The Bain Family Massacre

From Wikipedia.com “On the morning of 20 June 1994, five members of the Bain family were shot dead. The dead were Robin Bain (58), his wife Margaret (50), their daughters Arawa (19), Laniet (18) and son Stephen (14). David called 111 at 7:09 am, seeming very distressed. He had completed his paper round; what else…

The Raurimu Massacre (updated)

From CNN.com 9 February 1997 “RAURIMU, New Zealand (CNN) — Stunned residents of the New Zealand hamlet of Raurimu on Sunday struggled to cope with a shotgun massacre that left six people dead and five seriously wounded, shattering their peaceful community. Stephen Anderson, 24, who was arrested stark naked a few hours after Saturday’s slayings,…

Armed Sieges and Gun Politics in New Zealand

An armed stand-off in Chaucer Road South, Napier that started yesterday morning continues into today. There street where it’s happening : Chaucer Road South View Larger Map YouTube link: Napier gunman a ‘one-man army’ A routine cannabis bust went horribly wrong when the suspect, Jan Molenaar, shot dead policeman Len Snee, 53 and critically injured…