Austrian Tourists Mugged in Palmerston North

We’re saddened to hear there’s been another violent robbery perpetrated against tourists in New Zealand, this time in the Palmerston North (read all blogs tagged Palmerston North) A report in gives the Manawatu Standard gives barest details of the attack against two Austrian visitors, one of whom lay bleeding from the head after their campervan was stolen.…

In The New Zealand News Today

A quick round up of this morning’s headlines from New Zealand. Jewish grave vandalism charges dropped A man who vowed to fight to the “bitter end” charges of wilfully damaging Jewish graves at an Auckland cemetery has had his case dropped. Honeymoon celebrations cut short by thieves The celebrations of an Australian couple on their…

Murder On Prime Minister’s Doorstep

Another tragic and violent loss of life has occurred in New Zealand, this time in Helensville – the parliamentary constituency of John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand. The 12 year old daughter of Lee Ross McMurdo (32) found his lifeless body on the driveway of his home just south of the North Island village.…

US Soliders Robbed In Kaikoura – Updated

Yes that’s right – Kaikoura, not Kandahar. Kaikoura is a popular seaside town in New Zealand and a setting-off point for whale watching trips. But Kaikoura’s rep has been taking a hit recently, what with visitors getting badly beaten up by mobs on the streets and seals being clubbed to death. Now we hear that…