Czech tourist killed in a fall on Routeburn Track, partner rescued after month in hut
A Czech male in his late 20s was killed from a fall on July 28, his female companion has told police.
The Czech woman made help signs in the snow during in a remote Routeburn Track hut.
“The woman told police her partner fell down a steep slope on July 28 – four days after starting the 32-kilometre tramp from the Glenorchy end. She managed to reach him but he died soon after.”
It took the woman, in her early 30s, three days to walk the two kilometres from where her partner died to the Lake Mackenzie Hut, in Fiordland amid “extreme conditions”.
“There, she broke into a warden’s hut, where there was food and gas and firewood to keep herself warm.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/83536051/Czech-tramper-dead-on-Routeburn-Track-partner-rescued-after-month-in-hut
The Czech Report
Czech tourist assaulted, then murdered by Waimate man
A hitchhiker from the Czech Republic was picked up by a Waimate man at Omarama, who raped and murdered her just half an hour’s drive from Timaru, where she was to meet her sister. The murder of Dagma Pytlickova in a South Canterbury forestry block made headlines all over the world. http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/czech-tourist-assaulted-then-murdered-by-waimate-man-2012053017
Other News in Drips…
Disgusted campaigner pledges to stop pollution in Lake Horowhenua “by hook or by crook”
Phil Taueki, a qualified accountant, calls the drain a big pipe “through which all manner of muck” flow to the lake, where some of his ancestors were interred, said a report.
“By hook or by crook, the stormwater is going to be removed from the lake. If not, I’ll block the drain. Then they can take me to court for blocking the drain.”
Other recent road kills, murders, deaths in the Darkland:
Woman killed by house fire in Feilding
Investigation launched as Hastings council accused of withholding gastro information
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule has denied that his council deliberately withheld key information about the Havelock North water contamination crisis, that has led to at least two deaths so far. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/83544552/Investigation-launched-as-Hastings-council-accused-of-withholding-gastro-information
Driver killed after crash in Penrose
Dead Onehunga motorcyclist named
The motorcyclist who died in a crash in Onehunga Tuesday morning has been named.
He was Kheiran Michael Jenkins, 25, from Mangere Bridge. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11699894
Auckland 5-year-old killed in quad bike accident loved motorbikes
Brooklyn Grigg died on Saturday when he lost control of his child-sized quad bike and ended up pinned under the machine in a stream at the bottom of their Kumeu block. [Parents who buy their kids any-sized quad bikes ought to have their head examined. Moderator N. ]
Teenager killed after he was knocked off his bike on the West Coast
A teenager killed after he was knocked off his bike on the West Coast was “a really tough little bugger”, his boss says. Sixteen-year-old River Caldwell died in the collision on State Highway 6 north of Hokitika on Wednesday morning.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/83496620/Hokitika-teen-killed-in-crash-an-absolute-trouper
Homicide investigation in Northland
A homicide investigation is underway into the disappearance of missing Northland man Kimble Moore. Forty-eight-year-old Moore, from Waipapakauri, was reported missing by his partner from a Taipa address early on Friday, March 18 this year. Since then Police have been investigating his disappearance. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/homicide-investigation-northland
Man killed in Rolleston crash
A 48-year-old pedestrian was killed in a serious crash in Rolleston this morning. The man was struck by a car on Newtons Road at about 6.50am on Thursday 25 August, police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-man-dies-after-rolleston-crash
- No. of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of August 3: Only 195
- No. of reported road fatalities between 2 and 18 August: At least 33
- No. of road fatalities recorded by Minitru as of August 25: Only 214