UPDATED at 19:47
What’s Happening to the State’s other Stinking Secrets: Road Toll
Official Road Toll as of December 2, 2016 (day 337 of the year): 297
BLOG’S STATISTICAL MODELS: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year and many thousands of others near-fatally injured. [Most probably] up to 831 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016, but only 297 deaths have been recorded by police/Ministry of Transport [minitru.]
Truth about the daily carnage on the roads hurts the massive foreign investment in New Zealand including the $10 billion tourism industry.
As for the victims, who really gives a flying f*ck!?
[The Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand was at least NZ$ 322,279 million, excluding confidential amounts “invested” through Channel Islands, according to a report posted at https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/invest/statistics/ ]
But even the fatalities reported by police, comprising about one-third of the actual road toll, are manipulated by government:
Official Road Toll as of November 23, 2016: 290
1. Death had waited in NZ for 71 years to meet the American tourist
American cycling near Tauranga Harbour Bridge was crushed to death by a truck. She had waited all her life to visit the Bay of Plenty of Deaths!!
2. One killed in Waikato crash
The two-vehicle crash occurred on No. 1 Rd, Waitoa, which is about 20 minutes north of Matamata at, 1pm today. A second person has been taken to Waikato Hospital [probably with critical/ serious injuries.] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11753610
Yesterday [November 22, 2016] three road deaths were reported. Celebrity Solstice cruise ship passengers involved in two of three fatal crashes Tuesday.
3. Man killed in Ahipara crash in Far North
[This was the 12th such unusual road fatality on NZ roads so far this year. To the best of our knowledge, this type of road death is almost unique to New Zealand. Moderator DH.]
A man was killed in a “single car crash” in Ahipara south east of Kaitaia. “He was ejected from the car and was killed after the vehicle landed on top of him, a police spokesman said.”
4. Fatal crash on SH1 near Tirau
Saturday, 26 November 2016 – Bay of Plenty of Deaths — One person was killed in a fatal crash on State Highway 1 just west of Tirau last night, police said.
5. 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
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Person killed after their car crashed off a bridge
Wairarapa road re-opens after crash – Monday, 28 November 2016 – 7:08pm
Wellington — Te Ore Ore Bideford Road, Masterton has re-opened following a fatal crash earlier this afternoon. A person died after their car crashed off a bridge. Police would like to thank motoristis [sic] for their patience while the diversions were in place. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/wairarapa-road-re-opens-after-crash
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Fatal collision on SH65 (earthquake route), north of Springs Junction
One person was killed in a collision between two trucks on SH65, 9.5kms north of Springs Junction, police said.
Another person has been taken to Greymouth Hospital by helicopter.
Official Road Toll as of 23 November 2016: 290
AT LEASE 11 reported fatalities since Nov. 23 = [Post truth] total of 297 !!!
Official Road Toll as of December 2, 2016: 297
Other News in Drips…
Climber’s body recovered from Mt Harper, Arthur’s Pass
The body of a climber who fell a “considerable distance” on an Arthur’s Pass mountain was recovered earlier today.
The victim, believed to be a foreigner, had been on a day climb on Mt Harper in Mid Canterbury yesterday but failed to return.
How could anyone drown in Manawatu River?
Police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Toon drowned in MANAWATU RIVER last night while attempting to help a family member who had gone into the river to rescue their dog. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/duty-police-officer-dies-manawatu-river-advisory