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.…

Two Air New Zealand Emergencies In One Day

Numerous media outlets are reporting on two Air New Zealand engine failure emergencies that happened on Sunday 8 May 2011. Fortunately both planes landed safely, although passengers were very shaken by their experience. The first was an Air NZ Boing 737-300, Flight NZ-417 from Auckland to Wellington with 101 people on board source The plane…