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Comfort women statue unveiled in Sydney
Sydney finally unveiled a statue remembering the so-called “comfort women” during WWII.
“The 1.5-metre statue imported from Korea symbolises the hardships endured by tens of thousands of Korean women, who were [kidnapped or requisitioned by the Japanese military, each raped by hundreds of soldiers and] forced into servitude.
“It has been unveiled at Croydon Park in Sydney’s west by a former comfort woman from South Korea, Won-Ok Gil, 89, who flew in for the ceremony.
“Ms Gil was forced to work in a ‘comfort station’ at 13 years of age and was and raped hundreds of times by Japanese soldiers.” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-06/comfort-women-statue-unveiled-in-sydney-despite-dispute/7697036
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The comfort women monuments have been erected in 40 cities of Korea, seven in the US, one in Canada, and now one in Sydney, Australia.
Meanwhile, back in New Zealand…
Mothers call for forced adoption inquiry and apology: ‘If Australia can do it, we can’
The Anglican Church has agreed to open its books in an inquiry into historical forced adoptions, but the [fucking, criminal] Government has declined to do the same. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82809288/mothers-call-for-forced-adoption-inquiry-and-apology-if-australia-can-do-it-we-can
Marlborough man kidnaps, sexually violates, assaults partner
Hamilton woman sexually assaulted in bed by intruder
New Zealand women aren’t safe even in their own bed!! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11688436
Woman suffers serious head injuries in Clendon Park assault
A woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition after being brutally assaulted in South Auckland. She sustained serious head injuries in the attack on Robert Skelton Road, Clendon Park. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/82890302/woman-suffers-serious-head-injuries-in-clendon-park-assault
Woman dies at a Waikato high school http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11689421
Other News in Drips…
The fifth violent killing in the Kaitaia area since January 2016
Population: Only 5,600
Truth about the daily carnage on the roads hurts the massive foreign investment in New Zealand including the $10 billion tourism industry.
[The Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand: Total investment in NZ$322,279 million, according to the a report posted at https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/invest/statistics/ ]
Therefore, NZ TOURISTS or truth? Campaign (police censorship of road fatalities) continues…
Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 551 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.
- No. of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of August 3: Only 195
- No. of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of August 8: Only 202
- No. of reported road fatalities between 2 and 8 August: 15? 16? See below!
Rotorua teen Moana Matthews, killed in police chase, had big dreams
Moana Matthews, described as being an “amazing” 17-year-old from Rotorua, who dreamed of travelling the world, but was instead killed in a police chase. Three others received injuries. She studied tourism at the New Zealand School of Tourism in Rotorua this year. [Teenage lives matter!]
Police were involved in 3,022 pursuits in the year to May 31, according to a report. At least five people – including a minimum of three teenagers – were killed in crashes linked to a pursuit.
Third person killed on Taranaki roads in five days
Barry Charles Higgs was the motorcyclist killed in a crash near Mahoe in Stratford on Sunday afternoon. On Friday night, Cam William Waterhouse, 27, was killed after a single car crash on State Highway 3, north of Egmont Village. And two days earlier, Wilson Moka Rakete was killed following a two car collision on Mountain Rd, just south of Eltham. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82904341/Motorcyclist-third-person-to-die-on-Taranaki-roads-in-five-days
Nine people including five Tongan migrant workers killed in New Zealand
At least eight people were killed after 4 crashes in just over 8 hours, between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Additionally, a man in his 30s, and father of three young children, was killed in a car crash near State Highway 12 close to the Northland town of Rawene on Monday night.
Canterbury couple Helen and Nelson Ashley killed in ‘tragic accident’
A couple who “did everything together” died on the same day after a crash in North Canterbury. Helen Marion Ashley and her husband, Nelson Richard Ashley, were taken to Christchurch Hospital after the crash on Flaxton Rd, west of Christchurch on Friday, but did not survive their injuries. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82935244/Elderly-Canterbury-couple-Helen-and-Nelson-Ashley-die-in-tragic-accident
One dead after truck crash in Wairau Valley, Marlborough
Trevor Adams died when the truck he was driving crashed on State Highway 63 in the Wairau Valley. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/82737395/logging-truck-rolls-in-the-wairau-valley-marlborough
One killed after crash near Eltham in Taranaki [See Taranaki toll above]
A man has been killed and another seriously injured after a crash in South Taranaki early Wednesday morning. http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/82758077/one-dead-after-serious-crash-near-eltham-in-taranaki
Woman killed in early morning south Auckland crash
A woman was killed after apparently being hit by a reversing ute in south Auckland early on Wednesday morning. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/82757533/70yearold-woman-killed-in-early-morning-south-auckland-smash
Father of three killed in Northland crash
The man killed in a car crash near the Northland town of Rawene was a father of three young children. The crash occurred on Rawene Rd, near State Highway 12, on Monday night. http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/northland/82714695/one-dead-in-northland-crash