Body Found in a Rotorua Hot Mud Pool

  New Zealand police say they have recovered the body of a man from a hot pool at Kuirau Park, opposite Rotorua hospital on Ranolf Street. The body was spotted by a tourist who notified the police yesterday afternoon. Our regular readers may recall that Kuirau Park is an open stretch of municipal parkland containing geothermal mud pools surrounded…

Kids Burned On NZ Play Equipment

Why is it that in New Zealand councils seem to think that putting signs up is the answer to dangers in play parks? You’d think after the scalding death of the little Toromon in Rotorua’s Kuirau Park, councils would have learned that signs are not enough where the safety of  young children is paramount. This…

Child Dies After Rotorua Hot Pool Plunge – updated

An eight year old child, visiting New Zealand with his family, died this evening (NZ time) after sustaining severe, 100% burns when he fell into a hot pool at the Kuirau thermal parkland in urban Rotorua. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the boy’s family, who are understandably devastated by his death. He was later…