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Only road injury reports allowed today!

Posted by te2ataria on March 4, 2017

NO vehicle-related fatality report allowed so far today!


Pedestrians mowed down in separate incidents

Three pedestrians sustain life-threatening injuries in separate crashes
Two men have suffered life-threatening injuries after each were hit by a car a day apart. One  jumped a highway guard rail and another walked along a rural Western Bay of Plenty [of Deaths,] said a report.

“On Monday, a Rotorua man also suffered critical injuries after being hit by a car. The 50-year-old had been walking on the side of Wharawhara Rd near Katikati when he was hit about 2.30pm.”

Pedestrian injured in Queenstown hit-and-run
A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a car in Queenstown on Friday. The pedestrian received serious injuries and was flown to Dunedin Hospital last night. The driver of the silver stationwagon fled the scene, but was later located. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/queenstown-driver-arrested-after-pedestrian-injured

Woman suffers leg injury after being hit by train at Glen Innes station
A woman has an injured leg after being hit by a train at at the Glen Innes station, Auckland on Saturday evening.

Six injured in serious crash on SH3 north of Whanganui
Six people have been injured in a crash on State Highway 3, just north of Whanganui, in a two-car collusion this afternoon.

“At 5.20pm the Whanganui Hospital duty nurse manager said two of the patients were in a critical but stable condition, and the other four were all stable and recovering.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/90058609/six-injured-in-serious-crash-on-sh3-north-of-whanganui

Woman seriously injured in stabbing in Bay of Plenty

Dog show judge airlifted after serious injury
A 35-year-old woman working as a judge at a dog show event in near Taumarunui was seriously injured after falling from the judges’ box this afternoon. She has reportedly suffered serious head and chest injuries after falling down the stairs.

NZ Police Clowns: Extreme Malevolence, Institutional Corruption, Phenomenal Incompetence

Police have lost numerous guns and “accidentally” Tasered each other hundreds of times

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Report of yet another tourist bus crash leaks!

Posted by te2ataria on February 22, 2017

NO road fatality report allowed so far today!


29 injured in tourist bus crash near Akaroa, Canterbury

A tourist bus and a car collided on the Christchurch-Akaroa highway (SH75) this afternoon, sending the bus down a bank near French Farm, police said.

At least 29 of the 33 people on board were injured including two critically and at least one seriously.

Image supplied by authorities, via Stuff NZ.

A person in the car was trapped and seriously injured.  A customer in Hilltop Tavern told Newshub the crash happened just around the corner and that multiple people were injured.

Firefighters had to cut one person from the car and the bus driver out of the wreckage, Stuff NZ reported. Nationalities of the victims have not been disclosed, but the crash reportedly involved cruise ship passengers.

Other News in Drips…

Body of missing Taupo woman located –  Bay of Plenty [of Deaths]
The body of missing woman Barbara Thompson was located and recovered by police during a search in Lake Taupo this afternoon, police said.

RIP. Body of missing Taupo woman Barbara Thompson was located and recovered this afternoon, police said. Ms. Thompson regularly fished at the mouth of Waitahanui River, 5km from her home.


Car crash closes road in Bay of Plenty [of Deaths]
A person has been flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition, following a two-car crash in the Bay of Plenty [of Deaths] earlier today. Two other people with unspecified injuries were taken to Tauranga Hospital. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89701234/Car-crash-closes-Bay-of-Plenty-road

Four assaults in Dunedin student area on Sunday
One victim was left with a broken nose and a cut after being hit in the head and face with a bottle, while another sustained a broken jaw after being punched in the head.

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439 Kiwis [and hundreds of foreigners] are missing in NZ –police

Posted by te2ataria on February 6, 2017

NO road fatality report allowed so far today!


TOO MANY people are missing, but what happened to the missing foreigners stats?

439 Kiwis are recorded as missing as of September 2015, according to figures released under the Official Information Act.

Details of many hundreds of foreigners who are missing in New Zealand have NOT been released.

Missing by Region: Auckland city (20), Bay of Plenty (41), Canterbury  (80), Central (25),  Counties/Manukau (41), Eastern (22), Northland (23), Southern (55), Tasman (28), Waikato (30), Waitemata (35), Wellington (39).  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/88924700/More-than-400-New-Zealanders-recorded-as-missing-by-police

Other News in Drips…

“Piss Justice” suppresses details of police shooting at defendant’s first court appearance!!!
A Justice of the Peace in the Christchurch District Court has granted wide-ranging suppression order after a man was shot by police at the intersection of St Marks and St Lukes streets in Woolston, Christchurch, on Saturday. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/89124186/details-of-police-shooting-suppressed-by-jp-at-defendants-first-court-appearance

Murdered, Killed, Drowned…

Man dies during off-road trail ride in Manawatu
A 25-year-old man was killed while taking part in an organised off-road trail ride in Manawatu.

Woman killed by drowning after being swept out to sea, north of Karamea
A woman has died after being swept out to sea while walking on the beach near the mouth of the Kohaihai River, approximately 15kms north of Karamea.

Another death by drowning in Waikato River [Bay of Plenty of Deaths]
One person, possibly a foreigner,  was killed after they were swept down the Waikato River near Aratiatia Dam/Aratiatia Rapids, north of Taupo shortly after midday today.

CORRECTION: Drowning in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt
The man who died on Sunday afternoon, following an incident in Eastbourne, Lower Hut, was 30-years-old. His age was incorrectly reported earlier.

Man who who was killed while tramping on the West Coast named
A man who died while tramping on the Jackson Bay area of South Westland on Friday has been named as David Jackson. His body was recovered near a bluff on the coastal area between Smoothwater Bay and Stafford Bay on Saturday.

New Zealand Earthquakes…

Severe 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits 120km west of Te Anau


Public ID 2017p095675
Intensity severe
Universal Time February 5 2017, 9:35:56
NZ Daylight Time Sun, Feb 5 2017, 10:35:56 pm
Depth 5 km
Magnitude 5.1
Location 120 km west of Te Anau
Latitude, Longitude -45.41, 166.16

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French hiker’s death kept secret by New Zealand police to protect tourism

Posted by te2ataria on January 20, 2017

Foreword: New Zealand police have been under strict orders to withhold, censor or otherwise block reports of tourist fatalities in New Zealand. The censorship also applies to reports of road fatalities. Currently, about two out of every three  road fatalities go unreported.

Frenchwoman killed on January 11, police withheld report until forced by foreign media to release details

A 53-year-old Frenchwoman was killed in a fall near Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park on January 11, but her death was kept secret until today, when police was forced by foreign media to release the details.

The victim was tramping with her husband, who has since left New Zealand. Her body has been recovered but it was not known when it would be returned to her family, said a report.

“A police media spokesman said miscommunication internally had meant details of last week’s incident were not released earlier.”

Recent fatalities in the area include

  • An unnamed 31-year-old Israeli soldier killed in 2016
  • German tramper Christine Lenicker kiled in 2015
  • Australian tramper James Poland killed in a 130-metre fall in 2011

In November 2016, a French tourist was killed while hiking on Banks Peninsula.

How Many Foreigners Killed in NZ Since 2000?

About 4,000 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers, recent emigrants and refugees have lost their lives and 24,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.

Other New in Drips…

Police release Cyclist’s name in fatal crash on 18 January
The cyclist was violently killed after being hit by a truck on Awapuni Rd, near the Gisborne’s airport, about 9am on Wednesday. He was Jason Duncan Houia, aged 42.

Body of missing kayaker found in Lake Rotorua [Bay of Plenty of Deaths]
The body of a man has been found in the water of Lake Rotorua, near Hamurana, Wednesday afternoon. Police have confirmed that the body belongs to a kayaker who was reported missing at approximately 5:00pm a day earlier. The victim’s nationality has not been revealed.

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Road Murders: Getting killed on NZ roads is a compulsory affair

Posted by te2ataria on December 16, 2016

You’re sober, driving carefully, and the car is in good nick, but still end up dead on the way to work!

The hundreds of people who are being killed on NZ ‘s deadly roads each year are being road murdered, so their deaths must not be treated as accidental.

About 2.7 million licensed but not necessary qualified drivers, half million or so unlicensed/unqualified drivers and more than one million tourists (per year) drive on New Zealand death roads.

A large number of the above drive a vehicle under the influence (illicit drugs, banned substances, prescription medication…), while intoxicated, fatigued or mentally unfit, resulting in inordinate numbers of fatalities and injuries. [Other factors for the carnage include deadly roads, road unworthy vehicles…]

Between 2001 and 2014, New Zealand’s vehicle fleet reportedly increased by 32 per cent, while the population grew by 16 per cent and foreign travel was up by 15 per cent.  And over the last 10 years the number of international visitors has increased by about 30 per cent.

Here’s the latest road fatalities, so far today:

Two people were killed in Rakahouka crash, Southland

Two people were killed in a violent crash on Lorne-Dacre Road (SH 98) Rakahouka, Southland. A third person is in a critical condition, while a fourth has serious injuries. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-two-people-have-died-following-rakahouka-crash-southland

Fatal crash in Omokoroa [Bay of Plenty of Deaths]

A fatal crash occurred in Omokoroa, Tauranga, just before 7.30pm this evening.  At least one person in the crash, which happened on Anderley Ave.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-omokoroa

  • NZ Road fatalities as of December 16, 2016, according to government: 308
  • NZ Road fatalities as of December 16, 2016, according to statistical models: Up to 866

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

Truth hurts New Zealand tourism. The average tourist would not visit this country, if they knew true extent of the daily carnage on our deadly roads. Therefore:

To protect the tourism industry, about two-thirds of the road fatalities in New Zealand go unreported by our political police, or unrecorded by Minitru [“Ministry of Transport”.]  Se blog content for some of the most blatant omissions.

How Many Foreigners Killed in NZ Since 2000?

About 3,500 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers, recent emigrants and refugees have lost their lives and 20,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since year 2000.


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New Yorker killed in New Zealand named as Carol Ann MacMillan

Posted by te2ataria on November 29, 2016

American tourist crushed to death in Bay of Plenty was Carol Ann MacMillan

Name release – Tauranga fatal crash – Bay of Plenty of Deaths

Police have finally released details of an American tourist who was violently crushed to death in Tauranga on Tuesday 22 November 2016.

She was Carol Ann MacMillan, from the United States. The New York woman was killed on cruise ship shore excursion in Tauranga.

The victim was on a short cycle excursion with several other passengers when the truck hit her near the Tauranga Harbour Bridge at approximately 12:15pm, just four hours after the ship had berthed at the Port of Tauranga.

She had been travelling with her husband and friends on the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice.


Other News in Drips…

Deadly crash at Amberley (near Christchurch)
A woman  has died following a serious crash on State Highway 1 near Amberley, North Canterbury. It occurred at approximately 11.15am and involved a Honda Civic and a car-carrier truck.

Names released in recent fatal crashes

Clova Bay fatal crash
Man killed on Sunday 27 November in Clova Bay was 51-year-old Stephen Stratford who lived in Nelson, Tasman Police said

Te Ore Ore Bideford Road fatal crash
The man who was killed in yesterday’s crash on Te Ore Ore Bideford Road in Wairarapa was Garth Katene Weston, 37-years-old, who lived in Masterton.

Suspicious Fatal Crash near Te Kaha [Bay of Plenty  of Deaths] – name release
The motorcyclist who was killed at the scene was Don Henry Turei Junior, 38, from Tawera.

“Mr Turei and his brother, who was travelling on another motorbike, had left a family wedding at Raukokere Church and were on their way to the wedding reception when the crash occurred.

“It is believed that Mr Turei was hit by a white Honda Odyssey-type van, which immediately left the scene of the crash.” http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-near-te-kaha-name-release

A burnt-out, white Honda vehicle has since been located near the banks of the Raukokore River, a short distance from where Don Henry Turei Junior was killed, police said.

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Even the dogs are mentally ill in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on November 29, 2016

Sent by a reader in Europe

Dog kills at least 28 sheep in eight days across Tauranga, News Zealand

A marauding dog has killed at least 28 sheep in eight days, forcing Tauranga City Council to mount extra patrols and offer dog traps to concerned farmers.

“Someone has to know what is going on because the dog would be coming home covered in blood,” said a local farmer.

[Strong language removed by Moderator B.]

Recent high-profile animal deaths from dogs:
August: Two sheep and two lambs killed on Welcome Bay farm
September 11: Young fur seal mauled to death on Pukehina Beach
November 18: 14 sheep killed on Princess Rd property, Bellevue
November 20: Six sheep killed on Bellevue Rd property
November 26: Eight sheep killed on Bellevue Rd property

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Eight more foreigners killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on November 27, 2016

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Another day of multiple fatalities, but who is counting the dead?

Kaipara Harbour boat disaster: Seven dead, one missing from Francie charter rust bucket

Seven people were killed and one is missing presumed dead after the boat capsized as it tried to enter Kaipara Harbour on Saturday after a fishing charter.

Boat’s owner Bill McNatty was among the dead, while all the others aboard were Pacific Islander males aged between 31 and 59, including four people from Tonga, one from Samoa and one from the Cook Islands, police said on Sunday.

Six people were originally rescued according to police bulletin Update #3 posted online on Saturday, 26 November 2016 at 6:22pm. However, three of the injured had died by 8:07pm, when police posted its Update #5.


Rescue in Kaipara Harbour – UPDATE #3
Saturday, 26 November 2016 – 6:22pm
National News

A number of people have died after a boat got into difficulty in Kaipara Harbour this afternoon.

At least six other people have been rescued and are receiving medical treatment.

Four aircraft continue to search for people in the water; three helicopters and a plane.

Update #2 has since been removed.

At 6:37pm there are still 6 people alive, according to police bulletin Update #4.


Rescue in Kaipara Harbour – UPDATE #4
Saturday, 26 November 2016 – 6:37pm
National News

Police are appealing to boaties and pilots to steer clear of the Kaipara Harbour area while a rescue operation is conducted.

Emergency services require a safe working space around South Head.

A number of people have died after a boat got into difficulty in Kaipara Harbour this afternoon.

At least six other people have been rescued and are receiving medical treatment.

Four aircraft continue to search for people in the water; three helicopters and a plane.

At this stage Police are unable to specify how many people have died.

By 8:07pm, some of the victims, who were rescued alive, had died from various injuries, according to the most logical interpretation of the police bulletin Update #5.

Rescue in Kaipara Harbour – UPDATE #5
Saturday, 26 November 2016 – 8:07pm
National News

Helicopters, including the Police Eagle helicopter, are continuing to search Kaipara Harbour after a boat got into difficulty.

Emergency services have been told that 11 people were on the vessel.

Although at this stage Police are unable to confirm figures, there are a number of fatalities.

A number of people have been rescued.

Then, the police changed their script:

Rescue in Kaipara Harbour – UPDATE #6
Saturday, 26 November 2016 – 10:16pm
National News

Please attribute to Inspector Duncan Hall.

The bodies of five people have been recovered from Kaipara Harbour following a maritime rescue operation today.

The operation follows a report to emergency services at about 3.30pm that a vessel was overdue.

Three other people have been rescued and are in hospital.

A search for a further three people will continue.

Police have been told that 11 people were on the boat.

Other News in Drips…

Fatal crash near Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty [of Deaths]
To be attributed to Detective Inspector Lew Warner, Bay of Plenty [of Deaths] Field Crime Manager: Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on State Highway 35 opposite the Raukokere Marae, near Te Kaha, yesterday afternoon. A motorcyclist was killed in the crash involving  a van. An initial investigation was carried out by the Serious Crash Unit and the crash is now being treated as suspicious. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-near-te-kaha-bay-plenty

Man killed in Marlborough Sounds truck incident
A man was killed when a truck rolled down a bank in the Marlborough Sounds, police said. The incident happened on Clova Bay Rd about 8.45am on Sunday.

Motorcyclist killed in crash with car near Tairua
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a car on State Highway 25, south of Tairua, Sunday afternoon.

Pregnant Dome Valley car crash victim in serious condition
A 40-year-old pregnant woman critically injured in a car crash on Friday is now in a serious condition in hospital. Two others are in a stable condition. The three victims were trapped in their vehicles after the crash and had to be freed by fire crews.

Head-on crash north of Whangarei
Six people have been injured after a head-on car crash in Northland. Two of the injured were in a serious condition and four sustained moderate injuries.

Lower Hutt man’s decomposing body found under bookcase
The body of Chinese man James Loo, 49, was found by a relative at his house on Hutt Rd on Thursday night, Fairfax reported. As usual, police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Man drowns while trying to retrieve his wallet in East Auckland harbour
The victim drowned after man falling into the water near Kelly Tarltons on Tamaki Drive just before 9am.

Earthquake farmers hit by triple whammy

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English tourist lasted only 10 hours in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on November 6, 2015

More overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers and new immigrants are killed, or injured in New Zealand than in rest of the “developed” world combined.

English tourist survived Australian holiday, only to be killed in New Zealand

David Banks was “road-murdered” in a two-car collision near State Highway 1, near Oakleigh, about 2pm on Wednesday.

Mr Banks and his wife had flown from Australia and arrived in Auckland about 4am on Wednesday, and were on their way to the Bay of Islands, said Sergeant Simon Craig.

“They had been in Australia for 10 days, they had family there and had planned to tour New Zealand for six weeks. The wife is absolutely distraught, they have no family in New Zealand,” he said.

“The couple’s rental car collided with a southbound vehicle occupied by three people, all from Auckland. Both Mr Banks and the driver of the southbound vehicle were cut from the vehicles by firefighters,” according to a report. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11540602

Other Recent Roadkills, murders…

Filipino killed in Waikaia
Mario LELINA, aged 30, from the Philipines, was killed on Wednesday while operating machinery at the Waikaia gold mine.

Murder mystery: 29-year-old woman found dead in Meremere

Killed in Timaru
The 14 year old boy who was found dead at the Caroline Bay Carnival area at around 7pm last night (5 November 2015) was Jordan Logan McKeown, said Canterbury Police. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/death-timaru-referred-coroner

Boy seriously injured after being hit by car

Man in critical condition
A man in his 40s was in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital on Tuesday night after being left pinned under a courier van in the CBD on Tuesday morning.

Female motorcyclist killed in West Coast crash
Police have identified the woman who died in a motorcycle crash on the West Coast on Sunday. She was Maria Antoinette Grafhorst, known as Marian.

Man died while cycling in Coromandel
A man died after suffering a “medical event” while he was cycling on a Coromandel road yesterday. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11539983

Fatal crash on State Highway One in Whangarei
Fatal crash causes delays on State Highway One in Whangarei. One person is dead and another four are in hospital after a head-on crash in Northland, which has caused delays on State Highway One. The two-car smash happened at Oakleigh, south of Whangarei at 2pm. A Whangarei police spokeswoman confirmed one person had died (English tourist, see above). Sergeant Simon Craig said four other people from the two vehicles were taken to Whangarei Hospital with various injuries.

Turkish tourist injured in ‘senseless’ bashing in New Brighton
Police have arrested three teenagers they believe befriended, then bashed, a Turkish tourist before stealing his phone and wallet. Detective Sergeant Dave Parker said the 27-year-old, who was in New Zealand on a working holiday, met the three teens and was taken to New Brighton beach, in Christchurch, about 7pm Tuesday.

Coromandel crash victim named
A former Nelson man who died after crashing his car off a bridge and into a stream in the Coromandel “left an imprint on many people’s lives”, his sister says. Ben Rose, 27, a former Nelson College student, crashed off a one-way bridge at Whenuakite, on the Coromandel Peninsula, before 10pm on Thursday.

One killed in Turangi Crash – Bay of Plenty of Deaths
The crash happened just before 4pm on Hirangi Road Turangi.
It is believed that two cars were involved and that 3 people have critical injuries.
Orlando Bell, 19, was the rear seat passenger in Subaru Impreza which collided with a tree on Te Rangi Tautahanga Rd at approximately 4pm on Monday. He passed away in Waikato Hospital last night. The driver and front seat passenger remain in hospital. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11539937

Fatal mower accident Kamo, Northland -Monday, 2 November 2015
Police are investigating an incident in Kamo this afternoon in which a person died after a ride on mower rolled into a creek. Emergency services were called at about 2:45 pm to Three Mile Bush Road in Kamo where a person was reported to be trapped under a mower.
The victim died at the scene. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39457

Police seek witnesses to fatal Hutt River crash
Wellington – Police are asking witnesses to Sunday morning’s fatal crash near Taita Rock to come forward. The driver of a white Ford Laser sedan lost control of his vehicle on a gravel road beside the Hutt River, hitting a large timber bollard.

More than 3,400 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers and new immigrants have been killed and at least 18,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since the year 2000.

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More “unexplained” deaths in Darkland

Posted by te2ataria on October 13, 2015

Sudden death:  a 17-month-old infant dies in Wallacetown  

Police refused to say whether the infant was a boy or girl. There will be no further information available while officers were conducting their initial inquiries, they said.


Body in a Rotorua hot pool “unexplained”

Bay of Plenty of Deaths: a tourist reportedly discovered the body of an adult in a hot pool at Rotorua’s Kuirau Park Tuesday afternoon and alerted the police, said Senior Sergeant Karl Konlechner.

Earlier police had said getting the body out of the pool would be very difficult.

However, Rotorua police area commander was uncertain there was even a body in the pool in the first place (!)

“We are yet to confirm that there is a body in the pool, but we are working on that assumption,” a report quoted the Rotorua police area commander Inspector Bruce Horne as saying.


Body recovered from hot pool

In a later bulletin police admitted that the initial rumors were in fact correct and that a body had been recovered from the pool.

“The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage,” police said.


Concern grows for missing Indian student

Another day, another “missing” Indian student

Concern is growing for the welfare of missing Indian student Mandeep Singh, 20, who hasn’t been seen for more than two days.

Mr Singh was last seen at Viaduct Harbour on Sunday morning at around 3am, police said.

“At this stage we have had no sightings of him after he left Burngalow 8 bar at around 3am on Sunday morning and we would ask anyone who may have been in the area at the time and might have seen Mandeep to please contact us on (09) 302 6557,” said Acting Detective Senior Sergeant, Marcia Murray.

“We are keeping an open mind about his disappearance and searches of the area have continued today including a search of the waterways around Viaduct Harbour, Auckland City.

“Mandeep’s family are deeply concerned about his disappearance and our focus remains on trying to find him,” she added.

Mandeep Singh, 20, was last seen by his friends at 3am on Sunday morning after leaving the Bungalow 8 Bar in Viaduct Harbour, Auckland City.  He was wearing a blue collared shirt, blue jeans and black and white shoes and is described as slim build, with brown hair and brown eyes and around 5’8″ (170cm) tall.

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Fire kills Tuvalu man in Waitemata, New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on September 22, 2015

Tuvalu man killed by fire in Waitemata

The man who was killed by a fire at a Swanson Road property in Waitemata last night has been named as Mr Tesimale Kisona, from Tuvalu. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/joint-statement-police-fire-service-swanson-road-fire

Fatal crash in Bay of Plenty of Deaths

At least one person was killed in a collision between a car and a truck in the Waimana Gorge in the Eastern Bay of Plenty of Deaths.


Killed in Rotorua – man named

Police  have revealed  the identity of a man who was killed (?) while in custody at the Rotorua Police station on Saturday (19 September) as 52-year-old William David Bircumshaw.

“Following a post mortem yesterday the death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been referred to the Coroner,” police said

“There will be no further police comment.” http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/rotorua-death-man-named

Paraparaumu rail death referred to coroner

“Police are satisfied that there are no suspicious circumstances or concerns about accessibility issues in relation to the death of a man at a Paraparaumu train station today. ”  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/paraparaumu-rail-death-referred-coroner

Victim of fatal crash near Dunsandel named

Canterbury Police have named the victim of the fatal crash which occurred at around 5pm last night on SH1 Main South Road near Dunsandel.  He was 20 year old [Scotsman] Finlay William Dunning who lived in the Methven area. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-fatal-crash-near-dunsandel-named. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/joint-statement-police-fire-service-swanson-road-fire

Yet another fatal crash in Bay of Plenty of Deaths

A fatal crash in Piarere claimed the life of a 16-year-old Robert Mark Butland. Polkce say they are trying to identify one or more drivers who may have useful witness information.

The crash occurred at approximately 8.25pm on Friday, 11 September on SH1 between SH29 and Tirau.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-witnesses-fatal-crash

Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder killed in ‘dramatic gesture’ on cruise


Grandparents killed in truck crash on way home from holiday

Ian  Uttley, 73, and wife Christine, 74, were killed at the scene after their car collided with an unladen logging truck, at the bottom of the Titiokura Hill, north of Te Pohue on State Highway 5.


Elderly couple drowned in bath

Yun Kau Ng, 73, known as Louis, and his wife Chiu Ngor Ng, 74, known as Elaine, died while taking a bath at Napier’s Deco City Motor Lodge in October 2013.

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Police kill another man in custody

Posted by te2ataria on September 21, 2015

52-year-old man killed in Rotorua Police station, Bay of Plenty of Deaths

A 52-year-old man, who was alive when taken to Rotorua Police station on Saturday (19 September), was pronounced dead several hours later and his body was removed unceremoniously.

Police version

Death of man in Rotorua

A post mortem will take place today following the death of a man in the police custody hub in Rotorua on Saturday (19 September).

At approximately 3pm police were called to assist Ambulance with a man who was believed to be intoxicated in Rotorua CBD.

The 52-year-old man was transported to Rotorua Police station where police custody staff became concerned for his welfare. A police doctor, who was on site at the time, assessed the man and an ambulance was called.

His condition deteriorated and police staff commenced CPR. Resuscitation efforts continued until the ambulance arrived at approximately 4pm.

A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death and enquiries are ongoing to confirm the man’s last movements. The man’s name will not be released until Police are satisfied all next of kin have been informed.

As a matter of course, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has also been notified. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/death-man-rotorua

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Carnage continues on NZ roads

Posted by te2ataria on August 11, 2015

DO NOT allow learner trees on State Highways!

Another Fatal Crash in Bay of Plenty of Deaths?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015  –  State Highway Five, Tapapa, South Waikato

“A truck has collided with a tree on State Highway (!) near Waiohotu Road. One person is deceased as a result of the crash,” police said.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/38396

Fatal car crash in Pollok

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 –  Counties Manukau

A car has left the road and travelled down a bank on Awhitu Road near Douglas Road, Pollok. The male passenger of the vehicle is deceased, the female driver sustained injuries.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/38397

Fatal crash in Oamaru

A fatal crash has occurred on Oamaru-Alma Road in Oamaru where a truck and car  collided killing the driver.

Another person, believed to be a young boy, is currently being transported to hospital by helicopter in a serious condition.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-oamaru

Update on fatal truck crash in Birkenhead

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 – Waitemata

Police have released the name of the young woman killed in a fatal truck crash in Birkenhead yesterday.  She was Jane Lee Devonshire, aged 19 years old, of West Harbour.

The victim was an employee of the sanitation truck company and was working on the waste removal round at the time of the crash.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-fatal-truck-crash-birkenhead

Investigation underway following death of a child

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 – Bay of Plenty of Deaths

An investigation is underway in Taupo following the death of a three-year-old boy, police said.

The boy was admitted to Taupo Hospital with critical injuries at approximately 3pm yesterday afternoon (Monday, 10 August). Preparations were underway to transfer him to Starship Hospital but he died last night before that transfer could occur.


Death in Naenae, Lower Hutt
A male was found dead at an address in Naenae this afternoon. Police say it is “too soon to say whether the death is suspicious.” [sacré bleu! a suspicious death in New Zealand?]

Man who was killed in avalanche named

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 – Queenstown

Police have confirmed the 58 year-old man who was killed in avalanche yesterday was Roger Greville of Sydney, Australia.  The cause of his death is still unknown and has been referred to the coroner. A post-mortem is scheduled to occur this morning,  police said.

Fatal crash on SH1 Orari-Rangitata Highway

Monday, 10 August 2015   –   Canterbury

At about 6.15am this morning a two vehicle crashoccurred on SH1 between Rangitata and Orari., in which a south-bound Suzuki Swift collided with a north-bound Ford Ranger.  “The driver and sole occupant of the Suzuki, a 55 year old female living in Timaru, was confirmed as deceased at the scene.”

The death has been referred to the Coroner.  No further details of the deceased female has been released.   http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-sh1-orari-rangitata-highway-0

Name release – investigation into the death of a child in Onehunga

Sunday, 9 August 2015 –  Auckland City

Auckland City Police released the name of the child who was found dead in Onehunga on Friday morning.  She was Maggie Renee Watson, aged four years old. Her Malaysian mother was injured in an undisclosed incident.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-investigation-death-child-onehunga

Homicide Investigation in Hamilton

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 –  Waikato

Operation CARDINAL SIN.  A homicide investigation is underway after the discovery of a man’s body in a central city public toilet. Police said they have arrested two people. “They will appear in the Hamilton District Court this afternoon to face charges of Assault, Unlawfully Taking a Motor Vehicle and other charges.” http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/38387

Fatal Crash – Hawkes Bay

At 11.38pm on Saturday, 8th August 2015, a serious motor crash occurred on Farndon Road, Clive, police said.

Four males were in a motor vehicle which left the road and rolled, killing one of the occupants, and injuring the three others, who were taken to Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital, one in a critical condition and the other two with moderate injuries, police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-hawkes-bay

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An Irishman, a South African woman and a Kayaker killed in NZ

Posted by te2ataria on July 6, 2015

Deceased male found in Wellington Harbour was an Irishman

The man whose body was found in Wellington Harbour has been identified as Finbarr CLABBY, 39. The victim was an Irishman who lived in Wellington, police said.

Police reported that there were “no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Clabby and the matter has been referred to the coroner,” which is the norm when a body is found in New Zealand.

“This appears to have been an unfortunate accident after Mr Clabby had been out socialising with friends on Saturday night” said Sergeant Shaun Lingard. “Mr Clabby’s family have been advised of the incident and have been offered our sincerest condolences [but no apologies for shabby police work.]”

Female victim named in fatal Cambridge crash

The victim of a fatal crash outside the Waikato’s Avantidrome has been identified as Belia Maria van Rensburg, who was a South African.

Belia was killed when the car she was driving collided with a truck and trailer unit on a busy stretch of State Highway 1, between Hamilton and Cambridge on 2 July 2015, according to a report.

“Manager of the nearby Red Cherry Cafe Peter Matthews said the road section had always been dangerous but had become more so since the Avantidrome opened last year.”

Missing kayaker’s body found by friend

The body of kayaker who fell into the ocean in rough conditions off the Bay of Plenty coast has been found by a friend, according to a report.

Name of the victim has not yet been released.


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