Body Found in a Rotorua Hot Mud Pool

  New Zealand police say they have recovered the body of a man from a hot pool at Kuirau Park, opposite Rotorua hospital on Ranolf Street. The body was spotted by a tourist who notified the police yesterday afternoon. Our regular readers may recall that Kuirau Park is an open stretch of municipal parkland containing geothermal mud pools surrounded…

Youth Arrested For Ashburton Mum’s Murder

We were saddened to hear of the murder of young Ashburton mother Sina Solomona. Ms Solomona, age 22, was found in a pool of blood at her home in the quiet town  early last Saturday morning. Our thoughts and condolences are extended to her friends and family for their loss. Police are considering a sexual element to…

17 Year Old Arrested For Mount Roskill Savage Rape

Mount Roskill Intermediate school We’re relieved to hear that a suspect has been arrested in relation to the savage beating and rape of woman in Mount Roskill. The 27 year woman old was attacked as she walked home from work through the grounds of Mount Roskill Intermediate school on the afternoon of  17 January 2012…

NZ Not A Walk In The Park – updated

Update: 21 year old Rotorua baker Rawiri James Samuel and an un-named 20 year old male have been charged with murder and Two youths aged 14 and 15  were later charged with assault in connection with the death in Kuirau Park. Police have retrieved property belong to the deceased man, Roman Henry Skorek, and have searched…

Kids Burned On NZ Play Equipment

Why is it that in New Zealand councils seem to think that putting signs up is the answer to dangers in play parks? You’d think after the scalding death of the little Toromon in Rotorua’s Kuirau Park, councils would have learned that signs are not enough where the safety of  young children is paramount. This…

Child Dies After Rotorua Hot Pool Plunge – updated

An eight year old child, visiting New Zealand with his family, died this evening (NZ time) after sustaining severe, 100% burns when he fell into a hot pool at the Kuirau thermal parkland in urban Rotorua. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the boy’s family, who are understandably devastated by his death. He was later…