New Zealand’s Suicides May be Under Reported by 300%

Today we have the shocking news that suicides may be accurately recorded in New Zealand, and the true figure may be three times higher than the official statistics. The revelation comes at a time when the government has been cutting back on mental health services, and homelessness and child poverty has sky rocketed in New…

No Sign of Christmas Goodwill in Dismaland

A week out from Christmas we thought we’d do a round up of the news headlines to see whether there’s a scrap of seasonal goodwill to be found in New Zealand. What we found was that it is pretty bleak in this dismal land… The front page of the Herald website leads with “Car obliterated in crash,…

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.…