FOREWORD: At least 4,000 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers and new immigrants have been killed and mote than 24,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since January 2000. [Updated January 2017]
- 32 Foreigners killed in New Zealand in 32 days [Posted on January 25, 2017]
- Police told to keep their mouths shut about overseas licence holders
- Don’t reveal crash driver’s ethnicity, police told
UPDATE: Only four vehicle-related fatality reports allowed since Sunday so far!
UK national killed on Methven Highway
Anthony Dennis Copperwheat, 24, was killed in a violent crash on the Methven Highway near Ashburton shortly after 3.30am on Sunday March 5th 2017, police said.
The victim was a UK national who was currently living in Methven. His car, possibly an ancient, defective and unroadworthy, went out of control and crashed into a powerpole on the Methven Highway near Ashburton.
Double Fatality in National Park crash
[Monday, 6 March 2017 – 9:56am]
At least two people [most probably overseas visitors] were killed in a violent crash between a car and truck on State Highway 4 near National Park this morning. “Those killed were the driver and passenger of the car.”
Fatal crash, Hurunui District
[Monday, 6 March 2017 – 9:48am; Canterbury]
At least one person was killed in a fatal crash that occurred when a car went out of control and hit a tree at the intersection of State Highway 7 and Hurunui Bluff Road, Hurunui District just before 7:30am this morning, police said.
Eight injured in serious crash on Desert Road (SH 1)
Police can now confirm that eight people were taken to hospital – six were flown to hospital by helicopter and two were transported by road ambulance.
Elderly man killed after falling from mobility scooter on uneven driveway
An elderly man was killed after an uneven footpath caused him to fall off his mobility scooter. He was driving down Buckland Rd in Papatoetoe, Auckland. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11813037
Japanese woman remains in coma after Queenstown hit-and-run
The victim who is Japanese and a waitress at The Rees Hotel, was seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in Queenstown on Friday and remains in a coma in Dunedin Hospital.
Other News in Drips…
Missing man’s body found in Falls Dam area, Central Otago
“Earlier this morning, the body of a man working in the Falls Dam area of Central Otago, approximately 50km north of Alexandra, was found by searchers. He was 63-year-old Ross Andrew Gerken of Manapouri.”
Body found during search for diver missing off Canterbury coast
Divers recovered a body from the Motunau area on Monday following an “extensive search”. “A group of experienced divers went diving off a boat near Motunau Island, about 100 kilometres north of Christchurch, about 10.40am on Sunday. One, a man, did not return to the surface.”
- 37-year-old Thai woman who failed to resurface after dive near Motunau beach named
- Coroner calls for action after the death of three divers near Motunau Island
NZ Police Clowns: Extreme Malevolence, Institutional Corruption, Phenomenal Incompetence
Man evades incompetent police in handcuffs and hospital gown
“A man who fled [phenomenally incompetent] police custody at Waikato Hospital wearing a blue gown and handcuffs faces two charges including escaping from police custody [but that’s hardly the point!]”
Police and Disorder
Queenstown party shut down after hundreds attend, biff bottles at police
Deadly Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions, NZ
NZ earthquakes and menstrual cycles
It’s very reassuring to learn that GNS Science people use their grannies’ menstrual cycles to predict the interval between ruptures of New Zealand’s major fault line.
The news follows another gem revealed by “experts from GNS Science, Oops University and Messy University”
What would happen if an Auckland volcano erupted??
“Their work is the first complete eruption scenario developed for Auckland since the 1990s [WOW!]”
Public Health in NZ
Woman died after cancer diagnosis missed
he 46-year-old woman’s appendix was removed in 2009 after she suffered abdominal pain, but neither she nor her GP were told that a lab report showed she had cancer of the appendix.
Evil PM, Dysfunctional Govt
Superannuation age to gradually rise toward 67
Screwing NZ workforce in not enough for Bill English [The Evil PM.] He now wants to insert both his balls, too, shurgging the hell out of everyone.