Only 3.75 vehicle-related fatality reports allowed so far today!!
Helicopter crashes in the Waimarino Forest, Ruapehu.
The pilot was the only person on board and his condition is unclear at this stage, police said.
He was transporting beehives when he crashed in the remote Ruapehu district on Sunday. The pilot has survived, but was seriously injured in the crash. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89566534/Pilots-survival-amazing-as-helicopter-crashes-in-remote-forest-in-Ruapehu-district
Last week another helicopter pilot was killed while trying to extinguish the big Christchurch fire.
Other News in Drips…
One killed in crash on SH1, Spring Creek, Marlborough
One person was killed and five others injured in crash on SH1, south of Spring Creek, in Marlborough.
“A St John Spokesperson says one person is in a critical condition and is being taken to Wellington Hospital by helicopter, and another four people are being transported by road to Blenheim Hospital.”
One killed, two seriously injured in a crash in Awakino, Waitomo
“A St John spokeswoman said two people were taken by ambulance to Taranaki Base Hospital in a serious condition. A third person died at the scene. Emergency services were called to the scene approximately 5km north of the Awakino Tunnel at 1.15pm on Sunday.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89572071/One-dead-one-seriously-injured-after-crash-in-Awakino-Waitomo-District
On Saturday, another person was critically injured when a car and truck collided in a similar area.
Fatal crash on North-Western Motorway, Auckland
At least one person was killed in a two-car crash, which occurred between the Newton Road on-ramp and the St Lukes off-ramp, police said.
Pussy-grabber in Chief appoints serial groper as US Ambassador to New Zealand
Scott Brown, 57, supports torture, posed nude for a photoshoot, and was named as having groped and made sexually inappropriate comments towards a former Fox News contributor Andrea Tantaros.
Former US intelligence advisor Paul Buchanan said Brown’s appointment was an “insult”.
“It just shows you what importance we have to the Trump Administration”.
Brown’s support of waterboarding was “very troubling” Buchanan said. Adding that Brown was “not the brightest bulb”, and was “pretty much useless as a Senator.”
First the quakes damaged our home, then the fire turned it to ash
NZers believe fresh water resources in poor state – survey
A Lincoln University survey of New Zealanders’ perceptions about the country’s natural resources has found twice as many people now blame farming for damaging fresh waterways as in 2000.
The 8th Public Perceptions of New Zealand’s Environment survey is posted HERE.