‘World Class in NZ’ : Steel Mesh; and Hundreds of Requests for Emergency Housing in Kaikoura, but Hey Let’s Repair the Skate Park and Pool

Kaikoura is turning into the Marlborough equivalent of Christchurch’s eastern suburbs, a residential area that was affected badly during the Christchurch earthquakes. And it looks as if the same, tired solutions will be used in Kaikoura that were used in Christchurch: people are likely to be homed in expensive caravans and mobile homes that will…

Havelock North Water Borne Disease Worsens, All Schools Closed. Red Cross Called In. Government Missing in Action

  All Havelock North schools have now closed because of the widespread illness caused by the town’s contaminated water supply. Lucknow School, Te Mata Primary, Havelock North Primary, Havelock North Intermediate and Havelock North High School closed yesterday after an emergency meeting between the e Ministry of Education, principals and board chairmen. The Red Cross…

Another 100% Pure NZ Fail: Crunchy Tap Water

Yesterday we told you how a brand of NZ water marketed as ‘100% Pure’ failed stringent Chinese quality tests for nitrites, today we’re bringing you another type of Miracle Water – it will be a miracle if you can stomach drinking it. Spare a thought for the people of 100% pure north Canterbury who have…

New Zealand’s Reputation “Vulnerable” after Lake Waikaremoana Bridge Collapses, 4 French Tourists Injured – Updated with Video

Four French tourists were fortunate to escape serious injury when the Hopu Ruahine bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track collapsed beneath them on 3 September. The group sustained injuries after they plunged 8.5 metres when the Waikaremoana Track Bridge gave way. For an update to this story on 9 Oct 2015 click here The bridge…

Poor Housing Places Strain on NZ’s Health Service

A few days ago New Zealand got a slating on the OECD’s Better Life Index, one of the categories it scored poorly in was Housing. Many migrants chose New Zealand because they’re looking for a better standard of living, what a surprise it is for them when they discover not only are the houses of poor…

Elderly Chinese Tourists Robbed at Knifepoint in Hamilton

International news agencies are reporting that an elderly Chinese couple were robbed at knifepoint in Hamilton yesterday “Two men, one armed with a knife, have robbed two Chinese visitors in broad daylight while they were walking in the popular Hamilton Gardens. Police say the 60-year-old woman and her husband were followed before being confronted by…