Friday, August 14, 2009

Ding Dong Dang Dairy Robbed On North Shore

"Police are hunting for a man who robbed the Ding Dong Dang Dairy at knife point on Auckland’s North Shore yesterday.

Detective Shane Page of North Shore police said the masked man entered the dairy around 12.30 yesterday and used a large knife to threaten the owner and escape with the tobacco.

“The dairy owners were shocked by the incident but otherwise are unharmed,” he said.

Police said he fled through Monarch Park and through Monarch and Eban avenues.

The man left behind a knife, leather jacket and comic patched hoodie, police said.

He is described as Caucasian and reasonably tall with a slim build.

He was wearing sunglasses, red coloured cloth or bandana, a dark brown jacket, a hoodie and light blue jeans."

See also: Armed robberies in NZ

1080: DOC Staffer Censors Wikipedia To Remove Anti 1080 Information

We saw something similar happen with Palmerston North's entry in Wikipedia (see P.N's Wikipedia entry censored), now a DOC employee has edited Wikipedia to remove links to anti 1080 groups. See the actual 23 July Wikipedia edits here: 'article edit' and 'link removed'. There was also a much older edit made from the same IP address on 6 Jan 2009 when a link to the' Stop 1080 Poison Group' was removed.
NZ News Yahoo
"Department of Conservation (DOC) is working to track down a staff member who deleted anti-1080 information from a Wikipedia page while at work.

The staffer deleted a reference to films against the poison on Friday from the online encyclopaedia's "1080 usage in New Zealand" page, The Press reported.

A link to the Stop 1080 Poison lobby group was also removed.

The amendments were traced to DOC through its internet protocol address.

DOC spokesman Rory Newsam told NZPA that IT staff were working to track down where on the department's 1800-computer network the deletion was made, before steps were taken to find out which staff member was involved.

It was hoped the computer used would be identified within the next 48 hours.

The action was a breach of DOC's internet-use policy, Mr Newsam said.

He was unable to say what sort of action would be taken against the employee.

The removed sentences read: "Steve and Clyde Graf have produced two DVDs about the effects of 1080 on New Zealand wildlife.

"The first, A Shadow of Doubt, released in 2006 and rated Adults Only (AO), is a 90-minute feature film. The second film, Paradise Poisoned, was released in July 2009."

Christchurch man Alan Liefting, who set up the "1080 usage in New Zealand" page last September, resurrected the information within 30 minutes.

He told The Press debate was being "stifled" by "bad-faith editing" by public servants wasting their time.

"It's not up to DOC employees to do this sort of thing."
Indeed. Surely they've got far more important things to do with their tax payer funded time than to make so many edits to Wikipedia.

You can find a link to Clyde and Steve Graf's blog here:

Poisoning Paradise - The

You may be interested to read an article by Patricia Whiting-OKeefe, PhD (Chemistry), Quinn Whiting-OKeefe, BA (Chemistry, Math), MA (Math), MD, FACMI titled:

DoC & The 1080 Fraud

About a year ago we learned that DoC was routinely and indiscriminately dropping food laced with tonnes of a universal poison, 1080 into our forest ecosystems. Ostensibly, this aerial poisoning of our forests is being done to control possums. DoC asserts that only possums and other so-called “pests” are significantly poisoned. As scientists and life-long environmentalists, we were struck that this contention appears to violate the most fundamental ecological principles as well as common sense.
Is it plausible that one could drop food mixed with a poison that kills all animals into a semi-tropical ecosystem and only negatively affect possums and other “pests”? This question is particularly relevant now in light of the upcoming aerial 1080 drop into the Coromandel watershed.
In science, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. We resolved to determine whether the extraordinary claims of DoC have the weight of extraordinary evidence behind them. The answer is unequivocal: they do not. After months of investigation, we found that 1080 research, almost entirely sponsored and controlled, by DoC sustained six conclusions, which given the large cost and risks of DoC’s aerial 1080 program we find truly on here
The complete revision history of the censored Wikipedia page, with associated IP addresses may be seen here:

See: Youtube videos

Armed Robberies In NZ

Armed robberies are not isolated incidents in New Zealand, just the opposite they're now becoming incredibly frequent, hardly a week day goes by without us hearing about one and things are getting worse. In 2008 there were a total of 1,160 recorded aggravated robberies, of which 163 were firearm related and 223 used a stabbing or cutting weapon (source NZ statistics) which means that thousands of innocent members of the public and people at work have been affected by armed robberies in NZ, which is appalling for a country that markets itself as having a low crime rate.

Below is a list (highlighted to show whether a firearm or other weapon was used) of armed robberies that have been publicly notified (a significant number don't make it into the news) in 2009 and 2010 from non-domestic premises. It's becoming evident that these incidents are occurring all over the country, not just in Auckland. This post will be updated as each new robbery becomes known about; we're now adding links to these stories for those who use this site for research.

20 March: Supersave and Speciality Store. SWANSON. woman held at gunpoint and assaulted by two men in their teens, 5.15pm link 19 March: Woman held-up at ATM Machine. Albany, NORTH SHORE weapon unknown, midday link
11 March: Wordsworth Superette, MANUREWA, 7.15 2 males knife and firearm link
10 March: Crook & Flail Bar and Casino, Meadowlands Drive, HOWICK. 11.40pm, knives link
10 March: Video Ezy, HAVELOCK NORTH, man with spanner stole cash, 9.40pm link;
9 March: Pricecutter, Bridge Street, HUNTLY: 3 youths with pistols and iron bar, 7.45pm link
4 March: National Bank ATM, Kepa Road, AUCKLAND, Armourguard employees held-up in front of shoppers, details of weapons not released by police. 12.30pm link
1 Mar: Racecourse Dairy, Green Lane East, AUCKLAND. worker held up with gun, 5pm  link
28 Feb: Massage parlour, Central WELLINGTON, 'Maid' held up by men with pistol link
21 Feb: Harper Street Dairy, WANGANUI, mother and daughter working in shop taken to hospital, no info on weapons, 5.10pm link
12 Feb:  ASB Bank, OTAHUHU, Armourguard Robbery. Single barrel firearm used, 4.40pm link
10 Feb: Pizza Delivery worker, HENDERSON, teenager with a knife link
3 Feb: ANZ Bank, Marewa, NAPIER, man with gun threatened to shoot staff, 12.25pm. link
31 Jan: Taxi Driver, Hiren Mohin during a robbery link
27 Jan: Bank, TEMUKA. firearm link
26 Jan: Trident Tavern, ONEHUNGA, men with guns, 10am. link
25 Jan: Redwood Dairy,UPPER HUTT, 4pm. Molotov Cocktail used to set fire to shop! 4pm link
25 Jan: Post Shop, WAIPUKURAU, Central Hawkes Bay, 9.27am. No info on weapon link
21 Jan: ANZ Bank, Gladstone, GISBORNE, (knife) link
17 Jan: Shell Service Station,  EDGECUMBE. Two men shot at police link
6 Jan:Caltex Service Station,  Bishopdale, NELSON. midnight (two men with a knife) link
5 Jan: Taxi driver, Wycliffe St, NAPIER. 9.45pm (man with gun) link 
2 Jan: Mount Paper Power Lotto Shop, MOUNT MAUNGANUI, 2.55pm sawn-off .22 rifle used link

29 Dec: Bellbird Arms Tavern, McAnnalley Street, MANUREWA, 3 men with shotgun. 12.20pm. link
28 Dec: Kawaha Point Dairy, ROTORUA, 4pm. Youth with knife.  link
28 Dec:  Tip Top Store, BLENHEIM, 5.40pm two men with knives. link
24 Dec: ASB Bank, Mount Roskill, AUCKLAND, gun11am. link
23 Dec: 'Security Van', Westfield Mall, Albany, NORTH SHORE. Masked men, 10.20am, no info for security company, weapons or amount of money stolen. Getaway vehicle recovered from Warehouse carpark. One of the man used a hammer to threaten guards link
22 Dec: Edgeware Post Shop, CHRISTCHURCH, 5pm, gun.
22 Dec:  Miramar Post Shop, WELLINGTON, man with a firearm, 2.50pm.
18 Dec: Levesque Liquor Store, Birkdale, NORTH SHORE, teenager with knife. link

13 Dec: Crinan Street Dairy, INVERCARGILL, 2.30pm. 8th robbery at this store in 6 years, previous was in May.
11 Dec: Post-Shop, Main Street, HUNTLY, 9.38am (no info on weapon)
11 Dec: Woolworths Supermarket, Medway Street, GORE 2.40pm (no info on weapons)
5 Dec: Kiwibank, Chartwell, HAMILTON,  2 men threatened 12 people with rifle. 10.00am
3 Dec: Diamond House, Mangere Bridge, S.AUCKLAND, 3 men, machete and rifle, 10.15pm
22 Nov: Cannons Creek Mobil Service Station, PORIRUA 7.25pm (knife)
17 Nov:  Gull service station, WHANGAREI. 4 masked men, one with a machete.
14 Nov: Isobar, Finns Bar and Bristo, Hornby CHRISTCHURCH. Several $1,000s taken. (knife) 11pm
13 Nov: Service Station, Mana, near WHITBY, 2am (shotgun)
3 Nov: Carlisle Street Dairy off Argyll Street, TAURANGA, 10.50am (man with knife)
3 Nov: Fix Store, corner of Ghuznee and Cuba Streets WELLINGTON, 2.50am (broken bottle)

3 Nov: Armourgard Van - ANZ Bank HUNTLY, 12.12pm (shotgun) is there a connection to the recent Hamilton Robberies?
29 Oct: Travelex, Ward St, HAMILTON. (no information on weapon) 4th in Hamilton this month.
29 Oct: NZ Credit Union office, Laurence Stevens Drive, SOUTH AUCKLAND (gun)
28 Oct: The Mill Liquorsave, TARADALE, 6.30pm (worker stabbed in chest with knife)
27 Oct:  BNZ Bank, Grey S, HAMILTON (no information on weapon) 10.15pm
25 Oct: Kaukapakapa Wines and Spirits, Kaipara Coast Highway, HELENSVILLE, 7.40pm (pistol)
24 Oct: Fay's Place, Garfield Rd, HELENSVILLE, 9.40pm (pistol)
22 Oct: That Place Takeaways on Parkhurst Rd in Parakai, HELENSVILLE (pistol) 9.40pm
15 Oct: Westpac Bank, Westfield Shopping Centre, Chartwell, HAMILTON, (no info. about weapon)
14 Oct: McDonalds Restaurant, DRURY, 11pm (knife)
8 Oct: BNZ Bank, Kilbirnie, WELLINGTON, noon. Linked to robbery on 5 Oct.
8 Oct: Lincoln Rd Liquor Centre, Lincoln, CHRISTCHURCH, 8.50pm (machete)
6 Oct: Cherrywood Liquor store, Cherrywood, TAURANGA (rifle)
5 Oct: Westpac Bank, Molesworth Street, WELLINGTON.
3 Oct: Pomona St Discount Store, INVERCARGILL, 1.50pm (knife held to worker's throat)
2 Oct: ASB Bank, Westfield Chartwell, HAMILTON 9.30am (offender claimed to have gun)
28 Sept: ANZ bank, Terrace End, PALMERSTON NORTH, ('long barrelled gun') 9.40am. Second robbery at this premises this month +
27 Sept: Centenial Park Store, Church Street, TIMARU. Shop worker hit over head with hammer and shot in face with airgun, 9.20pm
26 Sept: Redan Dairy, Redan Rd, KAITAIA
24 Sept: Jays Bar, Brookland Rd, ROTORUA, 11pm
23 Sept: West Force Credit Union, PAPKURA 2.30pm. Hand gun
20 Sept: Brothel, Mt Wellington, AUCKLAND around noon (BB gun) woman slightly injured
20 Sept: G & S Superette, Lyall Bay, WELLINGTON, 7.45 pm. (30cm long hunting knife)
17 Sept: Rodney Wayne Hairdressers, Westfield Shore City, Takapuna, NORTH SHORE, 8.15pm. Shotgun used, staff member punched in throat.
17 Sept: ANZ bank, Terrace End, PALMERSTON NORTH, 10.45am. ('Long barrelled gun') +
14 Sept: Westpac bank, Horomatangi Street. TAUPO around 2.30pm (no info on weapons)
13 Sept: Lyon St Dairy, Kihikihi, near TE AWAMUTU, 9pm (Female carrying a machete)
12 Sept: Dairy, MANUREWA. Owners Ranbir & Kulwant Singh violently attacked.
12 Sept: Gull Service Station, WHANGAREI (gun)
12 Sept: Hillpark Superette, Grande Vue Rd, AUCKLAND weapon not specified
12 Sept: Price Cutter superette, Vine St in MANGERE, 8.50pm (gun)
11 Sept: BNZ Bank, corner of Bentley Avenue/Glenfield Rd Glenfield, GLENFIELD 2.20pm No info on weapon used.
11 Sept: Westpac Bank, Ngongotaha, ROTORUA, two men with a pistol and shotgun.
7 Sept: Bank, Panmure AUCKLAND 11am (female with knife)
6 Sept: Night and Day store, Ferry Road, CHRISTCHURCH, 1.09am no information released about the weapon used
5 Sept: KFC restaurant, TE AWAMUTU, 11.30pm
4 Sept:
Kamo Mobil Mart Service Station, Kamo Rd. WHANGAREI (knife)
3 Sept: Kiwibank, Great South Rd, PAPAKURA, 11am. (Previously robbed 25 Aug)
2 Sept: Antique Store, Dominion Road, AUCKLAND
2 Sept:
Park Dairy, Acheson Avenue, CHRISTCHURCH, 7.10pm (metal bar and screwdriver)
1 Sept: Grand Vue Dairy, Great South Road, AUCKLAND
31 Augst: Ratavine Foodmarket in WIRI (2nd time)
28 Augst: Kiwibank Postshop, Dominion Rd/King Edward Street, AUCKLAND no information is being released about the weapon that was used, robbery took place around noon.
25 Augst: Strand Caltex, WANUIOMATA, 10.45pm-11.10pm. No info on weapon released
25 Augst: Kiwibank, Great South Road, PAPAKURA.
23 Augst: TAB, Point Cheavlier, AUCKLAND $13,000 stolen by man with a gun.
22 Augst: Ratavine Foodmarket, WIRI
21 Augst: Halsey Road Foodmarket, Manurewa, SOUTH AUCKLAND
14 Augst: Guthrie Bowron paint shop, Fitzgerald Ave, CHRISTCHURCH, 8.20am (knife)
14 Augst: Armourgard Van, Manurewa, SOUTH AUCKLAND, 9.35am
13 Augst: Ding Dong Dang Dairy, NORTH SHORE, 12.30pm
13 Augst: Shell Service Station, Wiri Station Rd, WIRI 6.30pm
8 Augst: Buns Bakery, Ferry Road, CHRISTCHURCH, 9pm (knife and galvanised pipe)
7 Augst: Whitecross Medical Centre, Great North Road, AVONDALE 9.40pm (metal bar)
7 Augst: National Bank, Westfield Shopping Centre, ALBANY, 2pm (pistol, customers threatened)
4 Augst: Crow Tavern, PICTON, 10.20pm
4 Augst: Westpac Bank, Main St, UPPER HUTT, 2.50pm
1 Augst: BP Connect Service Station, LOWER HUTT, 4am
1 Augst: Caltex Service Station, LOWER HUTT, 4am
1 Augst: Melbourne St Dairy, SOUTH DUNEDIN
30 July: Wespac Bank, St Martins, CHRISTCHURCH, 9am
29 July: Westpac Bank, WHAKATANE, 10.40am
28 July: Kihikihi motorcycle shop, near TE AWAMUTU, 11.20am (AOS involved)
28 July: Merlene's Dairy, PALMERSTON NORTH 11.45am
27 July: Westpac Bank, OPOTIKI, 9.38am
25 July: Taxi driver, TE ARO, days takings and cab stolen, 4.30pm
24 July: Jewellery store, TE PUKE, 11.30am
24 July: Katikati Paper Plus and Post Shop, KATIKATI, 2.25pm (sawn off shotgun)
23 July: Challenge service station, HUNTERVILLE, 9.10pm, shots fired
23 July: Valley Superette, PAPAKURA, 3.30pm
21 July: Mini Mart, MOSGIEL, night time robbery (machete)
17 July: ANZ Albany, NORTH SHORE, 2.05pm
17 July: Taxi driver stabbed and robbed, TAURANGE, early am
16 July: Village Superette, GISBORNE, just before 7am
16 July: Gossamer Liquor at Ussher Place, PAKURANGA, afternoon (machete)
15 July, United Video, FRANKTON, HAMILTON, 10.25pm
14 July: Suburban Store,TAHUNANUI, 6.42pm (large knife)
14 July: Howick and Eastern Buses' driver, money stolen at knifepoint
14 July: Mobil service station, TAHUNANUI, 6.52pm (large knife)
14 July: Wespac Bank, North Road, DUNEDIN, 1.45pm
12 July; Dairy, WANGANUI, 6pm. Two teenage girls armed with knives
12 July: Dairy, corner of Radley and Marshal Streets, CHRISTCHURCH, 8pm
11 July: Hills Takeaways, OTARA, 5pm
10 July: HASTINGS Darts Association, 9.30am. No information on weapons yet
9 July: Kiwibank, PALMERSTON NORTH
8 July: Bowl and Jack Tavern, CHRISTCHURCH, 9.30am. No information on weapons yet
7 July: BP Service Station, Ngaio, WELLINGTON, 9pm
3 July: Kiwi Bank, Queensgate, LOWER HUTT, 11.15am
3 July: Copper Lounge Bar, PAPAKURA, 2.40pm
30 June: Armourgard, ANZ Bank, Heretaunga Street East, HASTINGS, 7am
29 June: Kiwibank, Goodbehere St, FIELDING, 1.25pm
26 June: Victoria Dairy, Carruth Rd, PAPATOETOE, 6.20pm (rifle)
25 June: Westpac Bank, St Martins, CHRISTCHURCH
24 June: Angus Inn bottle shop, HASTINGS, 7pm
24 June: Mitcham Avenue Dairy, HAMILTON, 5.30pm
24 June: Kiwibank, Frankton, HAMILTON, 2.40pm
24 June: Westpac Bank, HAMILTON EAST, 10.10am
23 June: Kiwibank, Kuripuni, MASTERTON, 2pm
23 June: Taxi Driver, CHRISTCHURCH, pm. Driver stabbed repeatedly in neck
22 June: Worcester Tavern, Linwood, CHRISTCHURCH man robbed staff and patron, 11 am
20 June: Bedrock Bar, Addington, CHRISTCHURCH three men robbed staff & patrons,3.00am
19 June: BNZ Bank, Birkenhead, NORTH SHORE
17 June: PostShop, Mokoia Rd, Birkenhead, NORTH SHORE, 1.30pm
17 June: Kiwibank, TAKANINI, 10.40am
16 June: Armourguard van Arthur's Bar and Grill, ONEHUNGA, Akl, 1.00pm.
15 June: Spot On Dairy, GISBORNE, midday
13 June: ASB Bank, St Lukes Shopping Centre, AUCKLAND9am
13 June: ANZ Bank, UPPER HUTT, 2.20pm
12 June: ASB Bank, Blockhouse Bay, AUCKLAND 4.20pm
10 June: National Bank, Vulcan Lane, AUCKLAND, 2pm (weapon used was a screwdriver)
10 June: Caspar Dairy, PAPATOETOEe
9 June: ASB Bank, Dominion Road (Mt Roskill) AUCKLAND(Axe) 3.05pm
9 June: Kiwibank PostShop, Dominion Road, Balmoral, AUCKLAND 2.45pm
3 June: Heretaunga Hospital Store, PALMERSTON NORTH, 10am
5 June: Good Tukka Takeaway, OPOPITKI, 2 youths ages 13 & 15 arrested
5 June: Bus Driver, Lyall Bay, WELLINGTON, 8.30pm (weapon used was a screwdriver)
4 June: ANZ Bank, St Lukes, AUCKLAND
2 June: INC Technology, East Tamaki, AUCKLAND 5.18pm
29 May: TAB Dominion Road, AUCKLAND
28 May: Fairview Downs Superette, HAMILTON,
27 May: Armourguard van, Epsom Girls Grammar School, AUCKLAND, 2.00pm
24 May: BP Service station, WHITFORD village, 7pm
23 May: Main Street Fish n Chips, BLENHEIM, 6pm
22 May: ASB Bank, Panmure, AUCKLAND 2:30pm
18 May: Mag and Tyre Direct, New Lynn, AUCKLAND 8.30am
17 May: Pricecutter Superette, HELENSVILLE, 7.15pm
15 May: Westpac Bank, Parnell, AUCKLAND 2:45pm
14 May:
Woolworths Micro @ Gull on Hewletts Rd, TAURANGA (machete)
2 May: United video, Great South Road, Manurewa, AUCKLAND 7.15 pm (baseball bat)
2 May: Westpac Bank, Kilbirnie, WELLINGTON, 11.20am
27 April: Aotea Crescent Chinese takeaway, TOKOROA at night. (* see below)
20 April: Dairy, WHANGAREI - led to a high speed chase
12 April: Shell service station, NGARUAWAHIA, 9.20pm. (Knife and baton)
11 April: Bigsave variety store, WHANGAREI (knife)
11 April: Outdoor Connection, WHANGAREI (knife)
2 April: Dairy, Lipscombe Cres. HAVELOCK NORTH. Accused was bailed & then crashed
28 March: Tower Post Office, CHRISTCHURCH, 8am
23 March: Bishopdale Discounter Dairy, CHRISTCHURCH, 7.50pm
16 March: National Bank, Manukau, S.AUCKLAND 11.45am
13 March: BNZ Bank, Manukau, S.AUCKLAND. Armourguard robbed of $200,000, 5:22pm
7 March: Alabaster Pharmacy, Merivale, CHRISTCHURCH. (Petrol poured over pharmacist)
5 March: Kingsgate TAB, Kingsgate Hotel, ROTORUA, 7.30pm

2 March: Time Zone Amusement Arcade HAMILTON, "armed"
2 March: Dissmeyer Superette, Otara, S.AUCKLAND groceries stolen
1 March: Edendale Superette, AUCKLAND cigs, ice cream and cash, 8:15am
25 February: Westpac Bank, Browns Bay, NORTH SHORE,. 11am
10 February: Il Bordello Brothel, WELLINGTON. Lone female receptionist at night
3 February: Taxi driver, Ross Crescent, HAMILTON 1.40am
2 February: ASB Bank, OREWA
1 February: New World Supermarket, CLENDON, 10am
26 January: Tiraumea Superette, PAKURANGA, 3.30pm female police officer beaten up
23 January: Dairy, Eugenia Rise Manurewa, S.AUCKLAND
19 January: Cedar Superette, Manurewa, S.AUCKLAND
16 January: Sunny Brae Dairy, Manurewa, S.AUCKLAND
14 January: 2 x Shell station, Newtown, WELLINGTON, about 5.20am and again at 9am (axe)
14 January: Caltex station, Miramar, WELLINGTON, about 8.20am (axe)
14 January: Woburn Pharmacy, Whites Line East, LOWER HUTT, 4.10pm
7 January: Westpac Bank, Onehunga, S.AUCKLAND
4 January: Wordsworth Rd superette, Manurewa, S AUCKLAND
4 January: Strawberry seller, Swanson Reserve, W.AUCKLAND, 11am
3 January: Medical Centre Pharmacy, Johnsonville, WELLINGTON, 12.20pm
New Year's eve: Shell service station, TAURANGA, weapon not specified
Also see:
Surge in brazen and violent armed robberies
* Crime victim moves out of Tokoroa because of crime
Armed robbery at girls high school

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Violent Deaths In 2009 & 2010

We are aware of 78 violent deaths (murders and manslaughters) notified in the press during 2009, the figure includes 13 children and young people under the age of 18 (in bold on the list below) a shocking number when you consider that many people's prime motivation for migrating to NZ is because its a 'great place to raise kids.'

Don't be taken in by the 'offical' murder statistics. A good lawyer can get a murder charge reduced to manslaughter if intent can't be proved, and the figures don't show that, due to advances in medical care, many serious injuries are more survivable now then they were thirty years ago. Then there are the scores of people who simply 'disappear' in New Zealand every year, such as Korean mother Jessica Chun who went missing on a Northland holiday or Srikanth Rayadurgam who vanished on his way to college in Auckland.

In New Zealand during 2008 79 charges for murder were brought before the courts, there were also 69 for attempted murder and 37 for manslaughter. A total of 185 cases.

Many people also don't know that NZ has the worlds third highest number of preventable child deaths per capita. In 2003 NZ was placed 25 out of 27 countries for child maltreatment deaths in the OECD. Source

Violent Deaths in 2010

26 March:  A homicide inquiry was launched after a woman was stabbed to death in Remuera, another woman has been arrested on assault charges

10 March: A homicide investigation was launched after a men fell from a balcony in Auckland

19 February: A woman's body was discovered in a house in the Christchurch suburb of Huntsbury. A homicide investigation is underway and police are appealing for reports of suspicious activities and break ins over the past few days

12 February: The body of 27 year old Vanessa Pickering from New Brighton was discovered in the Godley Head area on the Banks Peninsula, near to Christchurch. A homicide investigation is underway. People are speculating that there may be a serial killer.

12 February: A woman's partially clothed body was found in Murphy's Park, Otahuhu. A homicide investigation is underway.

31 January: Taxi driver Hiren Mohini was stabbed to death in Auckland. A homicide investigation is underway

22 January: A body is found in Drake Street, New Plymouth at around 8pm. A homicide investigation is underway

19 January: Diane Elizabeth White. 53, was found battered to death with a hammer in Frankton, Hamilton. A murder investigation is underway and a 40 year old woman is in custody

13 January: A woman died after an assault at a flat in Kaikohe, a man has been arrested and a homicide investigation is underway

3 January: A man was found dead in Orewa. A 43 year old woman was charged with assault and murder

78 Violent Deaths in 2009
31 December: A 30 year old woman died after being stabbed at a house in Ruakaka at about 9.30pm. a 15 year old girl was subsquently charged with murder

22 December: A 45 year old man is found dead at his home in Taneatua, south of Whakatane, police launched a homicide investigation and later charged a 22 year old man with murder

22 December: Talented artist 43 year old Harry Faulkner was found dead at an address in Watling Street, Tauranga. Police arrested a 19 year old male in connection with his death

18 December: Darren Grace, 40, died during a struggle at a Christmas party on a yacht in Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

4 December: A 20 year old woman died from a gunshot wound in Warkworth, her partner has been charged with manslaughter.

23 November: Hawea Vercoe, 36, was visiting Whakatane when an unknown person punched him to the ground. The attack is believed to have been uprovoked. 

19 November: A homicide investigation began after a man died on the street in Queenstown, a 35 year old man has been charged with assault 

19 November: A homicide investigation was launched after a man died from head injuries in Bellmont Ave, Chartwell, Hamilton in the early hours of the morning. Another man was also injured

14 November: Troy Minto was shot dead in the Nelson suburb of Branford Park near a bridge on Maitai Valley Road at around 6pm.

4 November: Neighbours found a 70 year old woman beaten to death in her home in Kaitaia, Northland a homicide investigation was launched.

1 November: The body of Savelio Uati Peauvasa, 43, was found in a carpark at Otara Town Centre, he had head injuries. A homicide investigation was launched.

31 October: 20 year old Wini Miria Te Maia McLean was found dead in Benneydale, 35km southeast of Te Kuiti. Homicide police are investigating her death.

26 October: Care worker and mother Yvonne Marion Ross, aged 49, was found in the front yard of a vaant house in Pomona Street, Gore. Her death is being treated as suspicious.

24 October: 2 year old  Karl Richard Arc Perigo-Check died from serious internal injuries at Wanganui Hospital, a homicide investigation is launched. At the same time businessman Colin Craig launches an appeal to protest march for 'democracy' - parental rights to hit their children (the "anti-smacking law") the disconnect is incredible.

12 October: Paul Carrodus, 44, died from stab wounds and head injuries he sustained last week in Onekawa, Napier, an 18 year old male has been charged with murder.

10 October: A man was shot to death in a house in Longview Rise, Massey, West Auckland, a woman was taken into custody.

4 October: A body is found in a car after a lone gunman shot at police and injured a farm worker in the Norsewood area of North Island. Nearby villages were put into lockdown and SH2 closed between Norsewood and Waipukurau as armed police searched for the offender.

3 October: 17 year old Kaine Ernest Lewis is found dead in the driveway of a home in Tawa Street, Murupara, 65km south east of Rotorua in the early hours of the morning. A homicide investigation started and links to gang activity will be examined.

26 Sept: 22 month old Hail-Sage McClutchie is taken from a home in Studholme St, Morrinsville with serious injuries, she died a few hours later. A homicide investigation started.

24 Sept: 33 year old Damien Loder Allen is found dead from a head injury in a house in Hillsborough, Auckland. His death has been reported to the coroner.  Police lack sufficient evidence to make an arrest.

23 Sept: Mother of 3 Helen Meads was found shot dead in Banks Avenue, Matamata, Waikato. A man was later charged with her murder.

14 Sept: A man was found dead in Burrows Place, Ilam, Christchurch, also at the premises police discovered a badly injured woman who was then taken to hospital. A Homicide investigation was started.

14 Sept: Police were called to a house in Flaxmere, Hawke's Bay where they found the body of a 60 year old man. His death is presently being treated as suspicious .

7 Sept: A man died from his injuries in the early hours of the morning following a fight in Kumara, 25 km south of Greymouth. A homicide inquiry is launched. Only two weeks previously the mayor demanded a police presence in the town which has no community constable.

4 Sept: Man found dead with gunshot wound in Heretaunga Street, Palmerston North

30 Aug: A woman went missing and a man was later charged with her murder in Wainoni, Christchurch. Two bodies are then discovered beneath his house. Police are also investigating possible links to the disapperance of Trisha Lowry, who lived on the same street and Mellory Manning who died in Dec 08.

30 Aug: Layden Thomas Rameka, 32 from Waikoau was gunned down and his 8 year old son Zepplen-Solly shot in the arm during a conflict in Waikoau, near Tutira in Hawke's Bay

28 Aug: 46 year old Nigel McQueen was stabbed to death in Catalina Dr, Melville, Hamilton at around 5.45pm.

27 Aug: Thuong Si Nguyen, 32, found dead in a vehicle in Leith Court, Papatoetoe. Four people were arrested - 2 charged with possession of offensive weapons and 2 with assault

25 Aug: Andre James Delamare, 41, died on the way to hospital after being stabbed in Olliviers Road, Phillippstown, Christchurch at 6.30pm.

24 Aug: The body of a pre-term baby boy was discovered outside a home in Green Bay, West Auckland. A murder charge was later laid against an 18 year old woman.

23 Aug: Matthew Patrick Heagney, 24, of Blenheim died from head injuries outside a Blenheim bar. His death was being treated as "suspicious.

20 Aug: 3 year old Kash McKinnon died from head injuries, sustained whilst in the care of a 21 year old male. A homicide investigation started in Palmerston North.

17 Aug: Woman charged with murder after a man dies from stab wounds in Matahai Valley

11 Aug: Man's body found at an address in Mansfield Street, Newton. Screams heard before the body was discovered.

10 Aug: 39 year old mother of 4 found dead by her sister at 36 Cargill street, Papakura

8 Aug: 2 year old Jacqui Peterson-Davis dies in Kaitaia hospital, a woman is charged with assault and then murder

7 Aug: Timothy Constable, 24, died from stab wounds on a Christchurch street

17 Jul: 11 year old Triston Jermaine Papuni of Anaura Bay shot in chest with a gun whilst playing with his young cousin.

9 Jul: one of two people shot dead in Sunset Road, Mangakakahi, Rotorua

9 Jul: one of two people shot dead in Sunset Road, Mangakakahi, Rotorua

5 Jul: Scottish immigrant Lindsay Lamont died from stab wounds at her home in Ikamatua

3 Jul: Publican David White died after a punch to the head at the Little Wanganui Hotel

28 Jun: Paraplegic man armed with air gun was shot dead by the AOS, Burnside, Chch

26 Jun: 16 year old Jashana Robinson died in her Titahi Bay home

26 Jun: 21 year old Joelene Edmonds died in her Titahi Bay home

15 Jun: Waylin Te Rau Aroha Ngarangione, 19, dies from head injury after an incident in Manutuku

15 Jun: Piki Kingi of Hamilton found dead in his car following an assault

7 Jun: Koria Steven Matiaha, 25, died from severe head injuries after a beating in Masterton

5 Jun: Vivian Sinclair Hirini of Napier died after being found in his car with stab wounds

5 Jun: Trent Matthews, age 1, died. A woman charged with assault in Rotorua*

3 Jun: Katie Powles, age 26, died when her car was hit by another in Karaka, South Auckland a man is presently on trial for murder.

23 May: James Samuel Galloway died from a single stab wound in Turangi

12 May: Ms Nuttidar Vaikaew, 48, discovered beaten to death in Western Springs, Auckland

11 May: Paul Chong stabbed to death in Glenfield, North Shore

8 May: Tala Seleni, 55 found dead in her Linwood home

8 May: Melissa Nina Adcock, 32 found dead in herr Linwood home

7 May: Constable Len Snee shot during an armed siege in Napier

5 May: Man stabbed in San Angelo Court, Henderson

29 Apr: Richard Milton Jones age 64 died from severe injuries in Upper Hutt

18 Apr: Dean Peni, 29, died after an assault during a party in Flaxmere

27 Apr: Olo Fiti, 25, father of 4, found stabbed to death on a driveway in Otara

15 Apr: Terrance Carl Finch, 55, found dead after axe attack in Glenn Innes

8 Apr: 78 year old Grandfather Jasmatbhai Patel died after road rage attack

14 Mar: Woman beaten to death on a petrol station forecourt in Johnsonville

1 Mar: Tue Faave,23, died following an assault in Paremoremo prison

7 Mar: Jayrhis Ian Te Koha Lock-Tata, 5 weeks old, died from head injuries in Taupo, his father is charged with murder

26 Feb: Sanele Sanato, 36, from Glen Innes died of his injuries following an assault

17 Feb: Three year old Cherishsiliala Tahuri-Wright died after being found with serious injuries in Marton, a 56 year old woman is charged with her murder

17 Feb: Heather Rose Simons, A disabled woman from Wanganui died from a head injury sustained during an assault on Valentines Day. Her neighbour was later found guilty of her murder

27 Jan: 16 year old Jordan Herewini ran over and killed when caught in Mongrel Mob gang crossfire in Murupara

26 Jan: Moana Anahera Marie Aranui died from stab wounds on a street in St Kilda, Dunedin

25 Jan: Man died 9 days after a fight with his brother in Nelson

24 Jan: Mark Allen McCutcheon found with stab wounds in his ute near Ongaonga

23 Jan: Courier driver Halatau Kianamanu Naitoko age 17 (innocent bystander) killed in a in a shoot-out on an Auckland motorway

19 Jan: Woman died after an arson attack on her home in Pukekohe

15 Jan: Joanne Thompson beaten to death in her Waiau home

12 Jan: Gene Atkins, 28, is shot twice with a rifle in Haigh's Access Road, Redvale

* Rotorua was the town in which 4 year old Nia Glassie was tortured and beaten to death in August 2007

Last year New Zealand experienced 109 homicides, an increase of 23% on 2007 when there were only 88. (source Statistics NZ)
See also: Some child abuse cases in NZ

'Half a year of Hell in New Zealand' a six month round-up of sickening child abuse cases.


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