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…

French Tourists Back In Northland To Help Catch Attackers

The three French tourists, attacked whilst they camped at the side of the road last Friday are said to be back in Northland to help police to catch the three men who beat and robbed them. For background see Three French Tourists Beaten In Northland Campervan Robbery. The men were later named as Antonin Schopfer,…

“Tourist Beaters Up Un-Maori”

“Stop embarrassing us” The Labour party has been swift to issue a press release condemning yesterday’s early morning attack on a party of French tourists camping in a lay-by near Mangamuka, Northland (for background see our earlier post today) Michael Laws, mayor of Wanganui also issued a rebuke, calling Maori communities in the far north…