Posts Tagged ‘NZ road deaths’
Posted by te2ataria on December 25, 2016
Dozens of Tongans families won’t celebrate this Xmas, thanks (!) to the New Zealand EXPERIENCE
At least two people were killed and 45 others injured nine of them seriously, which were flown to hospitals in Gisborne and Hastings, following a bus crash on SH 2 near Wharerata, south of Gisborne late last night, police said.
Additionally, 36 people were “transported to the St Johns Ambulance base in Gisborne for further triage and assessment.”
The bus carrying over 45 passengers crashed down a bank around 9:30pm on the road between Wairoa and Gisborne.
The passengers are believed to be mainly Tongan school students, who are visiting New Zealand to fundraise for their school in Tonga. The group were travelling to Gisborne where they were due to perform as a band on Christmas Day.
It is yet to be confirmed exactly how many people were on the bus when it crashed and Police are working closely with the group to ensure all passengers have been accounted for.
L-R: Talita Moimoi, 20, and Sione Taumalolo, 12. Photo: http://nzkanivapacific.co.nz
According to RNZ:
The bus, with 46 brass band members from a college in Vava’u in Tonga, were on their way to Gisborne to perform at a church today.
Two people are confirmed dead, one person is in a critical condition and one is stable at Hastings Hospital. A further person is in a serious condition at Gisborne Hospital and seven people are in a stable condition.
The bus appeasers to have crashed through a barrier at about 9.30pm last night before plunging about 100 metres down a cliff on State Highway Two, about 30km south of Gisborne, police said.
The location of the crash scene is approximately 100m down a steep bank. Serious Crash Unit have attended and report that the extraction of the bus is likely to be challenging and may take a number of days to complete due to the terrain and availability of the necessary heavy equipment during the Christmas period.
How Many Foreigners Killed in NZ Since 2000?
More than 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.
Other News in Drips…
An 18-year-old foreign tourist suffered a serious spinal injury while swimming in the surf at Opotiki on Christmas Eve. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11772931
One killed in water incident in east Auckland suburb of Beachlands http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11772949
Motorcyclist killed in a crash on SH2 in south Wairarapa
“The crash, between a motorcycle and a ute, occurred just after 7pm, near the bottom of the Rimutaka Hill,” police said.
Boy, 4, drowns in an east Auckland pool
A 4-year-old boy has drowned in a pool in the east Auckland suburb of Beachlands, according to the local police. [Don’t uncaring parents make you feel sick? Moderator N.]
Posted in Tourist Deathtrap | Tagged: foreign students killed, killed in NZ, Mailefihi Siu'ilikutapu College, NZ road deaths, road fatalities, road toll, Sione Taumalolo, Talita Moimoi, Tonga, Tongan students killed, Vava'u | Leave a Comment »
Posted by te2ataria on August 2, 2016
Five foreigners killed in Tauranga crash
The five foreigners killed in a crash in Tauranga were workers at the Aongatete Kiwifruit Packhouse.
“The 8 o’clock shift at Aongatete Kiwifruit Packhouse was leaving for the night when a logging truck collided with a car turning right out of Dawsons Rd on to State Highway 2.”
The five victims were seasonal migrant workers who came to New Zealand during the picking season. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82755406/Five-killed-in-Tauranga-crash-I-went-over-to-the-car-but-no-one-was-moving
Other reported road fatalities this week include:
Far North District Car crash
Monday, 1 August 2016 – One person was killed and a second received injuries in a car crash involving one car on Rawene Rd, near State Highway 12.
Fatal Wairau Valley crash
One person was killed in a crash on State Highway 63, Wairau Valley. No further information was released by police at this time. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-attending-fatal-wairau-valley-crash
Woman’s body found on side of Auckland motorway
A 23-year-old woman has been found dead near a motorway off ramp in Auckland.
Two people were killed in serious crash in Tauranga
At least two people were killed following a 5-vehicle crash in Mt Maunganui at 4pm on Friday. Two others are said to be in critical condition with a fifth person sustaining serious injuries (?) http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82635748/lanes-closed-due-to-serious-crash-in-tauranga
Dead man found in car beside Wellington motorway
Police say they have found a body inside a car stopped on the side of the Wellington motorway, beside State Highway 1, northbound near the Churton Park off ramp at 7.45am on Thursday, police said.
Posted in Tourist Deathtrap | Tagged: Aongatete Kiwifruit Packhouse, fatal crash, foreigners killed, Killed in New Zealand, NZ road deaths, road death, road fatality, road toll | Leave a Comment »
Posted by te2ataria on December 23, 2015
‘DEMOCRACY’ IN ACTION!
NEWS BLACKOUT ALERT: CODE RED
It’s believed the current ban on reporting road-murders and other serious crimes came into effect at midday Friday, 18 December 2015.
The News Blackout followed the carmageddon on Friday:
The last time NZ government imposed a News Blackout,
Over the past six days, only three fatal crashes have been reported. This figure is FAR below the statistical average for this time of the year. [10pm Wednesday, 23 December 2015]
- Fatal crash in Te Awamutu, Waikato (22 December 2015) The driver and sole occupant of a Mazda, 22-year-old Te Awamutu man Chaz Mourea MORGAN, was killed at the scene of the crash while the female driver of the other car, a Ford Falcon XR6 sedan, was flown to Waikato Hospital where she is in a critical condition. A 10-year-old passenger travelling in the Ford suffered minor injuries while an eight-year-old passenger remains in hospital with moderate to serious injuries, police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/name-released-te-awamutu-fatal-13th-death-involving-breach-graduated-license
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Posted by te2ataria on December 21, 2015
‘DEMOCRACY’ IN ACTION!
NEWS BLACKOUT ALERT: CODE RED
It’s believed the latest ban on reporting road-murders and other serious crimes came into effect at midday Friday, 18 December 2015.
The News Blackout followed the carmageddon on Friday:
The last time NZ government imposed a News Blackout,
Posted in Tourist Deathtrap | Tagged: carmageddon, censorship, code red, fatal crash, Fox Glacier helicopter crash, freedom of information, killed in NZ, news blackout, NZ democracy, NZ road deaths, road death | 1 Comment »
Posted by te2ataria on December 19, 2015
Dozens of crashes leave 3 to 8 people dead more than a dozen injured
As of midday Friday, at least three people had been road-murdered, and 10 others injured, some of them critically, in 23 smashes after crash spree carnage, according to a report. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75253551/two-dead-10-injured-in-23-smashes-after-crash-spree-carnage
Waikato police spoke of a morning of carnage on the roads with at least 17 crashes in the region between 4am and 1pm Friday.
“The three fatal crashes pushed the country’s road toll for 2015 up to 310 – 31 higher than for the same time last year.” [The figures for both years have most probably been doctored. Moderator M.]
The scene of the accident in Koromatua Road near Hamilton. Photo / Belinda Feek
Then came the news blackout!
The news blackout has so far lasted for more than 28 hours, as of writing. There have been no additional reporting of crashes, road deaths or injuries during the blackout.
Posted in Tourist Deathtrap | Tagged: carmageddon, censorship, fatal crash, killed in NZ, news blackout, NZ road deaths, road death | 5 Comments »
Posted by te2ataria on December 15, 2015
Another Malaysian tourist killed in yet another violent crash in Bay of Plenty [of Deaths]
The tourist who was killed in a violent crash involving three cars north of Tauranga at the weekend has been named by the police.
She was Jee Yang Chu, a visitor from Malaysia.
The fatal three vehicle-crash occurred near Katikati about 3.30pm on Sunday, and left four others seriously injured.
At least one of the injured is currently in a serious condition in Tauranga Hospital’s intensive care unit. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75129631/Malaysian-woman-named-as-Katikati-crash-victim
Fatal accident in Bay of Plenty [of deaths]
The 19-year-old UK citizen who was allegedly killed in a crash at Whakamaru, New Zealand at the weekend has been named by the police. He was William Morgan. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/whakamaru-crash-victim-named
Latest fatal or serious incidents [reported incidents]
Two-year-old critical after run over by van– A 2-year-old boy was is in a critical condition after being run over by a van collecting kindergarten children in Flaxmere this morning. He sustained skull fracture and broken pelvis. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11561338
Serious Crash in Waitakaruru – Road closure – At least two people have been seriously injured following a head on crash between two cars just before 6:30pm (Monday, 14 December 2015). http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39983
On 9 December 2015, the blog published the following:
Driver in fatal crash: ‘I wouldn’t have a clue what happened’
We are still waiting for police to reveal identity of the victim(s).
Posted in Tourist Deathtrap | Tagged: Bay of Plenty, British visitor killed, Jee Yang Chu, killed in NZ, Malaysian woman killed, New Zealand, NZ road deaths, road death, Tourist killed, William Morgan | 1 Comment »
Posted by te2ataria on December 14, 2015
At least seven more people were killed in fatal weekend crashes on New Zealand roads
The latest known fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon near Carterton raising the weekend’s road toll to at least seven, with more than a dozen others seriously injured. A man had been “flung from the car and suffered significant injuries that proved fatal,” according to a report.
- Earlier on Sunday, in the Bay of Plenty [of Deaths,] one person was killed and four others were injured in a two car crash on SH2 near Katikati. “Five people” were taken to Tauranga Hospital, said St John’s ambulance.
- A person was killed and two others were seriously injured north of Kaitaia, in the Far North District, when a four-wheel-drive ute crashed into a paddock about 9.30am, according to a report.
- Three other road-murder victims, David James Hills, aged 22, Michael Soo, 23, and Jessie Nicholson, 23, were killed when the car they were in collided with a container truck and became squashed under the cab, Saturday afternoon.
Names of some of the victims of other fatal crashes last week…
- 24-year-old Justine Margaret ANDERSEN, was killed in a fatal crash near Tauranga on 6 December, police said.
Posted in Tourist Deathtrap | Tagged: Bay of Plenty, British visitor killed, Coromandel crash, David James Hills, fatal crash, Jessie Nicholson, Kaitaia, Katikati, killed in NZ, Michael Soo, NZ road deaths, road death, Taupo | Leave a Comment »
Posted by te2ataria on December 13, 2015
At least 6 killed in fatal crashes so far this weekend
Deadly weekend on Waikato roads continues:
A 19-year-old man from the United Kingdom was killed “after the car he was travelling in flipped,” according to a report. He was the 4th person to be killed in the 2nd of two fatal crash near Taupo, and at least the 6th nationally. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75044886/four-dead-on-waikato-regions-roads-this-weekend
“The car has hit a culvert and flipped and it appears he’s been thrown from the vehicle,” Taupo road policing manager Sergeant Murray Hamilton said.
“It occurred on a slight bend and for some reason he has failed to negotiate the bend and crossed the road and into a bit of a ditch which has flipped the car.”
“It looked like it had just been parked there, but the person wasn’t in the car. He was beside the car – we’re not sure how he got out of the car.
“It did crash, had frontal damage to the car. But he was beside it.”
Three more visitors killed north of Taupo
On Saturday, three visitor (their nationalities are still unknown) were killed in the South Waikato when their car collided head-on with a heavy truck on State Highway 1. https://newzeelend.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/three-more-people-road-murdered-in-taupo/
Killed in Bay of Plenty [of Deaths] crash
The latest known fatal crash occurred Sunday afternoon in Bay of Plenty [of Deaths,] where at least on person was killed and four others were injured in a two-car crash on State Highway 2, according to a report. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11560531
Earlier, police had said:
Katikati – Serious motor vehicle crash – update
Sunday, 13 December 2015 – 5:00pm – Bay of Plenty
Emergency services are attending a serious motor vehicle crash on SH2, just north of Katikati, Bay of Plenty.
The road has been reduced to 1 lane. Motorists are requested to take care in the vicinity.
The occupants of one of the vehicles involved in the crash near Katikati has died.
Police are still at the scene and expect that the road will remain partially blocked while they conduct their investigations. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39972
[Poor writing skills, or another miracle resurrection by police to keep the road fatality stats down? You decide!]
One killed in Coromandel crash
A man was killed in a car crash on the Thames Coast Rd, at Boundary Creek Bridge on Thursday, according to a report. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/road-accidents/news/article.cfm?c_id=663&objectid=11558794
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Posted by te2ataria on November 13, 2015
Tragedy hits Manshande family twice in 12 months
A motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with a truck on the West Coast Thursday has been named as John Samuel Manshande, police said.
Mr Manshande, a 27-year-old farm worker, believed to be from the Netherlands, was killed instantly.
The crash happened on Newcastle St in Waimangaroa, between Westport and Granity, about 11.40am, police said.
[The above information was available only through MSM; it was not posted on the police website.]
Mr Manshande was the father of Anamiek Manshande, aged 22 months, who drowned in a shallow garden pond on a Waimangaroa farm almost exactly a year ago on 18 November 2014.
Manshande family had moved to Waimangaroa about four years ago. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/73995210/double-tragedy-for-west-coast-family
Fatal crash north of Pakaraka in Northland
Thursday, 12 November 2015 – 9:06am – Northland. Police are investigating the cause of a fatal crash north of Pakaraka in Northland early this morning.
At 2am a vehicle heading south on State Highway 10 has collided with a truck, which was transporting a house, about 1km north of Pakaraka. The 52-year-old driver of the southbound vehicle died at the scene. The driver and passengers in the transporter truck were shaken but unhurt.
Crash in Kawarau Gorge
Thursday, 12 November 2015 – 3:59am – The crash involved a single vehicle with six occupants. One of the passengers, aged 54 years of Alexandra, received a suspected back injury and was eventually flown to Dunedin Public Hospital. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/crash-kawarau-gorge
Motorcyclist injured in collision with bull
A man riding a three-wheeled motorcycle was seriously injured after smashing into a bull standing in the middle of a rural Waikato road.
The 44-year-old from Waihi suffered serious chest, shoulder and arm injuries from the crash at the intersection of Wiseman and Eastport Rd in the Springdale area.
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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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Posted by te2ataria on October 24, 2015
Fatal Crash in Waikato
25 October 2015
Police have sealed off the main road of state highway 39 at the southern end of Pirongia after being called to a fatality involving a truck and a pedestrian. It appears a person on the highway was struck by two heavy trucks travelling north and passing through Pirongia. A man has been killed but his identity is yet to be established. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39346
Man shot outside East Auckland bar in early morning fight
Body found in Huntly
A body has been found in the Waikato River near Huntly, police said
They were alerted to the body at 12.30pm following calls from the public who had been boating in the area. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39342
Fatal motorbike crash in Morrinsville
A 21 year old male from Puketutu has died as the result of injuries received from a motorcycle crash at the Hutchinson Road Morrinsville-Walton Road intersections at about 6.0am this morning. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/39341
Ex-Wairoa’s sportsperson of the year killed in ATV crash
Jamie Scott van der Kuijl, 25, a young martial arts sportsman was killed yesterday after the four-wheel-drive ATV vehicle he was driving rolled down a steep bank.
“The accident happened at 3.30pm when the ATV Mr van der Kuijl was driving went off a farm track and plunged 15 to 20 metres down a steep bank,” said Manutuke police.
“The vehicle rolled several times as it went down the bank and Mr van der Kuijl and a 17-year-old passenger were both thrown from it as it rolled.”
“Mr van der Kuijl died at the scene,” police said.
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Posted by te2ataria on October 9, 2015
Sixth victim of fatal crash named
48 Hours of death and mayhem on bloody NZ roads: At least 5 people were killed and about 2 dozen others seriously injured since Saturday night
Five killed and 2 dozen others seriously injured on NZ roads
The driver of the car which was struck by a van travelling west-bound along Salisbury St, Christchurch last weekend, has died. He was 44 year old Michael James Burnby, said Canterbury Police.
The front seat passenger in the car, Tony Tucker, the seventh victim, remains in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital ICU.
Two more people killed on NZ roads Thursday (8 October)
Motorcyclist killed on Fergusson Drive Upper Hutt named – Hutt Valley Police can confirm that the motorcyclist killed on Wednesday 7 September in Upper Hutt was 37 year old Koro Robin PEACHEY of Wainuiomata. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/motorcyclist-killed-fergusson-drive-upper-hutt-named
Cyclist killed in Christchurch crash – A cyclist was killed in a crash near Christchurch “The cyclist, a man believed to be in his 50’s, has been confirmed as deceased at the scene,” police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/evans-pass-rd-closed-following-serious-crash
More murders and “unexplained deaths”
0800 number set up for Waitarere homicide investigation – Formal identification of the body, believed to be Alex Fisher, 10, will also be finished today. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/0800-number-set-waitarere-investigation
Unexplained death in Hamilton – Police are investigating an unexplained death with the discovery of a body earlier today. Police were advised of the location of a body behind properties in Lake Crescent after a member of the public contacted Police at about 9.40 this morning. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/unexplained-death-hamilton
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Posted by te2ataria on March 5, 2015
Hamilton crash victim dies in hospital
Kim French, 54, who was seriously injured in the crash at the corner of Whatawhata and Dinsdale Rd on Janaury 2, died in Waikato Hospital yesterday (4 March, 2015).
Gary Andrew Wendt, 68, was killed in the crash. Two other women, aged 52 and 48, were also injured.
One person is dead following an accident involving a digger in Port Waikato this morning (4 March, 2015).
Beach death to be investigated
One dead after car and truck collide – Tauranga
Driver dies from recycling truck injuries
Tourist driver’s licence suspended on the spot
A motorcyclist has died in a collision at a road works site in Meremere this morning
The fatality, the tenth reported death on Waikato roads, so far this year, happened on Island Block Rd, just south of the Bombay Hills, shortly before midday (4 March 2015).
Melanoma ‘deadlier than road fatalities’
[Both figures are heavily doctored by NZ government. Editor]
Dead Westport kayaker named by Police
Christopher Black, 51, went fishing in a sea kayak on February 22. http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/335171/dead-westport-kayaker-named
Teenager who died in crash near Westport named
Danny O’Donnell, 19, was killed in the crash on Tauranga Bay Rd, near Westport, on Monday.
Mr O’Donnell was a rear seat passenger in the car carrying five people. The fate of the other four people is currently unknown.
Forbidden driver blames victim for fatal crash
Two men killed in two separate Waikato crashes named by police
In the first death, 18-year-old Matthew Richard Perkins BLYDE, died when his car collided with another at the rural intersection of Waharoa and Pohlen Roads outside Matamata about 9.40pm.
Four people travelling in the other car also suffered injuries with two being airlifted to Waikato Hospital. [Their fate remains unknown.]
In the second crash on the Kopu-Hikuai Rd about 3.35pm, a 59-year-old Peterus Johannes CORNELISSEN [from the Netherlands] lost control of his motorbike and collided with bank.
“Airlifted to Waikato Hospital he died a short time later and again, Police would like to extend our sympathies to his family for their loss.”
Two car collision on SH31 west of Otorohanga
If the earlier crashes weren’t enough for emergency services to deal with, first responders were called out again on Sunday to deal with a two car collision on SH31 west of Otorohanga.
“In this crash two cars collided at the intersection of SH1 and Waitomo Valley Rd. An Auckland couple in their seventies were airlifted to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries while a 75-year-old US citizen appeared in the Hamilton District Court yesterday on two charges of careless driving causing injury in relation to the crash.
Tourist swimmers in the spotlight, as well as drivers
Man found in park dies from head injuries
Fatal crash on Waterloo Road
Serious vehicle crash occurs on Great North Road, Grey Lynn
A serious vehicle crash occurred on Great North Road, Grey Lynn at about 3.36am March 1. As a result diversions have been put in place.
Witness sought for fatal crash in Tokoroa (Bay of Plenty of Deaths)
Ioane Pere, 72, was hit by a truck on Dalmeny Street Tokoroa at approximately 9pm on Friday, 20 February. He suffered critical injuries and died later in Waikato Hospital.
Smoke prompts plane to make emergency landing
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Posted by te2ataria on March 3, 2015
TODAY’s NEWS BLACKOUT ALERT: Code RED See Ministry of Truth for an explanation of the codes.
Tourist who lost father in NZ road collision had lost partner in motorcycle crash
Taiwanese visitor Chia-Fang Chu, 39, who lost her father in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection of Jones Rd and Dawsons Rd in Templeton, south of Christchurch, on February 18, had lost her partner in a motorcycle crash.
Her father had suggested they holiday in New Zealand so that Chu could recover from depression brought on by the death of her partner who was killed in the crash, said a report.
Mountain biker dies after fall
Four women injured in the Bay of Plenty
Four women have been injured, one critically, in a road crash in the lower Kaimai area in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon (Mar 1, 2015).
“Initial reports show up to seven vehicles were involved, however, [the Ministry of Truth intervened immediately and] emergency staff later said two vehicles had crashed.”
One victim was flown to Waikato Hospital with critical injuries, and two others with serious injuries taken to Tauranga Hospital. “The fourth woman had moderate injuries and was also taken to Tauranga Hospital, the spokesman said.” http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11410005
Motorcycle crash kills rider
A man died in hospital after his motorbike went out of control and crashed on State Highway 25A about 2km from Puketui Rd. (Mar 1, 2015 )
Weekend of carnage on Waikato roads
Witness sought for fatal crash in Tokoroa
Police Serious Crash Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash between a pedestrian and a small truck which occurred on Dalmeny Street Tokoroa at approximately 9pm on Friday, 20 February.
Whangarei Unexplained Death 27/02/2015
Father dies weeks before son’s body found
“The father of a teenage climber who was lost on Canterbury’s Tasman Glacier more than 40 years ago died just weeks before the discovery of what is believed to be his son’s body.
“David Moen was 19 when he was swept away by an avalanche near the Tasman Saddle on September 16, 1973. Moen, of Invercargill, had been climbing with Australian William Richards, 64, said a report.
Many people have lost their lives on NZ mountains. At least 62 people have gone missing in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park alone since 1907 and never been found. However, seasonal melting of the Tasman Glacier this year has so far revealed the remains of a second missing climber.
“The second set of human remains was recovered last week from the bottom of the Hochstetter ice fall as it entered the Tasman Glacier. No details on the possible identity of that person were available yet but police said the two discoveries were from separate incidents and not related.”
Keys taken off tourist who caused back up to take photos
A Dunedin vigilante [“nutter”] took car keys from a tourist who had stopped to take photos on Otago Peninsula, causing eight vehicles to back up on the narrow road, said a report.
“It is at least the fifth time a driver has taken the keys off an overseas tourist in recent weeks, with police urging the public not to take matters into their own hands.”
At least 95.8 percent of all fatal crashes on New Zealand “death roads” are caused by kiwi drivers.
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Posted by te2ataria on May 13, 2012
Foreigners Nos. 2,468th, 2,469th and 2,470th killed in New Zealand
The victims might have been still alive today had the information posted on this site reached them
Boston University students Daniela Rosanna Lekhno, Roch Jauberty and Austin Brashears, aged 20 to 21, were horrifically killed on Saturday when their vehicle went out of control on State Highway 46 and rolled 3 times near Rangipo, 10km south of Turangi, in the North Island.
Five other students were injured in the crash. Margaret Theriault, 21, who was studying in Sydney, remains in a critical condition in intensive care at Waikato Hospital.
“The students were just over a month away from finishing their exchange studies at Auckland University and wanted to see where the Lord of the Rings was filmed,” according to a report.
“While the details of this crash are still sketchy, it appears that poor road design has contributed to this tragedy,” said safety campaigner Clive Matthew-Wilson.
Two other women, Alys McAlpine and Kathy Moldawer, aged 20 and 21, remain in Rotorua Hospital in a stable condition, while Stephen Houseman, 20, and Emily Melton, also 20, were treated at the Taupo Hospital emergency department and later discharged.
All of the students except the woman in a critical condition were enrolled in a Boston University study abroad program in Auckland, says Bernd Widdig, executive director of BU’s study abroad programs,
On average, 3 foreigners are murdered/killed in New Zealand every 4 days.
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