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OOPS! “The kid was unlucky to just drop dead !!!”

Posted by te2ataria on April 12, 2017

BREAKING NEWS:

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Heavily Censored Police Road Fatality Reports

  • ONLY two vehicle-related fatality reports allowed by police today, despite at least 11 serious crashes that have been reported locally.
  • UPDATE: Sunday, April 9.  See below. ONLY one vehicle-related fatality report allowed by police for Sunday, as of posting.

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It’s not just the corrupt politicians, odious judges, pathological police… our health professionals are woefully incompetent, too!

Hospitals from Hell: About 10,000 people were harmed by NZ hospitals last year alone, said a report.
“[The Accident Compensation Corporation] ACC has forked out close to $675 million in the past decade for patients injured after botched medical treatments, misdiagnosis, post-surgery infections and reactions to medications.”The ACC released a report on treatment injuries, cases where patients were unintentionally harmed during medical treatment, in the 2015/2016 financial year today.

“It found that 8881 treatment injury claims were accepted. With 5002 coming from a public DHB hospital, a further 3879 treatment injuries were sustained in private hospitals, general practice, and other health settings.” Read more…

The report is available at www.acc.co.nz/treatmentsafety.

Teen dies at home after being discharged from hospital

“A 13-year-old boy found injured at the scene of a Northland car crash has died after being discharged from Kaitaia Hospital.

“Police are seeking witnesses of the crash, which occurred just before midnight on Sunday, April 9, on Bonnett Rd, Kaitaia.

The boy was given the all-clear, presumably after a THOROUGH medical examination by one or more QUALIFIED doctors, and left hospital the morning after the crash, but later died at home. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91508227/Boy-dies-at-home-after-being-discharged-from-hospital

Heavily Censored News From New Zealand’s Suicide Roads

Fatal crash in Patetonga -Waikato
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 – 1:04pm
A fatal vehicle crash on State Highway 27 in Hauraki occurred between two vehicles around midday just south of Patetonga. One foreign tourist was killed and two others are being extracted from the first vehicle with serious injuries.
The sole occupant of the second vehicle is in a [critical, but] stable condition, police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-patetonga

“A tourist has been killed and three other people injured after a serious crash that has shut down a road through the Hauraki Plains.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91500008/one-dead-two-injured-in-serious-crash-on-hauraki-plains   –Photo: Mark Taylor.

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Fatal crash on Broadlands Rd, Taupo area – Bay of Plenty [of Deaths]
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 – 3:27pm
One person was killed following a crash involving two vehicles on Broadlands Rd, Rotokawa, in the Taupo area. Emergency services were called to the fatal crash scene at 2.19pm, police said.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-broadlands-rd-taupo-area

Update and name release of body found on Takapuna Beach – Waitemata
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 – 1:20pm
“Police can confirm that the body found on Takapuna Beach on Tuesday 11 April , 2017 was that of missing man 26-year-old Stephen Kapeli [originally from Greece?] Stephen was reported missing from Takapuna on Wednesday 5 April.”
He was being treated in North Shore Hospital’s mental health unit but disappeared while out on “approved unescorted leave“.

Name release: SH1 Dome Valley fatal crash – Waitemata
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 – 8:33am
Police can now release the name of the man killed in a crash on SH1 at Dome Valley, on Friday 7 April 2017. He was 36–year-old Tyrone Anthony Kairuz who lived in Auckland. His nationality has not been revealed.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-sh1-dome-valley-fatal-crash

Name release – single vehicle crash Sunday 2 April – Waitemata
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 – 7:58pm
Police can now release the name of the man who died following a single car crash on State Highway 1 near Pohuehue on Sunday 2 April. He was 26-year-old Hiawe Demetrius Brown of Whangarei.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-release-single-vehicle-crash-sunday-2-april

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

UPDATE – Leo Lipp-Neighbours case – Tasman
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 – 4:45pm
“The following can be attributed to Nelson Bays Area Commander, Inspector Mrs Mat Arnold-Kelly:
A forensic pathology team in Christchurch has been able to positively identify the human remains found in the vehicle recovered from the Nelson Harbour last week. They are that of the missing person Leo Lipp-Neighbours.
Mr Lipp-Neighbours was 19-years-old when he disappeared along with his vehicle on the morning of 24 January 2010.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-leo-lipp-neighbours-case

It’s unclear why it took the incompetent clowns seven years to search the Nelson Harbour to find the missing car and Leo’s remains.

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Devastated by Debbie: How could an ex-tropical cyclone cause so much damage?

Posted by te2ataria on April 6, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: North Island Deluge ‘500-year event’

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Heavily Censored Police Road Fatality Reports

  • NO vehicle-related fatality report allowed by police today, as of posting, despite multiple serious crashes.

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NZ totally unprepared for slightest weather events

The flood bank protecting Edgecumbe in the Bay of Plenty of Deaths and Disasters easily breached today, flooding the township, which lies on a flood plain, as well as an active seismic zone, and has a long history of natural disasters: quakes, floods, and debris flows.

Contrary to traditional wisdom, much of the built up area is below sea level.

Read more…

Other News in Drips…

“Sexnapping”: Pedophiles Prowling NZ Schools

Te Pahu School Waikato – suspicious man on school grounds
An incident occurred at Te Pahu School yesterday. A male allegedly entered the school grounds carrying a hammer and approached a group of children. The man is described as a tall and skinny, Caucasian with a beard and bald head aged approximately 40-years-old. He was driving a silver car.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/te-pahu-school-waikato-suspicious-man-school-grounds

Update – Hutt Valley Police continue to work with two Upper Hutt schools
“Police are still making enquiries in relation to two separate reports of approaches being made to two students on different occasions in Upper Hutt. While Police take these reports very seriously, it is important to stress that we are still yet to establish the exact nature of these reports.

“Through sensitive interviewing, Police will work to establish if there is any evidence of criminal intent. Police are, however, investigating reports of people speaking to primary school students. One report was made on 28 March. Another was made on 4 April.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-%E2%80%93-hutt-valley-police-continue-work-two-upper-hutt-schools

Another Unexplained Death…

Another unexplained death in Te Awamutu, Waikato being “investigated”
Police say they are investigating an unexplained death in Te Awamutu this morning, after a 45-year-old Auckland man died at the scene. “People who were at the address when the man died are speaking with Police and no one else is being sought.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-investigating-unexplained-death-te-awamutu

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How could non-existent ‘freedom of speech’ be under threat in a police state?

Posted by te2ataria on April 4, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Remnants of Cyclone Debbie hit NZ

  • Cliff in Auckland’s Kohimarama suburb collapses onto house
  • The Whanganui District has declared a state of emergency ahead of possible historic flooding of the Whanganui River.
  • The North Island is facing severe weather: heavy rain, slips and floods as the remnants of Cyclone Debbie sweep across the country.
  • Significant amounts of rain are expect in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, the Whanganui District, the Tararua Ranges, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.
  • Rain totals could exceed 200mm in some areas. Heavy falls are forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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Heavily Censored Police Road Fatality Reports

  • ONLY ONE vehicle-related fatality allowed in police reports as of posting, despite at least 12 known serious crashes.
  • Monday’s UPDATE: One vehicle-related fatality allowed reported in late police bulletin. See HERE.

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Tongue-in-Cheek Humour: ‘Prominent Kiwis pen open letter saying free speech is under threat in NZ universities’

Don Brash and Dame Tariana Turia are among a group of 27 prominent New Zealanders, who have submitted an open letter warning freedom of speech is under threat in New Zealand universities.

It was the brainchild of Auckland University of Technology’s History Professor Paul Moon, and rejects “the forceful silencing of dissenting or unpopular views” on university campuses.

It also insists debate must not be suppressed because the ideas put forth “are thought by some or even by most people to be offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed”.

Those who signed the letter were:

Assoc Professor Len Bell, Dr Don Brash, Dr David Cumin, Sir Toby Curtis, Dr Brian Edwards, Graeme Edwards, Dr Gavin Ellis, Sir Michael Friedlander, Alan Gibbs, Dame Jenny Gibbs, Bryan Gould, Wally Hirsh, Professor Manying Ip, Sir Bob Jones, Professor Pare Keiha, Assoc Professor Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, Dame Lesley Max, Gordon McLauchlan, Professor Paul Moon, Sir Douglas Myers, Assoc Professor Camille Nakhid, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Professor Edwina Pio, David Rankin, Philip Temple, Dame Tariana Turia, and Professor Albert Wendt. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/91132233/prominent-kiwis-pen-open-letter-saying-free-speech-is-under-threat-in-nz-universities

Since this blog is heavily censored by authorities, we can only assume the letter was intended as tongue-in cheek humour.

Meanwhile…

Queenstown police pursue alleged anti-Semitic poster plasterers

A security camera image posted earlier on the Southern District Police Facebook page shows two men – one in dark glasses, camo pants and wearing a “Trump” t-shirt – [most probably Israeli Jews with dual citizenship] entering the tertiary institute last week. The photo has since been removed from the police Facebook page.

An anonymous email directed Stuff to a Facebook page showing photos of the posters containing Nazi swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans. The photos have since been taken down.

Israel Arrests Jewish Teen for Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

“… in Israel, police in the southern city of Ashkelon on Thursday arrested a Jewish teenager with dual U.S. and Israeli citizenship, charging him with making more than 100 bomb threats against synagogues and other Jewish community buildings in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The threats came amid a broader wave of anti-Semitic threats against Jewish institutions over recent months, which included the desecration of Jewish cemeteries in Pennsylvania, Missouri and New York.”

Heavily Censored News From New Zealand’s Suicide Roads

Fatal crash SH27 near Waharoa
“Police are in attendance at a serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Wairere Road, in Waharoa near Matamata. A truck and car have collided around 4:45 this afternoon.” One of the drivers was killed in the crash.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-sh27-near-waharoa

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

Missing toddler is the oldest among New Zealand police’s 143,000 active cases [“reduced from around one million files”]

“Police set up a new case management system in 2010 to deal with over one million files on its books.”

“The system has resulted in the reduction of files from around one million to 143,000 active cases. Counties Manukau has 11,500, Canterbury, 9,593, Auckland City, 8,006, Waitemata, 6,888, Wellington, 8,276, and Tasman, 8,322. ” [What about the remaining 90,415 active cases?]

[This is how they reduced outstanding files from around one million to 143,000 “active cases”.  They categorized them as: “Zero Chance”, “Snowball’s Chance”, “Fat Chance”, “NO Chance”… and “V. Little Chance, Indeed”… Moderator D.H.]

Man shot by police in Christchurch denies pointing imitation firearm at officers
“A man shot by police officers in Christchurch has today denied pointing a blank firing pistol at them.

“Murray James Allan, 24, [who is lucky to be alive, was shot by police] after allegedly pointing the imitation firearm at officers who approached a car he was in about 2am in Woolston on February 4.”
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11830747

Policeman punched partner, dragged her by hair, threatened to stab her
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/91185562/police-officer-punched-partner-dragged-her-by-hair-threatened-to-stab-her

Cloak and Dagger

So much for freedom of information: Typhoid death shrouded in cloak and dagger

“Distraught family members of a woman who died of typhoid last week say Auckland health officials did not tell them she had the disease.

“The woman is one of at least 15 people who have become ill in a typhoid outbreak over the past 10 days or so.”

“She died in Auckland Hospital last Tuesday. Officials first notified the public of the outbreak on Friday.”

Bull Crap

“The woman was buried yesterday. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) said it delayed releasing information about the death to allow time for funeral arrangements.”

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Happy 4th of July!!

Posted by te2ataria on July 5, 2008

Anti-American NZ Judge Chooses Independence Day to Give US Student Long Sentence

F**k USA” Judge Stephen Harrop jailed US Student for 2½ years for a fire he started unintentionally.

Bennett Alexander, 20, has been expelled from Victoria University, his student visa has been revoked and he faces deportation.

Alexander, who probably comes from a wealthy family, was granted bail pending appeal to the High Court. Judge F**k USA” Harrop is concerned the NZ$1.24 million in damages [way too high an estimate] could not be recovered. So it seems the Alexanders would be blackmailed to buy their son’s freedom!

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Google Censorship

Posted by te2ataria on June 20, 2008

Google Censorship: Flagrant Violation of Free Speech!

Say “NO!” To Google Censorship

Announcement: Anti-Censorship Campaign Against Google starts

Google search engines continue to block specific searches for information on New Zeelend posted after early June 2008.

New Zeelend is a non-commercial, volunteer service public information blog dedicated to exposing the truth about New Zealand.

In 2006 Amnesty International launched a campaign against Internet censorship targeting Google, Yahoo and Microsoft for complying with Internet censorship in China. Google and the others were accused of colluding with repressive regimes like the Chinese regime to curtail online freedom.”

The Internet has become a new frontier in the struggle for human rights,” said Kate Allen, director of Amnesty’s British operations.

“Its potential to empower and educate, to allow people to share and mobilize opinion, has led to government crackdowns,” she said.

Google Operates Outside US Constitution, International Law

Two years on, and in a flagrant violation the US Constitution and international law, Google now appears to be colluding with the repressive regime in New Zealand to curtail our online freedom and our inalienable right to free speech.

Freedom of speech is being able to speak freely without censorship. The United States Constitution protects opinions under inalienable 1st Amendment free speech rights.

The right to freedom of speech is also guaranteed under international law through numerous human-rights instruments, notably under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Google is blatantly violating the United States Constitution and the international law, and therefore poses a clear and present threat to online freedom and freedom of speech in the United states and in other countries throughout the world. Google must NOT be allowed to operate in its current format.

More information will be posted here.

Constructive comments, suggestion and other information concerning this campaign may be posted below.
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Third Asian Murdered in New Zealand in One Week!

Posted by te2ataria on June 17, 2008

Asians are Killed Like Flies in New Zealand

Stay Alive; Don’t Go New Zealand!

Update:

The Asian Victim of car murder was named as Mrs Joanne Wang, who lived in Auckland, New Zealand. Her 8-year-old boy watched her die. “She was lying totally lifeless, there was blood gushing out of her ear pretty profusely.” A witness said.

The Driver Smashed His 4×4 Into Her, Then Backed Up and Drove Over Her

A 39-year-old Asian woman, presumed to be Korean or Japanese, was murdered in Auckland as her assailant who snatched her handbag knocked her down with his 4WD and drove over her.

The Asian victim suffered serious head injuries and died about an hour later.

The other two Asians who were murdered in New Zealand last week were Mr Navtej Singh, 30, an Indian shopkeeper who was shot to death in his Auckland shop, and Mrs Yin Ping Yang, an 80-year-old Chinese woman who was viciously attacked and fatally injured in her home.

Who is Behind the Asian Murders?

How many white NZ women are murdered assassination style after having their handbags snatched?

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New Zealand: A Tourist Deathtrap!

Welcome to New Zealand!
And will you be playing New Zealand Roulette, or have you booked other games?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10493084

[Note: NZ government agencies have declined to provide the relevant stats on the numbers of assaults and murders of foreigners.]

A 25-year-old Korean national was killed on NZ State Highway 2
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4405769a11.html

Two Koreans were injured in tourist bus collision
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4405812a11.html

Three tourists hurt in vicious Queenstown street attack: “It was a very serious assault,” police said. http://www.stuff.co.nz/4405769a11.html

Links to recent tourist fatalities in NZ:
New Zealand: A Tourist Deathtrap
Canadian Tourist Murdered?
Murdered in New Zealand in the Prime of Her Life

A 57-year-old American tourist fell to his death after missing unmarked “path” in Mt Cook
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4394988a11.html

A British tourist killed in bus crash, fate of the other seriously injured tourists unknown
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4384845a11.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/thepress/4386040a6009.html

Roads claim nine lives during weekend
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/080204/3/3ua9.html

One person is dead and two seriously injured in a tourist bus collision yesterday.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4354764a11.html

Crash raises road toll to 11 for January
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4342068a10.html

Tourist bus crashes with van, 1 dead.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4356238a6570.html

Three female Korean tourists, aged 18, 19, and 34, had their right arms amputated after the crash. Another passenger suffered a fractured eye socket.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4322877a11.html

Eight Chinese tourists were taken to hospital, one with serious injuries.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4240038a23955.html

West Coast bus crash injures 21 overseas tourists [with 10 receiving severe injuries such as fractured limbs.]
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4273025a6047.html

One tourist was killed and Eight others are in a critical condition after a head-on crash in Waikato. http://www.stuff.co.nz/4342236a11.html

22 foreign tourists run for their lives after their bus catches fire
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10485349

A 46-year-old Malaysian woman was raped in Auckland
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10492627

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Urgent Health Warning: Outbreak of Dangerous Group A Streptococcus Bacterium

Posted by te2ataria on June 16, 2008

[New Zealand Death Syndrome (NZDS), Health Bulletin # 12. Outbreak of Dangerous Group A Streptococcus Bacterium, June 17, 2008]

Keep Your Kids OUT of New Zealand!

Health workers revealed an outbreak of group A streptococcus bacterium, which causes rheumatic fever and can lead arthritis and heart damage, had infected at least 32 children in Kaikohe, New Zealand.


Photomicrograph of Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria, 900x Mag. A pus specimen, viewed using Pappenheim’s stain. Last century, infections by S. pyogenes claimed many lives especially since the organism was the most important cause of puerperal fever and scarlet fever. This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #2110.

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Urgent Health Warning: Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus

Posted by te2ataria on June 12, 2008

[New Zealand Death Syndrome (NZDS), Health Bulletin # 11. Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus, June 12, 2008]

[“Unlucky”] Baby died after infection breakout

One of the “unlucky” 21 babies who caught the [potentially] fatal staphylococcus aureus infection in Auckland Hospital’s Neonatal unit died.

The bacteria is reportedly immune to common antibiotics. In a similar outbreak at Wellington Hospital in 2004 three babies died and at least 30 others infected.

The hospital’s infection control clinical adviser said the infection was relatively common in neonatal intensive care units. [Conclusion: The babies who died must have been “unlucky!”]


Bacterial cells of Staphylococcus aureus, which is one of the causal agents of mastitis in dairy cows. Its large capsule protects the organism from attack by the cow’s immunological defenses. Magnified 50,000X. (Source)


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Urgent Health Warning

Posted by feww on June 4, 2008

[Food Imports from New Zealand – Health Bulletin # 10. Outbreak of mystery bacterium, June 4, 2008]

Do NOT consume capsicum and tomato imports from New Zealand!

A new disease affecting tomatoes and capsicum have been discovered at three of New Zealand’s North Island hothouses. A new bacterium has been discovered, which is causing severe problems, including leaf curling and yellowing; however, little is known about its origin or potential dangers. (Source)

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Maori Leader Claiming Sacred Ancestoral Land Nabbed by NZ Gestapo

Posted by te2ataria on May 31, 2008

Iwi group’s bid to claim park fails

The Dominion Post | Saturday, 31 May 2008

A breakaway band of Rangitaane iwi has failed in a bid to claim Palmerston North’s Anzac Park for a marae. [Marae is a sacred place for religious and social purposes: Moderator]

The group of about 20 yesterday marched from The Square to the bush-covered hill reserve on the edge of the Manawatu River.

However, the protest ended when police arrested leader Carwyn Kawana for trespass. The rest of the group dispersed.

Mr Kawana vowed he would be back every day till his bloodlines got the land back.

He said a marae once stood on the land and it was also an old pa site and the “young warriors” wanted a marae to be built again to honour their ancestors.


A carved representation in contemporary style of Te Au-o-te-whenua, an ancestor of the Kawerau-ā-Maki people.

He was arrested after Palmerston North City Council representative Peter Eathorne asked them to leave and then read a trespass notice. [Not the riot act, surely! See Notes below: Moderator]

Mr Eathorne said Anzac Park would be shut to the public this weekend to manage the “issue”.

Last Friday, Mr Kawana’s group erected a carving in The Square but it was removed by the council. [Source]

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Protest at NZ parliament over the New Zealand foreshore and seabed controversy. Image Credit: Armon, via Wikimedia Commons. GNU Free Documentation license V. 1.2 or later.

Notes:
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wi
form the largest everyday social units in Māori populations. The word iwi means “people” or “folk”; in many contexts it might translate as “tribe” or as “clan.”

In the Māori language, iwi also means “bones”. The Māori author, Keri Hulme, named her best known (1985 Booker Prize) novel The Bone People, a title linked directly to the dual meaning of bone and “tribal people”. Māori may refer to returning home after travelling or living elsewhere as “going back to the bones” — literally to the burial-areas of the ancestors. Many societies might use the analogous concept of “roots”. (Source)

A marae (in New Zealand Māori, Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian) malaʻe (in Tongan), malae (in Samoan and Hawaiian), is a sacred place which served both religious and social purposes in pre-Christian Polynesian societies. In all these languages, the word also means “cleared, free of weeds, trees, etc.” It generally consists of an area of cleared land roughly rectangular (the marae itself), bordered with stones or wooden posts (called au in Tahitian and Cook Islands Māori) perhaps with terraces (paepae) which were used in olden times for ceremonial purposes; and with a central stone ahu or a’u (sometimes as in the Rapanui culture’s ahu on Easter Island “ahu” becomes a synonym for the whole marae complex). (Source)

The Riot Act (1 Geo. 1, c. 5) of 1714 was an act introduced by the Parliament of Great Britain authorising local authorities to declare any group of more than twelve people to be unlawfully assembled, and thus have to disperse or face punitive action. The Act, whose long title was “An act for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies, and for the more speedy and effectual punishing the rioters“, came into force on August 1, 1715, and remained on the statute books until 1973.

If a group of people failed to disperse within twenty minutes of the proclamation, the act provided that the authorities could use force to disperse them. Anyone assisting with the dispersal was specifically indemnified against any legal consequences in the event of any of the crowd being injured or killed. (Source)

Because of the broad authority that the act granted, it was used both for the maintenance of civil order and for political means. A particularly notorious use of the act was the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 in Manchester [15 people were killed and 400–700 were injured.]

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