A French tourist who was involved in a crash in Taylorville on Saturday afternoon had her car ransacked while she was receiving treatment in hospital for her injuries. The woman was the sole occupant of the car and lost control of it on a bend.
Police say her car was broken into and personal possessions were taken from the vehicle. They are also making inquiries after the occupants of a vehicle threw bottles from a vehicle on State Highway 69 between Inangahua Junction and Reefton, on Friday evening. source
If you’re a tourist planning to visit New Zealand, believing it to be a safe country you may like to go somewhere with better roads and a lower crime rate.
To our regular readers – the next time you hear about this story will be a damage mitigation exercise to repair New Zealand’s damaged reputation. This often happens when oversea tourists fall victim to crime in New Zealand. Rather than paper over the cracks if would be better if New Zealand authorities did something to make the country safer for visitors and residents alike.