This is an interesting thread that was published on the King Alfred School ‘Wyvern Club Discussion Site’ in the UK.
Isn’t it peculiar how New Zealand is perceived from afar by people who’ve never lived there, shows that the myths still abound. Would anyone who has lived in Hamilton or New Zealand agree with the statements here?
This is the page they are talking about e2nz.org/new-zealand-warnings-and-dangers. It is now well out of date. If anyone is looking for information about Hamilton please use this link: Posts tagged HAMILTON.
Update: After a few days the club realised that their page was getting more hits than usual, mostly from readers of E2NZ.org. After that a fair degree of realism entered the conversation.
Hamilton in the news this week
A man who allegedly dragged a woman behind a shed at a popular Hamilton leisure spot has not been caught.
Police have spoken to “a couple” of potential suspects, but have not charged anyone over the attempted abduction, Detective Sergeant Kristine Clarke of the Hamilton CIB said.
On Thursday, May 22, a man grabbed a woman between 11am and noon at the Hamilton Lake Reserve.
Lake Rotoroa is a favourite for Hamilton residents who walk and run around its perimeter. The woman’s attacker tried to drag her behind a shed before a passerby intervened and the man ran off.
Police appealed for information about the offender and it prompted another woman to come forward.
Her encounter was less dramatic yet the sexual nature of the advance led police to believe it was the same offender.
And a stoner is in court for shooting at people coming out of a fast food restaurant
A 19-year-old Hamilton man has admitted shooting at members of the public as they waited for food outside Pizza Hut.
In the Hamilton District Court, Shawn Michael Hawkins pleaded guilty to charges of injuring with reckless disregard for the safety of others, possession of cannabis and two charges of careless use of a firearm causing injury on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day last year.
About 7.40pm on Christmas Eve, the first victim was sitting in the front doorway of the shop next to Pizza Hut on Grey St, Claudelands, having just ordered some pizza.