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Baby’s body found on Mangere Bridge
A passer-by found a dead baby on Mona Avenue, Mangere Bridge this morning. Police have not yet confirmed any detail of the discovery, but the scene has been cordoned for a forensic examination.
[Inspector Jacques Clouseau has already been contacted!!]
Body being recovered from Waikato River, [Bay of Plenty of Deaths]
Taupo Police say they recovered the body of a 32-year-old man, identified as Brent Christoffersen, from the Waikato River Last night. They responded to reports concerning a man in the water near the Huka Falls.
Coastguard assisted Police Dive Squad with the search for the man, and his body was discovered down river from where he was last seen. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-being-recovered-waikato-river
Other News in Drips…
Man killed in Ahipara crash in Far Nor
[This was the 12th such unusual road fatality on NZ roads so far this year. To the best of our knowledge, this type of road death is almost unique to New Zealand. Moderator DH.]
A man was killed in a “single car crash” in Ahipara south east of Kaitaia. “He was ejected from the car and was killed after the vehicle landed on top of him, a police spokesman said.”
Geonet ‘puzzled’ by aftershock sequence following the Kaikoura quake
“Seismologists” at Geonet have been left scratching their butts at the aftershock pattern following the M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. They think the number of aftershocks has fallen rapidly compared to how many were expected!! [As to why they changed the earthquake magnitude from M7.5 to M7.8, there’s still no “scientific” answer.]
What’s Happening to the Road Toll??
BLOG’S STATISTICAL MODELS: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 810 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016, but only 290 deaths have reported by police/minitru.
Truth about the daily carnage on the roads hurts the massive foreign investment in New Zealand including the $10 billion tourism industry.
[The Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand was at least NZ$ 322,279 million, excluding confidential amounts “invested” through Channel Islands, according to a report posted at https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/invest/statistics/ ]
Official Road Toll as of 24 November 2016 (day 329 of the year)
No of missing [reported] fatalities since yesterday: At least 1
Reported Road Fatalities on 23 November 2016: One killed in Waikato crash
The two-vehicle crash occurred on No. 1 Rd, Waitoa, which is about 20 minutes north of Matamata at, 1pm today. A second person has been taken to Waikato Hospital [probably with critical/ serious injuries.] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11753610
Official Road Toll as of 23 November 2016
Official Road Toll as of 31 October 2016