German Tourists Have Nightmare Injuries: Couple Savagely Beaten and Robbed in Whakatane, German Tourists Robbed in Invercargill – ongoing updates

the site of the attack in Whakatane Two reminders this festive season that poverty in New Zealand continues to make it a very unsafe tourism destination. A young German couple, sleeping in their tent in the small town of Whakatane (renowned for its gang activity) were beaten severely and robbed in the early hours of Boxing Day.…

German Tourist Mugger Given Community Detention

A 17 year old youth from Nelson has escaped with just a community sentence after mugging  a German tourist: A 17-year-old Nelson youth who robbed a German tourist of an iPod has been sentenced to six months community detention for his part in the crime. Josiah Atutahi Henare was sentenced in the Nelson District Court…