Heavily Censored Road Fatality Reports
- NO vehicle-related fatality reports allowed today (Saturday), as of posting.
- Based on insider information, statistical models and local news, WE believe about 900 people were killed and 8,000 others seriously injured on NZ suicide roads in 2016 [only 328 fatalities reported, last year.]
- To protect the tourist industry and massive foreign investment, however, about two out of every three road fatalities go unreported, or the dead are statistically resurrected by NZ government.
- 32 Foreigners killed in New Zealand in 32 days [Posted on January 25, 2017]
- Police told to keep their mouths shut about overseas licence holders
- Don’t reveal crash driver’s ethnicity, police told
Japanese cyclist killed after being hit by a truck near Twizel on Wednesday
Japanese cyclist Mitsuaki Inagaki was killed after being hit by a truck near Twizel (Canterbury region) on Wednesday.
Distance cyclists Inagaki, 62, from Nagano prefecture, and a 62-year-old English rider were hit by a truck south of the Mount Cook turn off on Tekapo-Twizel Road (State Highway 8) on March 15 at 6.20am.
“Inagaki was one of 29 riders participating in a 1200 kilometre Tiki Tour ride around the mid and lower South Island organised by Kiwi Randonneurs, New Zealand’s long distance cycling association,” said a report.
The critically injured Englishman was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital by Helicopter, and is now said to be “in a moderate to serious condition.”
At least 4,000 overseas visitors, international students, foreign workers and new immigrants have been killed and mote than 24,000 others seriously injured in New Zealand since January 2000. [Updated January 2017]
Heavily Censored News From New Zealand’s Suicide Roads
Two people critically injured on SH1
A serious two-car crash on Old State Highway 1 in Raumati South this morning has left two people in a critical condition. They were flown to hospital following the crash, which happened at about 7.45am near the Raumati off ramp. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-witnesses-after-old-state-highway-one-crash
Other News in Drips…
Update – Fatal house fire in Taupo area [Bay of Plenty of Deaths]
A third person has died of unspecified injuries following the house fire in the Taupo area early Friday morning, police said. Details of the victims have not been released.
Kiwi of the Week
A Christchurch male has been arrested in Australia after allegedly tossing quokka off a jetty..
A Kiwi animal lover (!) has been charged by Oz police over an incident in which he’s alleged to have tossed a quokka into the water [trying to teach the animal how to swim?] from a jetty at Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia on Friday night, said a report.
Badly Bruised US Embassy Technical Attache Leaves New Zealand
A US diplomatic staffer at the centre of a diplomatic row has left the country. Colin White, reportedly left a house in Tirohanga (Lower Hutt) early last Sunday morning with a broken nose and black eye.
Colin White and his wife work at the US Embassy in Wellington. He is “Technical Attache,” and reportedly works closely with New Zealand’s spy agency, The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB),
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MEAT) had received a request from New Zealand police to request a waiver of diplomatic immunity for White from the US, but the US Embassy declined to comply, according to reports. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/90586641/us-diplomat-wanted-by-police-for-questioning-has-left-new-zealand
It’s unclear what action, if any, the police have taken to charge the person(s) who left white with serious facial injuries.