Car Mows Down 13 Year Old Girl During Brawl

More children and young people have been injured in an horrific brawl that took place in Hastings at 5pm yesterday. In what sounds suspiciously like a gang fight (NZ press now coyly use the term “group“) involving machetes and golf clubs,  a ‘group’ of youths attacked  17 year old Saili Fiso,  pushing him through a…

4 Year Old Attacked For Wearing Red Shirt

Many people say they want to live in New Zealand because ‘it’s such a great place to raise kids‘, or ‘that kids can be kids for longer there‘.  Of course the reality is very different, see previous post. Well, if despite that, you are still planning on making the move into this “culture of brutality”…

Local Shop Robbed By Pistol Wielding Youths

The Pricecutter in Bridge Street, Huntly was robbed last night by three bandanna wearing youths brandishing pistols and an iron bar. Various news organisations are running the story today (link link) The robbery took place at around 7:45pm and it looks like a quantity of cash was taken. Police arrested two 18 year old and…

Migrant Stories – "Why I think New Zealand is backward" Part II

Yesterday as part our Migrant Stories series we entered an account from a British person, who’d lived in New Zealand and returned to the UK, titled “Why I think New Zealand is backward“. Her post was made on an emigration forum frequented mainly by British people and some New Zealanders. It drew a massive response,…

Tokoroa 15 Year Old Seth Tera Deliberately Run Over In Gang Initiation

Source: Yahoo.co.nz News “The Tokoroa 15-year-old who has been left fighting for his life after a hit and run incident yesterday was deliberately targeted by a group as part of a gang initiation, police say. The teenager is in Waikato Hospital with head and chest injuries after the driver of a four-wheel-drive allegedly chased him…