NO vehicle-related fatality report allowed so far today!
Life is too cheap in NZ: Worker, 54, run over and killed by a loader
H W Richardson, the South Port company who employed the victim, said the 54-year-old man was killed after he was run over by a loader. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/89758842/Man-dies-after-loader-accident-at-Bluff-port
Other News in Drips…
Kiwi farmers in Oz forced to rely on charity
Scores of New Zealand dairy farmers in Australia are relying on food parcels because they are blocked from getting any government support.
Their Australian counterparts have been eligible for an $A500-a-week household allowance and concessionary loans since milk price cuts jeopardised many farms last year.
Splashing on Military, Instead of Addressing Poverty
NZ military is planning a $20 billion “upgrade”, as announced by the government in June, that includes replacing the Air Force Boeing 757, the Orion maritime patrol aircraft and the ANZAC frigates.
Western Institute of Technology fails quality test. “Taranaki’s largest tertiary education provider has received a fail grade in its latest New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) report card. After a comprehensive review of the Western Institute of Technology, NZQA said it had lost confidence in the quality of education at the polytech and its internal quality-assurance controls.”
NZ Police: Malevolence, Phenomenal Incompetence, Institutional Corruption
Police Commissioner Mike Bush admits drink driving conviction. “Under existing recruitment policies, the conviction would prevent Bush from ever even applying to join police, but he is protected by how long ago it happened.”
Christchurch Police seek witnesses in relation to unexplained death
Christchurch Police said they are carrying out an investigation on behalf of the coroner into the unexplained death of 30-year-old Nicole Morris, who died in Christchurch Hospital on Sunday 19 February, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained when she fell from a moving vehicle in late January. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/christchurch-police-seek-witnesses-relation-unexplained-death
Raped in New Zealand
The Raped and the “Not Raped”
Cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn has been found not guilty of rape!!!
Paraparaumu man Jason Haward guilty of raping teenager at beach
“A Wellington District Court jury on Friday found Jason Haward guilty of rape, but not guilty of the unlawful sexual connection [that must have come as a relief to him,] after deliberating for just over three hours.”
“In his defence his lawyer Sonia Thistoll told the jury the girl had asked for $50 for sex and Haward had agreed.
“When he gave her $30 instead of the agreed upon $50 she grabbed his wallet and ran off naked. She was caught out when she was seen by her family.
“Judge Charles Blackie told the jury a trial was not an all out search for the truth [thanks for clarifying that,] but an evaluation of the evidence the Crown has put forward.”
Brutalized in NZ
“Animal” bashes pregnant ex-partner with baseball bat until it snaps.
Unfortunately, the charge of “wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm”, to which he has pleaded guilty, ONLY carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail. But if he is sentenced to anything less, the judge should be…
Two quakes rattle South Island overnight. Two earthquakes including one rated as “severe” hit the South Island overnight.
A 4.9 magnitude quake , rated ‘severe’ by Geonet, struck 25km south-east of Arthur’s Pass at a relatively shallow depth of 8km at 2.35am.
Then a 4.3 magnitude shock struck 15km east of Seddon a depth of 15km, about an hour later.
A public private message: Compensate victims of NZ Tourism, false advertising… or pay the consequences the karmic way!