-in-christchurch
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    Drowning, Riwaka River
    Sunday, 3 November 2019 – 7:07pm
    Tasman
    Police can confirm a man has died in the Riwaka River, at the north end of Riwaka Valley Road.
    Police were advised at around 5.40pm today that the man had got into difficulty while swimming in the river.
    The death will be referred to the Coroner.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/drowning-riwaka-river
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    Name release – fatal motorcycle crash, Nelson
    Sunday, 3 November 2019 – 9:49am
    Tasman
    Police can now confirm the name of the man who died following a crash on St Vincent Street, Nelson on Saturday evening.
    He was 25-year-old Caleb Neho, also known as Caleb Wikaira, of Nelson.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-motorcycle-crash-nelson

  10. Policewatch said

    Name release – Crash, Fernside, Waimakariri
    Thursday, 7 November 2019 – 2:31pm
    Canterbury
    Police can now confirm the name of the boy who died following a crash on Lehmans Road, Fernside, Waimakariri on Tuesday.
    He was six-year-old Lachlan Gebhardt.
    Our condolences are with his family, friends and school at this time.
    A second person, who received serious injuries was flown to Middlemore Hospital where they remain in a serious condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-crash-fernside-waimakariri
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    Name release – Climbers, The Remarkables
    Thursday, 7 November 2019 – 1:25pm
    Southern
    Police are now in a position to confirm the names of the two men who died following a climbing accident on The Remarkables on Wednesday.
    They were 62-year-old Brett Alexander Lentfer who resided in Australia.
    And 44-year-old James Harry Spaile of Australia.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-climbers-remarkables
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/117224134/search-resumes-for-climbers-body-at-remarkables-queenstown
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    UPDATE: Fatal crash, Fernside, Waimakariri
    Tuesday, 5 November 2019 – 6:28pm
    Canterbury
    One person has died following a crash on Lehmans Road, Fernside, Waimakariri, this afternoon.
    Emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 4.15pm.
    One person died at the scene and another received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-fernside-waimakariri
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    Police presence to remain in Otautau as homicide investigation continues
    The father of an 9-year-old boy killed in Southland says his “innocent little lad’s life has been stolen”.
    Police were called to an incident at a property in Otautau, 40km north-west of Invercargill, on Wednesday night (30 October 2019).
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117156804/police-presence-to-remain-in-otautau-as-homicide-investigation-continues
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    Name release: Fatal crash, West Melton
    Monday, 4 November 2019 – 5:27pm
    Canterbury
    Police can now name the person who died in a crash in West Melton, Selwyn District on 24 October.
    He was 51-year-old Christchurch man Rua David Pomare.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-west-melton
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    Diver dies near Channel Island
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 10:43pm
    Waitemata
    Police received a report around 12.30pm today that a diver was unresponsive in the water near Channel Island.
    The report was made by the diver’s buddy after removing him from the water and into a boat.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/diver-dies-near-channel-island
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    Fatal incident, Far North
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 10:08pm
    Northland
    Police are responding to a fatal incident in the Far North.
    Emergency services were called to the incident involving a single vehicle on State Highway 12 at Ohaeawai about 9.30pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-incident-far-north
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    Update: Serious crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 5:23pm
    Tasman
    One person has died following a serious crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway in Tasman.
    The crash involving three vehicles was reported at 2.22pm.
    Three other people sustained moderate injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-kawatiri-murchison-highway
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    Climbing accident, The Remarkables, Queenstown
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 4:27pm
    Southern
    Two people have died following a climbing accident on The Remarkables mountain range, Queenstown.
    Police were alerted to two climbers who had fallen from the side of a cliff face at around 11:45am.
    The pair were climbing an area known as the Grand Traverse when they sadly fell.
    Police have recovered the body of one of the climbers and are working to recover the body of the second climber.
    Police are also working to notify the victims’ next of kin. https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/climbing-accident-remarkables-queenstown
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    Name release: Pyes Pa Road crash
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 7:00am
    Bay of Plenty
    Police can now name the person who died in a crash on Pyes Pa Road on Monday 4 November.
    He was 20-year-old Eliesa Jacob Osaiasi Tonga Faleola Lolohea, from Katikati.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-pyes-pa-road-crash
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    Name release – fatal crash, SH1 near Manakau
    Tuesday, 5 November 2019 – 3:45pm
    Central
    Police can now release the name of the cyclist who died in a crash on SH1 near Manakau township on Sunday 3 November 2019.
    He was Peter Allen Jenkins, 54, of Manakau.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-sh1-near-manakau
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    UPDATE: Fatal crash, Fernside, Waimakariri
    Tuesday, 5 November 2019 – 6:28pm
    Canterbury
    One person has died following a crash on Lehmans Road, Fernside, Waimakariri, this afternoon.
    Emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 4.15pm.
    One person died at the scene and another received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-fernside-waimakariri
    ‘Serious inquiry’ into young boy’s death in Canterbury crash
    Passersby were able to get the driver out of the car and he was flown to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition. Stuff understands a primary school-aged boy was killed in the crash.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117198454/serious-inquiry-into-young-boys-death-in-canterbury-crash
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    Name release: Fatal crash, West Melton
    Monday, 4 November 2019 – 5:27pm
    Canterbury
    Police can now name the person who died in a crash in West Melton, Selwyn District on 24 October.
    He was 51-year-old Christchurch man Rua David Pomare.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-west-melton
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  11. NZPW said

    Update – Napier crash, Te Awa Ave re-opened
    Thursday, 7 November 2019 – 9:09pm
    Eastern
    Te Awa Avenue in Napier has re-opened following a serious crash around 4:40pm.
    One person was reported to have sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-napier-crash-te-awa-ave-re-opened
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    Police seek witnesses to incident on SH12 near Ohaeawai
    Thursday, 7 November 2019 – 11:08am
    Northland
    Northland Police are seeking witnesses to an incident which occurred yesterday evening on State Highway 12 near Ohaeawai.
    At around 9.30pm, a woman has fallen from a vehicle at the intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 12.
    Sadly the woman has died at the scene.
    A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the following: drove dangerously causing death, driving while disqualified and failed to stop or ascertain injury or death after crash.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-witnesses-incident-sh12-near-ohaeawai
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    Name release – Crash, Fernside, Waimakariri
    Thursday, 7 November 2019 – 2:31pm
    Canterbury
    Police can now confirm the name of the boy who died following a crash on Lehmans Road, Fernside, Waimakariri on Tuesday.
    He was six-year-old Lachlan Gebhardt.
    Our condolences are with his family, friends and school at this time.
    A second person, who received serious injuries was flown to Middlemore Hospital where they remain in a serious condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-crash-fernside-waimakariri
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    Name release – Climbers, The Remarkables
    Thursday, 7 November 2019 – 1:25pm
    Southern
    Police are now in a position to confirm the names of the two men who died following a climbing accident on The Remarkables on Wednesday.
    They were 62-year-old Brett Alexander Lentfer who resided in Australia.
    And 44-year-old James Harry Spaile of Australia.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-climbers-remarkables
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    UPDATE: Fatal crash, Fernside, Waimakariri
    Tuesday, 5 November 2019 – 6:28pm
    Canterbury
    One person has died following a crash on Lehmans Road, Fernside, Waimakariri, this afternoon.
    Emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 4.15pm.
    One person died at the scene and another received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-fernside-waimakariri
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    Police presence to remain in Otautau as homicide investigation continues
    The father of an 9-year-old boy killed in Southland says his “innocent little lad’s life has been stolen”.
    Police were called to an incident at a property in Otautau, 40km north-west of Invercargill, on Wednesday night (30 October 2019).
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117156804/police-presence-to-remain-in-otautau-as-homicide-investigation-continues
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    Name release: Fatal crash, West Melton
    Monday, 4 November 2019 – 5:27pm
    Canterbury
    Police can now name the person who died in a crash in West Melton, Selwyn District on 24 October.
    He was 51-year-old Christchurch man Rua David Pomare.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-west-melton
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    Diver dies near Channel Island
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 10:43pm
    Waitemata
    Police received a report around 12.30pm today that a diver was unresponsive in the water near Channel Island.
    The report was made by the diver’s buddy after removing him from the water and into a boat.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/diver-dies-near-channel-island
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    Fatal incident, Far North
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 10:08pm
    Northland
    Police are responding to a fatal incident in the Far North.
    Emergency services were called to the incident involving a single vehicle on State Highway 12 at Ohaeawai about 9.30pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-incident-far-north
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    Update: Serious crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 5:23pm
    Tasman
    One person has died following a serious crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway in Tasman.
    The crash involving three vehicles was reported at 2.22pm.
    Three other people sustained moderate injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-kawatiri-murchison-highway
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    Climbing accident, The Remarkables, Queenstown
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 4:27pm
    Southern
    Two people have died following a climbing accident on The Remarkables mountain range, Queenstown.
    Police were alerted to two climbers who had fallen from the side of a cliff face at around 11:45am.
    The pair were climbing an area known as the Grand Traverse when they sadly fell.
    Police have recovered the body of one of the climbers and are working to recover the body of the second climber.
    Police are also working to notify the victims’ next of kin. https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/climbing-accident-remarkables-queenstown
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    Name release: Pyes Pa Road crash
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019 – 7:00am
    Bay of Plenty
    Police can now name the person who died in a crash on Pyes Pa Road on Monday 4 November.
    He was 20-year-old Eliesa Jacob Osaiasi Tonga Faleola Lolohea, from Katikati.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-pyes-pa-road-crash
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    Name release – fatal crash, SH1 near Manakau
    Tuesday, 5 November 2019 – 3:45pm
    Central
    Police can now release the name of the cyclist who died in a crash on SH1 near Manakau township on Sunday 3 November 2019.
    He was Peter Allen Jenkins, 54, of Manakau.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-sh1-near-manakau
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    UPDATE: Fatal crash, Fernside, Waimakariri
    Tuesday, 5 November 2019 – 6:28pm
    Canterbury
    One person has died following a crash on Lehmans Road, Fernside, Waimakariri, this afternoon.
    Emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 4.15pm.
    One person died at the scene and another received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-fernside-waimakariri
    ‘Serious inquiry’ into young boy’s death in Canterbury crash
    Passersby were able to get the driver out of the car and he was flown to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition. Stuff understands a primary school-aged boy was killed in the crash.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117198454/serious-inquiry-into-young-boys-death-in-canterbury-crash
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    Name release: Fatal crash, West Melton
    Monday, 4 November 2019 – 5:27pm
    Canterbury
    Police can now name the person who died in a crash in West Melton, Selwyn District on 24 October.
    He was 51-year-old Christchurch man Rua David Pomare.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-west-melton
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  12. Policewatch said

    UPDATE 2: Homicide Investigation, Ashburton
    Saturday, 9 November 2019 – 2:50pm
    Canterbury
    Please attribute to Detective Inspector Michael Ford:
    Police investigating a homicide in Ashburton overnight are appealing for information about a party in Tinwald.
    It is understood that there may have been a party at a Tinwald address yesterday evening where people were reportedly threatened.
    Police launched a homicide investigation after a 23-year-old man died at a property in McDonald Street late last night.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-2-homicide-investigation-ashburton
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    Indian man murdered not the first victim of teen Rosie Lewis
    Sandeep Dhiman​ wasn’t the first man lured by a teenage girl before he was threatened, attacked and killed.
    https://stuff.co.nz/national/117269461/murdered-man-not-the-first-victim-of-teen-rosie-lewis
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    Name release – Ohaeawai incident
    Friday, 8 November 2019 – 11:01am
    Northland
    Please attribute to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Dalzell, Northland Police:
    Police are now in a position to release the name of the woman who died following an incident on SH12 near Ohaeawai on Wednesday evening.
    She was Trudi Teia Tarere Ruffiner, 50 of Ohaeawai.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-ohaeawai-incident
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    A water skier has sustained life threatening injuries on Lake Karapiro on the eve of a competition he was practicing for, Stuff understands.
    https://stuff.co.nz/national/117269193/person-critical-after-jet-skiing-incident-in-waikato
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    Name release: Dyers Pass Road crash
    Thursday, 7 November 2019 – 6:36pm
    Canterbury
    Police can now name the two people who died in a crash on Dyers Pass Road on 3 November.
    They were 40-year-old Christchurch man Aaron David Sadler and 23-year-old Selwyn man Mitchell Rutter.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-dyers-pass-road-crash

  13. NZPW said

    Person dies following serious crash, Flat Bush
    Sunday, 10 November 2019 – 9:19pm
    Counties Manukau
    One person has died following a crash on Stancombe Road, Flat Bush this afternoon.
    A car crashed into a parked truck about 2pm.
    On arrival a man was found in a critical condition, however he sadly died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-following-serious-crash-flat-bush
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    Serious crash, Karaka
    Sunday, 10 November 2019 – 8:18pm
    Counties Manukau
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Lewis Road, Karaka, where a single car has rolled.
    Police were called about 7.35pm.
    Initial indications are one person may be seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-karaka-1
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    Boating incident, Onemana
    Sunday, 10 November 2019 – 7:20pm
    Waikato
    Emergency services have responded this afternoon to a report of two people being found near Pokohino Beach, Onemana, having been earlier involved in a boating incident.
    Police were called about 1pm.
    One person was sadly found deceased, while the other was airlifted from the area in a moderate condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/boating-incident-onemana
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    Serious crash, Napier
    Saturday, 9 November 2019 – 4:09pm
    Eastern
    Emergency services are responding to a two-car crash on State Highway 2 in Napier.
    The crash occurred about 3:45pm at the intersection of Kaimata Road in Bay View.
    Two people have sustained moderate injuries and one person has sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-napier-3
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    Name release: Kawatiri-Murchison crash
    Sunday, 10 November 2019 – 10:29am
    Tasman
    Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway in Tasman on Wednesday 6 November.
    She was 37-year-old Dutch national Miranda Maria Francisca Frijns.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-kawatiri-murchison-crash
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    Body located, Mt Pirongia
    Sunday, 10 November 2019 – 2:30pm
    Waikato
    Police searching for a Waikato man who went missing in June have located a body.
    Police and Waikato LandSAR began a search of the Pirongia mountain area on June 17 after the 44-year-old man’s car was seen in a car park on Greys Road.
    “For five months, we have been systematically searching throughout the Mt Pirongia area,” Senior Sergeant Paul Slater says.
    “Yesterday afternoon a body was located at the summit.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-mt-pirongia
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    Update: Fatal crash, Selwyn
    Sunday, 10 November 2019 – 10:20am
    Canterbury
    Police can now confirm two people have died following a crash on Main South Road, Bankside this morning.
    Police were called to the crash around 8.50am.
    Seven others received moderate to minor injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-selwyn

    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Main South Road, Bankside.
    Police were called to the crash, involving a truck and several other vehicles, around 8.50am.
    A number of people are reported to have recieved a range of injuries.
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    Update – serious crash, Whanganui
    Saturday, 9 November 2019 – 8:34pm
    Central
    The person seriously injured in the crash on Anzac Parade, Whanganui earlier this evening has died.
    The road is closed with diversions in place while the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.
    Motorists should continue to avoid the area.
    One person is assisting Police in relation to the vehicle that was reported to have left the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-whanganui

    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 4 (Anzac Parade), Whanganui.
    The crash, between a car and a motorcycle, occurred at 6:15pm near Georgetti Road.
    On arrival the car and any occupants had decamped from the scene.
    Initial indications are the rider of the motorcycle has sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-whanganui-3
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    Serious crash, Napier
    Saturday, 9 November 2019 – 4:09pm
    Eastern
    Emergency services are responding to a two-car crash on State Highway 2 in Napier.
    The crash occurred about 3:45pm at the intersection of Kaimata Road in Bay View.
    Two people have sustained moderate injuries and one person has sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-napier-3
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  14. PoliceWatch2 said

    Update – One dead following Awakeri crash
    Wednesday, 13 November 2019 – 11:28am
    Bay of Plenty
    Police can advise one person has died following the serious crash near Awakeri this morning.
    Two others have been seriously injured in the two-vehicle crash which was reported to Police around 8:15am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-one-dead-following-awakeri-crash
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    Name release – vehicle located in stream, Te Kuiti
    Wednesday, 13 November 2019 – 2:55pm
    Waikato
    Police can now name the woman whose body was found in a vehicle in the Mangaokewa Stream on Tuesday 12 November.
    She was Annie Bell, 18, of Te Kuiti.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-vehicle-located-stream-te-kuiti
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    Update: Homicide investigation, Hornby
    Wednesday, 13 November 2019 – 4:03pm
    Canterbury
    Please attribute to Detective Inspector Michael Ford, Christchurch Police:
    Police investigating the death of Jared Little who died at an address on Skerten Avenue, Hornby on 20 October have charged two people with murder.
    A 25-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man are in custody and due to appear in Christchurch District Court next Monday, 18 November.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-homicide-investigation-hornby
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    Name release – fatal crash, Selwyn
    Tuesday, 12 November 2019 – 3:11pm
    Canterbury
    Police are now in a position to name the two women killed in a crash on Main South Road, Bankside, Selwyn, Sunday 10 November.
    They were Fox McCrossin, 58, and her wife, Joan McCrossin, 56, of Victoria, Australia.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-selwyn
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    Body recovered from vehicle, Rangitoto Road
    Tuesday, 12 November 2019 – 2:01pm
    Waikato
    Te Kuiti Police have recovered a body from a vehicle in the Mangaokewa Stream.
    The vehicle was reported this morning at around 10.30am, by Rangitoto Road, partially submerged in high waters.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-recovered-vehicle-rangitoto-road
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    Name release – Boating incident, Onemana
    Monday, 11 November 2019 – 4:46pm
    Waikato
    Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died following a boating incident near Onemana, which was reported to Police yesterday (10 November).
    He was Alwyn Keith Klein, known as Keith, who lived in Whangamata.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-boating-incident-onemana
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  15. NZPW said

    Serious crash, Pigeon Bay
    Friday, 15 November 2019 – 1:43pm | Canterbury
    Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious crash on Port Levy-Pigeon Bay Road, Pigeon Bay, where a single vehicle has gone down a bank.
    Police were called about 12.15pm.
    Initial indications are two people may be seriously injured, while another three are understood to have moderate injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-pigeon-bay
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    Update – serious crash, Hawke’s Bay Expressway
    Friday, 15 November 2019 – 2:37pm | Eastern
    Police can confirm two people have died following the serious crash on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway this afternoon.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-hawke%E2%80%99s-bay-expressway
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    Serious crash, Mangatawhiri, Waikato
    Friday, 15 November 2019 – 4:01pm | Waikato
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Pinnacle Hill Road, Mangatawhiri, Waikato.
    Police were called around 3.15pm.
    Initial indications are three people have received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-mangatawhiri-waikato
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    Name release – Anzac Ave fatal crash, Whanganui
    Friday, 15 November 2019 – 4:43pm | Central
    Police can now release the name of the person that died following a fatal crash on Anzac Ave, Whanganui, Saturday 9 November.
    She was 68-year-old Jeanette Mary Gibbs of Bastia Hill.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-anzac-ave-fatal-crash-whanganui
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    Update: Serious incident near Murchison
    Thursday, 14 November 2019 – 7:00pm | Tasman
    Police can advise a 59-year-old Canterbury man has died after his vehicle was struck by rockfall near Murchison earlier this afternoon.
    Police received a report around 1:50pm of the incident, around 800m north of O’Sullivans Bridge.
    SH6 is expected to remain closed until 5pm tomorrow.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-incident-near-murchison
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    Name release – fatal crash, Awakeri
    Thursday, 14 November 2019 – 12:36pm
    Bay of Plenty
    Police can now name the man who died following the crash on SH30, Awakeri, yesterday.
    He was Daniel James, 25, of Ohope.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-awakeri
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  16. PoliceWatch2 said

    New Zealand woman dies in hotel in New Delhi, India
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117480673/new-zealand-woman-dies-in-hotel-in-new-delhi-india
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    NOT REPORTED BY POLICE:
    Lime e-scooter rider sustains critical injuries in central Auckland hit and run
    A Lime e-scooter rider has been critically injured in a late-night hit and run, police say.
    The incident unfolded on central Auckland’s Symonds St about 11.14pm on Saturday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117480200/lime-escooter-rider-sustains-critical-injuries-in-central-auckland-incident
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    Fatal Crash, Karapiro
    Sunday, 17 November 2019 – 6:16am | Waikato
    One person has died following a crash on Tirau Road, Karapiro this morning.
    Emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle crash at around 3.30am.
    The deceased person was the sole-occupant of the vehicle.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-karapiro
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    Update – Fatal crash, Waimate
    Saturday, 16 November 2019 – 9:16pm | Canterbury
    Police can advise one person has died following the crash on Timaru Road, Waimate.
    Police were called to the crash, involving a car and motorcycle, around 6.15pm.
    The motorcyclist died at the scene and four others were injuried.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-waimate
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    Update 2: Serious crash, Hawke’s Bay Expressway
    Friday, 15 November 2019 – 6:31pm | Eastern
    Hawke’s Bay Expressway, between the Kennedy Road on-ramp and Taradale Road, is now open following a crash this afternoon.
    Police were called to the fatal crash around 1.35pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-2-serious-crash-hawke%E2%80%99s-bay-expressway
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  17. PoliceWatch2 said

    Monday, 18 November 2019 – 5:20pm | Auckland City
    Serious crash – Gillies Ave, Epsom
    Police are in attendance at a serious incident where a child has been hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on Gillies Ave.
    Police were notified of the incident at around 4pm.
    The child has been transported to Starship Hospital in a critical condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-gillies-ave-epsom
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    Workplace incident, Earnscleugh
    Monday, 18 November 2019 – 2:37pm | Southern
    One person has died following a workplace incident at an address on Conroys Rd, Earnscleugh, earlier today.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/workplace-incident-earnscleugh
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    Sunday, 17 November 2019 – 7:29pm | Auckland City
    Serious crash, Great North Road, Western Springs
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at the intersection Great North Road and Bullock Track, Western Springs.
    Police were called to the crash, involving a truck and pedestrian, around 6.45pm.
    The pedestrian received serious injuries and was transported to hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-great-north-road-western-springs
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    Sunday, 17 November 2019 – 7:51pm | Auckland City
    Search for missing fisherman, Ninepin Rock, Auckland
    A search and rescue operation is underway at Ninepin Rock, Auckland, after a fisherman was washed off rocks at Whatipu Beach this afternoon.
    Police were alerted to the incident around 1.45pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/search-missing-fisherman-ninepin-rock-auckland
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    Sunday, 17 November 2019 – 8:36pm | Auckland City
    Serious crash, Milford, Auckland
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Shakespeare Road, Milford, Auckland.
    Police were called the crash, involving two cars, around 8.20pm.
    Initial indications are two people have received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-milford-auckland
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    Sunday, 17 November 2019 – 8:58pm | Southern
    Update: Police appeal for witnesses following Invercargill homicide
    Police are continuing to investigate following the discovery of a woman’s body in Invercargill this morning.
    Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen any unusual activity or suspicious vehicles in the Fosbender Park and Oreti River areas near Dunns Road between approximately 3:30am and 9am today.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-police-appeal-witnesses-following-invercargill-homicide
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    Sunday, 17 November 2019 – 9:07pm | Tasman
    Body located, Okarito river mouth, West Coast
    The body of a man was located at the Okarito river mouth, West Coast, around 10.30am today.
    The body has been recovered from the lagoon mouth and a formal identification process is underway.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-okarito-river-mouth-west-coast

  18. Newswatch NZ said

    Police investigating unexplained death in Lower Hutt
    14:05, Nov 21 2019
    “A police spokesman said emergency services were called to a Rata St address in Naenae around 2.30am on Thursday.
    “A person was confirmed dead a short time later. A family lives in the home where it’s understood a child died.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117595540/police-investigating-unexplained-death-in-lower-hutt
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    Motorcyclist dies in hospital after North Otago crash [NOT reported by police as of submitting]
    Jonathan Guildford14:21, Nov 21 2019
    A man has died in hospital a month after receiving critical injuries in a rural North Otago crash.
    Emergency services were called to the crash between a car and motorcycle at the intersection of Saleyards Rd and Solway St, in Weston near Oamaru, about 1.20pm on October 21.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117605724/motorcyclist-dies-in-hospital-after-north-otago-crash
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    One person dead after serious crash between truck and car near Invercargill
    12:21, Nov 21 2019
    “One person has died and another has moderate injuries after a serious crash between a truck and car in Southland.
    “Emergency services were called to the intersection of Oteramika Rd and Mill Rd South, on the outskirts of Invercargill, about 6.30am on Thursday.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117589867/serious-crash-between-truck-and-car-near-invercargill
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    Thursday, 21 November 2019 – 8:29am | Northland
    Serious crash, Marsden Highway, Ruakaka, Whangarei
    Emergency services are attending a serious two-vehicle crash on Port Marsden Highway, Ruakaka, Whangarei
    Initial reports are that two people have received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-marsden-highway-ruakaka-whangarei
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    Wednesday, 20 November 2019 – 2:45pm | Tasman
    Murchison Fatal Rockfall – Name release
    Police can now release the name of the man who died after his vehicle was struck by rockfall on SH6 near Murchison on Thursday 14 November.
    He was 58-year-old Robert Hammell of Woodend.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-murchison-incident
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    Moeraki fatal crash victim named [30 Nov, 2016 5:00am]
    Chinese woman killed.
    Police have released the last name of a Chinese National killed in a three car crash on State Highway 1 near Moeraki last week. She was 39-year-old Miss Li.
    A police spokeswoman said Miss Li’s family requested her first name not be made public (!!!)
    Miss Li died last Tuesday at the scene of the crash on the Hampden-Palmerston road, near the Moeraki Boulders turnoff.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11757237
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    Tragic death in backyard pond
    Amber Bailey lost to her 2-year-old son, Oliver, when he drowned in their backyard pond on September 2.
    https://play.stuff.co.nz/details/_6091036960001
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  19. Mediawatch said

    Sunday, 24 November 2019 – 11:32am | Bay of Plenty
    Fatalities following serious crash, Waiotahi, Bay of Plenty
    Two people have died following a serious crash on SH2 / Waiotahi Beach Road.
    Police received a report of the two-vehicle crash around 10:10am.
    Four other people are reported to have been injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatalities-following-serious-crash-waiotahi-bay-plenty
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    Saturday, 23 November 2019 – 7:16am | Southern
    Fatal crash – Luggate
    Police received a report of the single-vehicle crash on SH6 near Wanaka Airport around 1:40am.
    Upon the arrival of emergency services, one person, the single occupant of the vehicle, was found deceased.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-%E2%80%93-luggate
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    Saturday, 23 November 2019 – 2:28pm | Northland
    SH1 re-open following serious crash, Hikurangi
    SH1 has re-opened following a crash around 1:20pm south of Hikurangi.
    Four people were reported to have sustained serious injuries, and three moderate injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sh1-re-open-following-serious-crash-hikurangi
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    Friday, 22 November 2019 – 5:44pm | Waitematā
    Police appeal for witnesses to North-Western Motorway incident
    Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident this morning where a woman suffered injuries while driving along the North-Western Motorway.
    The woman had been traveling East, in the left hand lane, and passing underneath the Royal Road overbridge.
    At around 9.38am, a projectile has come through the vehicle’s windscreen and struck her in the face.
    “Our enquiries so far have determined the projectile has come from a high powered rifle in the nearby area,” says Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Nick Salter.
    “However, we would like to reassure the public that we do not believe the vehicle was specifically targeted. Analysis suggests the bullet has ricocheted through the windscreen.”
    The driver was initially taken to Auckland City Hospital with serious injuries, but is now in a stable condition. Her injuries are not life threatening.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-appeal-witnesses-north-western-motorway-incident
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    Friday, 22 November 2019 – 6:37am | Canterbury
    One dead following light plane crash
    One person has died following a light plane crash at Lake Ellesmere.
    Police worked with RCCNZ to locate the plane late last night.
    Christchurch rescue helicopter was dispatched and the plane was located crashed about 11.20pm by ground search teams.
    The sole occupant of the plane was found deceased.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/one-dead-following-light-plane-crash-0
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    Friday, 22 November 2019 – 2:12pm | Bay of Plenty
    Rotorua Police appeal for information
    Please attribute to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Caroline Wharton, Rotorua Police:
    Police continue to make enquiries into the death of 25-year-old Rotorua woman Melissa Jones.
    Jones’ body was found by Lake Rotorua on the morning of Friday 18 October.
    The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
    Police are seeking help from the public to establish Jones’ movements before her death.
    The last confirmed sighting of her was on 4 September 2019 where she visited the Rotorua First Credit Union.
    “Jones leaves behind her family, including two young children and they are keen for answers as to what happened to cause this tragic incident,” says Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Caroline Wharton.
    Police want to hear from anyone who has any information in relation to this incident.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/rotorua-police-appeal-information
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    Thursday, 21 November 2019 – 12:12pm | Southern
    Fatal crash, Seaward Bush, Invercargill
    One person has died following a crash at the intersection of Oteramika Road and Mill Road South this morning.
    Emergency services were alerted to the two-vehicle crash at around 6.35am.
    One person died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-seaward-bush-invercargill
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    Thursday, 21 November 2019 – 7:55pm | Bay of Plenty
    Serious crash on Welcome Bay Road in Tauranga
    Emergency services are responding to report of a crash on Welcome Bay Road in Tauranga.
    The crash involving a car and cyclist was reported at 7.08pm.
    Early reports indicate one person has sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sh1-re-open-following-serious-crash-hikurangi
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  20. News 24 said

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019 – 4:36pm | Central
    Five men charged with murder of Codi Wilkinson
    Police have today arrested five men in relation to the death of Codi Wilkinson.
    Codi, aged 27, was found deceased at a residential property in Bunnythorpe on Friday 27 September.
    The five men arrested today are jointly charged with murder and kidnapping in relation to Codi’s death, as well as participation in an organised criminal group.
    They are also jointly charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, in relation to a second victim.
    All of the men are from Palmerston North. Two are aged 43; the other three are 30, 32 and 49.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/five-men-charged-murder-codi-wilkinson
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    Tuesday, 26 November 2019 – 10:36pm | Waikato
    Homicide enquiry, Maeroa, Hamilton
    A homicide enquiry continues following the death of a woman who was assaulted in Hamilton last week.
    Police were called to a property on Churchill Avenue, Maeroa, about 6:30pm on Saturday 23 November.
    Crystal-Lee Selwyn, aged 38, was transported to hospital in a serious condition, where she has since died.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-enquiry-maeroa-hamilton
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    Serious crash closes SH1 near Kaiwaka, Northland
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/northland/117732728/serious-crash-closes-sh1-near-kaiwaka-northland
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    Police car U-turn ‘takes the cake’ – witness
    A crash that blocked traffic on State Highway 2 was caused by a police car doing a U-turn, a witness says.
    Truck driver Kerry McIvor was travelling in the southbound lane of SH2 north of Upper Hutt when he saw a northbound police car attempt to perform a U-turn about 2.40pm.
    He said the following vehicle attempted to swerve around the police car but ended up t-boning it.
    “I’m a logging truck driver, so I see some pretty stupid s… but this takes the cake.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117725652/crash-following-police-car-uturn-takes-the-cake–witness
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    Tuesday, 26 November 2019 – 4:49pm | Central
    Fatal crash – Mataroa Road, Taihape
    One person has died following a serious crash on Mataroa Road in Taihape earlier.
    Emergency services were alerted to the two-vehicle crash at around 3.33pm.
    Three other people have sustained moderate injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-mataroa-road-taihape
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    Tuesday, 26 November 2019 – 2:11pm | Auckland City
    Fatal crash – Panmure
    Police are responding to a crash involving a truck and a cyclist near the intersection of Tripoli Road and Hobson Drive, Panmure.
    Police were called about 12.40pm today.
    Sadly, the cyclist has died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-panmure
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    Sunday, 24 November 2019 – 4:53pm | Bay of Plenty
    Man shot by Police in Tauranga after lengthy hostage incident (Plus Media Advisory)
    Attribute to Superintendent Andy McGregor, Bay of Plenty District Commander:
    A man has died after being shot by police at a property in Bellevue, Tauranga today.
    Police had initially been called to the property in Oriana Crescent at around 12.25am today, after a man threatened his partner with a knife.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-shot-police-tauranga-after-lengthy-hostage-incident-plus-media-advisory
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    Monday, 25 November 2019 – 7:51pm | Waitematā
    Fleeing driver incident in Massey, West Auckland
    Please attribute to Waitemata Acting District Commander Inspector Shanan Gray:
    Police observed a suspicious vehicle at 5.08pm in Massey, West Auckland after it was seen leaving an address of interest.
    The vehicle failed to stop after it was signalled to do so and a pursuit was initiated.
    A short time later the fleeing vehicle collided with a cyclist on Don Buck Road and continued on without stopping.
    The cyclist has sustained serious injuries and has been transported to hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fleeing-driver-incident-massey-west-auckland
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    Monday, 25 November 2019 – 7:51pm | Waitematā
    Fleeing driver incident in Massey, West Auckland
    Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Callum McNeill, Waitemata CIB:
    Waitemata Police are continuing to investigate what we now believe to be four linked random attacks on women on walking tracks in Auckland.
    The first incident occurred on 10 October 2019, at about 7.45am, where a woman was jogging along a walkway in Murrays Bay when a male grabbed her from behind.
    She has been thrown to the ground and has received multiple injuries including a broken collarbone and concussion.
    Two weeks later on Thursday 24th October, a woman was jogging in the same area at around 10.45am when she was assaulted.
    The victim was located on the ground by a member of the public with injuries including a broken nose.
    Waitemata Police now believe the same man may be responsible for a very similar assault on a woman walking in Moire Park, Massey at around 6.30pm on Saturday 26th October. The victim received facial injuries and bruising.
    On Friday 8th November at about 4.40pm, the latest victim was running along a walkway between Browns Bay Road and Beechwood Road.
    As she approached a set of stairs there was a man off to the side of the walkway. The victim was then attacked by the man and thrown to the ground.
    She was then punched multiple times in the head by the man before he ran off towards Beechwood Road. She received multiple injuries including a dislocated shoulder.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-investigation-continues-random-walking-track-assaults-women
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    Monday, 25 November 2019 – 2:18pm | Counties Manukau
    Serious crash – Southern Motorway, Otara
    Police and emergency services were called to reports of a car crash involving a single vehicle which rolled on the Southern Motorway, Otara.
    Police were called to the scene between Te Irirangi Drive and East Tamaki Road shortly after 1pm today.
    Two people have been taken to hospital by ambulance in a serious condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-southern-motorway-otara
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    Monday, 25 November 2019 – 2:52pm | Southern
    Update – serious crash, Waldronville
    One person has died following the serious crash at the intersection of Brighton and Viscount Roads, Waldronville, Dunedin.
    The road remains closed, with diversions in place.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-waldronville

  21. News 24 said

    Body by the lake: No-one reported Melissa Jones missing
    Melissa Jones disappeared six weeks before her body was found by Lake Rotorua, but no-one appears to have reported her missing. Police say her death is “unexplained”. Her family believe she was murdered. Blair Ensor reports.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/117768017/body-by-the-lake-noone-reported-melissa-jones-missing
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    Wednesday, 27 November 2019 – 6:01pm | Central
    Homicide enquiry launched after Levin woman dies
    The 90-year-old woman assaulted in Bath Street, Levin on 2 November has died, and a homicide investigation has been launched.
    Three young women previously arrested in relation to this offending remain before the courts.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-enquiry-launched-after-levin-woman-dies
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    Thursday, 28 November 2019 – 6:18am | Canterbury
    Fatal crash – Summit Road, Christchurch
    One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Summit Road in Christchurch at 11pm last night.
    Another person is in a critical condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-summit-road-christchurch
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    Fatal shooting of a man by police
    Thursday, 28 November 2019 – 10:07am | Waitematā
    IPCA finds Police were justified in shooting a man on Auckland’s motorway
    The Independent Police Conduct Authority have found two Police officers were justified in shooting a man on an Auckland motorway who advanced at them wielding a machete.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/ipca-finds-police-were-justified-shooting-man-auckland%E2%80%99s-motorway
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    Body recovered at Nine Pin Rock
    Thursday, 28 November 2019 – 11:15am | Waitematā
    Police were notified early this morning that a body had washed up at Nine Pin Rock near Whatipu Beach.
    Formal identification is yet to be completed, however Police believe the body is that of missing fisherman Wei Shi, 56, who was swept off rocks at the beach on 17 November.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-recovered-nine-pin-rock
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    Thursday, 28 November 2019 – 4:09pm | Waitematā
    Incident on SH16 – Northwestern Motorway
    Police are responding to an incident on the Northwestern Motorway, which was reported shortly before 3.15pm.
    A person has fallen from the Hobsonville Road overbridge onto the motorway and has died.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/incident-sh16-northwestern-motorway
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  22. Mediawatch said

    ‘Beautiful girl’ dead, three injured following crash in Christchurch
    It is understood 17-year-old Tayla​ Alexander of Ashburton died. Another three teenagers were injured, including one critically, and taken to Christchurch Hospital.
    The crash happened less than three hours before a second serious crash in Canterbury.
    A person was flown to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries after the car they were in hit a power pole in Cust, between Oxford and Rangiora, about 1.30am on Thursday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117769916/one-dead-and-another-critical-following-crash-in-christchurch
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    One person dead in quad bike accident in Ōtorohanga
    One person has died in a quad bike accident in Maihiihi, Ōtorohanga.
    The accident occurred on Maihiihi Rd, between Mangatutu Rd and Hoddle Rd.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117802538/one-person-dead-in-quad-bike-accident-in-torohanga

  23. NZPW said

    Friday, 29 November 2019 – 4:48pm | Central
    Appeal for information following serious assault
    Palmerston North Police are asking for the public’s help following a serious assault on Tuesday evening.
    About 6pm on Tuesday 26 November, a woman walking along the Mangaone Stream Walkway, near Amberley Avenue, was followed by a man on a bicycle.
    He then assaulted the woman, who required medical treatment for her injuries. She is now recovering at home.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-information-following-serious-assault
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    Friday, 29 November 2019 – 2:23pm | Waitematā
    Police make arrest following investigation into walking track attacks on women
    “The charges relate to five alleged incidents between August and November, three of which occurred on Auckland’s North Shore and two in West Auckland.”
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-make-arrest-following-investigation-walking-track-attacks-women
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    Saturday, 30 November 2019 – 4:03pm | Waikato
    Serious crash, Morrinsville
    Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on Piako Rd, Morrinsville, where a single car has crashed into a bank.
    Police were called about 3pm.
    Initial indications are that one person may be seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-morrinsville-1
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Auckland mum dies from C-section complications days after giving birth
    “On October 27, 25-year-old Tammy Nathan-Belk gave birth to a baby girl via emergency C-section. It was she and partner Troy Ruka’s fourth child together and each of her previous pregnancies had gone smoothly [until the hospital fucked it up for her!]”
    “Ten days after giving birth, the young mum from Māngere, south Auckland was dead.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/117485370/auckland-mum-dies-from-csection-complications-days-after-giving-birth
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    Saturday, 30 November 2019 – 10:49am | Northland
    Serious crash on State Highway 1, Ohaeawai
    Police are responding to a serious crash in the Far North.
    The single-vehicle crash occurred on State Highway 1 at Ohaeawai about 10am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-state-highway-1-ohaeawai
    Then…
    Police can now confirm an incident on State Highway 1 in Ohaeawai was not a crash.
    It has since been established that the vehicle had pulled over as the driver suffered a medical event.
    The person has since died.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-state-highway-1-ohaeawai
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    Friday, 29 November 2019 – 7:12pm | Bay of Plenty
    Serious crash, Taupo
    Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious single-vehicle crash on State Highway 5 near the intersection with High Level Road, Iwitahi, Taupo.
    Police were called about 6.20pm.
    Initial indications are three people may be seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-taupo
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  24. NZPW said

    Saturday, 30 November 2019 – 6:35pm | Southern
    Police seek witnesses after serious traffic incident near Luggate
    Police are appealing for witnesses following a traffic incident near Luggate on Friday 29 November.
    Around 3:30pm the driver of a white Toyota Yaris, a woman in her 60s, was struck by an object that smashed through her windscreen while she was travelling on the Luggate-Cromwell Road, around 2km south of Luggate.
    The woman sustained serious facial injuries and was transported to hospital.
    The object, which is described as an old brass diesel cap, has been recovered and Police are working to establish where it came from.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-witnesses-after-serious-traffic-incident-near-luggate
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    Saturday, 30 November 2019 – 8:34pm | Canterbury
    Name release – fatal crash, Summit Road, Christchurch
    Police can now name the woman who died in a serious crash on Summit Rd, Christchurch on Wednesday 27 November.
    She was Tayler Bray Alexander, 17, of Ashburton.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-summit-road-christchurch
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    Saturday, 30 November 2019 – 8:20pm | Waikato
    Update – serious crash, Morrinsville
    The person seriously injured earlier today in the crash on Piako Rd, Morrinsville, has now sadly died in hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-morrinsville
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    Saturday, 30 November 2019 – 5:25pm | Canterbury
    Fatal crash, Elephant Hill
    Police received a report around 12:40pm that a vehicle had been located at the bottom of a gully off Clarkesfield Road at Elephant Hill in south Canterbury.
    One person, the apparent sole occupant of the vehicle, was located deceased.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-elephant-hill

  25. Policewatch said

    Monday, 2 December 2019 – 9:52pm | Southern
    Serious crash, Duntroon-Georgetown Road – Waitaki
    Police are attending a serious crash on Duntroon-Georgetown Road (State Highway 83), Kokoamo, in the Waitaki District.
    Police were alerted to the car vs powerpole crash at around 8:10pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-duntroon-georgetown-road-%E2%80%93-waitaki
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    Monday, 2 December 2019 – 6:41pm | Bay of Plenty
    Update – Serious crash, Whakamarama
    One person has died following a crash on Apata Station Road near State Highway Two, Whakamarama.
    The road remains closed and diversions are in place.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-whakamarama
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    Monday, 2 December 2019 – 6:42am | Waitematā
    Serious crash on Albany Highway – Auckland
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Albany Highway in Auckland.
    The single-vehicle crash was reported at 5.52am.
    Early reports indicate one person has sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-albany-highway-auckland
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    Sunday, 1 December 2019 – 6:26am | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal crash, Tirau
    A man has died following a single-vehicle crash in Tirau yesterday.
    The crash occurred on Prospect Avenue, near the intersection with Ensor Place, about 10pm.
    Initial enquiries indicate the vehicle, a red 2001 Holden Commodore, failed to negotiate a moderate left-hand bend.
    It then collided with a tree, causing extensive damage to the vehicle.
    The driver died at the scene and the only other occupant, also a man, was flown to Waikato Hospital in critical condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-tirau-0
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    Sunday, 1 December 2019 – 6:44am | Tasman
    Fatal crash, Koromiko
    One person has died after a motorcycle collided with a bridge in Koromiko, Marlborough overnight.
    Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 1 about 12.20am.
    The rider died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-koromiko
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    Sunday, 1 December 2019 – 7:01am | Waikato
    Fatal crash, Raglan
    One person has died in Waikato overnight following a single-vehicle crash.
    The vehicle went down a bank on State Highway 23 at Raglan about 1.50am.
    The driver died at the scene.
    Two others were taken to Waikato Hospital in critical condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-raglan
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    Sunday, 1 December 2019 – 12:52pm | Eastern
    Person dies after serious crash – Napier
    A man has died after a crash on Prebensen Drive in Napier on 28 August.
    The crash was reported at 5.35pm and it involved a truck and a cyclist.
    The 59-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries and died on Friday, 29 November.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-after-serious-crash-napier

  26. Policewatch said

    Friday, 6 December 2019 – 3:37pm | Tasman
    Serious crash, Hapuku, Kaikoura
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway One, Hapuku, Kaikoura.
    Police were called to the crash, involving two vehicles, around 3.15pm.
    Initial indications are multiple people have received serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-sh5-hastings-district
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    Friday, 6 December 2019 – 7:27am | Southern
    Fatal Police shooting – Kurow, Waitaki (+ media advisory)
    Please attribute to Acting District Commander, Southern District, Inspector Darryl Sweeney:
    A man has died after being shot by Police in Kurow, Waitaki late last night.
    Around 9:05pm Police were called to an address for a man who had made threats of suicide.
    Police dispatched to the man’s property in Freyberg Avenue, Kurow.
    Police were advised the man may have access to a firearm, and officers were armed as a precaution.
    Officers searched for the man and he was located at the property around 10:50pm and began speaking with officers.
    The male was armed with a firearm.
    The Armed Offenders Squad and Police Negotiation Team were requested from Dunedin.
    Around 11:50pm, prior to the arrival of the Armed Offenders Squad and Police Negotiation Team, the male confronted Police while armed with the firearm and was shot once.
    The officers immediately administered medical attention and the man was taken by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.
    The impact of this tragic incident will be felt deeply by all involved and Police has contacted the family of the deceased and is working to support them.
    The officers involved are being offered every support.
    The IPCA have been notified of this incident and a Critical Incident Investigation is also underway.
    Police will remain at the scene for forensic examinations.
    The man’s death will be referred to the Coroner.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-police-shooting-kurow-waitaki-media-advisory

    Community grieves for ‘popular’ man shot dead by police in Kurow, North Otago
    A man shot dead after pulling a gun on police in a small South Island town was a popular and respected local.
    Police were called to Kurow, in the Waitaki district near Oamaru in North Otago, late on Thursday night, after a man threatened to hurt himself. They shot the man, aged in his 60s, after he brandished a gun at officers.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/117987219/police-shoot-man-dead-in-kurow-near-oamaru-waitaki-district
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    Friday, 6 December 2019 – 7:52am | Eastern
    Update – serious crash, SH5, Hastings District
    One person has died following the crash this morning on State Highway 5, Te Pohue, Hastings District.
    Another person is currently in a critical condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-sh5-hastings-district

    A truck driver was burned when he tried to save two people in a horror crash that left one dead on Friday.
    Emergency services were alerted to the motorcycle and truck collision at Te Pohue in the Hastings District at about 6am Friday. The crash was on State Highway 5, the Napier-Taupō Rd.
    A man died, and a woman remains in a critical condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital. The truck driver, a man in his 60s, is in a stable condition.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117986327/motorcycle-truck-collide-on-napiertupo-highway
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    Friday, 6 December 2019 – 12:00pm | Waitematā
    Name release – Massey cyclist death
    Attribute to Inspector Shanan Gray, Acting District Commander for Waitemata:
    Police can confirm the name of the cyclist who died in hospital on Tuesday evening after he was injured during a fleeing driver incident in Massey on 25th November, 2019.
    He was 39-year-old Jamie Jameson from Auckland.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-massey-cyclist-death
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    Friday, 6 December 2019 – 3:09pm | Auckland City
    Sudden death – central Auckland
    Police are at the scene of a sudden death incident on Kitchener Street, central Auckland where a person has died.
    Police were called to the scene just after 2pm.
    At this very early stage, it does not appear the death is suspicious.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sudden-death-central-auckland
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    Person critically injured in crash on State Highway 1 in Porirua
    Dec 04 2019
    A person is critically injured after a crash involving a motorbike on State Highway 1 in Paremata, Porirua, north of Wellington.
    Emergency services rushed to the crash on State Highway 1 in Paremata, Porirua, on Wednesday around 5.15pm.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/117880468/person-critically-injured-in-crash-on-state-highway-1-in-porirua
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    Sunday, 1 December 2019 – 4:15pm | Waikato
    Update – serious crash, Tamahere
    The road has now reopened following this afternoon’s crash on State Highway 1B, Tamahere.
    Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-tamahere
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    Monday, 2 December 2019 – 6:42am | Waitematā
    Serious crash on Albany Highway – Auckland
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Albany Highway in Auckland.
    The single-vehicle crash was reported at 5.52am.
    Early reports indicate one person has sustained serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-albany-highway-auckland
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    Monday, 2 December 2019 – 1:06pm | Bay of Plenty
    CORRECTION: Serious crash, Opotiki
    A statement issued by Police this morning regarding a crash in Opotiki yesterday is not correct.
    The person seriously injured in the crash has not died.
    Police sincerely apologise for the error and any distress this may have caused the man’s family.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/correction-serious-crash-opotiki
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    Wednesday, 4 December 2019 – 2:22pm | Bay of Plenty
    Name release – fatal crash, Apata Station Road, Whakamarama
    Police can now release the name of the man who died following a crash on Apata Station Road near State Highway Two, Whakamarama, on Monday 2 December.
    He was Duran Hohaia Kelly, 35, of Somerville, Auckland.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-apata-station-road-whakamarama
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    Wednesday, 4 December 2019 – 12:26pm | Waitematā
    Cyclist dies following crash involving fleeing driver
    2 min read
    Attribute to Inspector Shanan Gray, Acting District Commander, Waitemata:
    Police can confirm that a cyclist who was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle during a fleeing driver incident in Massey last week, has sadly died in hospital last night.
    He was a 39-year-old male from Auckland.
    Police are not in a position to publicly confirm his identity today, however we expect to be able to release his name in the coming days.
    Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
    The victim was cycling on Don Buck Road on Monday 25th November 2019 when he was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing from Police and sustained serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle allegedly fled the scene immediately after the incident.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/cyclist-dies-following-crash-involving-fleeing-driver
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    Wednesday, 4 December 2019 – 8:41am | Central
    Name release – fatal crash, Taihape
    Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a crash on State Highway 1, Taihape, on Tuesday 26 November.
    She was Amber Renwick, 30, of Taupo.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-taihape
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  27. Newswatch NZ said

    Friday, 6 December 2019 – 9:40pm | Southern
    Hiker dies on Routeburn Track
    A hiker has died after falling on the Routeburn track today.
    Emergency services were called to the scene, between Lake McKenzie Hut and Routeburn Falls Hut, about 12.45pm.
    The hiker, a 70-year-old man from Australia, was reportedly seriously injured and a rescue helicopter was dispatched.
    A paramedic on-board the helicopter later confirmed he had died.
    Low cloud and high winds prevented the immediate recovery of the man’s body, however this was completed about 5.45pm with the assistance of Police and Search and Rescue volunteers from Queenstown.
    The man was part of a guided walking tour.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/hiker-dies-routeburn-track
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    Saturday, 7 December 2019 – 6:24am | Waikato
    Fatal crash – Morrinsville
    Two people have died following a car vs train crash at the intersection Piako Road and State Highway 26 near Morrinsville.
    Police were alerted to the crash at around 4:10am this morning.
    Sadly, two people died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-morrinsville
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    Saturday, 7 December 2019 – 10:18am | Counties Manukau
    Fatal crash – Mangere
    One person has died following a train vs pedestrian crash on Hospital Road, Mangere at around 12:30am.
    The victim was transported to Middlemore Hospital where they later died.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-mangere
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    Friday, 6 December 2019 – 4:41pm | Wellington
    Investigation underway following serious assault in Brooklyn, Wellington
    Wellington Police are investigating following a serious assault in Brooklyn this morning.
    About 11:45am emergency services were called to a report that a woman had been stabbed in Central Park.
    On arrival a woman with serious injuries was located and taken to hospital.
    The alleged offender, a man, had left the scene and has not yet been located.
    At this stage it is believed the man was unknown to the victim.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/investigation-underway-following-serious-assault-brooklyn-wellington
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    Three dead, four injured when truck and car collide on SH1 north of Kaikōura
    17:06, Dec 06 2019
    Three people have died after a truck and car collided on State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura.
    Two other people are in critical condition with rescue helicopters flying one to Christchurch Hospital and the other to Wellington Hospital. Two others were also treated for injuries.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/118010818/truck-and-car-collide-on-sh1-north-of-kaikura
    Friday, 6 December 2019 – 6:18pm | Tasman
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    Update: Fatal crash, Hapuku, Kaikoura
    Police can now confirm that two people have sustained critical injuries following the crash on State Highway 1, Hapuku, Kaikoura.
    Three others have died as a result of the crash.
    The crash involving a car and a truck happened just before 3:10pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-hapuku-kaikoura

  28. NZPW said

    Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 10:54am | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal crash – Wainui, near Whakatane
    One person has died following a serious crash on Wainui Road, Wainui near Whakatane.
    Police were alerted to a vehicle that had rolled at around 5:15am this morning.
    One person was deceased at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-wainui-near-whakatane
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    Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 2:21pm | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal crash, Reporoa
    Emergency services are at the scene of a single motorbike crash on Broadlands Road, Reporoa.
    The person on the motorbike has died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-reporoa-2
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    Saturday, 7 December 2019 – 5:08pm | Eastern
    Update: Serious crash on SH5 in Hastings
    Police can confirm a second person has died following a serious crash yesterday morning on State Highway 5, Te Pohue in Hastings.
    The crash, involving a motorcycle and a logging truck, was reported at 5.50am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-sh5-hastings
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    Saturday, 7 December 2019 – 9:07pm | Tasman
    Homicide investigation, West Coast
    Police searching for a missing woman on the West Coast have located a body.
    The body was found in a vehicle in rural Greymouth about 2:30pm today.
    While official identification has not yet taken place, it is thought to be that of 41-year-old Barbara Ann Quinn, reported missing from the West Coast yesterday.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-west-coast
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  29. NZPW said

    Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 4:08pm | Waikato
    Fatal incident in Ohaupo
    A child has died following an incident involving a vehicle at an address on Hams Road in Ohaupo.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-incident-ohaupo
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    “Malaysian family travelling to Christchurch mosque targeted in March terrorist attacks believed to be victims of triple fatal crash north of Kaikoura”
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12291895
    Those killed were Dr Rumihati Abd Hamid, a 49-year-old family physician, her husband Adnan Jeman, also 49, and one of their three daughters. The daughters are aged 15, 13, and 11.

    The couple’s two other daughters were critically injured in the accident and are fighting for their lives after being flown to Christchurch Hospital and the Wellington Hospital for treatment.
    Dr Rumihati and her family were avid travellers who made annual trips overseas together, and recently visited Japan, Beijing, and Hong Kong without sustaining so much as a scratch their lives
    https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/12/545893/msian-doctor-killed-nz-crash-made-surprise-visit-siblings-house-trip
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    Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 10:54am | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal crash – Wainui, near Whakatane
    One person has died following a serious crash on Wainui Road, Wainui near Whakatane.
    Police were alerted to a vehicle that had rolled at around 5:15am this morning.
    One person was deceased at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-wainui-near-whakatane
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    Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 2:21pm | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal crash, Reporoa
    Emergency services are at the scene of a single motorbike crash on Broadlands Road, Reporoa.
    The person on the motorbike has died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-reporoa-2
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  30. PoliceWatch said

    Tuesday, 10 December 2019 – 7:27am | National News
    DISCLAIMER: BASED ON OUR WORKING EXPERIENCE, WE [THE POLICE AND MEDIA WATCH CONTRIBUTORS] HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN THE CASUALTY FIGURES RELEASED BY NZ POLICE!
    Whakaari / White Island eruption – eight people unaccounted for
    Work has continued overnight to respond to the eruption on Whakaari / White Island.
    Enquiries with tour operators indicate that 47 people were on the island at the time of the eruption.
    Police can now advise that in addition to the five people confirmed deceased, eight people remain unaccounted for following the eruption.
    Casualties have been moved to hospitals around the country for specialist care.
    Thirty-one patients are currently being treated at seven hospitals.
    Three patients have been treated and discharged from Whakatane Hospital.
    Rescue helicopters, the Police Eagle helicopter, and NZDF aircraft have undertaken a number of aerial reconnaissance flights over the island since the eruption, and further reconnaissance flights will be undertaken this morning.
    Both New Zealanders and overseas tourists are involved, including 37 passengers and one crew member from the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/whakaari-white-island-eruption-eight-people-unaccounted
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    Tuesday, 10 December 2019 – 3:57pm | Canterbury
    Serious crash, Queen Elizabeth II Drive, Mairehau
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash involving a car and a truck on Queen Elizabeth II Drive, Mairehau, Christchurch.
    Police were called about 3pm.
    Initial reports suggest one person has serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-queen-elizabeth-ii-drive-mairehau
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    Tuesday, 10 December 2019 – 8:04am | Central
    Serious crash – Mountain Road, Cardiff
    Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Mountain Road (State Highway 3) near Cardiff, Taranaki.
    Police were alerted to a two car crash at around 7:10am.
    There are reports of serious injuries however we don’t have confirmed information on the injuries or the number of people involved at this stage.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-mountain-road-cardiff
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    Tuesday, 10 December 2019 – 12:56pm | Waikato
    UPDATE: Serious assault, Hamilton
    A 27-year-old man has died following an assault on Lilac Street, Hamilton, on the evening of Sunday 1 December.
    The man died at Waikato Hospital on Sunday.
    A 19-year-old woman has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-assault-hamilton
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    Monday, 9 December 2019 – 10:22pm | Eastern
    Name release – fatal crash, State Highway 5, Te Pohue
    Police can now release the names of the two people who died following the crash between a motorcycle and a truck on State Highway 5, Te Pohue, Hastings on Friday 6 December.
    They were 40-year-old Nathaniel Olson, and Mere Paranihi, 29, both of Hastings.
    Both Nathaniel and Mere were travelling on the motorcycle.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-state-highway-5-te-pohue
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    Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 11:05pm | Southern
    Homicide investigation, Invercargill
    Police have launched a homicide investigation following a death in Invercargill this evening.
    The body of a man was located at a property on Oreti Street about 8.40pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-invercargill-0
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    Monday, 9 December 2019 – 12:37pm | Southern
    Name release – Sudden death on Routeburn track
    Police can now name the man who died after falling on the Routeburn track on Friday 6 December.
    He was 70-year-old Rex James Wright, of Australia.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-sudden-death-routeburn-track
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    Monday, 9 December 2019 – 7:09am | Central
    Fatal crash – Saddle Road, Woodville
    One person has died following a crash on Saddle Road, Woodville.
    Police were alerted to a car that had gone off the road and into a ditch between Oxford Road and Morgan Road at around 2am this morning.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-saddle-road-woodville
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    Sunday, 8 December 2019 – 6:33pm | Tasman
    Fourth death following Kaikoura crash
    One of the Malaysian family’s teenage daughters who was taken to Christchurch Hospital has died following Friday’s crash on State Highway 1, Hapuku in Kaikoura.
    The fifth family member remains in Wellington Hospital “in a serious but stable condition,” police said.
    The crash involved the tourist family’s vehicle and a cement truck.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fourth-death-following-kaikoura-crash
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  31. News 24/7 said

    The White Island Volcano Disaster
    Police said there are 47 dead and injured from seven countries: 24 from Australia, two from Britain, two from China, four from Germany, one from Malaysia, five from New Zealand, and nine from the United States.
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    Thursday, 12 December 2019 – 7:07am | National News
    Two further fatalities – Whakaari / White Island eruption
    Two further people have died following the eruption on Whakaari / White Island, bringing the official toll to eight.
    One was being treated at Middlemore Hospital and one at Waikato Hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/two-further-fatalities-%E2%80%93-whakaari-white-island-eruption
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    Thursday, 12 December 2019 – 12:07pm | Southern
    Name release: Fatal Kurow shooting
    Police can now identify the man who died after being shot by Police in Kurow on Thursday 5 December.
    He was 66-year-old Graeme Sydney Warren.
    His death has been referred to the Coroner.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-kurow-shooting
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    Thursday, 12 December 2019 – 11:11am | Bay of Plenty
    Serious crash, Paengaroa
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash involving a car and a truck on the Te Puke Highway, Paengaroa.
    Police were called about 11am.
    Initial indications are there may be serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-paengaroa-0
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    Wednesday, 11 December 2019 – 11:50am | Wellington
    SH 58 / Paremata Rd crash – appeal for witnesses
    Police are continuing to make enquiries into a fatal motorcycle crash on State Highway 58 / Paremata Road yesterday.
    The motorcyclist appears to have left the road between James Cook Drive and Joseph Banks Drive, and was found critically injured by a passing motorist at around 12.30pm.
    Sadly the motorcyclist died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sh-58-paremata-rd-crash-appeal-witnesses
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    Wednesday, 11 December 2019 – 2:57pm | Wellington
    Motorcyclist passes away following 4 December crash
    A man has died following a motorcycle crash on State Highway 1 near Paremata on 4 December.
    The man was critically injured after colliding with a car shortly after 5pm that day. He passed away in Wellington Hospital on 6 December.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/motorcyclist-passes-away-following-4-december-crash
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    Wednesday, 11 December 2019 – 1:10pm | Waitematā
    Fatal crash on SH1 in Wellsford
    Emergency services are at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 1 in Wellsford.
    The crash involving a car and a truck was reported at 12.42pm.
    One person has died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-sh1-wellsford

  32. News 24 said

    Sunmara Alexander, surviving teen sister in Christchurch car crash tragedy, dies
    Sunmara Alexander, the surviving sister of a teen killed in a Christchurch car crash two weeks ago, has died in hospital.
    Sunmara, 15, and sister Tayla, 17, were passengers in a car which went over a bank and burst into flames on Summit Rd, on the Port Hills.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12293761
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/second-death-following-summit-road-crash
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    Friday, 13 December 2019 – 6:34pm | Southern
    Fatal crash – Kaiwera, Gore
    One person has died following a crash on Old Coach Road, Kaiwera, Gore, this afternoon.
    Police were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 2.30pm.
    One person died at the scene and another person is seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-kaiwera-gore
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    Family of German tourist in New Zealand concerned for his wellbeing
    The family of a German man travelling around New Zealand have concerns for his wellbeing after having no contact with him in two weeks.
    Alexander Fabrice Gaitzsch, 24, left Munich and last spoke to his family on November 30 when he arrived in Auckland, godmother Babett Bildergalerie said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118164082/family-of-german-tourist-in-new-zealand-concerned-for-his-wellbeing
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    Workplace death at Tapui in North Otago
    One person has died at a workplace at Tapui inland from Oamaru in North Otago.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/118133145/workplace-death-at-tapui-in-north-otago
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    Four cars collided north of Christchurch, seriously injuring two
    Six people were injutred including two seriously after four cars collided on Tram Road, north of Christchurch.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/north-canterbury/118161754/four-cars-collided-north-of-christchurch-seriously-injuring-two
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    Person killed in Tararua crash: Thirteen killed on our roads since Friday
    [Monday, 9 Dec, 2019 7:11am]
    Another person was killed on our death roads in a crash in the Tararua District early this morning.
    Some13 people have been killed in crashes between Friday and Sunday, including four members of a visiting Malaysian family in Kaikoura.
    A child was killed when hit by a car in Waikato Saturday afternoon on a Hams Rd property in Ohaupo just before 3pm.
    Six people were killed in crashes in Kaikoura and Hastings.
    Another five were killed in Morrinsville, South Auckland, Whakatane and Rotorua.
    HASTINGS:
    About 5.50am on Friday there was a crash between a motorcycle and a logging truck on State Highway 5 at Te Pohue.
    One person was killed at the scene and a second person died from injuries on Saturday evening.

    WAIKATO:
    Two people travelling in a car were killed when it was struck by a train at the intersection of Piako Rd and State Highway 26 at 4.10am Saturday.

    KAIKOURA:
    Four people from a family of five who died in Kaikoura were tourists from Malaysia travelling to one of the mosques involved in the Christchurch shooting where 51 people were shot dead in March.
    Their vehicle and a truck collided on State Highway 1 about 3.15pm on Friday. The couple and one of their three daughters were killed in the crash. The other two daughters were taken to hospital but the eldest died on Sunday afternoon after life support was turned off.

    SOUTH AUCKLAND:
    A pedestrian was fatally struck by a train in South Auckland on Saturday. The crash happened on Hospital Rd, Mangere about 12.30am.

    WHAKATANE:
    A person was killed on Wainui Rd near Whakatane at 5.15am Sunday after their vehicle rolled.

    REPOROA:
    A motorcyclist was killed on Broadlands Rd, Reporoa, near Rotorua, after a crash about 1.30pm yesterday.

    OHAUPO:
    A child was killed after being hit by a car just before 3pm in a driveway on Hams Rd. Data collected from police and media.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12292023
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  33. PW5 said

    Saturday, 14 December 2019 – 5:00pm | National News
    Name release – Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption
    Police are now in the position to formally release the names of victims identified following the volcanic eruption on Whakaari / White Island on Monday 9 December 2019.
    Name: Krystal Eve BROWITT
    Gender: Female
    Age: 21
    Citizenship: Australian
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-whakaari-white-island-volcanic-eruption
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    Saturday, 14 December 2019 – 9:02pm | National News
    Fifteenth fatality following Whakaari / White Island eruption
    Police can confirm a further person has died following the eruption on Whakaari / White Island, bringing the official toll to 15.
    The person was earlier being treated at Waikato Hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fifteenth-fatality-following-whakaari-white-island-eruption
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    Saturday, 14 December 2019 – 9:14pm | Southern
    Fatal crash – SH6, Athol
    One person has died following a crash on State Highway 6 near Athol.
    Police and emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 5pm.
    One person died at the scene and four others have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-sh6-athol
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    Saturday, 14 December 2019 – 10:16pm | Canterbury
    Update – fatal crash, Lincoln
    Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash at the intersection of Ellesmere Road and Tancreds Road, Lincoln.
    Police were alerted to the two car crash shortly after 4:30pm.
    Two other people were injured and transported to hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-lincoln
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    Saturday, 14 December 2019 – 7:40pm | Waikato
    Name release – Fatal crash, SH 23, Raglan
    Police are now in a position to release the name of the person who died in the single-vehicle crash on State Highway 23 at Raglan on Sunday 1 December.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-sh-23-raglan
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    Saturday, 14 December 2019 – 4:17pm | Bay of Plenty
    Serious crash, Tikitere, Rotorua
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious single vehicle crash on State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua.
    Police were called around 3:34 pm.
    Initial indications state that there are serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-tikitere-rotorua
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    Tuesday, 10 December 2019 – 8:04am | Central
    Serious crash – Mountain Road, Cardiff
    Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Mountain Road (State Highway 3) near Cardiff, Taranaki.
    Police were alerted to a two car crash at around 7:10am.
    There are reports of serious injuries however we don’t have confirmed information on the injuries or the number of people involved at this stage.
    A helicopter is on the way.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-mountain-road-cardiff

  34. Newswatch NZ said

    Confirming the blog’s observation about the impossible number of serious road injury victims in NZ hospitals: It took just 27 patients to overwhelm New Zealand’s burns units!

    Hospital burns units at capacity in NZ in wake of Whakaari/ White Island disaster
    [Tue, Dec 10 – Source: RNZ ]
    “Twenty-seven people suffered burns to more than 30 percent of their bodies in the eruption yesterday afternoon.”
    “[…] only a few of the patients were not in a critical condition and all of the burns units are currently at capacity.”
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/hospital-burns-units-capacity-in-nz-wake-whakaari-white-island-disaster
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    Serious injuries after North Shore motorbike crash
    Dec 16 2019
    Two people were hospitalised after a car and motorbike crashed in Beach Haven, on Auckland’s North Shore, on Monday night.
    One person was seriously injured and one moderately, a police spokeswoman said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/118246514/serious-injuries-after-north-shore-motorbike-crash
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    Monday, 16 December 2019 – 6:26pm | Waitematā
    Serious crash on Albany Highway, Rosedale
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Albany Highway in Rosedale.
    The two-vehicle crash was reported at 6.04pm.
    Early reports indicate one person has sustained injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-albany-highway-rosedale
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    Sunday, 15 December 2019 – 7:05pm | Eastern
    Serious crash – Hastings
    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash at Pakowhai Road, Hastings.
    Police were alerted to the two car crash 6:27 pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-hastings-4
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    Monday, 16 December 2019 – 3:49pm | Canterbury
    Crash on SH1, Rolleston
    Police are responding to a crash on SH1, Rolleston.
    Diversions will be put in place, however significant traffic is already building in the area.
    Multiple people are reportedly injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/crash-sh1-rolleston
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    Sunday, 15 December 2019 – 2:12pm | Bay of Plenty
    Update – serious crash, Tikitere, Rotorua
    Police can now confirm one person has died following a single vehicle crash on State Highway 30, Tikitere, Rotorua, Saturday 14 December.
    Police were called around 3:34pm.
    One person died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-tikitere-rotorua

  35. Newswatch NZ said

    Thursday, 19 December 2019 – 1:42pm | Waikato
    Have you seen Alexander Gaitzsch?
    Police are asking for assistance to locate 24-year-old German tourist Alexander Fabrice Gaitzsch, who has been reported missing.
    Alexander was last seen in Auckland on Sunday December 1 after arriving in New Zealand.
    He has brown hair, is around 170cm tall and of a slim build.
    It is thought Alexander maybe in the Waikato river trails area.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 105.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/have-you-seen-alexander-gaitzsch
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118164082/family-of-german-tourist-in-new-zealand-concerned-for-his-wellbeing
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    Thursday, 19 December 2019 – 3:42pm | Canterbury
    Name release – fatal crash, Lincoln
    Police can confirm the name of the young man who died following a crash at the intersection of Ellesmere Road and Tancreds Road, Lincoln on Saturday 14 December.
    He was 13-year-old Jyren Estrella of Christchurch.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-lincoln
    ========================================================
    Thursday, 19 December 2019 – 1:13pm | Canterbury
    Name release – Fatal Crash, Waimate
    Police are now in a position to release the name of the person who died in a crash on Timaru Road, Waimate, on Saturday 16 November.
    He was Shanan Bruce Nelson, 28, of Waimate.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-waimate-0
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    Thursday, 19 December 2019 – 6:59am | Auckland City
    Serious crash – Hillsborough, Auckland
    Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland.
    Emergency services were alerted to the two car crash between Goodall Street and Richardson Road at around 5:35am.
    Initial reports state there are serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-hillsborough-auckland
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    Thursday, 19 December 2019 – 6:38am | Canterbury
    Update: Serious crash, Ealing
    One person has died following a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Rangitata Island Road near Ealing, just south of the Rangitata River.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-ealing-0
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    Wednesday, 18 December 2019 – 10:54pm | Canterbury
    Serious crash, Ealing
    Police is responding to a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Rangitata Island Road near Ealing, just south of the Rangitata River.
    The crash occurred about 10:35pm.
    Initial indications are there are serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-ealing
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    Thursday, 19 December 2019 – 6:45am | Waitematā
    Update: Serious crash on Old North Road in Waimauku
    Police can confirm one person has died following a crash on Old North Road in Waimauku last night.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-old-north-road-waimauku
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    Wednesday, 18 December 2019 – 9:49pm | Waitematā
    Serious crash on Old North Road in Waimauku
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Old North Road in Waimauku.
    The crash involving two vehicles was reported at 9.06pm.
    Initial reports suggest two people have sustained injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-old-north-road-waimauku
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    Wednesday, 18 December 2019 – 9:27am | Bay of Plenty
    Name release: SH 30, Tikitere crash
    Police can now name the person killed in a crash on SH 30, Tikitere on Saturday 14 December.
    She was Hsiu Hua Cheng (known as Sheila), aged 51, of Whakatane.
    Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones.
    An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.
    Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken to us.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-sh-30-tikitere-crash
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    Wednesday, 18 December 2019 – 11:45am | Eastern
    Tokomaru Bay homicide investigation
    A post-mortem examination will be conducted today to ascertain how a Tokomaru Bay man died as part of the ongoing homicide investigation that continues in the coastal settlement.
    The 48-year-old man was found in the burning lounge of his home at around 2am on Sunday morning.
    Police are treating the death as a homicide.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/tokomaru-bay-homicide-investigation
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    Tuesday, 17 December 2019 – 5:55pm | Bay of Plenty
    Serious crash on SH30 in Rotoma
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 30 in Rotoma.
    The crash involving a truck and a car was reported at 5.13pm.
    Early reports indicate there are multiple injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-sh30-rotoma
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    Wednesday, 18 December 2019 – 9:27am | Bay of Plenty
    Name release: SH 30, Tikitere crash
    “Police can now name the person killed in a crash on SH 30, Tikitere on Saturday 14 December.
    “She was Hsiu Hua Cheng (known as Sheila), aged 51, of Whakatane.”
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-sh-30-tikitere-crash
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    Wednesday, 18 December 2019 – 11:45am | Eastern
    Tokomaru Bay homicide investigation
    “A post-mortem examination will be conducted today to ascertain how a Tokomaru Bay man died as part of the ongoing homicide investigation that continues in the coastal settlement.
    “The 48-year-old man was found in the burning lounge of his home at around 2am on Sunday morning.
    “Police are treating the death as a homicide.”
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/tokomaru-bay-homicide-investigation
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  36. PoliceWatch said

    Thursday, 19 December 2019 – 6:09pm | Canterbury
    Name release – Fatal Crash, Elephant Hill, South Canterbury
    Police are now in a position to release the name of the person who died in a crash off Clarkesfield Road at Elephant Hill in South Canterbury on Friday 29 November.
    He was Thomas Jacob Goodman, 29, of Waimate.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-elephant-hill-south-canterbury
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    Thursday, 19 December 2019 – 3:51pm | Waikato
    Serious crash, Te Kauwhata
    Emergency services are at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Waerenga Road, near Kiwi Road, Te Kauwhata.
    Police were called about 3pm.
    The sole occupant of the car has been found deceased.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-elephant-hill-south-canterbury
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  37. PWatch said

    Name release – Old North Road, Waimauku
    Police are now able to name the young woman who died in a crash on Old North Road in Waimauku on Wednesday night.
    She was 17-year-old Isobel Toman.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-old-north-road-waimauku-photo-and-statement-family

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    Friday, 20 December 2019 – 8:45pm | Tasman
    Fatal crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway
    One person has died following a crash on Kawatiri-Murchison Highway this afternoon.
    The crash occurred at 4.10pm and involved a truck and ute.
    The deceased person was travelling in the ute.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-kawatiri-murchison-highway-crash
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    Friday, 20 December 2019 – 9:36pm | Eastern
    Fatal crash, Ruatoria
    Emergency services were notified around 7:40pm of a fatal crash on Te Araroa Road/SH 35, on the Rotokautuku Bridge near Ruatoria.
    It involved a single vehicle that rolled off the road, and the sole occupant died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-ruatoria
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    Friday, 20 December 2019 – 4:20pm | Canterbury
    Have you seen Petr Mandik?
    Police are asking for assistance to locate 50-year-old Petr Mandik, who has not been seen since travelling to Mount Cook National Park on Friday 13 December.
    Petr’s silver Nissan Tiida has been located at Tasman Valley carpark.
    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/have-you-seen-petr-mandik
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    Friday, 20 December 2019 – 5:37pm | Eastern
    Name release – Tokomaru Bay homicide investigation
    Police are now in a position to name the man found in the burning lounge of his Tokomaru Bay home in the early hours of December 15.
    He was 48-year-old Raymond Karl Neilson, and Police continue to investigate the circumstances of his death.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-tokomaru-bay-homicide-investigation
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  38. Newswatch NZ said

    Saturday, 21 December 2019 – 7:16pm | Southern
    Person dies after being struck by vehicle, Mataura
    A person has died after being struck by a vehicle in Oakland Street, Mataura this afternoon.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-after-being-struck-vehicle-mataura
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    Saturday, 21 December 2019 – 8:39am | Wellington
    Unexplained death, Upper Hutt
    Police are investigating following the death of a 42-year-old man in Upper Hutt last night.
    Police responded to a report of an injured man at an address on Flora McCurdy Walk, Ebdentown, about 8:10pm.
    Medical attention was administered, however the man died at the scene.
    Police are treating the death as unexplained and a scene guard remains in place.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/unexplained-death-upper-hutt
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    Saturday, 21 December 2019 – 1:45pm | Counties Manukau
    Update: Serious crash, Papatoetoe
    One person has died following a crash between a car and a motorcycle on Bridge Street, Papatoetoe.
    The crash occurred about 12:10pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-papatoetoe-0

  39. 24/7 News Alert said

    Missing Paparangi teenager found dead
    A Wellington teenager police were seeking has been found dead.
    Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and would be referred to the Coroner.
    17-year-old Alex Taitasi had been missing since late Saturday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/118402401/police-searching-for-missing-teenager
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    Child dies after being hit by car in driveway in Southland
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/118393178/person-dies-after-being-hit-by-car-in-southland
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    Fatal crash south of Levin: SH1 closed till 7pm at least
    A crash that closed State Highway 1 south of Levin till at least 7pm on Sunday has killed at least one person [and injured six oters.]
    The crash, involving a truck which landed in a cemetery and up to two cars, happened on State Highway 1 south of Levin on Sunday afternoon.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118399032/state-highway-1-closed-after-serious-crash-near–taki
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  40. PoliceWatch2 said

    Monday, 23 December 2019 – 2:38pm | Bay of Plenty
    Update – serious crash, SH5, Rangataiki
    Two people have died following the serious crash earlier on SH5, Rangataiki, Taupo.
    Another person is understood to be seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-sh5-rangataiki
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    Monday, 23 December 2019 – 10:19am | National News
    Seventeenth person dies following Whakaari / White Island incident
    Please attribute to Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander:
    Police can confirm a further person has died in Middlemore Hospital last night following the Whakaari / White Island eruption.
    Police were advised of the death shortly before 11pm.
    The death of this person brings the official number of deceased to 17, 16 of whom died in New Zealand and one in Australia.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/seventeenth-person-dies-following-whakaari-white-island-incident
    To confuse the issue, the official death toll does not include two people still missing, presumed dead, on, or in the waters around the island–local tour guide Hayden Marshall-Inman, 40, and Australian teen Winona Langford, 17.

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    Monday, 23 December 2019 – 10:52am | Auckland City
    Police in attendance at Onehunga incident
    Police and emergency services are in attendance at an incident on Alfred Street, Onehunga.
    Police were notified shortly before 9.30am that a vehicle had gone into the estuary off Alfred Street.
    A female was located deceased nearby on Alfred Street.
    Initial enquiries indicate she has likely been run over by her own vehicle and has sadly died at the scene. [Really!?]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-attendance-onehunga-incident
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    Monday, 23 December 2019 – 10:48am | Eastern
    Name release – fatal crash, Ruatoria
    Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a crash on Te Araroa Road/SH35, Ruatoria.
    She was 30-year-old Anastasia Walker, of Ruatoria.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-ruatoria
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    Monday, 23 December 2019 – 10:24am | Waikato
    Update – fatal crash, Kopu-Hikuai Road, Kopu,Thames
    Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash on Kopu-Hikuai Road, Kopu, Thames, this morning.
    Police were alerted to the crash around 9.10am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-kopu-hikuai-road-koputhames
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    Sunday, 22 December 2019 – 8:08pm | Central
    Update – Fatal crash, Manakau, Horowhenua
    SH1 has reopened with a reduced speed limit following a serious crash at Manakau, with motorists advised to expect delays.
    One person died following the crash, and a number of other people were injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-manakau-horowhenua
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    Sunday, 22 December 2019 – 10:17am | Wellington
    Update: Sudden death, Upper Hutt
    Police can now confirm the death of a man in Ebdentown, Upper Hutt on Friday night is not being treated as suspicious. [It took police about 90 minutes to reach the decision death was not suspicious.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-sudden-death-upper-hutt

  41. PoliceWatch2 said

    Friday, 27 December 2019 – 6:03pm | Canterbury
    Name release, fatal crash on Orari-Rangitata Highway
    Police can now release the name of the man who died following a crash on Orari-Rangitata Highway near Ealing on 18 December.
    He was 42-year-old Shaun Donald Anderson from Kaiapoi.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-orari-rangitata-highway
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    CORRECTION: Name Release, fatal vehicle incident – Mataura
    An earlier release regarding the death of an 18-month-old boy in Mataura on Saturday 21 December was incorrect.
    The boy’s surname was Henderson, not Anderson.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/correction-name-release-fatal-vehicle-incident-mataura
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    Saturday, 28 December 2019 – 9:39am | Tasman
    Update – fatal crash, Blenheim
    Police can now confirm the person who died following a fatal crash in Blenheim yesterday (27 December) was a pedestrian.
    The crash occurred on John Street around 8:40pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-blenheim
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    Friday, 27 December 2019 – 1:08pm | Northland
    Boat incident – Houhora, Far North
    One person has died following an incident in Houhora, in the Far North.
    Police were notified to the incident where a boat capsized near Houhora Harbour’s east beach about 11.15 this morning.
    Three people had been on the boat at the time.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/boat-incident-%E2%80%93-houhora-far-north
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    Thursday, 26 December 2019 – 12:14pm | Auckland City
    Fleeing driver incident, central Auckland
    One person has been seriously injured following a fleeing driver incident in central Auckland overnight.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fleeing-driver-incident-central-auckland

    Woman arrested after stealing police car in south Auckland, prompting two-hour search
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/118469883/woman-arrested-after-stealing-police-car-in-south-auckland
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    Wednesday, 25 December 2019 – 4:05pm | Northland
    Snorkelling incident – Omamari
    A person has died following a snorkelling incident in Kai Iwi Lakes near Omamari at around 3pm today.
    The person was found unresponsive in the water and taken ashore.
    They could not be revived.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/snorkelling-incident-omamari
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    Wednesday, 25 December 2019 – 12:44pm | Northland
    Body of missing swimmer located – Waipu
    The body of a missing swimmer has been located in Bream Bay, near Waipu.
    Police were advised at 10.10am that a person had gotten into difficulty while swimming in the bay.
    Police Search and Rescue, Coastguard, a rescue helicopter and Ruakaka Surf Club lifeguards took part in the search operation, however, the body of the swimmer was located around midday in the water.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-missing-swimmer-located-waipu
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    Tuesday, 24 December 2019 – 9:50pm | Waikato
    Police are at the scene of a vehicle crash on Galbraith Street, Waihi
    Police were notified of the serious crash at 7:50 pm this evening on Gailbraith Street, Waihi.
    One person has been seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-are-scene-vehicle-crash-galbraith-street-waihi
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    Measles outbreak: Passengers on flight from Samoa to Auckland exposed
    Passengers on a flight from Samoa to Auckland are being warned to watch for signs of measles after being exposed to a person with the disease.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/118450156/measles-outbreak-passengers-on-flight-from-samoa-to-auckland-exposed
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    Baton Valley crash victim airlifted to Christchurch in medically-induced coma
    A Nelson teenager seriously injured in a car crash in the Motueka Valley has been airlifted to Christchurch Hospital in a medically-induced coma.
    On Sunday, in an interview with MacLean’s parents, The New Zealand Herald reported the teenager had been on the bonnet of the vehicle when it had collided with the tree (!!!)
    “He has sustained major crush injuries with bones and organs affected and will need multiple surgeries and ongoing specialist medical care to get through this.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/118436383/baton-valley-crash-victim-airlifted-to-christchurch-in-medicallyinduced-coma
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    Person dead after drowning in Christchurch
    16:19, Dec 24 2019
    A person has died after a drowning incident an address on Valecrest Ave, Parklands, Christchurch, about 4.30pm on Sunday, a police spokeswoman said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118448627/person-dead-after-drowning-in-christchurch
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    Tuesday, 24 December 2019 – 10:00am | Waitematā
    Police attending Westgate crash
    Police and emergency services are in attendance at a crash involving two vehicles on the Fred Taylor Drive off-ramp by the North Western Motorway.
    Two people have been transported to hospital, one person is in a serious condition and one person has moderate injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-attending-westgate-crash
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    Tuesday, 24 December 2019 – 5:01pm | Tasman
    Body located in vehicle, Buller Gorge – Murchison
    Police have today recovered the body of a man located inside a vehicle in the Upper Buller Gorge area in Murchison.
    The vehicle was located yesterday down a cliff, about 100 metres from the Lyell Creek culvert.
    While formal identification is yet to take place, Police believe the man is the 71-year-old previously reported missing from Motueka.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-vehicle-buller-gorge-murchison
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    Woman taken to Christchurch Hospital in a critical condition after SH5 crash near Hastings
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118456326/woman-taken-to-christchurch-hospital-in-a-critical-condition-after-sh5-crash-near-hastings

    Tuesday, 24 December 2019 – 2:48pm | Canterbury
    Serious crash on SH5 – Hastings
    Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 5 in Hastings.
    The single-vehicle crash was reported at 3.01pm.
    Early reports indicate two people have sustained injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-sh5-hastings-0
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    Tuesday, 24 December 2019 – 2:48pm | Canterbury
    Arrest following fatal collision
    Police have today arrested and charged a 30-year-old man in relation to the vehicle crash on Lehmans Road, Fernside on November 5 in which six-year-old Lachlan Gebhardt died.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/arrest-following-fatal-collision
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    Monday, 23 December 2019 – 4:20pm | Bay of Plenty
    Road closed SH29, Kaimai
    Police are at the scene of a vehicle crash on State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/road-closed-sh29-kaimai
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  42. PoliceWatch Five said

    Tuesday, 31 December 2019 – 11:45am | Tasman
    Name release – Blenheim pedestrian
    Police can now name the pedestrian who died after being struck by a car in John Street, Blenheim on 27 December.
    He was Nikolay Andreev, aged 44. Mr Andreev was a Bulgarian national who had been working in the wine industry in Marlborough.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-blenheim-pedestrian
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    Tuesday, 31 December 2019 – 9:28am | Canterbury
    Serous Crash – State Highway 1, near Cheviot
    Police are at the scene of a truck vs bank crash on State Highway 1 (Parnassus Road) just north of Cheviot.
    Emergency services were alerted to the crash at around 8:15am.
    One person is seriously injured and a helicopter is on the way.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serous-crash-state-highway-1-near-cheviot
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    Tuesday, 31 December 2019 – 9:02am | Canterbury
    Update – homicide investigation launched in Christchurch
    A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after a woman found critically injured this morning died from her injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-homicide-investigation-launched-christchurch-0
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    Mass food poisoning at Spring Hill prison
    Spring Hill prison [Waikato] is dealing with a mass-food poisoning that has so far affected 47 prisoners.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/118510684/mass-food-poisoning-at-spring-hill-prison
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    Cruise ship ditches search for Australian passenger who went overboard
    A cruise ship is Auckland-bound minus one Australian passenger lost overboard in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.
    [The 294-metre long Norwegian Jewel has capacity for 2376 guests, and 1069 crew. ]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/118509921/cruise-ship-passenger-falls-overboard-near-mahia-peninsula
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    Monday, 30 December 2019 – 12:39pm | Counties Manukau
    Murder-mystery/ Murder-suicide? [“Serious incident”] – Papatoetoe
    Police are currently at the scene of a serious incident on Sunnyside Crescent, Papatoetoe.
    Shortly after 9.50am, Police received a report that a body was located inside a property.
    Police attended the address and located the body of a woman inside a bedroom.
    A child was also located in the room with critical injuries and he has been transported to Starship Hospital.
    A further search of the address revealed the body of a man who was located deceased inside the property’s garage.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-incident-papatoetoe
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    Monday, 30 December 2019 – 8:55am | Waikato
    Update – serious crash, SH3, Piopio
    One person has died following the serious crash on SH3 near Piopio.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-sh3-piopio
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    Monday, 30 December 2019 – 9:19am | Northland
    Name release – Kai Iwi Lakes
    Police can now name the person who died at Kai Iwi Lakes on 25 December.
    He was Hanbo Bao (known as Campbell), aged 44, from Albany.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-kai-iwi-lakes
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    Monday, 30 December 2019 – 12:17pm | Tasman
    Fatal crash, Wakefield Quay, Stepneyville, Nelson
    Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash at Wakefield Quay, Nelson, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
    Police were notified at 12.15am that a car had collided with a pole.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-wakefield-quay-stepneyville-nelson
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    Monday, 30 December 2019 – 2:07pm
    Stay alive when you dive
    By the first week of November, 2019 had seen 62 preventable drowning fatalities in New Zealand. [Number of the unpreventable drowning fatalities has not been released.]
    Nine of these (15 percent) happened while the victim was undertaking an underwater activity such as diving.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/ten-one-magazine/stay-alive-when-you-dive
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    Tractor crash in Northland leaves one dead, three seriously injured
    One person has been killed and three others seriously injured in a tractor crash in the Far North.
    Police said the crash happened at Touwai Bay, near Whangaroa.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118501276/tractor-crash-in-northland-leaves-one-dead-three-seriously-injured
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    Police say 29-year-old Leo Thomas Chittenden from Napier and 11-year-old Te Whararere Hunuhunu from Opotiki were killed in Monday’s [23 Dec 2019] fatal crash near Taupō.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118500344/napier-man-opotiki-boy-killed-in-horror-smash
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    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
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-couple-killed-horror-smash-12049675
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    Two Spanish tourists killed in NZ
    Joan Roma-Serra and Eva Fajula-Rovira, who were both 34, wer ekilled in a crash on State Highway One, north of Whangārei, in 2009.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/404953/driver-of-truck-in-crash-that-killed-spanish-tourists-will-fight-for-his-story-to-be-believed
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    Saturday, 28 December 2019 – 2:45pm | Central
    Update – serious crash, SH3, Kaitoke
    One person has died following the serious single-vehicle crash on SH3, Kaitoke, near Concord Line.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-serious-crash-sh3-kaitoke
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  43. PoMeWa said

    Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – 5:04pm | Northland
    Fatal incident, Karikari Peninsula
    Police can confirm a woman has died after being run over by a vehicle on the Karikari Peninsula.
    The incident happened between 2am and 7.30am on Virtue Crescent.
    Initial enquiries indicate the victim was sleeping in a tent when she has been run over after the handbrake on a vehicle above her has failed and the vehicle has rolled down a hill.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-incident-karikari-peninsula
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    Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – 5:35pm | Waitematā
    Serious crash Kairapa Coast Highway, Wellsford
    Police are attending a serious crash on the Kairapa Coast Highway at Wellsford.
    The crash was reported shortly after 5pm and involved two cars.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-kairapa-coast-highway-wellsford
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    Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – 5:36pm | Waikato
    Person deceased, Whangamata
    One person has died at the boat ramp at Whangamata this afternoon.
    Police and ambulance were called to the area on Beach Road just after 3pm, where the person had been pulled from the water.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-deceased-whangamata
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    Woman dies after car crash in Nelson
    A woman has died after a car crash on State Highway 6 in Nelson on Sunday, which injured two other people.
    The 30-year-old woman died at Christchurch Hospital on Monday morning, police said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/nelson-top-stories/118514149/woman-dies-after-car-crash-in-nelson
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    Man seriously injured by truck crash, SH1 blocked
    A 43-year-old truck driver has been seriously injured after crashing into a bank on State Highway 1 in North Canterbury.
    The highway is blocked after the crash happened about 10 kilometres north of Cheviot, between Downs and Macmillan roads, at 8.15am on Tuesday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118529443/state-highway-1-blocked-by-serious-truck-crash
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    Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – 9:44am | Canterbury
    Update – Search for Petr Mandik
    Police have located and recovered a body believed to be that of 50-year-old Petr Mandik.
    Mr Mandik was last seen travelling to Mount Cook National Park on Friday 13 December.
    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.
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    Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – 11:55am | Waikato
    Sudden death, Hamilton
    Police is at the scene of a sudden death on Casey Avenue in Hamilton today.
    Police were called to the address about 3:20am.
    The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sudden-death-hamilton
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    Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – 4:36pm | Waikato
    UPDATE: Serious Crash – State Highway 27, Patetonga
    State Highway 27 between Maungatarata and Tahuna has reopened following an earlier crash.
    The crash involving two cars was reported to emergency services at 12.05pm.
    Seven people were injured in the crash with one person receiving critical injuries and a second person suffering serious injuries. The other five people injured in the crash received injuries ranging from moderate to minor.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-state-highway-27-patetonga
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    Wednesday, 1 January 2020 – 7:33am | Bay of Plenty
    Homicide investigation following death near Waihi Beach
    A homicide investigation is underway at Waihi Beach following the death of a man early this morning.
    Police attended reports of disorder on Seaforth Road, Bowentown, shortly before 1am.
    On arrival they located a man in a critical condition.
    Emergency medical treatment was administered, however he died at the scene.
    A scene guard remains in place.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-following-death-near-waihi-beach
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    Tuesday, 31 December 2019 – 8:57pm | Waitematā
    UPDATE: Serious crash – Esmonde Road, Takapuna
    Three people have been injuried following a crash on Esmonde Road, Takapuna this eveneing.
    The crash, invovling a bus and a car, was reported to emergency services shorlty before 8pm.
    Two people have been seriously injured in the crash and one person has minor injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-esmonde-road-takapuna
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    Tuesday, 31 December 2019 – 6:07pm | Bay of Plenty
    Update – Fatal crash SH29, Kaimai
    One person has died following a crash on State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai, on Monday 23 December.
    The crash involved two trucks. One person was critically injured in the crash and has died today in hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-sh29-kaimai
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    The bodies of Rohan Nath and Sherine Nath (pictured) were found in their home at Sunnyside Crescent in Papatoetoe, outside Auckland in a suspected murder suicide on Monday morning.
    Police discovered the bodies of Fijian New Zealand couple Rohan Nath and Sherine Nath in their home in Papatoetoe, outside Auckland about 10am on Monday.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7838337/Gruesome-scenes-parents-dead-suspected-murder-suicide.html
    https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/crime/identities-of-auckland-victims-to-be-confirmed-soon/

  44. NZPW said

    Friday, 3 January 2020 – 4:21pm | Bay of Plenty
    Name release – Waihi Beach death
    Police can now name the person who died following a disorder incident on Wednesday January 1 in Bowentown, Waihi Beach.
    He was 56-year-old Derrick Hann of Ngati Maniapoto from Te Kuiti King Country.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-waihi-beach-death
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    Former South Canterbury cop and council candidate Greg Reid killed in Australian train crash
    Jan 03 2020
    A former South Canterbury police officer and Timaru District Council candidate has been killed in a freight train crash in Australia.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/118572769/former-south-canterbury-cop-and-council-candidate-greg-reid-killed-in-australian-train-crash
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    Friday, 3 January 2020 – 6:37pm | Northland
    UPDATE – Fatal crash, SH 1, Waipu
    One person has died following the serious crash on SH 1 south of Glenmohr Road, Waipu, today.
    One other person has been seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-sh-1-waipu
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    Friday, 3 January 2020 – 5:12pm | Bay of Plenty
    Name release – fatal crash, SH29, Kaimai
    Police can now release the name of the person who died following a crash on State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai, on Monday 23 December.
    He was 48-year-old Aaron Scott Lester of Te Puke, who died in hospital on Tuesday 31 December.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-sh-1-waipu
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    Friday, 3 January 2020 – 9:28am | National News
    Name release – Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption
    The victim who died following the volcanic eruption on Whakaari / White Island has been identified.
    Name: Mayuari SINGH
    Gender: Female
    Age: 42
    Citizenship: American
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-whakaari-white-island-volcanic-eruption-0
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    Friday, 3 January 2020 – 1:16pm | Counties Manukau
    Further name release – Papatoetoe incident
    The couple who were located deceased at a property on Sunnyside Crescent, Papatoetoe on Monday 30th December, 2019 were 32-year-old Sherine Nath, and 34-year-old Riki Nath.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-papatoetoe-incident
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/further-name-release-papatoetoe-incident
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    Thursday, 2 January 2020 – 4:44pm | Waikato
    Waihi Beach homicide investigation continues
    Police are continuing to investigate following the death of a man in Bowentown, Waihi Beach, yesterday (1 January).
    Police attended following reports of disorder on Seaforth Road shortly before 1am.
    A man was located in a critical condition, and emergency medical treatment was given, however he died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/waihi-beach-homicide-investigation-continues
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    Thursday, 2 January 2020 – 7:25am | Southern
    Fatal crash – State Highway 96, Winton
    One person has died following a single vehicle crash on State Highway 96 (Winton Wreys Bush Highway) about 14kms north of Winton, Southland.
    Emergency services were alerted to a car that had gone off the road and hit a power pole at around 12:45am this morning.
    One person died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-state-highway-96-winton
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    Thursday, 2 January 2020 – 10:14am | Waikato
    Update: Unexplained death, Hamilton
    About 3:20am yesterday Police received a report that multiple people were unwell at an address on Casey Avenue.
    One person was located deceased and three others were taken to Waikato Hospital, one of them in a serious condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-unexplained-death-hamilton

    A laced batch of MDMA is suspected to behind a death, and several illnesses, at a Hamilton house.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118556177/unwell-people-hospitalised-from-scene-of-unexplained-death-in-hamilton
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  45. Policewatch said

    Sunday, 5 January 2020 – 10:36am | Waikato
    Name release – Kopu-Hikuai Road, Thames
    He was William Shearer who lived in Whangamata.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-kopu-hikuai-road-thames
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    Sunday, 5 January 2020 – 8:18am | Northland
    Name release – Uretiti Beach, Waipu
    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, from Flat Bush.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-uretiti-beach-waipu
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    Saturday, 4 January 2020 – 10:57pm | Waikato
    Fatal incident, Waihi Beach, Western Bay of Plenty
    One person has died following an incident at a property at Waihi Beach, Western Bay of Plenty this evening.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-incident-waihi-beach-western-bay-plenty
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    Saturday, 4 January 2020 – 8:41pm | Central
    Fatal crash, Salisbury Road, Midhurst, Stratford
    Police attended a motorcycle crash on a private rural property on Salisbury Road, Midhurst, Stratford, around 12pm today.
    The rider sadly died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-salisbury-road-midhurst-stratford
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    Saturday, 4 January 2020 – 4:28pm | Canterbury
    UPDATE: Fatal crash – Ealing Road, Coldstream
    Police can confirm one person has died following a single-vehicle crash at a rural property on Ealing Road, Coldstream near Ashburton.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-ealing-road-coldstream
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    Saturday, 4 January 2020 – 7:08am | Tasman
    Name release – Fatal crash, Wakefield Quay, Nelson
    Police can now name the woman who died following a crash on Wakefield Quay, Nelson.
    She was Christine Jane Kelly, aged 30, from Greymouth, who resided in Nelson.
    The crash occurred on 29 December and Ms Kelly passed away at Christchurch Hospital on 30 December.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-wakefield-quay-nelson
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    Saturday, 4 January 2020 – 1:11pm | Northland
    Name release – Fatal Crash, SH1, Waipu
    Police can now name the person who died following a crash on State Highway 1 near Waipu yesterday, Friday 3 January.
    He was 49-year-old Seth O’Meara of Whangarei.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-sh1-waipu
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    Friday, 3 January 2020 – 11:07pm | Counties Manukau
    Fatal crash, Southern Motorway on-ramp, Otara
    Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal crash on the southbound East Tamaki Road on-ramp of the Southern Motorway, Otara.
    Police were called to the crash, involving a car and pedestrian, around 10.20pm.
    The pedestrian has died.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-southern-motorway-ramp-otara
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  46. PoMeWa said

    Former Ruapehu councillor Ronald Frew dies in quad-bike crash
    Ron Frew, 53, died in a quad-bike crash on Kopurutuku Road near Ohakune.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118628510/former-ruapehu-councillor-ronald-frew-dies-in-quadbike-crash
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    Tuesday, 7 January 2020 – 9:29am | Waikato
    Update: Waihi Beach death
    Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Andrew Saunders:
    Police continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the death of 56-year-old Derrick Hann in Waihi Beach on New Year’s Day.
    While the investigation is ongoing, enquiries to date indicate Mr Hann died of a medical event.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-waihi-beach-death-0
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    Police locate body in search for missing Ngāruawāhia man
    The police dive squad have located a body in the search for missing man Desmond Pratt.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118621855/police-locate-body-in-search-for-missing-ngruawhia-man
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    Monday, 6 January 2020 – 2:18pm | Southern
    Name release – State Highway 36, Winton
    Police can now name the woman killed in a crash on State Highway 6, Winton on 2 January.
    She was Bailey Marie Carson, aged 21, from Wreys Bush.


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    Monday, 6 January 2020 – 12:50pm | Central
    Name release – Fatal crash, Stratford
    Police can now name the woman killed in a motorcycle crash on a rural Stratford property on 4 January.
    She was Evelyn May Harris, aged 58. [Victim’s nationality not disclosed, but believed to be a British national.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-stratford
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  47. NANZ said

    State Highway 25A closed after fatal crash on popular holiday highway on Coromandel Peninsula (Saturday, 11 January 2020)
    A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash on the busy Kopu-Hikuai Road in the Coromandel Peninsula.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/118728563/state-highway-25a-closed-after-fatal-crash-near-kopu-in-the-coromandel-peninsula
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    Saturday, 11 January 2020 – 9:11pm | Canterbury
    Missing kayaker, Lake Ellesmere
    Searches to find a kayaker who did not return from a trip on Lake Ellesmere this morning have concluded for the day.
    The man was reported overdue around midday today, having been expected to return a couple of hours earlier.
    The man’s kayak was located around 2:30pm but he was not found. Police are speaking with his family members who were at the lake.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-kayaker-lake-ellesmere
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    Saturday, 11 January 2020 – 8:33am | Southern
    Serious crash, Queenstown
    Police are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of Frankton and Middleton Roads in Queenstown.
    The three-car crash was reported about 7:25am.
    One person has sustained critical injuries and a second has minor injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/serious-crash-queenstown-1
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    Saturday, 11 January 2020 – 10:30pm | Wellington
    Man dies after getting in trouble in water – Seatoun, Wellington
    A man has died after getting into trouble in the water at Seatoun, Wellington, this evening.
    Emergency services were called to Seatoun Wharf at 8.35pm.
    The man was transported to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition and tragically died a short time later.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-after-getting-trouble-water-seatoun-wellington
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    Saturday, 11 January 2020 – 6:00pm | Counties Manukau
    Fatal crash – Papakura
    A child has died after being struck by a vehicle in a driveway in Smiths Avenue, Papakura this afternoon.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-papakura
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    Saturday, 11 January 2020 – 7:15pm | Wellington
    Update – search for snorkellers near Wairarapa coast
    The Police National Dive Squad has this evening located two people deceased near Mataikona, off the Wairarapa coast.
    While formal identification is yet to take place, police believe the two deceased are the father and son reported missing after failing to return from a snorkelling trip yesterday.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-search-snorkellers-near-wairarapa-coast
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    Wednesday, 8 January 2020 – 7:59pm | Southern
    Person dies following tractor incident near Cromwell
    One person has died after a tractor rolled on a property near Cromwell.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-following-tractor-incident-near-cromwell
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    Friday, 10 January 2020 – 10:26am | Waikato
    Quad bike incident, Wharepuhunga
    Police are responding to a quad bike crash in Wharepuhunga this morning.
    One person has died after the bike rolled on a farm about 9.15am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/quad-bike-incident-wharepuhunga
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  48. News 24/7 said

    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-paragliding-crash
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    Tuesday, 14 January 2020 – 12:32pm | Wellington
    Name release: Fatal crash, Carterton
    Police can now confirm the name of the woman who died following a crash in Carterton yesterday.
    She was Glenys Mary Rowe.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-carterton
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-cape-saunders-incident
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    Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 5:02pm | Counties Manukau
    Favona Homicide: Police investigation continues this evening
    Counties Manukau Police are continuing its homicide investigation into the death of a person in Favona in the early hours of this morning.
    “At this stage Police can confirm the victim is a woman, however we are not able to comment further around the victim’s identity until formal identification has been completed.”
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/favona-homicide-police-investigation-continues-evening
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-missing-kayaker-lake-ellesmere
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    Tuesday, 14 January 2020 – 9:52pm | Canterbury
    Fatal paragliding crash
    A 37-year-old woman has died following a paragliding crash in Selwyn this afternoon.
    The incident, which occurred near Mt Cheeseman ski area at Castle Hill, was reported to emergency services about 1.45pm.
    The woman died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-paragliding-crash
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    Man charged after elderly woman killed in Q’town crash
    A 29-year-old tourist has been charged after the death of an elderly Queenstown woman in a crash in the resort yesterday.
    https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/man-charged-after-elderly-woman-killed-qtown-crash
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    Tuesday, 14 January 2020 – 10:35am | Wellington
    Update: Suspicious deaths, Castlepoint
    Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two people near Castlepoint yesterday morning.
    We can now confirm they were Jody Ratima, 48, and James Teddy, 54.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-suspicious-deaths-castlepoint
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    Monday, 13 January 2020 – 10:48pm | Central
    Water incident, Oakura, New Plymouth
    One person has died following a water-related incident at Oakura Beach, Oakura, New Plymouth.
    Emergency services were advised around 8.25pm that a person had been pulled from the water in a critical condition.
    Medical attention was administered, but the person died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/water-incident-oakura-new-plymouth
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    Monday, 13 January 2020 – 6:13pm | Central
    Name release: Fatal crash, Kaitoke
    Police can now confirm the name of the man who died following a crash in Kaitoke on 28 December.
    He was Kevin (known as Mark) Thomson, 58, of Whanganui.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-kaitoke
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    Sunday, 12 January 2020 – 3:01pm | Wellington
    Name release – Wairarapa snorkelling incident
    Police can now name the two people who were found deceased off the Wairarapa coast yesterday.
    The two had been out snorkelling on Friday 10 January and failed to return.
    They were Darren Southon, 48, and Joshua Southon, 11, both of Masterton.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-wairarapa-snorkelling-incident
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    White supremacists, satanists, and terrorists: The true story of NZ’s ‘hideous virus’ of a book
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118279410/white-supremacists-satanists-and-terrorists-the-true-story-of-nzs-hideous-virus-of-a-book
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  49. PW5 said

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    Thursday, 16 January 2020 – 5:47pm | Canterbury
    Body located in search for missing kayaker, Lake Ellesmere
    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, of Christchurch.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-search-missing-kayaker-lake-ellesmere
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    Two dead in two South Island car crashes
    Dec 14 2019
    In the first crash, Singapore woman killed four others injured.
    Second crash, was a two-car crash in rural Canterbury, at the intersection of Ellesmere and Tancreds roads, occurred about 4.30pm.
    Police confirmed that one person died.
    A St John spokeswoman earlier said five patients were taken to Christchurch Hospital.
    One had critical injuries and was flown by helicopter. Ambulances carried one patient with serious injuries, two with moderate injuries and one with minor injuries.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/118201910/serious-injuries-in-canterbury-and-southland-car-crashes
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    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, died when the ute he was driving collided with a truck.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/118575444/police-name-murchison-crash-victim
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    Police seek missing Southland teenager [Jan 15, 2020]
    Invercargill police would like to know the whereabouts of 13-year-old Meagan Van Der Reit.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/118801162/police-seek-missing-southland-teenager
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    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/118557359/police-release-name-of-athol-fatal-crash-victim
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    Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 10:56pm | Counties Manukau
    Boating incident, Manukau Heads
    One person has died following a boating incident at Manukau Heads, Auckland, this evening.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/workplace-incident-sockburn-christchurch
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    Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 5:49pm | Southern
    Name release: Fatal crash, Queenstown
    Police can now confirm the name of the woman who died following a crash on Frankton Road in Queenstown yesterday. She was Noelene Margaret Tait, 84, of Queenstown.
    Police extends its condolences to her family and friends.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-queenstown
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    Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – 9:29pm | Canterbury
    Workplace incident, Sockburn, Christchurch
    One person has died following a workplace incident on Distribution Lane, Sockburn, Christchurch.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/workplace-incident-sockburn-christchurch


    Mandeep Sandhu​, 24, originally from Firozpur in India, who moved to Christchurch in 2015, was killed in a workplace incident at glass manufacturing company, Stake Glass on Distribution Lane in Sockburn about 6.20pm on Wednesday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118847228/man-killed-at-his-christchurch-work-was-nice-guy-and-a-good-friend
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  50. NZPW said

    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.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-house-fire-christchurch
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    Friday, 17 January 2020 – 4:50pm | Canterbury
    Further appeal for information in Christchurch homicide investigation
    Police are continuing to investigate the murder of Bella Te Pania are again appealing for the public’s help.
    Bella, 34, was found critically injured on Orchard Road on Tuesday 31 December 2019 and died a short time later.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/further-appeal-information-christchurch-homicide-investigation-0
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/favona-homicide-police-name-57-year-old-victim-investigation-continues
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    Police search for missing teenager Joanne Coles who was last seen in Lower Hutt
    Police are looking for a a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for more than three months.
    Joanne Coles was last spotted in Petone in Lower Hutt on September 30, 2019.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118749547/police-search-for-missing-teenager-joanne-coles-who-was-last-seen-in-lower-hutt

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  51. Mediasearch said

    Two tourists in hospital with ‘traumatic injuries’ after serious Queenstown bus crash
    “A 32-year-old man has been charged with careless driving causing injury following a bus crash near Queenstown that left a woman and a girl in hospital when they lost limbs.

    “The bus, carrying a Chinese tour group, crashed on an ‘acute bend’ shortly after 1.45pm on Tuesday on Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd, south of Closeburn Rd.

    “Twenty-three people, including the driver, were on board. All of them were Chinese nationals. St John staff treated 20 for injuries.

    “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.

    “On January 11, Lochana Kulasiri, who lives with his wife and children in Queenstown, was critically injured in a three-vehicle crash on Frankton Rd.

    “Noelene Tait on her 84th birthday, Christmas Day 2019. She was killed in a car crash on January 14.

    “Last year, five Chinese tourists were killed when a tour bus with 27 people on board rolled on State Highway 5 in Ngatira near Rotorua on September 4.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118949875/two-women-in-hospital-traumatic-injuries-after-serious-queenstown-bus-crash
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    Two vehicle crash on SH1 leaves multiple people injured
    Six people are reportedly injured including one that is trapped after a serious crash on State Highway 1 in the South Waikato.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118962205/two-vehicle-crash-on-sh1-leaves-multiple-people-injured
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    Tuesday, 21 January 2020 – 6:59pm | Southern
    Name release – Mt Earnslaw fall death
    Police are now able to name the man who died following a fall on Mt Earnslaw on Saturday 18 January.
    He was Paul James Laurie, 61, [who lived in] Brooklyn, Tasman. [Nationality undisclosed.]
    Initial indications are that Mr Laurie died of his injuries after he fell while hunting north of the Kea Basin on Mt Earnslaw.
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    Person in serious condition after falling from cliff near Wellington
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118916308/person-in-serious-condition-after-falling-from-cliff-near-wellington
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    Person dead after motorbike crash north of Auckland [Jan 19 2020]
    A person has died after a motorbike crash north of Auckland.
    The emergency services were called to Woodcocks Rd at about 12.35pm on Saturday where the motorcyclist who had sustained injuries died at the scene.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/118889508/person-in-a-critical-condition-after-motorbike-and-car-crash-north-of-auckland
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    Sunday, 19 January 2020 – 10:03am | Southern
    Sudden death, Mt Earnslaw
    A body has been recovered after a person fell on Mount Earnslaw yesterday.
    Police received the report at 4pm, although the fall is understood to have happened earlier in the afternoon.
    The body was located near Earnslaw Hut about 8:20pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sudden-death-mt-earnslaw
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    Man who fell from cliff in Taranaki in critical condition [19 January 2020]
    A man in his 20s who fell from a cliff while fishing north of New Plymouth on Saturday is in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/118890391/man-who-fell-from-cliff-in-taranaki-in-critical-condition
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    Man dies at Auckland Airport
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/118885769/man-dies-at-auckland-airport-after-medical-emergency-on-jetstar-flight-from-australia
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    Death on Mauao at Mount Maunganui
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12301491

  52. Policewatch said

    Friday, 24 January 2020 – 12:59pm | Wellington
    Name release: Fatal crash, Carterton
    Police can now confirm the name of the man who died following a crash in Carterton yesterday.
    He was John Rex Wardell, 74, of Masterton.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-carterton-0
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    Thursday, 23 January 2020 – 6:55pm | Southern
    Water incident, Dunedin
    Male in trouble in the water, missing.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/water-incident-dunedin
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  53. PoliceWatch2 said

    One killed and one injured in crash on State Highway 29 in Waikato
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119051567/two-injured-in-crash-on-state-highway-29
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    Sunday, 26 January 2020 – 2:36pm | Southern
    Body located in search for teenager
    Police searching for missing teenager Vinnie Beecroft in Dunedin have this morning located a body.
    Formal identification is yet to take place, however Police believe it is 14-year-old Vinnie Beecroft who failed to return to shore at St Clair Beach, Dunedin, on Thursday 23 January.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-search-teenager
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    Sunday, 26 January 2020 – 3:13pm | Central
    Missing person, Whanganui River
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-person-whanganui-river
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    Sunday, 26 January 2020 – 3:55pm | Wellington
    Unexplained death, Lower Hutt
    Police are investigating the death of a man found with critical injuries in Taita, Lower Hutt, this morning.
    The man was confirmed deceased a short time later.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/unexplained-death-lower-hutt
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    Saturday, 25 January 2020 – 10:33pm | Tasman
    Missing man, Hokitika River
    Police received a report of a 23-year-old man failing to surface from Hokitika River in Kokatahi, near Whitecombe Valley Road, around 12.50pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-man-hokitika-river
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  54. PoliceWatch2 said

    Two killed, two seriously injured in a violent crash near Mataura
    Sunday, 26 January 2020
    Two have people were killed an d two others seriously injured in a violent crash on State Highway 1 near Mataura, in rural Southland, a report said.
    “It brings the day’s road death toll to four, after a two-car crash at 2pm, near Karapiro, left one person dead, while a crash in Kaitaia at 6am killed the sole occupant of a car after it left the road and hit a tree.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119054266/helicopter-responding-to-serious-crash-near-mataura
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    Sunday, 26 January 2020 – 7:48pm | Canterbury
    Person dies following tractor incident in Waimate
    One person has died after a tractor rolled at a property in Waimate this evening.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-following-tractor-incident-waimate
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    Sunday, 26 January 2020 – 6:22pm | Tasman
    UPDATE: Body located in Hokitika River search
    Police have located a body at Hokitika River, Kokatahi, this afternoon.
    Formal identification is yet to take place, however Police believe it is the 23-year-old man who failed to surface yesterday.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-body-located-hokitika-river-search
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  55. News 24/7 said

    Monday, 27 January 2020 – 2:52pm | Northland
    Diving incident, Whangarei
    One person has died following a diving incident near Whangarei today.
    About 12.25pm Police received a report of a diver having failed to surface off the coast of Taiharuru.
    The diver was found deceased about 1.20pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/diving-incident-whangarei
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    Monday, 27 January 2020 – 2:49pm | Southern
    Update: Mataura fatal crash
    The crash occurred at around 5pm.
    The driver of the crashed car and the front seat passenger were both injured in the crash.
    They were transported to Dunedin and Invercargill respectively for medical treatment.
    Tragically, the two rear seat passengers died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-mataura-fatal-crash
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-whanganui-river-search
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    Monday, 27 January 2020 – 3:10pm | Wellington
    Update: Taita death
    A homicide investigation has been launched in relation to the death of a man in Taita yesterday morning.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-taita-death
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  56. policewatch 3 said

    Tuesday, 28 January 2020 – 8:06am | Southern
    Name release – State Highway One, Mataura crash
    Police can now name the two people killed in a crash on State Highway One, Mataura on 26 January.
    They were Shaun Luke Hattrill, aged 21, and Nicola Jane Henare, aged 19.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-state-highway-one-mataura-crash
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    Tuesday, 28 January 2020 – 12:49pm | Bay of Plenty
    Taupō Police investigating suspicious death
    Taupō Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman at a rural property north of Taupō.
    The woman was located at the property on Saturday 25 January with critical injuries.
    She was transported to Waikato Hospital and tragically passed away on Sunday 26 January.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/taup%C5%8D-police-investigating-suspicious-death
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-karekare
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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119077605/serious-crash-on-state-highway-27-in-waikato
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/marlborough-top-stories/119073797/two-trapped-in-car-after-vehicle-went-off-road-near-havelock
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    Monday, 27 January 2020 – 5:47pm | Northland
    Name release: Fatal crash, Kaitaia
    Police can now confirm the name of the man who died following a crash in Kaitaia yesterday.
    He was David Harold Hitchens, 44, of Kaitaia.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-kaitaia
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-hokitika-river-incident
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  57. policewatch3 said

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    Saturday, 1 February 2020 – 10:25am | Southern
    Update – Two people killed in Makarora crash
    Police have charged a man in relation to the fatal single-vehicle crash on Makarora-Lake Hawea Rd, Makarora, on Thursday 30 January.
    The 28-year-old man is due to appear in Alexandra District Court on Wednesday 5 February on charges of careless driving causing death and careless driving causing injury.
    Police will proactively release the names of the two people who died once in a position to do so.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-makarora
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    4WD crashes in remote Central Otago, killing one and injuring another
    The crash occurred in Macetown, about 15 kilometres from Arrowtown in Otago.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119153236/fourwheeldrive-crashes-in-remote-central-otago
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    Diver killed near Whangārei, Northland, named by police

    ‘The man who died following a diving incident in calm conditions in Northland has been named by police as Lee Victor Tohu, 52.
    “On Saturday, a 23-year-old Christchurch man drowned after jumping into the Hokitika River gorge.
    “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.
    “On Monday, Whanganui rescuers found a body, believed to be a 24-year-old Israeli national who went missing in the Whanganui River on Sunday afternoon.
    “Also on Monday, a man went missing at a swimming hole near Karekare beach in West Auckland. His body was found on Tuesday.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119097108/diver-who-died-after-incident-near-whangrei-northland-has-been-named-by-police
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  58. News that leaked!! said

    Air NZ suspends daily flights to Shanghai in wake of coronavirus
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12305195
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    Residents at quiet Auckland suburb disturbed by finding of possible human remains
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119206575/residents-at-quiet-auckland-suburb-disturbed-by-finding-of-possible-human-remains
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    Saturday, 1 February 2020 – 3:51pm | Southern
    “Bodies of climbers recovered from Fiordland National park
    Police and members of the Alpine Rescue Team recovered the bodies of two male climbers from Fiordland National Park yesterday.
    “The bodies were recovered in the area of Mt Sabre in the Darran Mountains.”
    “Police were alerted to the missing climbers on Thursday but were unable to fly into the area at the time due to deteriorating weather conditions.
    “A team spent yesterday recovering the bodies and completing a scene examination to establish the cause of the deaths.”
    “The climbers’ names will be released proactively by Police as soon as appropriate.”
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/bodies-climbers-recovered-fiordland-national-park
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    Saturday, 1 February 2020 – 10:37pm | Canterbury
    Christchurch Police investigate death
    At about 5.30 pm today Christchurch Police responded to reports a person had been injured by a vehicle on Bevington Street in Avonhead.
    Upon arrival, Police located a person with serious injuries who sadly died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/christchurch-police-investigate-death
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  59. PoMeWa said

    Person killed in collision between a car and a motorcycle in North Otago
    14:26, Feb 06 2020 [not reported on police website, as of submitting.]
    One person has been killed after a collision between a car and a motorcycle on Hillgrove-Moeraki road near State Highway 1 in North Otago.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119318747/person-seriously-injured-in-twocar-collision-in-north-otago
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    Wednesday, 5 February 2020 – 5:01pm | Bay of Plenty
    Name release: Taupo death
    Police can now release the name of the woman who died in suspicious circumstances in Taupo on Saturday 25 January.
    She was 33-year-old Sam Reid of Maketu.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news
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    Monday, 3 February 2020 – 2:54pm | Tasman
    Search for Hans Christian Tornmarck
    Second search to locate Swedish tourist unsuccessful
    Please attribute to Sergeant Mark Kirkwood, Officer in Charge of West Coast SAR:
    Hans Christian Tornmarck went missing in the Regina Creek, South Westland area in May 2017, whilst on a tahr hunting trip.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/search-hans-christian-tornmarck
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    Sunday, 2 February 2020 – 10:12am | Bay of Plenty
    Witnesses sought after man seriously injured, Rotorua
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/witnesses-sought-after-man-seriously-injured-rotorua
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    Sunday, 2 February 2020 – 8:09pm | Canterbury
    Name release: Avonhead death
    Police can now name the man who died following an incident involving a vehicle on Bevington Street in Avonhead yesterday.
    He was 51-year-old Anthony George Robinson.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-avonhead-death
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  60. Mediawatch said

    Two dead and one seriously injured following three separate crashes involving motorcycles
    The three crashes occurred within an hour of each other on Thursday (6 Feb. 2020).
    One motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a car on Hillgrove-Moeraki Road, State Highway One, 20 kilometres north of Palmerston at 10:40am this morning.
    Another motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a car around 10am on State Highway Three, two kilometres south of Mokau.
    A third motorcyclist was transported to Palmerston North Hospital in serious condition after colliding with a car just after 11am on Mako Mako Road, Levin.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/two-dead-and-one-seriously-injured-following-three-separate-crashes-involving-motorcycles.html
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  61. NANZ said

    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/water-incident-ohope-beach
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    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.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-hillgrove-moeraki-road-crash
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    Person killed in collision between a car and a motorcycle in North Otago
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119318747/person-seriously-injured-in-twocar-collision-in-north-otago
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    Police presence in Porirua street following sudden death
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119318382/police-presence-in-porirua-street-following-sudden-death
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    Person dies after workplace incident in Wairoa, Hawke’s Bay
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hawkes-bay/119315812/person-dies-after-workplace-incident-in-wairoa-hawkes-bay
    The start of 2020 saw five ‘preventable’ workplace deaths in a span of six days.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/118674642/2020-shocker-five-preventable-workplace-deaths-in-six-days
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    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.
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  62. NZPW said

    Saturday, 8 February 2020 – 9:55am | Southern
    Body found in Makarora River
    Police are currently investigating the circumstances that led to a body being found in the Makarora River yesterday at 5.15pm.
    Initial enquiries indicate the death is not suspicious and Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to this matter.
    Police are in the process of notifying the person’s next of kin.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-found-makarora-river
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    Friday, 7 February 2020 – 5:30pm | Bay of Plenty
    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/water-incident-ohope-beach
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    Woman dies working on farm on Auckland’s remote Ponui Island
    Feb 07 2020
    A woman has died on privately-owned Ponui Island, in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf after being injured while working on a farm about 9.45pm on Thursday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/119342010/woman-dies-working-on-farm-on-aucklands-remote-ponui-island
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  63. Mediasearch said

    Motorcyclist killed in serious crash in Manawatu-Wanganui (Sunday, 9 Feb 2020)
    A motorcyclist was killed in a serious crash at Ashhurst, Manawatu-Wanganui around 3.10pm.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12307138
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    One killed in fiery crash near Mapua (Sunday, 9 Feb 2020)
    Police confirmed before 10am that a person had been killed in a fiery crash on The Coastal Highway, State Highway 60, near Mapua, west of Nelson, about 2am.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/409119/one-dead-after-fiery-crash-near-mapua
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    Death after serious crash in Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty (Saturday, 8 Feb 2020)
    A person died on Saturday after a crash on the Tauranga Eastern Link toll road near Papamoa about 7am on Wednesday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119370761/death-after-serious-crash-in-papamoa-beach
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  64. News that leaked!! said

    One dead after truck and train collide at North Canterbury intersection [Not included on police website.]
    Feb 10 2020
    A person has died after a truck and passenger train collided in Flaxton, near Rangiora, in North Canterbury.
    On February 1, Anthony Robinson died after he was reportedly dragged by a car in Avonhead, Christchurch.
    A motorcyclist died on February 4 on the highway between Geraldine and Fairlie in South Canterbury.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119384616/truck-and-train-collide-at-north-canterbury-intersection
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    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/119275718/one-dead-following-motorcycle-crash-in-mackenzie
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    Name release – fatal crash, Putaruru
    Man who was killed in a crash on State Highway One, near Putaruru, on Wednesday 22 January was Paul Dickinson Aimes, 76.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-putaruru
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    Name release – fatal crash, Rotokawa
    The man who was killed in a crash on Broadlands Road, Rotokawa, about 11.40pm on Thursday 23 January was Daley James White, 29.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-rotokawa
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    Murdered: 56-year-old man Davis Phillips in Taita murdered on 26 January 2020.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-taita-homicide-0
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    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119382750/one-dead-after-water-incident-at-karioitahi-beach
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    300 cyclists to hit State Highway 2 en-masse in protest ride
    Up to 300 cyclists will move en-masse during rush-hour traffic out of Wellington on Monday 17, February, and the organiser of the protest ride expects motorists will support the move.
    The ride is to mark the death of Brent Norriss, a cyclist killed after being hit by car on State Highway 2 near Horokiwi on February 3.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/119378424/300-cyclists-to-hit-state-highway-2-enmasse-in-protest-ride
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  65. NANZ said

    Three people in hospital following weekend crashes in Tasman
    Two patients remain in a critical condition, report said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/119073355/three-people-in-hospital-following-weekend-crashes-in-tasman
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    One person still in hospital after fatal crash in Mapua
    “One person remains in hospital the day after a crash at Mapua that claimed the life of a female driver.
    Three other people were injured in the fiery two-car crash on State Highway 60 in the early hours of Sunday morning.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/119387984/one-person-still-in-hospital-after-fatal-crash-in-mapua
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    Coroner outlines ward’s failings relating to death of Ruarangi McIntyre
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/409222/coroner-outlines-ward-s-failings-relating-to-death-of-ruarangi-mcintyre
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    20-year-old died of septicaemia after repeated failures by Auckland District Health Board
    Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill found Auckland DHB failed to treat Ms A with “reasonable care and skill”.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119398756/my-daughter-would-still-be-alive-20yearold-died-of-septicaemia-after-repeated-failures
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    Police launch homicide investigation after death of 5-year-old in Rotorua
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119405650/police-launch-homicide-investigation-after-death-of-5yearold-in-rotorua
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    Motorcyclist in a critical condition after a serious crash in Upper Hutt (Mondy, Feb 10, 2020)
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119406684/road-closed-on-state-highway-2-at-silverstream-after-crash
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  66. Mediawatch said

    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.
    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119285459/man-charged-after-two-people-died-in-otago-crash-named
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    Spate of Otago fatal crashes ‘hard to comprehend’ – district’s top road cop – 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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119171021/two-dead-after-crash-near-makarora-otago
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    Four Deaths Devastate Otago Town of Makarora [One 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.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12307180
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    Fears for missing Southland tramper
    Stephanie Simpson was last seen around lunchtime on Friday.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12307426
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  67. Mediasearch said

    Diver Missing in Canterbury’s Akaroa Harbour
    A diver has been reported missing in Akaroa Harbour on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119464287/search-under-way-for-diver-in-canterburys-akaroa-harbour
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    Wednesday, 12 February 2020 – 10:11am | Southern
    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 resided in Dunedin.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-makarora-river-death
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    Wednesday, 12 February 2020 – 12:51pm | Bay of Plenty
    Murder charge laid in relation to Edgecumbe death
    Police have charged a man with murder in relation to the death of 45-year-old Thunder Savage at his home in Edgecumbe on 2 October 2019.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/murder-charge-laid-relation-edgecumbe-death
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    Two men killed in shooting at McLaren Falls (Omanawa, Tauranga)
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119443300/two-people-believed-to-have-died-after-incident-at-mclaren-falls
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    Serious crash on State Highway 2 West, Matata
    Feb 11, 2020
    Four people have been injured in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 2 West, Matata at about 3.30pm.
    One person is critically injured, two seriously injured and one is in a moderate condition, St John spokesperson Ngaire Jones told reporters.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119435680/serious-crash-on-state-highway-2-west-matata
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    ‘Drunk, stoned driver’ on trial for fatal Bay of Plenty crash
    Feb 11, 2020
    Jason Whero Anaru-Emery, 19, of Maketu, is on trial at the High Court in Hamilton accused of the manslaughter of Halayna Wagstaff, 17.
    Wagstaff was killed when a car driven by Emery crashed into Waiari Bridge and ended up down a bank on the outskirts of Te Puke, in the western Bay of Plenty, on July 21, 2018.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119424389/drunk-stoned-driver-on-trial-for-fatal-bay-of-plenty-crash

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    Monday, 10 February 2020 – 4:31pm | Bay of Plenty
    Homicide inquiry, Rotorua
    A homicide inquiry is underway after Police were advised on Saturday night (February 8) that a 5-year-old child had passed away at Rotorua Hospital.

    Police and ESR subsequently attended a Union Street address to make inquiries into circumstances surrounding the cause of the child’s death.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-inquiry-rotorua
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    Tuesday, 11 February 2020 – 2:37pm | Eastern
    Investigation into child’s injuries, Flaxmere
    Police continue to make inquiries into the critical injuries sustained by a 4-year-old boy in Ramsey Crescent, Flaxmere on January 29, and are seeking any further information which may help.

    Detective Inspector Mike Foster says they are some of the most severe injuries he has seen on a child in 30 years of policing.

    The child remains in a serious condition in a ward in Starship Hospital, and is likely to be severely disabled and brain damaged if he survives.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/investigation-childs-injuries-flaxmere
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    Hospital failed to provide proper care for man who was dumped at bus stop and later died
    Neil Jones died after an “appalling” failure of care by the Canterbury District Health Board in 2013.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119399862/hospital-failed-to-provide-proper-care-for-man-who-was-dumped-at-bus-stop-and-later-died
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    Name release – fatal crash, Putaruru
    Man who was killed in a crash on State Highway One, near Putaruru, on Wednesday 22 January was Paul Dickinson Aimes, 76.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-putaruru
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    Name release – fatal crash, Rotokawa
    The man who was killed in a crash on Broadlands Road, Rotokawa, about 11.40pm on Thursday 23 January was Daley James White, 29.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-rotokawa
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    Murdered: 56-year-old man Davis Phillips in Taita
    murdered on 26 January 2020.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-taita-homicide-0
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    Raw sewerage has been discharged into the ocean and waterways in Nelson for years. [See video}
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116820821/wanaka-diver-deep-in-poo-wins-fame-sympathy
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  68. Police & Media said

    Thursday, 13 February 2020 – 7:57pm | Canterbury
    Body located near Akaroa Harbour
    A body has been located around 4pm today near the Akaroa Harbour by the National Police Dive Squad.
    Searches have been ongoing to locate the diver since they were reported missing in the area yesterday afternoon.
    While formal identification is yet to be completed, the body is understood to be that of the missing diver.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-near-akaroa-harbour
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    Thursday, 13 February 2020 – 5:20pm | Central
    Name release: Mahoe, Taranaki, crash
    Police can now confirm the name of the man who died yesterday following a crash at the intersection of Opunake Road and Rowan Road, Mahoe, Taranaki.
    He was Hamuera Taiawa, 21, of Mahoe.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-mahoe-taranaki-crash
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    One dead after motorcycle and car crash in Taranaki
    Feb 12 2020
    A person has died after a serious crash in rural South Taranaki on Wednesday evening.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/119474067/one-dead-after-motorcycle-and-car-crash-in-taranaki
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    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119058450/search-for-swimmer-missing-in-whanganui-river-enters-second-day
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    Marlborough Sounds golfer claims to have hit thousands of balls into bay
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/119236356/marlborough-sounds-golfer-says-not-aiming-to-bag-king-shag
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    A ‘tsunami of faeces’ is overwhelming Wellington’s urban streams
    Joel MacManus – Feb 13 2020
    Contaminated water flowing into Owhiro Bay is more than 30 times above the safe swimming level, and has been at dangerously high levels for the last 20 years according to Wellington Water.
    The problem is so overwhelming that officials aren’t even sure where to start.
    Almost every urban stream in the Wellington region is graded ‘E’, marking ‘unacceptable levels of risk’. It’s the lowest possible grade.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/119480229/a-tsunami-of-faeces-is-overwhelming-wellingtons-urban-streams
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    Code browns: Auckland’s filthiest public pools revealed
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119462837/code-browns-aucklands-filthiest-public-pools-revealed
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    Thursday, 13 February 2020 – 10:02am | Tasman
    Workplace death, Motueka Valley
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/workplace-incident-motueka-valley
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    Kiwi Adam Bascombe found dead in Bali pool
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12306023
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    Kiwi mother-of-three dies suddenly in Melbourne
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12304481
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    NZ citizen James Hargraves killed in crash in Australia
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12307550
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  69. NANZ said

    “Kiwi dies on Tongariro Crossing” Feb 14, 2020
    A three-day rāhui has been put in place after a Kiwi man died halfway up the stairs of the Tongariro Crossing.
    “The Tongariro Crossing is one of New Zealand’s most popular hikes spanning 19.4 kilometres of the Tongariro National Park. It’s considered one of the most dangerous walks in the country.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119529821/kiwi-dies-on-tongariro-crossing
    “In just nine months in 2019 (between April and December) at least 11 people died while tramping in the Tararua Range, Arthur’s Pass, the Remarkables, the Tongariro Northern Circuit, Nelson Lakes National Park, Mount Lancelot, and the Routeburn Track.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/118176741/the-most-dangerous-and-deadly-places-to-tramp-in-new-zealand
    “A recent analysis conducted by Mountain Safety Council (MSC) found the Tongariro Alpine Crossing had the most safety incidents over nearly a decade. In total there were 293 incidents – a combination of fatalities, search and rescues, and injuries – compared with 52 on the Mount Taranaki Summit Route, and 47 on the Milford Track over the same period. The exact number of fatalities for each track wasn’t yet known by MSC.”
    “The most fatalities occurred in Southland, followed by Queenstown Lakes and Tasman, Westland, the Tararua Ranges, Aoraki/Mount Cook, and Central North Island, Taranaki and Auckland.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/118176741/the-most-dangerous-and-deadly-places-to-tramp-in-new-zealand
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    Friday, 14 February 2020 – 10:41am | Tasman
    Search for Stephanie Simpson continues
    “The search for missing tramper Stephanie Simpson continues today.”
    “Due to the difficult conditions in the area and the necessity for specialist crews, Police do not require any additional volunteers at this time, however we would like to thank those members of the public who have offered assistance.”

    “Due to the difficult conditions in the area and the necessity for specialist crews, Police do not require any additional volunteers at this time, however we would like to thank those members of the public who have offered assistance.” [Voluntees are NOT sworn to keep police action secret!!!]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/search-stephanie-simpson-continues
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    Shoot to Kill police operation
    Friday, 14 February 2020 – 1:30pm | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal Police Shooting, Tauranga
    Please attribute to District Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor
    “A fatal shooting is an outcome nobody wants, however if people present firearms to us or other members of the public, we will respond accordingly, with the appropriate degree of force necessary to ensure staff and public safety.” [Police p;olicy states otherwise!]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-following-fatal-police-shooting-tauranga
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  70. News that leaked!! said

    Serious crash in West Auckland Feb 15, 2020
    Two seriously injured, one of them may be dead
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/119549631/serious-injuries-following-crash-in-west-auckland
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    Friday, 14 February 2020 – 7:16pm | Tasman
    UPDATE: Body of missing tramper located
    Searchers located missing hiker Stephanie Simpson’s body this afternoon.
    The discovery was made about 1.40pm in the Pyke Creek area.
    Earlier, searchers had found items in the area thought to belong to Stephanie, including a pack and a pair of boots.
    Simpson, from Essex, was on a working holiday in New Zealand and was working as a landscape gardener in Wanaka.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-body-missing-tramper-located

    The search and recovery teams found Simpson’s body on Friday about 1.40pm in the Pyke Creek area, in the Southern Alps.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119536208/body-of-missing-british-tramper-stephanie-simpson-found
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    Friday, 14 February 2020 – 6:27pm | Canterbury
    Name release: Flaxton, Waimakariri, crash
    The man who was killed in a crash on Mulcocks Road in Flaxton, Waimakariri, on Monday 10 February was Adam Bisseker, 31, who lived in Flaxton.
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-body-located-near-akaroa-harbour
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    One dead in crash near Whanganui Feb 15, 2020
    A person was killed a serious crash near Whanganui overnight.
    Three others were injured in the crash, involving one car, on Morikau Rd, Ranana, north of Whanganui, about 2.53am.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119381641/one-dead-in-crash-near-whanganui
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    Saturday, 15 February 2020 – 3:02pm | Counties Manukau
    Linwood Road crash: Driver dies in hospital
    A woman who suffered critical injuries in a serious crash on Linwood Road, Karaka on Thursday, 13 February has died.
    The woman was a serving Police officer in the Counties Manukau district who was off-duty at the time of the incident, police said.
    “To allow next-of-kin time to advise family members, Police won’t be commenting further about the officer’s identity at this time.”
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/linwood-road-crash-driver-dies-hospital
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    Woman’s body found by police investigating Tauranga double homicide
    Feb 15 2020
    A woman’s body has been found by police investigating this week’s double homicide in Tauranga.
    Police had already shot and killed a man suspected of a double homicide after a car chase around Tauranga city.
    The woman’s homicide/death the fourth related fatality is related to the double murder, police said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119551055/womans-body-found-by-police-investigating-tauranga-double-homicide
    Meanwhile, another man has been charged with yet another double murder which occurred in Omanawa
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  71. Police & Media said

    Sunday, 16 February 2020 – 2:41pm | Southern
    Police seek witnesses to fatal crash in Winton
    Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash on the Winton Lorneville Highway near Winton at around 4:45am this morning.
    One person died at the scene of the crash near Gap Road West after the van they were in rolled.
    The remaining eight passengers received moderate to serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-witnesses-fatal-crash-winton
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    Motorist dies after crash between car and truck on SH57 [Feb 15, 2020]
    One person has died after a crash between a car and truck on State Highway 57.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/119552789/crash-between-car-and-truck-closes-sh57-near-shannon
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    Beach goers scram as Wellington’s Island Bay beach fills with [brown] murky water
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119553636/beach-goers-scram-as-wellingtons-island-bay-beach-fills-with-murky-water

    Someone on Stuff commented: “Sadly most of NZ has issues – look at how many beaches are closed in Auckland annually and the diabolical traffic , Chch, despite a bit of hype, is still a mess, Dunedin floods in a heavy rain. Tauranga has other issues and that only leaves Hamilton but I don’t own enough black string vests to fit in there.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119553636/beach-goers-scram-as-wellingtons-island-bay-beach-fills-with-murky-water
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    Person dead following crash in West Auckland
    Feb 15, 2020
    One person has after a serious crash in West Auckland earlier on Saturday.
    Police said it initially seemed two people were seriously injured.
    The fate of second person remains a mystery.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/119549631/serious-injuries-following-crash-in-west-auckland
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    Mother of Kiwi scientist who died of cancer is also diagnosed with the deadly disease
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119496212/mother-of-kiwi-scientist-who-died-of-cancer-is-also-diagnosed-with-the-deadly-disease
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    Body count rises to four in Tauranga gun deaths
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12308875
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    Welcome to Sewage City:
    Wellington woman stabbed six times by a stranger while walking her dog
    15 February 2020
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/409615/wellington-woman-stabbed-six-times-while-walking-her-dog
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  72. News 24/7 said

    Tuesday, 18 February 2020 – 11:27am | Waikato
    Name release – workplace incident, Otorohanga
    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-workplace-incident-otorohanga
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    Tuesday, 18 February 2020 – 1:39pm | Waikato
    Sudden death – Melville, Hamilton
    Police are investigating a sudden death at a residential property in Purcell Place, Melville, Hamilton, where a person died yesterday.
    Emergency services were called to the scene around 7.45am.
    Police are aware there has been speculation into the cause of the incident, however at this stage the death remains unexplained.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sudden-death-%E2%80%93-melville-hamilton
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    Tuesday, 18 February 2020 – 12:15pm | Bay of Plenty
    Update: Death of five-year-old, Rotorua
    Additional charges have been laid in relation to the death of a five-year-old child at Rotorua Hospital on 8 February.
    The 24-year-old man previously charged with assault of a child has now been charged with murder.
    A 28-year-old woman has been charged with ill treatment/neglect of a child.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-death-five-year-old-rotorua
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    Monday, 17 February 2020 – 3:05pm | Bay of Plenty
    Update: Man died after being seriously injured, Malfroy Road, Rotorua
    Police are continuing to investigate an assault on a man on the afternoon of Saturday 1 February on Malfroy Road in Rotorua.
    Sadly, the man passed away in hospital on Thursday 13 February.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-man-seriously-injured-malfroy-road-rotorua
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    Kiwifruit smuggler ordered to pay Zespri $15 million
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/119565995/kiwifruit-smuggler-ordered-to-pay-zespri-15-million
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    Did police murder husband and wife (because of a secret deal gone wrong?) 17 Feb 2020
    The woman found dead in a Tauranga home was the partner of the man murdered by police during a police chase. District Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor probably knows more about what really happened.
    He was also a “suspect” in the McLaren Falls double murder two days earlier. So killing him (and his wife), as well as the other two men, to eliminate all witnesses would make “perfect” sense, if police were involved.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119566353/woman-found-dead-in-tauranga-partner-of-double-homicide-suspect
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    Three fatalities in separate North and South Island crashes today 6/02/2020

    One person has died following a single vehicle crash in Te Puke earlier today.
    In separate incident shortly after 3pm this afternoon in Hamilton, a person died after a vehicle crashed at the intersection of Old Farm Road and Nottingham Drive.
    Third death:A motorcyclist died following a crash with a car on the road leading into Moeraki township.
    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/three-fatalities-in-separate-north-and-south-island-crashes-today/ar-BBZHWbC?
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  73. Police & Media said

    Wednesday, 19 February 2020 – 2:02pm | Southern
    Name release: Winton Lorenville Highway fatal crash
    Police can now name the person who died in a crash in Winton on Sunday 16 February.
    She was 20-year-old Thalia Jayden Newport of Invercargill.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-winton-lorenville-highway-fatal-crash
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-appealing-witnesses-serious-crash-rotorua
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sudden-death-%E2%80%93-melville-hamilton
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    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.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119584188/man-assaulted-in-rotorua-street-dies-in-hospital
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    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.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12307186
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    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. ”
    https://stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119603528/woman-found-dead-in-tauranga-in-suspected-domestic-incident-farewelled

  74. PoMeWa said

    Child drowns after being swept into sea at Napier
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119719070/rescue-underway-for-child-swept-into-sea-at-napier

    Friday, 21 February 2020 – 4:28pm | Eastern
    Water rescue, Marine Parade, Napier
    Emergency services are currently responding to a water incident off Marine Parade, Napier.
    A person [believed to be a child] was reported to be in difficulty in the water around 3.40pm.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/410069/child-believed-to-be-swept-into-sea-near-napier
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    Body found on Tauranga walkway [Feb 21 2020] — Not reported on the police website!
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119707304/body-found-on-tauranga-walkway
    Young man dies after falling from handrail at Auckland’s Viaduct basin
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    Mother dies trying to save her child from water in Northland Feb 21, 2020
    St John said one person [most probably the child] in a critical condition was taken to North Base Hospital by helicopter on Thursday.
    Surf Life Saving Northern Region chief executive Matt Williams said Baylys Beach was one of the most dangerous on Northland’s west coast.
    Since 2000, there have been [multiple] preventable drownings at the beach, according to Water Safety New Zealand.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119699230/mother-dies-trying-to-save-her-child-from-water-in-northland

    Thursday, 20 February 2020 – 9:21pm | Northland
    Drowning incident – Baylys Beach
    Emergency services were in attendance at an incident at Baylys Beach, Kaipara after a report of a drowning around 5.45pm.
    One person is in a critical condition and another person has minor injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/drowning-incident-baylys-beach
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    New Zealand woman dies from meningococcal after complaining of ‘stomach bug’
    20 Feb, 2020 4:48pm
    The 20-year-old New Zealander Amelia Clayton fell ill and suddenly died in her bed at the Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
    Her grandmother, Helen Clayton, told The West Australian her granddaughter was immunised against the B strain of meningococcal but not the W strain which proved fatal.
    https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/3d8e66939c6539cf3c90781aa6bf0803?width=650
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    Friday, 21 February 2020 – 8:47am | Auckland City
    Can you help? Search and rescue operation underway on Great Barrier Island
    Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the owner of a bike which has been left at the start of a tramping track on Great Barrier Island.
    Our enquiries have led us to believe that the bike, which has been left at the beginning of Palmers Track and Aotea Road, has been there since Monday February 17.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/can-you-help-search-and-rescue-operation-underway-great-barrier-island
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    Friday, 21 February 2020 – 11:14am | Central
    Update: Missing person in Whanganui
    Police searching for missing 53-year-old woman Mary Collinson are appealing to the public for sightings of her vehicle.
    It is a green 2008 Mazda 2, registration FDY123.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-missing-person-whanganui-0
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    Friday, 21 February 2020 – 2:09pm | Central
    Body located near Somme Parade, Whanganui
    The Police Dive Squad has located a body near Somme Parade in Whanganui today.
    The body is believed to be that of a person who was reported missing while swimming near Somme Parade yesterday evening.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-near-somme-parade-whanganui
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    Young man dies after falling from handrail at Auckland’s Viaduct basin – Feb 19 2020
    Tim Rogers, 24, never regained consciousness after the tragic accident which happened around 11pm on Waitangi day.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119630045/young-man-dies-after-tragic-accident-at-aucklands-viaduct-basin
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    Fatal crash near Waikato University — Feb 06 2020 — Not reported on police website!
    A person was killed when their vehicle hit a wall at the intersection of Old Farm Road and Nottingham Drive, in Hamilton East.
    “Tragically a vehicle has struck the wall and the driver has been killed as a result of the impact. It’s very early stages of the investigation so I can’t comment on causes. But an absolute tragedy that someone has lost their life on our roads,” Waikato Road Policing Manager Inspector Jeff Penno said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/119326970/serious-crash-near-waikato-university

  75. Mediawatch said

    Four killed in three Waikato crashes
    A crash involving a truck and another vehicle killed two people near Cambridge.
    In a second fatal crash, one person was killed and several injured after two cars collided on Morrinsville-Tahuna Road, north of Morrinsville, about 10.30am.
    Fourth person was killed in another crash on State Highway 25 near Pipiroa.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119734695/four-dead-in-three-waikato-crashes
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    Kiwi, stoned out of his mind, arrives at Brazil hospital with no documents, clothes
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119728333/confused-lost-kiwi-arrives-at-brazil-hospital-with-no-documents-clothes
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    Saturday, 22 February 2020 – 12:28pm | Waikato
    Update – fatal crash, Tahuna, Waikato
    Police can advise that a person has died following the serious crash on Morrinsville-Tahuna Road between Paeroa-Tahuna Road and Quine Road, reported to Police around 10:35am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-tahuna-waikato
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    Search to resume tomorrow for person missing at Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty (21 Feb 2020)
    Three others have already drowned in the last 24 hours, including a young boy.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/search-resume-tomorrow-person-missing-waihi-beach
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    Person dies in the water at Northland’s Langs Beach
    Feb 21, 2020
    A person has died in a water incident at Langs Beach, near Mangawhai Heads in Northland at about 11.30am on Friday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119711722/person-dies-in-the-water-at-northlands-langs-beach
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    Monday, 17 February 2020 – 4:21pm | Counties Manukau
    Linwood Road serious crash: Name release
    Police can now release the name of the serving Police officer who died on Saturday following a serious crash in Karaka on Thursday 13 February.
    She was Constable Naomi McRae, aged 35 of Auckland.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/linwood-road-serious-crash-name-release
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  76. PoMeWa said

    Police can now release the name of the two people who died in the crash on Cambridge Road on Saturday.
    They were 32-year-old Christopher O’Byrne, and 31-year-old Brenda Kora, of Eastern Bay of Plenty.
    Wednesday, 26 February 2020 – 11:33am | Waikato
    Name release: Cambridge Road crash (plus family statement, and photo)
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-cambridge-road-crash-plus-family-statement-and-photo
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    Monday, 24 February 2020 – 1:22pm | Waikato
    Correction – name release, swimmer Waihi Beach
    The name of the 17-year-old boy missing off Waihi Beach is Jaden Chhayrann, not Jared.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/correction-name-release-swimmer-waihi-beach
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    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.
    They were Maurice Kareko, 35, Rhiannon Walters, 11, and Alec Walters, 5.
    A child remains in Whangārei Hospital in a serious condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-northland-0
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    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, of Whanganui.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-water-incident-whanganui-river
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    Tuesday, 25 February 2020 – 11:27am | Waikato
    Correction – name release, fatal crash, Putaruru
    An earlier name release stated that the 76-year-old man who died near Putaruru on Wednesday 22 January was Paul Dickinson Aimes.
    He was Paul Dickinson Amies of Te Aroha.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/correction-name-release-fatal-crash-putaruru
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    Kiwi, stoned out of his mind, arrives at Brazil hospital with no documents, clothes
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119728333/confused-lost-kiwi-arrives-at-brazil-hospital-with-no-documents-clothes
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    Historical Data  [Sample]

    Eight killed in two-vehicle crash near Taupō  [Apr 28, 2019]
    A 9-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a crash near Taupō (SH1) killed a van’s driver, six passengers, and the driver of an SUV, police say.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/112300352/people-injured-in-serious-crash-near-taup

    Seven people, including a newborn baby girl, died after two cars collided head-on on SH 3 near Waverly, South Taranaki, on June 27, 2018. That was the country’s fourth deadliest crash.

    Eight killed, including five Tongans nationals, in 4 crashes in 24 hours  [Aug 03, 2016]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82759894/eight-dead-after-4-crashes-in-24-hours

  77. News that leaked!! News said

    Cyclist and truck collide near Queenstown
    Feb 27, 2020
    Victim’s fate is unknown!
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/otago/119862009/cyclist-and-truck-collide-near-queenstown
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    The Homicide Report
    To keep the number of murders/homicides “well below the OECD average of 3.6 per 100,000”, NZ police have heavily manipulated the data.
    “Last year’s toll closed at 127, according to data compiled by The Homicide Report, an ongoing Stuff investigation into why New Zealanders kill.”
    “The Homicide Report shows that at least 1138 people – 306 women 632 men and 200 young people – have been killed in New Zealand since January 1, 2004. ”
    https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2019/the-homicide-report/
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    South Auckland man dies after breaking up fight
    Feb 27, 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119849445/south-auckland-man-dead-after-breaking-up-fight
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    A person has died after a car and quad bike collided Southland – Feb 26, 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119836809/a-person-has-been-seriously-hurt-after-a-car-and-quad-bike-collided-southland
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    NZ the Legionnaires’ capital of the world, study finds
    New Zealand has the highest reported incidence of Legionnaires’ disease in the world [5.4 cases for every 100,000 Kiwis were identified between May 2015 and May 2016,] a new study has found.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/113331409/hundreds-of-potentially-deadly-legionnaires-disease-cases-undiagnosed-in-new-zealand-study-finds
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    Two Central Otago friends die from legionnaires’ disease weeks apart – Feb 26, 2020
    An Otago woman who died of legionnaires’ disease had six weeks earlier attended the funeral of a friend who died of the same illness.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119735141/two-central-otago-friends-die-from-legionnaires-disease-weeks-apart
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    assets [.] documentcloud.org/documents/4053774/pages/Magic-Weapons-China-s-political-influence-p20-normal.gif [see below!]
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  78. Police & Media said

    Corrupt mayors?
    [The Anal Plug of] Auckland mayor Phil Goff investigated by Serious Fraud Office over election expenses
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12312669

    [The Banshee of Christchurch] Expenses complaint about Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel referred to Serious Fraud Office
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119888495/expenses-complaint-about-christchurch-mayor-lianne-dalziel-referred-to-serious-fraud-office
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    Aussies are obtuse, or slow on the uptake?
    Kiwi fraudster who posed as Tahitian prince and stole $16 million deported to NZ
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119873146/kiwi-fraudster-who-posed-as-tahitian-prince-and-stole-16-million-deported-back-to-nz
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    For your WTF section:
    Shot man died because hospital staff put oxygen tube into his oesophagus instead of his airway
    A man died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital after staff put oxygen into his stomach instead of his lungs, partly due to “confusion” within the team treating him.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119824317/shot-man-died-because-hospital-staff-put-oxygen-tube-into-his-oesophagus-instead-of-his-airway

  79. News 24/7 said

    HOMICIDE
    Saturday, 29 February 2020 – 9:24am | Counties Manukau
    Man arrested following death in Randwick Park
    An investigation has launched following a death at an address in Randwick Park shortly after midnight yesterday.
    Police were called to an address on Trimdon Street at 12:07am Friday where a man was located deceased.
    The death is being treated as a homicide.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-arrested-following-death-randwick-park
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    HOMICIDE
    Saturday, 29 February 2020 – 6:50am | Counties Manukau
    Homicide enquiry launched following death in Otara
    A homicide investigation is underway following an apparent shooting in Otara overnight.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-enquiry-launched-following-death-otara
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    Saturday, 29 February 2020 – 11:33am | Eastern
    Police seek witnesses to fatal Tokomaru Bay crash
    Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash on Waima Road in Tokomaru Bay, Gisborne, where a 31-year-old man was killed on Thursday, 27 February.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-witnesses-fatal-tokomaru-bay-crash
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    What if NZ ran out of supply of anti-depressant Fluoxetine!!!???
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12312057

  80. Police & Media said

    Tuesday, 3 March 2020 – 10:58am | Northland
    Fatal crash State Highway 10, Far North
    Police were called to reports of a vehicle crash involving two vehicles on State Highway 10, Mangonui, in the Far North District shortly after 10am this morning.
    One of the vehicles has rolled.
    Sadly one person has died at the scene.
    One person has serious injuries and a third person has moderate injuries and they are being taken to hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-state-highway-10-far-north
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    Body found on Coromandel beach – Mar 01, 2020
    The body of a male was found on a beach near Whiritoa, in Coromandel Peninsula, at about 11am on Sunday. “at about 11am on Sunday. “Melville High School student Jaden Chhayrann, 17, went missing after being pulled out in a rip at Waihī Beach on Friday, February 21.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/119927572/body-found-on-coromandel-beach
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    [Not reported on police website.] Person dead after crash between truck and van in Waikato – Feb 29 2020
    The crash happened at about 11.50pm on Friday on State Highway 1 in Piarere, near Lake Karapiro.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119912777/person-dead-after-crash-between-truck-and-van-in-waikato

  81. Newswatch NZ said

    Tuesday, 3 March 2020 – 10:58am | Northland
    Fatal crash State Highway 10, Far North
    Police were called to reports of a vehicle crash involving two vehicles on State Highway 10, Mangonui, in the Far North District shortly after 10am this morning.
    One person was killed, another person has serious injuries and a third has moderate injuries both requiring hospitalisation.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-state-highway-10-far-north
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    Wednesday, 4 March 2020 – 2:10pm | Counties Manukau
    Man charged with murder in relation to Randwick Park Homicide
    A man who was located deceased at a property in Trindon Street, Randwick Park on Saturday 29 February 2020.
    A 46-year-old man was charged with injuring with intent to injure in relation to the incident but this has now been upgraded to murder.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-charged-murder-relation-randwick-park-homicide
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    Firearms-related charge laid after fatal shooting in Northland
    Mar 02 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119931540/firearmsrelated-charge-laid-after-fatal-shooting-in-northland
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    Ōtara homicide: Police seek silver station wagon after 24-year-old shot
    Mar 03 2020
    Police are seeking a silver station wagon that could be linked to the homicide of a 24-year-old man on Bairds Rd, Ōtara in south Auckland on Friday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119960823/tara-homicide-police-seek-silver-station-wagon-after-24yearold-shot

  82. PoMeWa said

    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’s nationality unclear.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-piarere
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    Friday, 6 March 2020 – 12:24pm | Waitematā
    Murder at Auckland Prison – name release
    Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who was murdered at Auckland Prison yesterday. He was Blake John Lee, aged 25, of Rotorua.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-following-death-auckland-prison
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    South Auckland homicides: Two men charged with separate alleged murders
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120060146/tara-homicide-man-charged-with-murder-following-death-of-24yearold
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    Australian passenger guilty of manslaughter after double fatal crash near Tekapo
    An Australian man encouraged his cousin to keep drinking vodka and flee police before they crashed near Tekapo, killing both drivers instantly.
    The crash happened on July 3, 2017, while the cousins and three friends were in New Zealand for a short heli-skiing holiday near Mt Cook.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119937529/passenger-guilty-of-manslaughter-after-fatal-crash-near-tekapo
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    Wednesday, 4 March 2020 – 3:51pm | Canterbury
    Investigation into [potntial terrorist] threat against Al Noor mosque
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/investigation-threat-against-al-noor-mosque
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    Thursday, 5 March 2020 – 6:41am | Canterbury
    Homicide inquiry launched following Riccarton Fatal Stabbing
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-inquiry-launched-following-riccarton-incident

  83. Police & Media said

    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/120094005/one-dead-after-twocar-crash-in-koromiko-near-picton
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/witnesses-sought-after-fatal-crash-palmerston-north

  84. Poolice and Media Watch said

    Monday, 9 March 2020 – 11:54am | Southern
    Name release – Cardrona Valley Road motorcycle crash
    Police have now released the name of the man who died following a motorcycle crash on Cardrona Valley Road on Friday 6 March.
    He was 44-year-old Matthew Simon Clark of Wanaka.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-cardrona-valley-road-motorcycle-crash
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    PFAS contamination: Ministry stands by advice despite new report in Australia
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/411238/pfas-contamination-ministry-stands-by-advice-despite-new-report-in-australia

    Blenheim aquifer affected by firefighting foam chemicals contamination – study
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/408923/blenheim-aquifer-affected-by-firefighting-foam-chemicals-contamination-study
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    Scores of seagulls die on Horowhenua beaches
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/411237/scores-of-seagulls-die-on-horowhenua-beaches

    Avian botulism from sewage pond kills 600 birds
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/382315/avian-botulism-from-sewage-pond-kills-600-birds
    Photo supplied via RNZ

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    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.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/411239/one-killed-two-injured-in-crash-in-central-otago
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  85. PoMeWa said

    Tuesday, 10 March 2020 – 9:04am | Auckland City
    Homicide investigation launched in Auckland City
    Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found deceased at an Epsom address in the early hours of this morning.
    Police were called to the address on Manukau Road by a member of the public just after midnight.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-launched-auckland-city-0
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    Monday, 9 March 2020 – 5:37pm | Tasman
    Name release – fatal crash, Mt Pleasant
    Police have named the man who was killed in the serious crash on SH1, Mt Pleasant on Friday 6 March, as Gary Kenny, of Marlborough.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-mt-pleasant
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    Hiker suffers significant burn injury doing the Tongariro Crossing
    A hiker has received second-degree burns after walking off the marked track on the Tongariro Crossing and into a steamed vent.
    The man and his partner were doing the crossing on February 27 and walked off the track and around the edge of the top Emerald Lake after spotting a steam vent near the lake, which they decided to get closer to so they could take a photo.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/120117561/hiker-suffers-significant-burn-injury-doing-the-tongariro-crossing

  86. News that leaked!! said

    Schools, hospital among providers of drinking water that’s not demonstrably safe – Mar 13, 2020
    About a quarter of the population, “more than one million New Zealanders are regularly drinking water that is not demonstrably safe to drink, an issue that makes tens of thousands of people sick each year and would cost billions of dollars to address, Government documents show.”
    Among the suppliers known to be failing their legal requirements are schools, a hospital, a Government agency, and numerous local authorities.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/119979800/schools-hospital-among-providers-of-drinking-water-thats-not-demonstrably-safe
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    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120263449/two-die-in-crash-on-state-highway-one-in-far-north
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    Thursday, 12 March 2020 – 2:27pm | Canterbury
    Information sought following Riccarton homicide
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/information-sought-following-riccarton-homicide
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    Thursday, 12 March 2020 – 7:18am | Waikato
    Name release – body found at Whiritoa Beach
    Police can now confirm the name of the person whose body was found by Whiritoa Beach on March 1.
    He was [Cambodian student] Jaden Chhayrann, aged 17.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-body-found-whiritoa-beach
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    Thursday, 12 March 2020 – 9:35pm | Tasman
    Kayaker death, Ruby Bay
    A man has died after falling from a kayak in Ruby Bay, Tasman District, today.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/kayaker-death-ruby-bay
    [Nationality of the victim, most probably a foreign visitor, has not been revealed.]
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/operation-anniston-police-release-name-deceased-male
    Auckland brothel homicide: Police hunting car after ‘manager’ killed
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120174915/man-found-dead-at-auckland-brothel-believed-to-be-manager
    [Nationality of Mr Gutnik has not been revealed.]
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    Wednesday, 11 March 2020 – 11:54am | Auckland City
    Update on Epsom Homicide Investigation – Operation ANNISTON
    A man was murdered early Tuesdy morning.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/witnesses-sought-after-man-injured-christchurch-cbd

  87. News that leaked!! said

    Saturday, 14 March 2020 – 4:15pm | Auckland City
    Missing person, Auckland

    Police are asking for public assistance to locate 18 year old Eloi Jean Rolland, who was reported missing on Tuesday. The French national left his current address in Birkenhead on the evening of Friday 6 March. His whereabouts is currently unknown and Police are concerned for his wellbeing.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-person-auckland
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    Person killed by train in Henderson, Auckland
    Mar 13, 2020
    A person has died after being hit by a train in Henderson, Auckland at about 9:10pm on Friday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120277650/person-killed-by-train-in-henderson-auckland

  88. News that leaked!! said

    “Firearm incident”
    Sunday, 15 March 2020 – 12:22am | Southern
    Fleeing driver incident, Southern District
    Police are responding to an ongoing incident in the lower South Island.
    A vehicle of interest failed to stop for Police around 6:30pm this evening.
    A pursuit was initiated and the vehicle came to a stop near Cromwell.
    The driver has presented a firearm at Police, before taking a Police vehicle and fleeing the scene along State Highway 8.
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    “Firearm incident”
    Saturday, 14 March 2020 – 4:41pm | Counties Manukau
    Police investigating after two men shot in Papatoetoe
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-investigating-after-two-men-shot-papatoetoe
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    Saturday, 14 March 2020 – 6:14pm | Bay of Plenty
    UPDATE: Water incident, Taupo
    Taupō Police confirm that a person has died in a water incident on the Waikato River.
    Ngati Tuwharetoa Iwi have place a rahui on the river, north of the Control Gates bridge, and signage is being erected to assist the public.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-water-incident-taupo
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    Saturday, 14 March 2020 – 8:19pm | Eastern
    Fatal rafting incident, Mohaka River, Hawke’s Bay
    A person has died after getting into difficulty in the Mohaka River near Kotemaori, Hawke’s Bay today.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-rafting-incident-mohaka-river-hawkes-bay

  89. NANZ said

    North Island drought classified as ‘large-scale’ event, the worst since 2013
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/120204830/north-island-drought-classified-as-largescale-event-the-worst-since-2013?
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    Drought declared in Tasman
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/120250332/government-to-offer-relief-to-droughtaffected-tasman-farmers
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    Northland drought: Concerns over toxic algal bloom delay new water for Kaikohe
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/120148042/northland-drought-concerns-over-toxic-algal-bloom-delays-new-water-for-kaikohe
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    Second person dies following two-car crash in Paengaroa – Mar 15, 2020
    A second person has died following a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 33, near Paengaroa, in the Bay of Plenty at 5.40pm on Wednesday. “Another person critically injured in the crash was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital, but died in hospital on Saturday.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120290374/second-person-dies-following-twocar-crash-in-paengaroa
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    Sunday, 15 March 2020 – 5:24pm | Waitematā
    Man found dead in water, Point Wells
    Emergency services attended the scene of a water incident at Point Wells, near Omaha today, where a man was later confirmed dead.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/water-incident-point-wells
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    Sunday, 15 March 2020 – 8:01am | Southern
    Boating fatality, Clutha River
    One person was killed in a boating incident on the Clutha River near Beaumont at about 8.10pm last night.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/boating-incident-clutha-river
    =============================================================

  90. PoMeWa said

    Person killed in crash south of Auckland MAR 16, 2020
    A man was killed in a crash between a truck and a ute near Waiuku in Karioitahi, at the intersection of Awhitu Rd and Marae o Rehia Rd, at about 7.25pm.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/411893/one-person-dead-in-crash-south-of-auckland
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    Mother, child found dead in house
    Two people found dead at house in Kelston, West Auckland Mar 16, 2020
    Police are investigating the sudden deaths of two people at a house in West Auckland.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120302320/emergency-services-respond-to-incident-in-kelston-west-auckland
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-making-enquiries-kelston-sudden-deaths
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  91. Police & Media said

    Tuesday, 17 March 2020 – 2:39pm | Waitematā
    Kelston sudden deaths: Police issue final update
    Police can also name the two, who were a mother and her newborn baby.
    They were: Emerald Waiari Tai, aged 27, and Tanatui Samuels, aged 3 days.
    Our enquiries to-date indicate there are no suspicious circumstances in relation to the sudden death incident in Kelston on 16 March.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/kelston-sudden-deaths-police-issue-final-update
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    Mother found son murdered by babysitter in Southland town
    Mar 17, 2020
    The mother of a 9-year-old boy murdered by his babysitter in the quiet Southland town of Otautau, found him dead in his bedroom.

    The youth, aged 15 at the time of the offending on October 30 last year, pleaded guilty to the murder in the Invercargill High Court on Monday and is expected to be sentenced on May 7. An interim name suppression order for both the defendant and victim remained in place until sentencing.

    The summary of facts says the youth had been babysitting the victim, which he had done at least 10 times before, when he stabbed him.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120331577/mother-found-son-murdered-by-babysitter-in-southland-town-with-knife-still-in-chest
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-tasman-bay-kayaking-incident
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    Mother, child found dead in house
    Two people found dead at house in Kelston, West Auckland Mar 16, 2020
    Police are investigating the sudden deaths of two people at a house in West Auckland.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120302320/emergency-services-respond-to-incident-in-kelston-west-auckland
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-making-enquiries-kelston-sudden-deaths
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  92. Newswatch NZ said

    NZ police rape even their own colleagues!
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120322269/cop-accused-of-sexual-assault-took-risk-and-helped-himself-to-female-officer-crown-says
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    Wednesday, 18 March 2020 – 7:30am | Eastern
    Fatal crash, Hastings
    A woman has died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital from injuries suffered in a crash in Hastings.
    The woman died yesterday evening, after the two-car crash around 1:20pm on Tuesday at the intersection of Tollemache Road East and Park Road South.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-hastings
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    Wednesday, 18 March 2020 – 2:19pm | Eastern
    Body recovered, Tutaekuri River
    Hawke’s Bay Police, with the assistance of the Police National Dive Squad, have recovered a female’s body from the Tutaekuri River, near Taradale, today.
    The body was found by a member of the public yesterday evening around 6:50pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-recovered-tutaekuri-river
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  93. PoMeWa said

    Strong earthquake strikes north of Canterbury
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12316882
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    Schools, hospital among providers of drinking water that’s not demonstrably safe
    “[About a third of] New Zealanders are regularly drinking water that is not demonstrably safe to drink, an issue that makes tens of thousands of people sick each year and would cost billions of dollars to address, Government documents show.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/119979800/schools-hospital-among-providers-of-drinking-water-thats-not-demonstrably-safe
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    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120252600/a-tragic-end-to-a-trip-of-a-lifetime-in-lake-tekapo
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    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]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120450963/student-in-critical-condition-after-fall-from-thirdfloor-balcony
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    Thursday, 19 March 2020 – 4:19pm | Bay of Plenty
    Water incident, Lake Rotoma
    Emergency services attended the scene of a water incident involving one person at Lake Rotoma today.
    Police were notified of the water incident at 10:51 this morning.
    The person has since been confirmed deceased.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/water-incident-lake-rotoma
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    Friday, 20 March 2020 – 11:18am | Eastern
    Name release – Body recovered, Tutaekuri River
    Police can now release the name of the person found deceased in the Tutaekuri River on Tuesday.
    She was 54-year-old Napier woman Hilary Mackie, also known as Shadz.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-body-recovered-tutaekuri-river
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    Friday, 20 March 2020 – 4:59pm | Counties Manukau
    Police in attendance at fatal crash on Dominion Road, Papakura
    Police are in attendance at an incident where a dirt bike has collided with a pole on Dominion Road, Papakura at around 3.45pm.
    A Police unit was patrolling along the road at the time when the dirt bike has come out of a side road before it has lost control and collided with the pole.
    Sadly the rider has died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-attendance-fatal-crash-dominion-road-papakura
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    Saturday, 21 March 2020 – 1:37pm | Southern
    Fatal fleeing driver crash, Oamaru
    One person has died following a fleeing driver incident in Oamaru this morning.

    Police received a report of a vehicle driving dangerously on Hampden-Palmerston Road, Waimate, around 6:30am.

    Shortly before 7am, a Police unit spotted the vehicle in the Alma area and attempted to stop it.

    The driver fled from Police.

    Officers followed for a short time before abandoning the incident.

    The vehicle was then located crashed at the intersection of Severn Street and Wansbeck Street in Oamaru.

    One of the vehicle’s occupants died at the scene, and a second occupant was transported to hospital by helicopter.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-fleeing-driver-crash-oamaru
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    Saturday, 21 March 2020 – 2:48pm | Eastern
    Appeal for information following fatal crash
    Police investigating a fatal crash on Meeanee Road are appealing for information from the public.
    The crash involving a car and a pedestrian occurred around 10.30pm yesterday.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-information-following-fatal-crash-0
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  94. NANZ said

    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/witnesses-sought-fatal-crash-dominion-road-papakura
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    Tuesday, 24 March 2020 – 1:53pm | National News
    Police locate human remains following search in central North Island
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-locate-human-remains-following-search-central-north-island
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  95. policewatch 3 said

    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! ]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-fatal-crash-oamaru
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    Latest list of the missing since yesterday — reported cases only:
    Wednesday, 25 March 2020 – 1:37pm | Southern
    Missing hunter – Stewart Island
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-hunter-stewart-island

    Wednesday, 25 March 2020 – 1:47pm | Wellington
    Have you seen Jason Cambourn?
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/have-you-seen-jason-cambourn

    Wednesday, 25 March 2020 – 3:18pm | Eastern
    Have you seen Wayne McGillen?
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/have-you-seen-wayne-mcgillen-0

    Tuesday, 24 March 2020 – 4:36pm | Canterbury
    Police seek sightings of missing Japanese tourist
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-sightings-missing-japanese-tourist
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  96. News that leaked!! said

    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/have-you-seen-willem-kerris
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    One killed, two injured in serious crash in the Bay of Plenty Mar 25, 2020

    A crash occurred on State Highway 2 before Sharp Rd, around 8.30 pm.
    One person was killed and two others injured in a crash on State Highway 2, Aongatete, in the Bay of Plenty.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120575807/serious-crash-in-bay-of-plenty-on-state-highway-2
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  97. NZPW said

    Missing man found dead!

    Saturday, 28 March 2020 – 10:46am | Eastern
    Missing man located deceased
    At 3.40pm yesterday, Police were alerted to a crashed vehicle on Lake Road, Tuai, in northern Hawke’s Bay.
    On arrival, Police located a man deceased in the vehicle.
    While formal identification is yet to take place, Police believe the deceased to be Wayne McGillen, aged 53. Mr McGillen had been reported missing earlier this week.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-man-located-deceased

  98. NANZ said

    [Effortless policing: If you haven’t a clue how the victims met their end, follow the Occam’s razor guidelines!! Jim]
    Monday, 30 March 2020 – 8:21am | Canterbury
    Death of female not suspicious
    The death of a female whose body was discovered in a creek near Sissons Drive in Northcote, Christchurch yesterday afternoon is not considered suspicious.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/death-female-not-suspicious
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    [It’s high time NZ police defined their understanding of “sudden death”. Jim]
    Monday, 30 March 2020 – 10:03am | Wellington
    Sudden death, O’Reily Avenue, Wellington
    Police can confirm a man died as a result of an incident on O’Reily Avenue, Wellington, yesterday afternoon.
    Emergency services were notified at 12.15pm that a person had been crushed between a truck and a wall on O’Reily Avenue.
    Sadly the man died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sudden-death-oreily-avenue-wellington
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    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.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-appeal-witnesses
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  99. NANZ said

    Woman fell to her death while running with dog in Diamond Harbour
    Sam Sherwood and Jonathan Guildford11:30, Mar 31 2020
    A woman has died after falling down a bank while running her dog near Christchurch.
    A police spokesman said the woman’s body was found in Diamond Harbour on Banks Peninsula at 7.26pm on Monday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120693954/womans-body-found-in-diamond-harbour-banks-peninsula
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    Don’t be fucking idiots- don’t send your kids to study in New Zealand!
    -=======================================================
    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120511116/sister-of-fit-smiley-french-teen-missing-in-auckland-desperate-for-answers
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  100. NANZ said

    Remains of a missing Chinese male found

    Tuesday, 31 March 2020 – 4:17pm | National News
    Update – Investigation into human remains found after search
    Police are carrying out a number of enquiries as the investigation continues into human remains located in the central North Island last week.
    The buried remains were located by Police officers following a search at Rangipo Intake Road, off Desert Road. (pictured)
    A post-mortem has been completed and the death is being treated as suspicious.
    As a result of enquiries to date, Police believe the deceased is a Chinese man, aged in his early 30’s, whose whereabouts have been unaccounted for since 2017.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-investigation-human-remains-found-after-search
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    NZ’s Death Roads Remain Deadly Despite “Alert Level 4” Restrictions

    Tuesday, 31 March 2020 – 3:33pm | Canterbury
    UPDATE: Serious crash Lineside Road (SH71)
    The motorcyclist involved in the crash on SH 71/Lineside Road earlier today has died.
    The crash, which also involved an SUV, happened around 1pm today.
    The Lineside Road overpass remains closed while emergency services work at the scene.
    A Rangiora family has now lost one of their own, and Inspector Peter Cooper says just because our routines may have changed during these Alert Level 4 restrictions, doesn’t mean our safe driving skills should.
    “Even though our roads have fewer vehicles on them, the risk of a crash remains the same,” he says.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-lineside-road-sh71
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  101. Mediawatch said

    [It’s easier for everyone all around, when police use their frigging crystal balls which answer 99 out each 100 requests as “Death Not Suspicious!!!” Moreover, by scratching their crystals, police can tell whether the death is “unexplained.” CB]

    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.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120665516/body-found-in-christchurch-creek-not-suspicious-police-say
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  102. News that leaked!! said

    Cyclist killed after crash in North Canterbury 15:45, Apr 02, 2020
    One cyclist was killed and another received unspecified injuries after they were hit by a van in North Canterbury.
    “Emergency services were called to the crash on Oxford Rd, Fernside, near McIntoshs Rd, about 12.40pm on Thursday.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120764624/cyclist-killed-after-crash-in-north-canterbury

    [According to a classified police report the cyclists were trying to avoid a massive crack on the road that was caused by the earthquake and that had not been repaired since!
    The crack is still visible in photo below, despite an attempt by Stuff Editor to blur it. Assuming the photographer hasn’t Parkinson’s! DS]

  103. policewatch 3 said

    Murdered Chinese named as Bao Chang Wang

    Friday, 3 April 2020 – 4:18pm | Waitematā
    Police appeal to the public in human remains homicide investigation
    Attribute to Detective Inspector John Sutton, Waitemata Police:
    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-appeal-public-human-remains-homicide-investigation

  104. Police & Media said

    Boris Johnson critically ill, rushed to hospital

    Britain’s most dishonest current “politician” Boris Johnson was rushed to hospital ten days after failing to shake off coronavirus fever
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11334374/boris-johnson-taken-to-london-hospital-coronavirus-precaution-ongoing-fever/
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    Man found dead in Wellington lodge after suffering flu-like [COVID-19 ??] symptoms
    Police are investigating the death of a man who had flu-like symptoms at a Wellington lodge last night.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120836407/coronavirus-man-found-dead-in-wellington-motel-after-suffering-flulike-symptoms
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    Auckland teen fighting for life in hospital after [mystery] incident on rural property
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120833064/auckland-teen-fighting-for-life-in-hospital-after-incident-on-rural-property
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    One dead after car crashes into tree in Waipu, Northland
    One person was killed after a car crashed into a tree on Brooks Rd in Waipu, Northland.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120837859/one-dead-after-car-crashes-into-tree-in-waipu-northland
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    Police force vehicle to crash, again!
    Saturday, 4 April 2020 – 4:30pm | Canterbury
    One in custody following crash, Christchurch
    One person is in custody and facing driving charges following a single-car crash on Greers Road in Christchurch
    The car was observed by officers driving dangerously, before hitting a power pole and a residential fence.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/one-custody-following-crash-christchurch
    Two people were seriously injured.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120821834/car-catches-fire-after-crashing-into-fence-in-christchurch
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  105. Mediasearch said

    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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120825340/family-in-shock-after-dad-cycling-with-daughter-hit-and-killed-by-driver

  106. News 24/7 said

    Victoria University does it again!

    [Chinese] Student hospitalised after Vic Uni hall staff could not be reached for 10 hours
    Staff at Victoria University’s Te Puni Village have apologised for being uncontactable for 10 hours after a student was hospitalised with severe flu symptoms.
    Fellow residents found the [Chinese] student collapsed on the ground, unable to talk.
    The residents who attended to the student made ten phone calls to the hall’s duty phone, an emergency number set up to contact hall staff after hours, but could not get through.
    A Victoria University spokesperson told Stuff there was a technical fault with the phone, and hall management had apologised to the student.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/wellington-top-stories/120887232/student-hospitalised-after-vic-uni-hall-staff-could-not-reached-for-10-hours

  107. Newswatch NZ said

    Auckland woman faces extradition over Australian murder charge
    Apr 09, 2020
    An Auckland woman is facing extradition after being charged with the murder of an Australian man who has been missing for four years.
    The 47-year-old, who can’t be named, is accused of murdering 71-year-old Robert Dickie in the New South Wales rural town of Elong Elong, in 2016.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120913679/auckland-woman-faces-extradition-over-australian-murder-charge

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    Police search ocean around Wellington for missing man Jason Cambourn
    Apr 08, 2020
    The family of missing Wellington man Jason Cambourn remain hopeful as the police investigation into his disappearance starts focusing on looking for a body.
    https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/z/z/o/8/o/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.1420×800.1zzg5n.png/
    Vanessa Sercombe, Cambourn’s sister, said there had been no update on the case. The 49-year-old was being searched for by Wellington police. He was last seen leaving Porirua on March 23 – more than two weeks ago – headed into Wellington city.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120906635/police-search-ocean-around-wellington-for-missing-man-jason-cambourn

  108. Newswatch NZ said

    Coronavirus [and NZ’s officially-doctored road toll]: One dead but road toll down more than 16-and-counting
    Apr 08, 2020
    When telling the truth isn’t a cultural priority, of course, “2020’s road toll slightly better than 2020”

    Coronavirus has shown its silver-lining: One Kiwi has died from the virus but our stay-at-home rules have saved roughly 16 lives on New Zealand’s now all-but-abandoned roads.

    NZTA data from Friday shows that traffic counts are now about one-fifth of what they would normally be across our main centres while Ministry of Transport figures show that 88 people have died in New Zealand roads so far in 2020.

    By the same time in 2019, 112 had died. The average deaths by now, from the last four years combined, was around 104 – more than 16 higher than we now are.

    Prior to coronavirus reaching New Zealand, 2020’s road toll was looking slightly better than 2020 but not as good as some previous years.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/120890068/coronavirus-one-dead-but-road-toll-down-more-than-16andcounting

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    Tuesday, 7 April 2020 – 12:16pm
    Police celebrate recovery of diver’s body after
    On 15 March the diver failed to surface from a dive to the wreck of the Niagara – lying 121 metres deep some 40km off Whangarei after being sunk by a German mine in June 1949. His dive buddy allegedly made it to 65 metres in an attempt to save him, but was unsuccessful.
    On 25 March another attempt was made using an ROV, which located the diver at 121 metres and retrieved his body.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/ten-one-magazine/collaboration-brings-diver-home

  109. Police & Media said

    Don’t you just love it?
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Coronavirus: Air New Zealand flies empty plane to Rarotonga, extends timeframe for reduced Covid-19 network – Apr 11, 2020
    “An Air New Zealand flight bound for Rarotonga has taken off with no passengers on board, highlighting the challenges airlines face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
    “Air New Zealand’s international network has decreased by 95 per cent from pre-Covid-19 levels and it now flies to just 10 overseas destinations, one of which is Rarotonga.
    “Before Covid-19 Air New Zealand was flying multiple services a week to the Pacific Island nation.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/120968053/coronavirus-air-new-zealand-flies-empty-plane-to-rarotonga-extends-timeframe-for-reduced-covid19-network
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Three more people including cop seriously injured in routine police chase-and-ram
    Saturday, 11 April 2020 – 7:42am | Counties Manukau
    Fleeing driver incident, Counties Manukau
    Police BS statement doesn’t make any sense, as usual.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fleeing-driver-incident-counties-manukau-0

  110. Mediasearch said

    What kind of brain dead zombie goes on a cruise ship, especially now?

    “Uruguay has evacuated 112 Australians and New Zealanders from a coronavirus- plagued cruise ship anchored off its coast for more than a fortnight.”
    “The ship’s operator confirmed this week 128 of 217 people on board, nearly 60 per cent, had tested positive for the coronavirus but all were asymptomatic.”
    “The evacuated passengers, comprising 96 Australians and 16 New Zealanders, will be repatriated using a “humanitarian corridor” with strict biosecurity measures.”
    “More than 280,000 Australians have returned home in recent weeks, with about 6,200 of them disembarking from 45 cruise ships around the world.”
    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/greg-mortimer-uruguay-evacuates-australians-and-new-zealanders-on-coronavirus-infected-ship
    +++++++++++++++
    New Zealanders on cruise ship in Uruguay to be evacuated
    “A group of 16 New Zealanders stranded on a cruise ship in Uruguay will be boarding an evacuation flight to Australia later today.”
    More than half of the 217 passengers on board the Greg Mortimer have tested positive for Covid-19.
    “The cruise company, Aurora Expeditions, has been working with authorities in Uruguay to get people off the ship.”
    “In late March there were 372 New Zealanders still on board 30 cruise ships throughout the world…”
    +++++++++++++++
    New Zealanders on Covid-19 stricken cruise ship to return home
    5 April 2020
    “Fifteen New Zealanders onboard a cruise ship docked in Florida, United States are returning home.”
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/413482/new-zealanders-on-covid-19-stricken-cruise-ship-to-return-home
    +++++++++++++++

  111. PoMeWatch said

    Police force motorcyclist to crash, victim critical
    Sunday, 12 April 2020 – 3:50pm | Auckland City
    Police investigating Mt Albert Rd crash
    The crash took place shortly before midday on Mt Albert Road, near Dominion Road, in Auckland.
    The crash involved a motorcyclist and a vehicle and one person was transported to hospital in a critical condition.
    Police are aware of a media report which claims the motorcyclist was being pursued by Police before the crash.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-investigating-mt-albert-rd-crash
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    Death on the high seas; the mysterious death of a humble fishing observer
    Nearly a dozen Pacific fisheries observers have died while on board foreign flagged fishing boats in recent years. Eritara Aati Kaierua is the latest.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/120864997/mysterious-death-of-a-fishing-observer-sparks-police-investigation

  112. News that leaked!! News 24 said

    Wednesday, 15 April 2020 – 1:42pm | Wellington
    Tidal flooding, Wellington
    Reports of high swells began coming in about 9:50am, particularly in the Owhiro Bay and Island Bay areas.
    There are some power outages in the area as a result of infrastructure being affected.
    The next high tide will be around 11:30pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/tidal-flooding-wellington
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    Wednesday, 15 April 2020 – 9:21pm | Southern
    Man [reported to be a firefighter] killed by a stag at rural address in Southland.
    Poor stag put down.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-rural-address-southland
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    Thursday, 16 April 2020 – 11:58am | Waikato
    Homicide investigation launched following discovery of body
    Hamilton Police have launched a homicide investigation after the discovery of a body at a rural property in Horsham Downs on Monday, 13 April.
    The deceased man was located by a local farmer who informed Police.
    He has been identified as Sao Young, 40, of Hamilton. [The victim is believed to be an Asian male, however, police have not revealed his nationality. DM]
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  113. Newswatch NZ said

    MURDER MYSTERY – POLICE DENIAL
    Woman’s death ‘unexplained’ after body found in reserve north of Auckland
    A woman has been found dead in a reserve near the Weiti River, north of Auckland.
    Police were making enquiries after the woman was found at about 2am near Silverdale.
    There was one report from a member of the public of the sound of shots fired in Silverdale shortly before 8am on Saturday.
    Nothing suspicious was located and no evidence was found to suggest shots were actually fired, police said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121103366/woman-found-dead-in-reserve-north-of-auckland
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    Body found on Dunedin beach
    A person was found dead at Lawyers Head, near St Kilda beach in Dunedin,
    a police spokeswoman said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/canterbury-top-stories/121102140/body-found-on-dunedin-beach
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    Man found dead at South Auckland property
    A man was found dead at an address in Opaheke, Papakura, South Auckland on Friday afternoon.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121103002/man-found-dead-at-south-auckland-property

  114. PoMeWatch said

    [Shoot-to-Kill Police Policy: Another Man Murdered by Police]
    Monday, 20 April 2020 – 7:32am | Counties Manukau
    Fatal shooting incident – Papatoetoe
    “Please attribute to Counties Manukau District Commander Superintendent Jill Rogers:
    At just after 1am this morning, Police were called to Central Avenue in Papatoetoe after we received multiple reports of a man with a machete.”
    [The man was shot and killed by police shooters, as per police policy.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-shooting-incident-papatoetoe
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    One dead after alleged drink-driver crashes into parked car in Northland – Apr 20, 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121125144/one-dead-after-alleged-drinkdriver-crashes-into-parked-car-in-northland
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    Police investigate unexplained death at Banks Peninsula property – Apr 20, 2020
    A man’s body has been found at a property on Christchurch Akaroa Rd, near the Little River township, on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula at about 2pm on Saturday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121123009/police-investigate-unexplained-death-at-banks-peninsula-property

  115. PoliceWatch2 said

    [Indian male murdered by police]
    Tuesday, 21 April 2020 – 4:15pm | Counties Manukau
    Police release name of man involved in Papatotetoe 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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-release-name-man-involved-papatotetoe-incident
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    Tuesday, 21 April 2020 – 10:37am | Counties Manukau
    Correction – search for missing teen in Otahuhu
    A previous media release on the search for missing 17-year-old Stephen Singh-Heatley said his last known movements were when he was leaving an address on Walter Street, Otahuhu.

    It should be Water Street, Otahuhu.

    Counties Manukau Police is appealing to the public for sightings of 17-year-old Stephen Singh-Heatley, who has been missing since early yesterday morning.

    Stephen’s last known movements were leaving an address on Water Street, Otahuhu, on foot at around 1am on Monday 20th April. He was walking his dog Ziggy at the time.

    His whereabouts since that time remain unknown and area enquiries by Police yesterday involving search and rescue staff have failed to locate him. Further enquiries are being made by Police this morning in the Otahuhu area.

    Stephen is described as Indian ethnicity and slim-build. His dog Ziggy is a tan-coloured Staffordshire-cross breed, with a white chest and paws.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-searching-missing-teen-last-seen-otahuhu

  116. Policewatch said

    Tuesday, 21 April 2020 – 6:20pm | Southern
    Body found in Clutha River, Otanomomo
    At approximately 2.30pm today a body was discovered in the Clutha River, Otanomomo, by a member of the public.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-located-clutha-river-otanomomo

  117. News 24/7 said

    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-deceased-man-found-bottle-lake
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    Friday, 24 April 2020 – 11:17am | Wellington
    One dead following light plane crash
    A man has died following a light plane crash at Kourarau Hill, Carterton, this morning.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/one-dead-following-light-plane-crash-1

  118. PoliceWatch2 said

    Tuesday, 28 April 2020 – 5:34pm | Southern
    Name release – deceased man found at Moa Creek
    The motorcyclist found deceased at Moa Creek, Southern District, last Thursday morning was 49-year-old Simon John Dunnett, police said. [Victim’s nationality not specified.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-deceased-man-found-moa-creek

  119. Police & Media said

    Human remains homicide investigation: second property searched
    https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/styles/news_main/public/news/%272020-04%27/ricky_wang_photo.jpg?
    Police investigating the murder of a person found buried in a shallow grave near Tongariro last month have subsequently carried out a scene examination of a second property in Auckland.
    It follows a previous search of a Massey address on McWhirters Farm Lane at the beginning of April.
    Police are now issuing a photo of Bao Chang Wang, known as Ricky Wang, whose movements are unknown since 2017.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/human-remains-homicide-investigation-second-property-searched

  120. policewatch 3 said

    Friday, 1 May 2020 – 8:54am | Auckland City
    Homicide investigation underway in Mt Roskill
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-underway-mt-roskill
    ……………………………………………………………

    Friday, 1 May 2020 – 7:01am | Central
    Appeal for information following kidnapping, Palmerston North
    Around 7am a woman was forced into a vehicle in the Fitzherbert Avenue area of Palmerston North…She was physically assaulted by the offender as he drove to Marton.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-information-following-kidnapping-palmerston-north

  121. policewatch 3 said

    Saturday, 2 May 2020 – 7:44am | Wellington
    Sudden death, Maupuia
    Around 2pm yesterday (1 May) Police were called to a report of a body found in bush off Akaroa Drive, Maupuia.

    The body has been identified as that of 49-year-old Jason Cambourn, who was reported missing from Porirua on 23 March. [Victim’s nationality unspecified.]

    Police extend their sincere sympathies to Jason’s family, who have endured many weeks of distress since he was reported missing.

    Jason’s death is not thought to be suspicious and has been referred to the Coroner.
    [The local police dog barked only once after sniffing the body, indicating the death was probably not suspicious!]

  122. Policewatch said

    Saturday, 2 May 2020 – 7:28pm | Waikato
    Fatal crash, Mangatarata
    One person has died following a crash at Mangatarata today.
    The single vehicle crash occurred around 4:15pm on SH 27 between Torehape Road East and Mahuta Road South.
    Two other occupants of the vehicle have been seriously injured.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-mangatarata

  123. Police & Media said

    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-palmerston-north-crash
    [Police have not revealed the victim’s nationality. However, it’s believed the victim may have been a US citizen.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-palmerston-north-crash
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    Sunday, 3 May 2020 – 7:51am | Waitematā
    Fatal house fire, Whangateau
    One person has died following a house fire at a residential address on Birdsall Road, Whangateau last night.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-house-fire-whangateau

  124. PoMeWa said

    Man dies after car crashes into power pole in Normanby (May 04, 2020)
    A man has died after a car hit a pole in Normanby on Monday morning, bringing power lines down over the vehicle.
    It’s the second fatal crash in Taranaki within the last three days…
    It is the second fatality on Taranaki roads within three days after a person who was involved in a two-car crash on Connett Rd, Bell Block, on Friday night died.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/taranaki-top-stories/121393396/man-dies-after-car-crashes-into-power-pole-in-normanby
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    Monday, 4 May 2020 – 1:58pm | Auckland City
    Mt Roskill homicide: Name release
    Police are now in a position to release the name of the woman who was killed at an address in Mt Roskill on Friday.
    She was Tania Maree Hadley, aged 47, of Auckland.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/mt-roskill-homicide-name-release
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    Sunday, 3 May 2020 – 5:55pm | Waitematā
    Body identified as missing person, Henderson
    Police have identified the man whose body was found in bush near Epping Road in Henderson on Friday 1 May, as that of 59-year-old Calvin Wicksteed.
    Calvin had recently been reported missing by his family, and our thoughts are with them at this sad time.
    His death is not being considered suspicious [Naturally!] and will be referred to the Coroner.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-identified-missing-person-henderson

  125. PW5 said

    Tongan woman killed in Waikato crash
    Wednesday, 6 May 2020 – 12:07pm | Waikato
    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-sh27

  126. Police & Media said

    Thursday, 7 May 2020 – 7:45am | Central
    Name release: Fatal collision, Normanby, South Taranaki
    Colin Charles Huxtable, 48, was killed as a result of a vehicle collision on Mawhitiwhiti Road, Normanby on Monday 4 May. He lived in Okaiawa, South Taranaki.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-collision-bell-block-new-plymouth
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    Wednesday, 6 May 2020 – 3:44pm | Central
    Name release: Fatal collision, Bell Block, New Plymouth
    Craig Wilton Stills, 54, died on Saturday 2 May as result of a vehicle collision on Corbett Road, Bell Block a day earlier on Friday 1 May. He lived in New Plymouth.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-collision-bell-block-new-plymouth

  127. Mediasearch said

    Man killed in crash in Kaikohe, Northland – May 07, 2020
    The crash occurred about 12.50am on Thursday. The man’s vehicle left the road and crashed into a bank.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121441872/man-dies-after-crash-in-kaikohe-northland

  128. policewatch 3 said

    Saturday, 9 May 2020 – 9:45am | Eastern
    Name release, fatal crash SH51, Napier
    David Allan Trousdell was the man who was killed in a crash on State Highway 51, Napier on Thursday 7 May, police said.
    Trousdell, 37, lived in Napier.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-sh51-napier

  129. Police & Media said

    Driver killed after car hits horse
    May 10 2020
    One person is dead after a driver hit a horse in the Bay of Plenty on Saturday night.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/bay-of-plenty/300008966/one-person-dead-after-car-hits-horse
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-sh27

    A 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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/waikato-top-stories/121422828/woman-who-died-in-hauraki-plains-crash-named

  130. Police & Media said

    Monday, 11 May 2020 – 11:45am | Bay of Plenty
    Murder charge, Tokoroa homicide investigation
    A 28-year-old woman has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a man in Tokoroa yesterday.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/murder-charge-tokoroa-homicide-investigation
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    Sunday, 10 May 2020 – 4:09pm | Bay of Plenty
    Sudden death, Tokoroa
    Police can confirm one person has died at a residential address in Tokoroa today.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sudden-death-tokoroa

  131. Police & Media said

    Monday, 11 May 2020 – 3:14pm | Bay of Plenty
    Name release and appeal for information – Te Teko Road crash
    Police can now name the woman who died after her car crashed into a horse on Te Teko Road, near Edgecumbe, on 9 May.
    She was 59-year-old Elizabeth Edwards of Edgecumbe.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-and-appeal-information-te-teko-road-crash
    A woman who died after her car struck a horse was a nurse at a rest home.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/121473255/nurse-dies-after-car-hits-horse-in-bay-of-plenty

  132. Police & Media said

    Tuesday, 12 May 2020 – 6:17pm | Wellington
    Update: Body in water at Evans Bay, Wellington
    Police were notified of the man’s body in the water near the Evans Bay marina around 12:40pm.
    He is not yet identified, and while inquiries are ongoing into his identity Police would like to hear from anyone who may be able to help.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-body-water-evans-bay-wellington
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    Monday, 11 May 2020 – 3:14pm | Bay of Plenty
    Name release and appeal for information – Te Teko Road crash
    Police can now name the woman who died after her car crashed into a horse on Te Teko Road, near Edgecumbe, on 9 May.
    She was 59-year-old Elizabeth Edwards of Edgecumbe.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-and-appeal-information-te-teko-road-crash
    A woman who died after her car struck a horse was a nurse at a rest home.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/121473255/nurse-dies-after-car-hits-horse-in-bay-of-plenty
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  133. News 24/7 said

    Thursday, 14 May 2020 – 8:24am | Waitematā
    Homicide investigation underway in Henderson
    Police have launched a homicide investigation after a woman was found deceased at an address in Henderson early this morning.
    Emergency services were called to the Great North Road address at around 1.30am where the woman was located.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-underway-henderson-0
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    South Auckland Mad Butcher owner dies suddenly after business goes into liquidation
    Donna-Lee Biddle19:00, May 12 2020
    A young butcher has died suddenly, less than a week after his shop went into liquidation.
    Roy Green, 38, and his wife Amanda had owned Pukekohe Mad Butcher, in south Auckland, for five years.
    The shop had been turning over $92,000 per week prior to the lockdown but was making no money in level 4, TVNZ reported.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/121491315/south-auckland-mad-butcher-owner-dies-suddenly-after-business-goes-into-liquidation

  134. Mediasearch said

    One person dead after single car crash near Hastings
    May 14 2020
    A person has died after crashing into a tree on a road near Hastings. The single car crash happened on Waiohiki Road on Thursday about 9am, the first day of alert level 2.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300012157/one-person-dead-after-single-car-crash-near-hastings

    It is the second fatal car crash to happen in Hawke’s Bay in just over a week.
    Last Thursday David Trousdell died after his vehicle struck a truck on State Highway 51 last Thursday in Napier.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121462344/man-who-died-in-fatal-napier-crash-named

  135. PoMeWa said

    Saturday, 16 May 2020 – 11:28am | Southern
    Homicide enquiry launched following Te Anau death
    A homicide investigation is underway after the body of a woman was discovered at a Cleddau Street address in Te Anau last night.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-enquiry-launched-following-te-anau-death
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    Person critical after crash near Taupō [Has reportedly died!]
    May 07 2020
    A person has been critically injured after a crash near Taupō at about 9.30pm on Wednesday on State Highway 5, Wairakei, a police spokeswoman said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/121433025/person-critical-after-crash-near-taup

  136. Police & Media said

    [EDITED by JW]
    Saturday, 16 May 2020 – 4:12pm | Wellington
    Update: Police identify body found in Evans Bay
    Wellington Police can now confirm the identity of the man whose body was found in the water at Evans Bay on Tuesday [May 12, 2020.]

    He was 45-year-old Joseph Nansen…

    Police believe the last known sighting of Mr Nansen is the image of a man on a CCTV camera in the area of the Evans Bay yacht club around 11pm on Saturday 2 May.
    The footage shows the figure of a man matching Mr Nansen’s description, and that he was alone at the time.
    The man was seen close to the location of where Mr Nansen’s body was located.
    The man was carrying a dark or black backpack, and Police have yet to recover this.
    Recovery of this backpack is significant to the investigation…
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-police-identify-body-found-evans-bay
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    Sunday, 17 May 2020 – 2:37pm | Central
    Update: Otaki death
    The investigation into the death of a man in Otaki yesterday evening is now being treated as a homicide.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-otaki-death
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    Sunday, 17 May 2020 – 9:40am | Eastern
    Name release: Fatal crash, Waiohiki Road, Hawke’s Bay
    The man who was killed in a crash on Waiohiki Road, near Taradale, on 14 May was Douglas John McBeath.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-waiohiki-road-hawke%E2%80%99s-bay
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    Police suspect murder but Trevor Wayne Henderson’s body is still missing
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121194961/police-suspect-murder-but-trevor-wayne-hendersons-body-is-still-missing
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    Friday, 15 May 2020 – 5:30pm | Waitematā
    Name release – Henderson homicide
    Police are now in a position to release the name of the woman who was found deceased at a Henderson address yesterday morning.
    She was Angela Joy Smith, aged 49 of Auckland.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-%E2%80%93-henderson-homicide
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    Man found dead at South Auckland property
    Apr 18 2020
    The body of the man, 37, was discovered at Arthur Pl, Opaheke, on Friday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121103002/man-found-dead-at-south-auckland-property
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  137. PoliceWatch2 said

    Monday, 18 May 2020 – 12:03pm | Southern
    Name release: Te Anau homicide
    The murdered woman whose body was found at a Te Anau address on Friday 15 May was Shirley Alaina Reedy, 52, of Balclutha.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-te-anau-homicide

  138. PoMeWatch said

    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-te-pohue-0

    A third person injured in the crash is still critical in Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300015308/people-killed-in-te-pohue-crash-named

  139. Mediasearch said

    One dead after crash near Christchurch’s Godley Head
    May 19 2020
    A man has died after his car rolled down a bank off the stretch of Summit Rd that leads to Godley Head.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121557363/one-dead-after-crash-near-christchurchs-godley-head

  140. PoliceWatch2 said

    POLICE MURDER DRIVER – SECOND KNOWN MURDER SO FAR THIS MONTH
    Tuesday, 19 May 2020 – 7:19pm | Central
    Fatal Police shooting – Brixton
    Police have shot and killed a man near Brixton this afternoon.
    “About 3.40pm, Police received a call regarding a man in his 50s in distress who had left a Brixton property in a vehicle and was believed to be in possession of a firearm.”
    “Police located the stationary vehicle on Mamaku Road, off SH3, about 4.10pm.”
    Moments later police shot the man and killed him.
    [The victim was most probably unarmed, despite police’s false report. JW]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-police-shooting-brixton
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    Woman who was killed in Hauraki Plains crash named
    A woman who died in a crash that left another man seriously injured in the Hauraki Plains has been named.
    She was 36-year-old Tokoroa woman Monika Mareta Kulimoeanga.
    A 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.
    Shortly before the crash police had spotted the car and turned to stop it due to the manner of driving. [The last statement is police code for “the feeling vehicle was chased by police and forced to a deadly crash, as per policy. RW]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/waikato-top-stories/121422828/woman-who-died-in-hauraki-plains-crash-named
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    Wednesday, 20 May 2020 – 1:05pm | Southern
    Update – Crash, Kawarau River
    The Police National Dive Squad has been deployed to help assist in the search for the occupants of the vehicle that crashed off State Highway 6 near Victoria Flats Bridge, near Queenstown.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-crash-kawarau-river
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    Wednesday, 20 May 2020 – 8:48am | Tasman
    Update – Search for missing Tasman trampers
    The search continues this morning for the two missing trampers, Jessica O’Connor and Dion Reynolds, both 23, who failed to return from the Kahurangi National Park.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-search-missing-tasman-trampers
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    Tuesday, 19 May 2020 – 3:00pm | Waitematā
    Incident – Karekare beach
    Police can confirm that a person has died following an incident at Karekare beach in West Auckland earlier this afternoon.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/incident-karekare-beach
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    Tuesday, 19 May 2020 – 4:26pm | Wellington
    Update: Investigation into death of Joseph Nansen
    Wellington Police continue to investigate the death of Joseph Nansen, but are not treating his death as suspicious at this time.
    We have now recovered clothing and personal items which we believe belonged to Mr Nansen.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-investigation-death-joseph-nansen
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    Tuesday, 19 May 2020 – 3:13pm | Southern
    Update: Search for Dale Watene
    Mr Watene, 40, was last seen on the evening of Thursday 16 April. As the weeks pass grave concerns for his well-being continue to grow for both his family and Police.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-search-dale-watene-0
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  141. Mediasearch said

    One dead in crash between car and motorcycle in Northland
    Caroline Williams14:42, May 15 2020
    Police were called to the crash between a car and a motorcycle on Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Rd about 12.30pm, a spokesman said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300001469/one-dead-in-crash-between-car-and-motorcycle-in-northland

  142. PoliceWatch said

    Wednesday, 20 May 2020 – 6:58pm | Southern
    Update – Crash, Kawarau River
    Police can now confirm a body has been recovered following the crash on State Highway 6 near Victoria Flats Bridge yesterday.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-crash-kawarau-river
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    Wednesday, 20 May 2020 – 9:00pm | Bay of Plenty
    Homicide investigation launched, Rotorua
    A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead at a residential address in Rotorua this afternoon.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-launched-rotorua
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    Wednesday, 20 May 2020 – 8:34pm | Central
    Name release – man murdered by Police near Brixton
    The man who was murdered by police yesterday on Mamaku Road, near Brixton has been named as
    Allan Neville Rowe, 54, of Brixton.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-police-shooting-near-brixton

  143. Police & Media Watch said

    Seven people killed [several critically injured] in six months on the Napier Taupō Road — May 21 2020
    Seven people have been killed on the Napier Taupō road in the last six months, the latest victims a young couple from Hastings. [Four of the road kills have occurred over the past two weeks.]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121569292/hawkes-bays-twisted-road-seven-people-dead-in-six-months-on-the-napier-taup-road

    At Least 11 people have been killed in the area since December:

    December 6, 2019.: Nathaniel Olson, 40, and Mere Paranihi, 29, were killed after a motorbike collided with a truck, also in Te Pohue.

    December 23, 2019: Later that month, another two people,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: In March this year, 21-year-old Aniwaniwa Kenrick died in a two-vehicle crash on the road in Te Haroto.

    May 1, 2020: Toni Buckthought​, 32, has been named as the woman who was killed in a crash between a car and truck in Hawke’s Bay.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hawkes-bay/120866424/police-name-woman-who-died-in-crash-off-state-highway-5-in-hawkes-bay

    May 14, 2020: Douglas John McBeath was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Waiohiki Rd near Taradale, Napier.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hawkes-bay/121537523/man-killed-in-hawkes-bay-crash-on-waiohiki-rd-named
    It is the second fatal car crash to happen in Hawke’s Bay in just over a week. Last Thursday David Trousdell died after his vehicle struck a truck on State Highway 51 last Thursday (May 7) in Napier.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300012157/one-person-dead-after-single-car-crash-near-hastings

    May 16, 2020: Two people were killed after a crash Napier-Taupō road this afternoon.
    A third person has been critically injured. The two killed were Maja Eve Sanders, 20, Joshua Tom Van Hooijdonk, 19, both from Hastings. The crash occurred at Te Pohue.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hawkes-bay/300014085/two-dead-after-crash-on-state-highway-5
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    Thursday, 21 May 2020 – 11:05am | Southern
    Update: Search for Dale Watene
    Southland Police have located a body in the Longwood Forestry block.
    The body is believed to be missing man Dale Watene.
    Mr Watene, 40, went missing on Thursday 16 April from Otautau and has not been seen since.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-search-dale-watene-1
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  144. Police & Media One 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.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12333661
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    Thursday, 21 May 2020 – 12:27pm | Wellington
    Police appeal for information into Wellington “sleeping women” sexual assaults
    On 30 November 2019, two women attended a party on Tasman Street, Mount Cook.
    The two women went to sleep in one of the bedrooms at about 4am on 1 December, one of the women was woken up by an unknown male sexually assaulting her. More…
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-ten-7-programme-appeals-information-wellington-sexual-assaults

  145. Police & Media said

    Friday, 22 May 2020 – 1:08pm | Bay of Plenty
    Name release: Fatal crash in Judea, Tauranga
    Police can now release the name of the man who died in a two-vehicle crash in Judea, Tauranga on Monday 18 May.
    He was 49-year-old Corey William King of Tauranga.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-judea-tauranga
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    Friday, 22 May 2020 – 1:37pm | Counties Manukau
    Police charge man with murder following baby’s death
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-charge-man-murder-following-babys-death
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    Friday, 22 May 2020 – 11:49am | Wellington
    Wairarapa Police appeal to driver
    Statement to be attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Bysouth:
    A 42-year-old local man is in a critical condition in Wellington Hospital after he appears to have been struck by a vehicle near Carterton early this morning. [The victim has since died, according to a knowldgeable source.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/wairarapa-police-appeal-driver
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    Thursday, 21 May 2020 – 10:26pm | Southern
    Name release – Crash, Kawarau River
    Police can now confirm the identity of the person found in a partially-submerged vehicle in the Kawarau River yesterday afternoon, following a crash that was discovered on Tuesday evening.
    He was 59-year-old John Robert Howard, of Queenstown.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-crash-kawarau-river
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/murder-charges-laid-relation-hastings-death-april-2019
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  146. P&M Watch said

    Sunday, 24 May 2020 – 1:22pm | Tasman
    Dead Body Recovery operation, Cape Farewell
    An operation is underway to recover a body at Cape Farewell today.
    Police received a call yesterday afternoon reporting personal items had been found on a clifftop track.
    A drone was deployed to canvass the area, and located the body of a man some way down the cliff.
    The man’s death is not connected to the search for missing trampers Dion Reynolds and Jessica O’Connor.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/recovery-operation-cape-farewell
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    Double fatal crash on Friday May 23 2020
    Two people were killed and a third person was rushed to hospital with serious injuries near Palmerston North.
    The fatal two-car crash occurred on Napier Rd at about 10.15pm on Friday night [May 22, 2020]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121605414/driver-at-fatal-crash-scene-they-all-werent-wearing-seat-belts
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    Five more people killed in four fatal crashes in 48 hours
    Feb 24 2020
    “The first fatal crash happened on Saturday about 10.30am and claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman after two cars collided on Morrinsville-Tahuna Rd, north of Morrinsville.” [Four others were injured, one seriously.]
    A double fatal had occurred on Cambridge Rd. minutes later.
    A man and a woman were killed, while an 8-month-old baby was taken to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.
    “Around the same time as the Cambridge crash another fatal crash occurred on State Highway 25 near Pipiroa.”
    A 43-year-old man was killed in the crash. “He had been in the country for a wedding and was a Kiwi expat who had lived in Australia for 10 years.”
    “The last fatal crash in Waikato happened on Sunday when one person was killed in one of two separate crashes near Piopio about midday.”
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  147. Newswatch NZ said

    5.8 Quake rattles lower North Island, PM Jacinda Ardern live on TV as 5.8M earthquake rattles Beehive
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/121612995/pm-jacinda-ardern-live-on-tv-as-58m-earthquake-rattles-beehive
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    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.”
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-detectives-search-hamilton-address-0
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    Monday, 25 May 2020 – 10:36am | Waikato
    Missing person, Hamilton
    Hamilton Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate missing 17-year-old Nugi Reeves.
    Nugi, who is about 165cm tall and of thin build, was last seen in the Hillcrest area on Friday afternoon.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-person-hamilton
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    Sunday, 24 May 2020 – 12:53pm | Tasman
    Bad weather affects search for missing trampers
    The search for missing trampers Jessica O’Connor and Dion Reynolds has continued today.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/bad-weather-affects-search-missing-trampers
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    aturday, 23 May 2020 – 10:55am | Counties Manukau
    Missing person, Counties Manukau
    “Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a missing 25-year-old woman.
    “Elicia Hughes-Sutherland was reported missing from an address in Papakura on Thursday.

    “Her vehicle — a grey Mazda Demio, registration JGJ106 — was located in the carpark at Hunua Falls yesterday.”
    “Elicia is of small build with grey/blue hair.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/missing-person-counties-manukau-0
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    NZ NURSE OF THE MONTH!!
    Nurse who accidentally killed her husband suspended from practising for six months
    A nurse who was convicted of manslaughter after she fatally pushed her husband has had her nursing registration suspended for six months.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/121616756/nurse-who-accidentally-killed-her-husband-suspended-from-practising-for-six-months

  148. PW5 said

    [Murder Duo Laugh at Their Prison Sentence – KD]
    “Pair jailed for kidnap, torture and murder of Auckland teenager Dimetrius Pairama
    “Two people who kidnapped, tortured and murdered Auckland teenager Dimetrius Pairama have been jailed for life.
    “The 17 year old went to an abandoned Housing New Zealand home in Māngere, south Auckland, with four others on the promise of food and a place to sleep.
    “Instead, she was tortured for hours, stripped naked and beaten, before being killed.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300020336/pair-jailed-for-kidnap-torture-and-murder-of-auckland-teenager-dimetrius-pairama
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    Tuesday, 26 May 2020 – 8:55am | Counties Manukau
    Homicide investigation following death of child in Counties Manukau
    Police have launched a homicide investigation after the death of a one-year-old child in Clover Park, Auckland.
    Police were called to the address late on 23 May 2020 and despite attempts by staff to revive the child, they have tragically died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-following-death-child-counties-manukau
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  149. 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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-body-recovered-cape-farewell
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    Man dies following crash between truck and motorcycle in Redvale, Auckland
    May 27 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300021685/man-dies-following-crash-between-truck-and-motorcycle-in-redvale-auckland

  150. Newswatch NZ said

    Man killed after colliding with tractor in Ashburton named
    May 28, 2020
    The man killed following a collision with a tractor on a rural mid-Canterbury road was 69-year-old Geoffrey Martin Stoddart, of Ashburton. The crash occurred on Maronan Rd, near the Tinwald township, about 6.10pm on Tuesday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300023115/man-killed-after-colliding-with-tractor-in-ashburton-named
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    Wednesday, 27 May 2020 – 5:38pm | Central
    Name release: Fatal crash, Stratford
    Police can now release the name of the man who died in a two-vehicle crash on SH3, Stratford on Tuesday 26 May.
    He was 19-year-old Nathaniel Robinson of Stratford.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-stratford-0
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    Woman killed by train at Wellington level crossing
    May 27 2020
    https://stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/121642608/woman-killed-by-train-at-wellington-level-crossing
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  151. Police & Media said

    Thursday, 28 May 2020 – 10:45pm | Bay of Plenty
    Police seek witnesses to fatal collision
    Tauranga Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision between a truck and a cyclist in Mt Maunganui today.
    The cyclist died following the collision which occurred near the intersection of Totara Street and Maui Street at about 4pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-witnesses-fatal-collision
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    Thursday, 28 May 2020 – 7:41pm | Canterbury
    Name release: Tinwald fatal collision
    Police can confirm the name of the person who died following a collision between a tractor and ute in Tinwald on Tuesday 26 May.
    He was Geoffrey Martin Stoddart.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-tinwald-fatal-collision
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    [Sewage City Never Disappoints! Moderator B]

    Thursday, 28 May 2020 – 6:45pm | Wellington
    Road closed, Wellington
    Victoria Street in central Wellington is closed due to a burst sewerage pipe.
    The public is asked to avoid the area.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/road-closed-wellington
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    Thursday, 28 May 2020 – 5:37pm | Wellington
    Name release: Fatal collision, Tawa
    Police can now release the name of the woman who died following a train collision in Tawa yesterday.
    She was Rosaleen Davin of Tawa.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-collision-tawa
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    Thursday, 28 May 2020 – 4:43pm | Waitematā
    Two charged with murder in Henderson homicide investigation
    Police have arrested and charged two people with murder in relation to the death of Angela Joy Smith.
    Police launched a homicide enquiry after Angela was located deceased at an address in Henderson on 14 May 2020.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/two-charged-murder-henderson-homicide-investigation
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    Teenage student reportedly abducted and [“raped”] for four hours in Auckland
    May 29 2020
    “Stuff understands the young teenager was reported to have been walking on Meola Rd just before 2pm on Wednesday when she was abducted and held for four hours, before being dropped off near the St Lukes shopping mall. Police have not released details of a suspect or vehicle description.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300023377/report-of-teenage-student-being-abducted-and-sexually-assaulted-in-auckland
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    Son who strangled mother and beat her with hammer jailed for murder
    Martin Joseph Matthew Marinovich (28), an only child, killed his mother at a unit in Oratia in February 2019. He has been jailed for “life”.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300023489/son-who-strangled-mother-and-beat-her-with-hammer-jailed-for-murder

  152. PoMeWatch said

    Cyclist dies after crash in Christchurch
    May 31 2020
    A cyclist has died in hospital after being hit by a car in suburban Christchurch on Saturday afternoon.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300024803/cyclist-dies-after-crash-in-christchurch
    [Police had initially said the cyclist was taken to hospital with “moderate injuries”. DS]
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    Person taken to hospital [with “moderate injuries”???] after serious crash in Wellington
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/wellington/121663098/person-taken-to-hospital-after-serious-crash-in-wellington
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    Two taken to hospital [with “moderate injuries”???] after cars collide on state highway
    “Central region fire communications shift manager Belinda Beets said initial reports were one of the vehicles was alight and someone was trapped.”
    “The pair were both taken to Wairarapa Hospital… one with moderate injuries and one with minor.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/121679805/two-taken-to-hospital-after-cars-collide-on-state-highway

  153. Police & Media said

    Sunday, 31 May 2020 – 6:24pm | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal Glider incident, Tauhara
    Police can now confirm two people have died following a glider crash at Mt Tauhara, near Taupo this afternoon.
    The pair died when a glider crashed on Mt Tauhara – a 1,088m dormant volcano about six kilometres from Taupo township – on Sunday afternoon.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121686527/specialist-teams-choppered-onto-mt-tauhara-to-recover-glider-bodies
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-glider-incident-tauhara
    [Mt Tauhara fatal incidents include a triple-fatality:
    “Three people were killed when a charter plane slammed into the mountain in 2005.The twin-engined Piper Seneca plane from Auckland-based Christian Aviation was en-route from Kerikeri to Taupo when it crashed in low cloud, killing the pilot and two Australian passengers.”
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12336150
    “Meanwhile, 33-year-old Whakatane pilot Chris Scott was one of two people killed in a Cessna plane crash in Queenstown at the weekend.” Feb 2005
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=10920080 –Editor]

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    Monday, 1 June 2020 – 10:51am | Auckland City
    Man dies following firearms incident in St Johns, Auckland
    One person has died following a firearms incident in St Johns, Auckland this morning.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-following-firearms-incident-st-johns-auckland
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300025076/person-found-dead-after-firearms-incident-in-auckland
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    Monday, 1 June 2020 – 9:33am | Bay of Plenty
    Homicide investigation, Waihau Bay, Opotiki
    Bay of Plenty Police are investigating a homicide in Waihau Bay, east of Opotiki…
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-waihau-bay-opotiki

  154. Mediasearch said

    Tuesday, 2 June 2020 – 11:35am | Eastern
    Body of missing tramper located
    Police can now confirm the body of tramper who got into trouble crossing the Makaroro River, in the Ruahine Forest Park yesterday, has been located and recovered.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-missing-tramper-located-0
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    Mystery victim at Wellington Hospital identified
    Police have now identified the man brought to Wellington Hospital after he was hit by a car in Newtown on 29 May. [But he still reamains a mystery!!!]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/patient-wellington-hospital-identified

  155. Police n Media Watch said

    Communities grieving for pilot, woman killed in Taupō glider crash
    Jun 02, 2020
    Members of the Taupō Gliding Club are mourning the loss of the local man in his 70s who was one of two people killed when the ASK21 glider crashed into Mt Tauhara on Sunday afternoon.
    “He was a valued member and a friend. We are devastated by the loss,” Taupō Gliding Club president Tim Norman said on Tuesday.
    “We are a close-knit club and he was widely known in the club. He very much enjoyed his gliding here and in France where he lived part of the time.”
    Members of the Islamic Community and Kilbirnie Mosque were offering support and helping to with funeral arrangements.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121693894/communities-grieving-for-pilot-woman-killed-in-taup-glider-crash
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12336420

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    Thursday, 4 June 2020 – 10:41am | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal crash: Appeal for witnesses following fatal crash, SH29, Lower Kaimai
    Police are asking for the public’s help following last night’s fatal crash on SH29, Lower Kaimai.
    Emergency services were called to the scene about 8.30pm after a car crashed into the back of a stock truck.
    One person died at the scene and another was transported to hospital in a serious condition.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-witnesses-following-serious-crash-sh29-lower-kaimai
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    Thursday, 4 June 2020 – 11:20am | Central
    Investigation underway into unexplained death
    Manawatu Police are currently investigating the unexplained death of a young child in Palmerston North.
    The child was admitted to Palmerston North Hospital on 1 June and passed away that night.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/investigation-underway-unexplained-death
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    Man charged over death of toddler in Waikato driveway
    Thursday, 4 June 2020
    A man has been charged over the death of a Hamilton toddler who was hit by a vehicle in the driveway of a rural home last year.
    One-year-old Lilah Brooks died after being struck in the driveway at a rural outskirts of Hamilton last December.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/121717623/man-charged-over-death-of-toddler-in-waikato-driveway
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    ANOTHER ATTEMPTED MURDER BY POLICE!
    Police chase ends with fleeing driver injured after crashing into tree
    Jun 04, 2020
    A police chase has ended with one person seriously injured after crashing into a tree in Whanganui.

    The driver was travelling through Gonville in the early hours of Thursday morning [when the vehicle he was driving was shunted from behind by a pursuing police car and crashed into a tree,] near the corner of Harper Rd and Swiss Ave.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300027303/police-chase-ends-with-fleeing-driver-injured-after-crashing-into-tree
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  156. Police & Media Watch said

    Person dead in car crash in South Taranaki
    Jun 06, 2020
    A person was killed in a car crash on State Highway 3 near Midhirst in South Taranaki on Friday afternoon. Police have not yet released the name of the person who died.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/121741761/person-dead-in-car-crash-in-south-taranaki
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    Friday, 5 June 2020 – 11:04am | Waitematā
    Police launch homicide investigation in Northcote
    A homicide investigation has been launched by Waitematā Police following a serious assault in Northcote on Thursday night.
    Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor, Waitematā CIB, says Police were called to the Akoranga Drive address at around 5.30pm following reports of an assault.
    A man succumbed to his injuries and has later died. Another man suffered injuries in the incident and was taken to hospital.
    Police are unable to comment further around the man’s identity until this has been completed and next of kin have been notified.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-launch-homicide-investigation-northcote
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    Friday, 5 June 2020 – 9:11pm | Waikato
    Homicide investigation launched – Hamilton
    Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant William Loughrin – Area Investigation Manager, Waikato:
    A homicide investigation is underway after a man died at a residential address in Bader, Hamilton today.
    Police were called to the Slim Street address at around 5.50pm following reports of an assault.
    The man sustained critical injuries and later died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-launched-hamilton
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  157. PoliceWatch2 said

    Person dead in car crash in South Taranaki
    Jun 06, 2020
    A person was killed in a car crash on State Highway 3 near Midhirst in South Taranaki on Friday afternoon. Police have not yet released the name of the person who died.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/121741761/person-dead-in-car-crash-in-south-taranaki
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    Friday, 5 June 2020 – 11:04am | Waitematā
    Police launch homicide investigation in Northcote
    A homicide investigation has been launched by Waitematā Police following a serious assault in Northcote on Thursday night.
    Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor, Waitematā CIB, says Police were called to the Akoranga Drive address at around 5.30pm following reports of an assault.
    A man succumbed to his injuries and has later died. Another man suffered injuries in the incident and was taken to hospital.
    Police are unable to comment further around the man’s identity until this has been completed and next of kin have been notified.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-launch-homicide-investigation-northcote
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    Friday, 5 June 2020 – 9:11pm | Waikato
    Homicide investigation launched – Hamilton
    Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant William Loughrin – Area Investigation Manager, Waikato:
    A homicide investigation is underway after a man died at a residential address in Bader, Hamilton today.
    Police were called to the Slim Street address at around 5.50pm following reports of an assault.
    The man sustained critical injuries and later died at the scene.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-launched-hamilton

  158. NZ Police & Media Watch said

    Sunday, 7 June 2020 – 2:01pm | Central
    Update: Vehicle in farm pond, Raetihi
    Three people have died after being trapped in a submerged vehicle near Raetihi today.
    Emergency services responded just after 11am today, after being notified that a vehicle had entered a farm pond at a rural property.
    Tragically the three people were deceased when recovered from the pond by emergency services.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-vehicle-farm-pond-raetihi-0
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    Sunday, 7 June 2020 – 1:29pm | Counties Manukau
    Body found in Hunua
    Body of a female being found by a member of the public near Falls Road in Hunua around 3pm yesterday.
    Although the formal identification process is still underway, Police believe it is the body of missing woman Elicia Hughes-Sutherland.

    The 25-year-old was last seen on Tuesday 19 May, and teams of people have been conducting searches in the Hunua Falls, Cosseys, and Wairoa Reservoir areas.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-found-hunua
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    Saturday, 6 June 2020 – 3:36pm | Waikato
    Pedestrian dies following crash
    A pedestrian who was struck by a car in Hamilton on Tuesday 2 June has died. He suffered critical injuries and was transported to Waikato Hospital, but died on Thursday, 4 June.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/pedestrian-dies-following-crash
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    Motorist killed in crash near Akaroa
    Jun 07, 2020
    A man was killed in a late-night crash on a rural road on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula.
    The accident, in which a car came off the road, happened at 12.20am on Sunday on State Highway 75 between Robinsons Bay and Takamatua Bay, north of Akaroa.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/300020711/motorist-dies-after-crash-near-akaroa
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    Moerewa homicide: Teenager fatally stabbed, police hunting alleged attacker
    Jun 07, 2020
    “A homicide investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old man was fatally stabbed at a property where a gathering was taking place in Northland early on Sunday.”
    “Krillan Koni Brown was fatally stabbed at a property of Snowdon Ave in Moerewa, police said.”
    “Brown’s homicide is the fifth this week and at least 13 people have died in suspicious of homicidal circumstances since the level 4 Covid-19 lockdown ended.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121746814/moerewa-homicide-teenager-fatally-stabbed-police-hunting-alleged-attacker

  159. NZPW said

    One dead in SH1 crash north of Waiouru
    18:27, Jun 07 2020
    One person was killed in a serious crash on State Highway 1, north of Waiouru.
    The crash, involving a car and a truck, happened about 3.45pm Sunday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121749900/one-dead-in-sh1-crash-north-of-waiouru

  160. NANZ said

    Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by vehicle in Christchurch
    Jun 08, 2020
    A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, and was in a critical condition after the crash near Hillmorton, about 1.40pm on Monday. [The victim has since died, a police insider has revealed. KD]
    “Police earlier said a cyclist had been involved.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121757252/pedestrian-in-critical-condition-after-being-hit-by-vehicle-in-christchurch
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    Police “investigating” five North Island homicides
    Jun 7, 2020
    Five homicides in the North Island in the past six days are being investigated by the police.
    On Monday, Clifford Umuhuri of Whakatāne was found dead in the Auckland suburb of Grafton following reports that shots had been heard in Saint Johns on Monday morning.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/418463/police-investigating-five-north-island-homicides

  161. PoliceWatch2 said

    Monday, 8 June 2020 – 8:29pm | Waikato
    Driver dies following Coromandel crash
    A man has died following a crash in Coromandel yesterday.
    The single-vehicle crash occurred on The 309 Road at Preece Point about 6.40am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/driver-dies-following-coromandel-crash

  162. Police & Media said

    Tuesday, 9 June 2020 – 10:24am | Counties Manukau
    Pedestrian dies following crash in Papatoetoe
    Police can now advise that a male pedestrian has sadly died after being struck by a vehicle on Great South Road, Papatoetoe yesterday afternoon.
    Detective Senior Sergeant Kepal Richards, Counties Manukau CIB, says the male pedestrian was taken to hospital with critical injuries yesterday evening and sadly succumbed to his injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/pedestrian-dies-following-crash-papatoetoe
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    Father’s tribute after talented teen dies in freak accident
    Jun 08 2020
    A talented young photographer who died in a freak accident north of Auckland has been remembered as an “all-round good bloke”.
    Fifteen-year-old Louis Duval, from Whangaparaoa, died on Sunday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300030111/fathers-tribute-after-talented-teen-dies-in-freak-accident
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    Otago man Rodney Fallowfield allegedly murdered new bride
    Jun 09 2020
    They married in a small ceremony before lockdown.
    Months later, she was dead – allegedly killed by her new husband in a motel.
    Shirley Alaina Reedy, 52, from Balclutha in Otago, was found dead in a Te Anau motel on Friday, May 15.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121574453/otago-man-rodney-fallowfield-allegedly-murdered-new-bride

  163. Mediasearch said

    Raetihi deadly farm crash: Family names ‘nanny’ and grandsons
    8 June 2020
    The tree people who were killed when their car crashed into a dam and plunged into a pond yesterday have been named as Bev Hiscox, 66, and Luka and JJ Sirett age 10 and 5.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/418523/raetihi-deadly-farm-crash-family-names-nanny-and-grandsons

  164. policewatch 3 said

    Tuesday, 9 June 2020 – 3:10pm | Bay of Plenty
    Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash near Whakatane
    Police are appealing for information following the fatal crash on White Pine Bush Road (SH2) between Awakeri and Taneatua, around 6:20pm on Saturday 6 June.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-witnesses-after-fatal-crash-near-whakatane

  165. PoliceWatch2 said

    Tuesday, 9 June 2020 – 3:10pm | Bay of Plenty
    Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash near Whakatane
    Police are appealing for information following the fatal crash on White Pine Bush Road (SH2) between Awakeri and Taneatua, around 6:20pm on Saturday 6 June.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-witnesses-after-fatal-crash-near-whakatane
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    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.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/witnesses-sought-fatal-crash-papatoetoe
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    Thursday, 11 June 2020 – 12:05pm | Eastern
    Name release: Fatal crash, Tutira
    Ranginui Paki-Cnossen, 21, of Tangoio was the person who died following a collision between a car and truck in Tutira on Monday 8 June.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-tutira
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  166. Police & Media said

    Thursday, 11 June 2020 – 1:56pm | Auckland City
    Pedestrian dies following serious crash in Ponsonby last month
    A man has died following a serious crash in Ponsonby last month.
    Police attended the crash, involving the pedestrian and a vehicle, on Ponsonby Road after 7.15pm on 31 May.
    At the time the pedestrian was taken to Auckland City Hospital with serious injuries.
    Sadly, he has passed away in hospital from his injuries on 7 June.
    Police can now name the man as Gregory John Spooner, aged 37, of Auckland.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/pedestrian-dies-following-serious-crash-ponsonby-last-month

  167. Police & Media Watch said

    [Another attempted murder by police?]
    Saturday, 13 June 2020 – 11:32am | Central
    UPDATE: Serious crash, Hawera
    A 20-year-old man is now in a serious but stable condition after running into the path of a Police vehicle in Taranaki overnight.
    The incident occurred on Glover Road in Hawera about 12.20am.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-serious-crash-hawera-1
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    Auckland shooting: Homicide victim died after frantic dash towards hospital
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300033631/auckland-shooting-homicide-victim-died-after-frantic-dash-towards-hospital
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    Friday, 12 June 2020 – 4:48pm | Northland
    Murder of Bridget Simmonds: body found on rural property
    Police investigating the disappearance of missing Northland woman Bridget Simmonds have located a body.
    A team of investigators have been working relentlessly to find the 43-year-old mother of two since she was reported missing on March 6 last year.
    Yesterday, Police concentrated their efforts on searching an area on one of the properties and have since discovered the remains of a body buried on that property.
    While the formal identification process is not yet complete, Police have reason to believe it is that of Bridget.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/bridget-simmonds-case-body-found-rural-property
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    Friday, 12 June 2020 – 4:42pm | Bay of Plenty
    Man charged with murder, Te Teko homicide
    A 24-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a woman in Te Teko this morning.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-charged-murder-te-teko-homicide
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    ‘Best friend’ remembers her murdered mate, Coral Burrows
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300033631/auckland-shooting-homicide-victim-died-after-frantic-dash-towards-hospital

  168. Newswatch NZ said

    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 who 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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300034208/mother-devastated-and-heartbroken-after-son-killed-in-double-fatal-crash

  169. NANZ said

    Monday, 15 June 2020 – 9:42am | Central
    Fatal crash, Waitotara
    A person has died following a single-vehicle crash in South Taranaki yesterday.
    Emergency services received a report of a car fire on Brewer Road in Waitotara about 9pm.
    A body was located in the vehicle.
    An investigation is underway, however initial enquiries indicate the fire was the result of a crash and the death is not suspicious.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-waitotara
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    Double Fatal Crash: Man killed after driving wrong way down motorway named
    Jun 15 2020
    The man who drove the wrong way down a motorway with no lights on, killing himself and another motorist, was Tane Anderson, a 20-year-old apprentice electrician and representative rugby player.
    His victim was Jordan Gow, 26, who was on his way to work in Rangiora.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121827954/man-killed-after-driving-wrong-way-down-motorway-named
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-burnside

  170. PoliceWatch said

    Tuesday, 16 June 2020 – 10:25am | Central
    Name release: Fatal crash, SH 1, Waiouru
    Police can now name the man who died in a crash on State Highway 1, north of Waiouru, on 7 June.
    He was Mark Newlyn, aged 21, from Turangi.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-sh-1-waiouru

  171. Serious Crimes Report said

    Thursday, 18 June 2020 – 12:18pm | Auckland City
    St Johns homicide: Police make further arrest in case
    Police have made a further arrest in the homicide investigation into Clifford Umuhuri’s death on 1 June.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/st-johns-homicide-police-make-further-arrest-case
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    Man dead up to two weeks before he was found in Christchurch lodge
    Jun 18 2020
    Tony Parnham, a 33-year-old man who died in a Christchurch bedsit, could have been dead for up to two weeks before his decaying coepse was found in his room at the Wigram Lodge last Friday, after staff noticed an “abnormal smell”. About 200 people live in the lodge, some for many years.
    [ Within minutes of discovering the corpse, “a police spokeswoman said Parnham’s death was not suspicious.” ]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121855037/man-dead-up-to-two-weeks-before-he-was-found-in-christchurch-lodge

  172. Mediawatch said

    Thursday, 18 June 2020 – 12:18pm | Auckland City
    St Johns homicide: Police make further arrest in case
    Police have made a further arrest in the homicide investigation into Clifford Umuhuri’s death on 1 June.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/st-johns-homicide-police-make-further-arrest-case
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    Man dead up to two weeks before he was found in Christchurch lodge
    Jun 18 2020
    Tony Parnham, a 33-year-old man who died in a Christchurch bedsit, could have been dead for up to two weeks before his decaying coepse was found in his room at the Wigram Lodge last Friday, after staff noticed an “abnormal smell”. About 200 people live in the lodge, some for many years.
    [ Within minutes of discovering the corpse, “a police spokeswoman said Parnham’s death was not suspicious.” ]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121855037/man-dead-up-to-two-weeks-before-he-was-found-in-christchurch-lodge

  173. Police & Media said

    Friday, 19 June 2020 – 2:37pm | Central
    Fatal crash, Waitotara – Name release –
    Jazmine Taylor Jones-Collings, 20, of Whanganui was found deceased inside the car, which had caught fire.
    Initial inquiries indicate the fire was as a result of the crash, and that Jazmine’s death is not suspicious. [Then again, no deaths is ever suspicious in NZ.]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-waitotara
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    Friday, 19 June 2020 – 3:04pm | Wellington
    Police seek witnesses to fatal crash, Carterton
    A person has died following the crash on High Street South (SH2), Carterton.
    Police were alerted to the crash at around 12:25pm. Sadly, one person died at the scene.
    The Serious Crash Unit examined the scene and a Police investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
    One person has been arrested and is assisting Police with our enquiries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-witnesses-fatal-crash-cartertonOne killed, one arrested after three-vehicle crash in Carterton
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    Friday, 19 June 2020 – 6:34am | Waikato
    Person dies after being struck by train
    A person has died after being struck by a train last night near Seddon Road, Hamilton.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-after-being-struck-train-0
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    Friday, 19 June 2020 – 3:51pm
    Commissioner’s statement following Massey incident
    I confirm that one of our colleagues injured in the incident in Massey, West Auckland, today has died.
    The second officer and the member of the public are in hospital where they are being treated for their injuries. The member of the public has minor injuries and the officer has serious injuries.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/ten-one-magazine/commissioners-statement-following-massey-incident
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121882364/auckland-police-shooting-one-dead-one-injured-and-another-person-hit-by-car-in-massey
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/419401/fatal-officer-shooting-our-priority-is-to-hold-this-offender-to-account
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12341272

  174. policemediawatch 3 said

    Dale Watene was shot, then buried in a shallow grave in a remote forest
    Blair Ensor05:00, Jun 20 2020
    Dale Watene was shot and buried in a remote forestry block. Two months after the 40-year-old was last seen alive, his killer or killers remain at large. Blair Ensor reports on a mystery that’s had a profound impact on a small rural town which, for the second time in less than a year, is at the centre of a homicide investigation.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121877674/dale-watene-was-shot-then-buried-in-a-shallow-grave-in-a-remote-forest
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    Person hit by train near Matamata in critical condition
    Jun 17, 2020
    A person hit by a train near Matamata is in a critical condition.
    Emergency services were called to the collision between a train and a pedestrian on Hinuera Rd about 9.10pm on Tuesday, police said.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/121852186/person-hit-by-train-near-matamata-in-critical-condition
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    Friday, 19 June 2020 – 6:13am | Southern
    Appeal for witnesses following Invercargill crash
    Police are asking for witnesses to come forward following a serious crash in Invercargill on Wednesday 17 June.
    An elderly woman was transported to Southland Hospital and remains there in a critical condition.
    [The victim has since died. JD]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-witnesses-following-invercargill-crash

  175. Newswatch NZ said

    [No change in police assassination policy despite having a new Police Commissioner! NZ police assassination squads have a 100 percent record of killing or seriously injuring their fleeing preys. MW]

    Young teens critically injured in Canterbury car crash during police chase
    Jun 21 2020
    Seven teenagers have been injured, two critically [aged 13 and 14,] after the car they were in crashed into a fence and rolled in Rakaia, Canterbury.
    Police had tried to stop the car in Rolleston at 4.22am and a pursuit followed…
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/300039121/teens-critically-injured-in-canterbury-car-crash
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/300039121/young-teens-critically-injured-in-canterbury-crash-after-police-stop-chase
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    One killed in a serious crash south of Auckland
    Jun 21, 2020
    One person was killed and two others seriously injured in a crash south of Auckland.
    The two-car collision occurred on McKenzie Rd in Waiau Pa, near Karaka, at 8.10pm on Saturday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300039109/one-dead-after-serious-crash-south-of-auckland

  176. NANZ said

    Wednesday, 24 June 2020 – 11:04am | Counties Manukau
    Fatal crash in Pukekohe
    At least one person was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Rogers Road and Patumahoe Road, Pukekohe at around 10.15am where the vehicle crashed and reportedly rolled.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-attendance-fatal-crash-pukekohe
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    Person critically injured in crash between motorcycle and car in Foxton [victim has since died]
    Jun 24 2020
    A person who suffered critical injuries in a crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle in Foxton.
    A St John spokeswoman said both an ambulance and helicopter attended the crash, and the patient was flown to hospital and moved to the intensive care unit. [The victim since died, a police insider said. KD]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/300041121/person-critically-injured-in-crash-between-motorcycle-and-car-in-foxton

  177. MediaSearch said

    Murder Mystery?
    Death in Whangārei under investigation after victim arrived at hospital injured
    Jun 25 2020
    The person who arrived at Whāngārei Hospital with gun shot wounds on Tuesday night has died.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300041980/death-in-whangrei-under-investigation-after-victim-arrived-at-hospital-injured

  178. Mediawatch said

    Three Taranaki cops deny cell death was manslaughter
    Three Taranaki coppers accused of manslaughter appeared in the High Court at New Plymouth on Friday and entered not guilty pleas to the charges.
    “The trial has been set down for three weeks, to begin on May 17, 2021.
    “It is not yet known whether the matter will be heard before a jury, or a judge-alone.” [Either way, they’ll most probably escape justice. TP]
    “The officers were charged on June 3 in relation to the death of a 55-year-old man in a cell at the Hāwera Police Station in the early hours of June 1, 2019.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300042090/three-taranaki-police-officers-deny-cell-death-was-manslaughter
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    Three cars involved in double fatal crash near Ashburton
    Jun 26 2020
    Three cars were involved in a fatal crash that killed two people and injured two others, one seriously, near Ashburton.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121951356/three-cars-involved-in-double-fatal-crash-near-ashburton
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    Crash victim a much-loved father and friend with ‘heart of gold’
    Jun 26 2020
    Nelson father of three Jake Jones died on June 16, after the car he was a passenger in crashed on the way to Greymouth.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121932363/crash-victim-a-muchloved-father-and-friend-with-heart-of-gold
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    Chinese community upset with lack of consultation after remains of gold miners found
    Jun 25 2020
    “The remains of hundreds of Chinese gold miners have been discovered by Project Ventnor Group and Definitive Productions, who were filming a documentary.
    “The discovery could solve a 118-year-old maritime mystery, after the groups claimed they found the remains of 501 bodies, which were on the sunk ship the SS Ventnor.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300041885/chinese-community-upset-with-lack-of-consultation-after-remains-of-gold-miners-found

  179. News Search said

    Pedestrian killed in Auckland car crash
    Jun 26, 2020
    A pedestrian was killed by a car in the Auckland suburb of Manurewa.
    Emergency services were called to the crash on Russell Road about 7.45pm on Friday, with one person taken to hospital.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/300043664/pedestrian-killed-in-auckland-car-crash
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    ‘Gentle giant’ killed by rubbish truck
    Jun 26, 2020
    Tyrone Bernard, 50, was killewd by a Waste Management truck early on Tuesday morning at the intersection of Glenmall Pl and Glendale Rd.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121941857/family-of-gentle-giant-killed-by-rubbish-truck-send-support-to-driver

  180. Newsthat! said

    Health stalwart Paul Cressey killed in freak accident on Waiheke Island
    One of New Zealand’s great health champions and reformers was killed in a freak accident after tripping and hitting his head.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12343714

  181. NZPWatch said

    Monday, 29 June 2020 – 6:18am | Waikato
    Person dies after being struck by train
    A person has died after being struck by a train in Hamilton overnight.
    The incident occurred just before 3am near Peachgrove Road.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/person-dies-after-being-struck-train-1
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    Saturday, 27 June 2020 – 10:23am | Counties Manukau
    Fatal hit and run Russell Road: Update
    Counties Manukau Police are investigating a fatal hit and run incident that occured on Russell Road, Manurewa last night.
    A man was struck and killed by a vehicle near Arbor Close at around 7:45pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-russell-road-fatal-hit-and-run

  182. Police & Media said

    Monday, 29 June 2020 – 2:50pm | Eastern
    Name release – fatal crash, Te Haroto
    The person who died following the serious crash on SH 5, Te Haroto, on Sunday 21 June was
    Teang Atauea, a 10-year-old girl from Wairoa. She passed away in hospital on Tuesday 23 June.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-te-haroto
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    [“He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.” –Old Hindu Proverb]
    Wanaka helicopter crash: Pilot blames fatal crash on aerodynamic phenomenon
    Jun 29 2020
    “The pilot of a helicopter that crashed, killing an Auckland man in Wanaka, has told an inquest he believes the crash was caused by an aerodynamic phenomenon.
    “Jerome Box, 52, a construction company director, was killed when the Squirrel AS350B2 he was travelling in with three of his mates crashed on Mount Alta, Wanaka, in August 2014.”
    “Pilot Dave Matthews told the inquest he was adamant his training, and the weight and balance of the aircraft, were not the cause of the crash.”
    “He concluded that it could only be because of vortex ring state (VRS) – a dangerous condition that can occur during helicopter flight, engulfing the rotor and causing severe loss of lift.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121972640/wanaka-helicopter-crash-pilot-blames-fatal-crash-on-aerodynamic-phenomenon

  183. MediaWatch said

    Man dies at south Auckland pool
    Jun 30 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300045428/man-who-died-at-south-auckland-pool-was-a-loyal-and-longtime-member
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    Family outraged by $150k fine for forestry company after death of young father
    Jun 30 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/121942486/family-outraged-by-150k-fine-for-forestry-company-after-death-of-young-father
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    Baby girl dies after ‘tragic accident’ at a Paeroa home
    Jun 30 2020
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121985090/baby-dies-after-tragic-accident-at-a-paeroa-home
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    Toddler hit by car in driveway in Dunedin
    Jun 30 2020
    A 1-year-old toddler has been seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle in a driveway in Dunedin.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121983522/toddler-hit-by-car-in-driveway-in-dunedin

  184. Mediasearch said

    Driver drank 8.6 per cent beers at beach before hitting and killing jogger at 95kmh
    Alice Angeloni05:00, 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]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121987397/driver-drank-86-per-cent-beers-at-beach-before-hitting-jogger-at-95kmh
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    Person killed in a tractor incident at lower North Island farm
    Rachel Moore13:30, Jul 01 2020
    The incident occurred at the Morikau Station farm, owned by Morikaunui Inc [Morikau Road in Ranana, 60 kilometres up the river from Whanganui, at 9.25am on Tuesday.]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300046278/one-person-dead-after-a-tractor-incident-at-lower-north-island-farm

  185. News Search said

    Fatal crash in Waikato: Firefighters almost hit at scene
    Jul 02 2020
    One person was killed and another was taken to hospital in a serious condition. Crash ocurred in Otway, between Tirohia and Te Aroha, on Bowler Rd about 11.45pm on Wednesday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/122008749/firefighters-almost-hit-at-scene-of-serious-crash-in-waikato

  186. Police & Media Watch said

    Saturday, 4 July 2020 – 6:34am | Southern
    Fatal crash, Dunedin
    Two people were killed and two others injured as a result of a crash in Dunedin this morning.
    Around 3:30am, emergency services were called to King Edward Street, Kensington where a car caught fire after colliding with a truck.
    Two occupants of the car died at the scene.
    The driver of the car received serious injuries, and the driver of the truck received moderate injuries. Both were transported to hospital.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-dunedin-2
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300049214/two-killed-in-dunedin-after-truck-and-car-collide

  187. PoliceWatch2 said

    Saturday, 4 July 2020 – 7:14pm | Central
    Fatal crash, Taihape
    A person has died following a single vehicle crash on Spooners Hill Road, Taihape around 5:53pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-taihape-0
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    Saturday, 4 July 2020 – 5:05pm | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal crash, Tauranga
    A child has died after being hit by a car in a driveway on Carlton Street, Tauranga.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-tauranga-2
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    Saturday, 4 July 2020 – 4:20pm | Southern
    Update: Fatal crash, Dunedin
    Police continue to investigate the cause of a fatal crash between a car and truck on King Edward Street, Dunedin early this morning.
    An earlier release stated two occupants of the car died at the scene. This was incorrect.
    The two people that died were the driver and a passenger of the car.
    A second passenger of the car and the driver of the truck were both transported to Dunedin Hospital where they remain.
    Due to the [horrific] condition of the victims bodies, specialist staff are helping to identify them. As such formal identification of the victims may take some time.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-crash-dunedin
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    Saturday, 4 July 2020 – 1:22pm | Waikato
    Man dies following serious crash on 28 June
    A man has died following a crash involving a truck and a cyclist on Ruakura Road in Hamilton on 28 June.
    He was Tim Hope from Hamilton.
    Mr Hope was transported to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition and sadly died early on 3 July.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-following-serious-crash-28-june

  188. newssearch2020 said

    [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]

    Monday, 6 July 2020 – 7:39am | Wellington
    Fatal crash- Masterton
    Police can confirm a pedestrian has died following a collision on High Street in Masterton last night.
    Police were called to the collision between a vehicle and the pedestrian at around 7.13pm.
    The pedestrian was taken to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition however later died.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-masterton-0
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    Monday, 6 July 2020 – 10:35am | Eastern
    Fatal crash – Taradale, Napier
    Police can confirm one person has died following a single-vehicle collision on Springfield Road in Taradale, Napier last night at around 11.56pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-taradale-napier
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    Three killed in one day on Canterbury roads
    Oliver Lewis and Sam Sherwood10:52, Jul 06 2020
    The first involved a man who was killed following a crash between two cars on the Parnassus Rd section of State Highway 1, north of Cheviot, in North Canterbury, just after 2pm on Sunday.
    A second man, understood to be in his 40s, died when he crashed his motorcycle into a gate on North Pde in the Christchurch suburb of Richmond shortly after 9pm on Sunday.
    The third fatal crash on Sunday happened about 9.30pm. Police were alerted that a car had rolled near the corner of State Highway 75 (Christchurch-Akaroa Rd) and McQueens Spur Rd.

    Two more people were killed on Saturday:

    Josiah Mani, 24, and William Quin were killed when their car burst into flames after colliding with a truck on King Edward St in Kensington, Dunedin, about 3.30am on Saturday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300049995/three-killed-in-one-day-on-canterbury-roads
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    Saturday, 4 July 2020 – 7:14pm | Central
    Fatal crash, Taihape
    A person has died following a single vehicle crash on Spooners Hill Road, Taihape around 5:53pm.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-taihape-0
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    Saturday, 4 July 2020 – 5:05pm | Bay of Plenty
    Fatal crash, Tauranga
    A child has died after being hit by a car in a driveway on Carlton Street, Tauranga.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-tauranga-2
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    Saturday, 4 July 2020 – 1:22pm | Waikato
    Man dies following serious crash on 28 June
    A man has died following a crash involving a truck and a cyclist on Ruakura Road in Hamilton on 28 June.
    He was Tim Hope from Hamilton.
    Mr Hope was transported to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition and sadly died early on 3 July.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-dies-following-serious-crash-28-june
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    Fatal crash in Waikato: Firefighters almost hit at scene
    Jul 02 2020
    One person was killed and another was taken to hospital in a serious condition. Crash ocurred in Otway, between Tirohia and Te Aroha, on Bowler Rd about 11.45pm on Wednesday.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/122008749/firefighters-almost-hit-at-scene-of-serious-crash-in-waikato
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    Person killed in a tractor incident at lower North Island farm
    Rachel Moore13:30, Jul 01 2020
    The incident occurred at the Morikau Station farm, owned by Morikaunui Inc [Morikau Road in Ranana, 60 kilometres up the river from Whanganui, at 9.25am on Tuesday.]
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300046278/one-person-dead-after-a-tractor-incident-at-lower-north-island-farm
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  189. Police & Media Watch said

    Whanganui Splash Centre closed indefinitely following boy’s death
    Sam Kilmister13:30, Jul 07 2020
    A public pool in Whanganui has been closed indefinitely as police investigate the death of a 7-year-old boy.
    The child died after an incident at the Whanganui Splash Centre, on London St, on Monday afternoon.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300051271/whanganui-splash-centre-closed-indefinitely-following-boys-death
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    Flatmates thought ill student had food poisoning – then she died
    Jul 07 2020
    When 19-year-old student Miwa Chapman suddenly became unwell and started vomiting, her flatmates cared for her at home thinking she might have food poisoning. She died the next day.
    The sudden death of Miwako Akakura Chapman, known as Miwa, on February 24 sent shock waves through the student community.
    An autopsy later confirmed Chapman had died of overwhelming sepsis caused by meningococcal disease.
    The coroner said an inquiry into Chapman’s death would not be opened as he was satisfied it was due to natural causes and there were no circumstances that made an inquiry necessary or desirable.
    Chapman’s parents declined to comment on the decision.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/122058959/flatmates-thought-ill-student-had-food-poisoning–then-she-died
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    Monday, 6 July 2020 – 9:00pm | Central
    Name release: Fatal crash, Taihape
    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]
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-fatal-crash-taihape-0
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    Monday, 6 July 2020 – 6:38pm | Central
    Sudden death, Whanganui
    Emergency services were called to a premises on London Street, Whanganui at about 2.00pm today.
    A child was subsequently taken to the Whanganui Hospital where they were unable to be revived.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/sudden-death-whanganui-0

  190. Media Search said

    Eight people killed on SH5 since December 2019
    Jul 07 2020
    Eight people have reportedly died on the Napier-Taupō road, SH5, since December 2019
    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.
    The child was initially taken to hospital however died on Tuesday.
    Another child remained in a serious condition at Starship Hospital, a teen injured has been discharged from hospital, while a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s are both stable.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300041390/child-dies-from-injuries-suffered-in-napiertaupo-rd-crash-on-weekend
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122056047/enough-is-enough-hastings-mayor-demands-answers-on-napiertaup-road-crashes

    Hawke’s Bay’s twisted road: Seven people killed in six months on the Napier Taupō Road
    Other avoidable deaths:

    – 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.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121583146/mp-asks-why-no-money-will-be-spent-on-napiertaup-road-after-seven-people-dead

    Since 2014, there’s been more than 250 crashes reported between Eskdale and Tarawera [causing scores of fatalities.]

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    Tuesday, 7 July 2020 – 2:52pm | Central
    Name release: Sudden death, Ranana
    Police can now confirm the name of the man who died as a result of a workplace incident at a property in Ranana on June 30.
    He was 19-year-old Peter Atkins-Pirika, who was working in Ranana but from the Chatham Islands.
    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-sudden-death-ranana

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