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‘Severe’ earthquake hits near Seddon

Posted by te2ataria on December 4, 2016

M5.5 quake hits 10 km east of Seddon

The quake struck at a depth of 12km at 4:15:47 pm, geonet said.

Magnitude:  5.5
Depth: 12 km
Location: 10 km east of Seddon
Epicentre: Latitude, Longitude -41.68, 174.18
NZ Daylight Time: Sun, Dec 4 2016, 4:15:47 pm
Universal Time: December 4 2016, 3:15:47

At least 6,892 felt reports were received by geonet, as of posting, including up to 300 ‘strong’, ‘severe’ and ‘extreme’ reports.

Other News in Drips…

Traffic brought to a standstill on alternative SH1 due to bridge repair

“The road looks to have caved in because of the loads going over it,” said a driver. http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/87175956/bridge-repairs-bring-traffic-to-a-standstill-on-alternative-state-highway-1

 

What’s the best thing that could happen to Wellington?

 

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Australian family decimated within minutes of arriving in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on September 20, 2016

Road massacre in Huntly: Australian violinist and two stepsons killed, while his partner and her daughter barely escaped death

The Australian family decimated in the deadly car crash had just arrived in New Zealand on Monday and had been on their way to visit relatives for the holidays.

Australian violinist Stephen Phillips and his two stepsons, aged 12 and 14, were killed instantly when the [most probably defective] rental car they were travelling in collided with a truck on State Highway 1 at Huntly on Monday afternoon.

The boys’ mother was rushed to hospital in a critical condition along with her daughter Tessa, 9, who barely survived the crash.

“There’s bits of car scattered hundreds of metres from where the crash happened. It’s everywhere, as far as the eye can see,” said an eye-witness.

Phillips, 54, was First Violinist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and his partner, Belinda Williams, 40, was a casual guest musician for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and played the viola.

“Stephen had been a member of the QSO since 1987 and Belinda has played with the QSO since 2002.”   http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/84441039/ages-released-of-three-males-who-died-in-huntly-crash

Other reported road murders this morning…

Woman killed by truck and trailer while walking on state highway
A 46-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a truck and trailer unit while walking along State Highway 1 at Kinleith in the earlier this morning.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11713417

How Many Visitors Killed Since 2000?

About 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.

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He Survived the Extreme Perils of North Sea

Posted by te2ataria on September 20, 2009

Only to be Mowed Down by a Drunken Old Witch in New Zealand

Frank van Kampen, 46, worked on oil rigs in the North Sea for many years before going to New Zealand to work for the Department of Conservation.

Later,  he trained to be a teacher;  got married and had a first baby with his wife only 10 weeks ago.

He was killed when a drunken 70-year- old female crashed into him from behind. The fatal collision occurred on State Highway 1, New Zealand’s narrowest Death Road.

A colleague of van Kampen who witnessed the crash  described the way the 70-year-old female was driving long before she crashed into the victim:

“She was totally out of it, she was absolutely blotto,” he said. “She was all over the road. She nearly ran into me a couple of times.

“I looked up and Frank was there and she ran straight into him. I think he died instantly.”

He described the woman as “a menace” saying that he hoped she would be jailed for killing van Kampen. “Her actions along the road before she hit Frank were just unbelievable.”

The incompetent police, which invariably fails to prevent such accidents, said the drunken female driver driving the station wagon that killed van Kampen failed a breath test. “Her licence has been suspended and she is likely to face charges once the serious crash unit completes its investigation.” Media reports said.

[Boy, isn’t that a relief for poor van Kampen; only if the police could see how him right now, jumping with joy at the news!]

If only van Kampen knew his NZ Death Clock had started ticking, the moment he left the offshore oil rigs  near the coast of Scotland.

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