French Tourists Thought They Were Going To Die

The three French tourists beaten during a campervan robbery in  Mangamuka, Northland, have spoken to stafff at the Dominion Post about their ordeal. The paper has named the men as Antonin Schopfer, 27, Guillaume Rey, 26, and Sebastien Vautier, 29.  The friends say that the men who attacked them were posing as police officers. “The…

Migrant Tales – “NZ Like A Dumb Blonde, Great To Look At…” Updated

Continuing in our series of Migrant Stories: first hand accounts of migrant life in New Zealand, taken from locations around the net. For more Migrant Stories click here This tale is taken from an expat forum. The poster, a British tradesman who lives in Northland,  has been in New Zealand for more than three years,…

Crime in NZ – What Kiwis Think

Yesterday we blogged on the Herald’s article in which it said that 80% of Kiwis think crime is a serious problem in NZ but the majority of them thought it wasn’t a problem where they lived – “Not in my backyard” syndrome. Selective blindness perhaps, or a problem with definition? Today we’d like to share…