Australians Latest Victims Of Tourist Crime In New Zealand

Following on from our post Tourists Continue To Be Targets For Criminals In New Zealand on 2 December, we’re appalled to hear the news that more tourists have been targetted by New Zealand’s bogan criminals. New Zealand has one of the OECD’s most rapidly widening gaps between rich and poor, unfortuantely crime against tourists is just one manifestation…

Ash Cloud Grounds Flights To New Zealand

22 trans Tasman flights have been grounded after volcanic ash from Chile’s Puyehue volcano reached New Zealand. The ash falls come months before the start of the rugby world cup, which will be hosted in New Zealand this September. The Australian reported on the cancellations, saying QANTAS has cancelled 22 flights to and from New…

Green Light For GE Pines At Rotorua

New Zealand’s carefully cultivated Clean, Green, 100% Pure image has taken another hit with the announcement that genetically engineered pine trees at to be planted at Rotorua. Consent has been given to plant thousands of the trees over the next 25 years, despite the risk of contaminating the district with GE pine pollen. The plantings…

Level Of Criminal Assaults By Children In NZ “No Surprise”

Lost among the hype of New Zealand’s recently released 2010 crime figures were some shocking data about child violence. The stats make for grim reading as they come at a time when schoolyard bullying and violent  assaults are frequently in the New Zealand news. Police crime statistics showed the number of children under 9 apprehended…