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Man killed in Bulls crash
A Palmerston North man died
when the car in which he was a
passenger crashed off a rural road
near Bulls on Friday evening.
Manawatu police said he was L ogan
Coleman-Prestige, 26. Police said the
crash occurred about 5pm and the
vehicle is believed to have veered off
the road before hitting a solid fence
on the opposite side of the road. The
30-year-old male driver sustained
moderate injuries and was taken to
Palmerston North Hospital. Officers
have not yet formally spoken to the
man. A scene examination was carried
out and the crash investigation is
ongoing. The death has been referred
to the coroner. — NZ ME
Taupo rescue chopper
It was a busy Saturday for the
Taupo-based Greenlea rescue
helicopter when it handled three
separate incidents in the Tongariro
National Park. The first happened
just after midday when the Squirrel
helicopter was sent to assist a woman
in her mid-20s who had slipped near
the summit of Mt Tongariro and
injured her ankle. Mr Every said no
sooner had the patient got into the
helicopter when the crew got a call
to another accident in the park, this
time at Red Crater, the highest point
on the Tongariro alpine crossing.
“This woman had fallen and fractured
an arm while climbing the crater,”
he said. Both women were flown to
Rotorua Hospital. On the return
flight to Taupo, the helicopter was
diverted to Mt Ruapehu, where a
Wellington woman in her 30s had
fallen and sustained an ankle injury.
She was flown to Taupo Hospital.
A kayaker was yesterday rescued
in the waters off the western Bay of
Plenty after falling out of his vessel,
police say. Emergency services were
called to Pukehina Beach about
3pm, senior sergeant Geoff Barnett
said. The 46-year-old man had fallen
from his kayak and was adrift but
thankfully wearing a life jacket, he
said. The man was found and rescued
by Coastguard about 5.35pm.
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21, 23, 26; bonus No 34; Powerball
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Conser vationists are departing
today for a new anti-poaching
operation in the Southern Ocean.
Sea Shepherd said its
conservation ship Sam Simon
would leave Wellington for a new
“defence mission” called Operation
The campaign, Sea Shepherd’s
11th in the Antarctic waters,
would target the illegal fishing
of Patagonian and Antarctic
“The toothfish poachers will
be physically obstructed from
deploying their illegal gillnets
and unlawful fishing gear will be
confiscated,” Sea Shepherd said.
The organisation said it would
document, report and confront
illegal fishing operations.
“It was New Zealand that
exposed the exploitation of
toothfish in Antarctica and it
is now fitting the Sam Simon
departs Wellington to defend
them,” Michael Lawry, of Sea
Shepherd New Zealand, said.
Meanwhile, scientists were
working at Scott Base to
investigate the disappearance of
large Antarctic toothfish from
McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
The project, led by the University
of Canterbury’s Dr Regina Eisert,
would examine the impact of
fisheries and climate change on
top predators in the Ross Sea,
including whales, seals, penguins
Researchers from the National
Institute for Water and
Atmospheric Research, and the
University of Illinois would also
join the project.
The scientists would investigate
if the Ross Sea fishery for
Antarctic toothfish was affecting
seals and whales that ate toothfish.
Since 2003, Professor Art
DeVries of the University of
Illinois detected a radical drop in
the numbers and size of toothfish
caught. He proposed that the
commercial fishery initiated in the
Ross Sea in 1997 had depleted
large toothfish from McMurdo
Antarctic toothfish are a large
predatory fish reaching 2m in
length and a weight of over 100kg.
Fishermen haul up an Antarctic toothfish. Sea Shepherd today launches a ‘defence mission’ to the
Southern Ocean to stop toothfish poachers.
Toothfish crusaders launch new mission
Nick Wallbridge was left fighting
for his life after a van smash that
killed his teacher and classmate.
But the Queensland teenager’s first
thoughts when he woke in Waikato
Hospital’s intensive care unit were not
They were for his mates.
His parents, Rod and Anne, had to
deliver the sad news that two of those
travelling with him did not make it.
Teacher Andre Vogel, a 36-year-old
father of two, and Gabriel Runge,
aged 16 like Nick, died when the van
Mr Vogel was driving collided with a
milk tanker on State highway 5 near
Reporoa 10 days ago.
They had been in New Zealand on
a week-long visit as part of a group
from Noosa Pengari Steiner School.
The tanker driver and seven others
were taken to hospital. The driver was
discharged that day. Worst injured was
Nick Wallbridge. A rescue helicopter
flew him to Waikato Hospital and his
parents and eight-year-old brother
flew from their Sunshine Coast home
to be at his side.
As the others were discharged from
hospital and boarded flights home to
Australia, Nick remained in intensive
By early last week, though, “all his
tubes were out ” and he was “speaking
and eating ”, Noosa Pengari Steiner
principal Allen Kloeden said.
“He’s got a little bit of internal
damage to be monitored but he’s
woken up and is talking to his parents.”
Nick’s parents had shared his first
words, Mr Kloeden said. “ They said
the first thing he asked was, ‘How
are the other staff and students?’ His
parents did tell him (two died) and
that was a bit hard for him. But lots
of people have been there with him.”
— New Zealand Herald
Fatal news broken to schoolboy out of coma
A Whangarei man has been jailed for
more than 14 years for sexually abusing
five girls, including his daughter, over
The 55-year-old has been granted
name suppression to protect the
identity of his daughter.
He appeared for sentencing in the
Whangarei District Court on Friday
after pleading guilty to 12 charges of
indecently assaulting a girl under the
age of 12, 10 of sexual violation by
unlawful sexual connection, two of
attempted sexual violation and one of
sexual violation by rape.
The man committed the crimes
between 1993 and 2000.
Judge John McDonald said one only
had to step back and put himself in the
victims’ shoes to gauge the impact the
man’s offending had had on them.
He said the man took every
opportunity to be alone with his
Judge McDonald said the man
befriended the other girls through his
daughter and who were asked to stay
at his house.
He said the man would get himself in
positions such as fishing trips with the
sole purpose of abusing them.
Judge McDonald said the guilty pleas
meant the victims did not have to relive
the trauma of giving evidence during
a trial and be cross-examined by the
If the man’s daughter had not
requested name suppression for her
father, Judge McDonald said he would
not have granted it.
He sentenced the man to 14 years and
nine months in prison and imposed a
minimum non-parole period of seven
years and four months. — NZ ME
14 years’ jail
for abuse of
A serious crash in Ngongotaha has left
seven people injured, two in a serious
The two-vehicle crash occurred on
Ngongotaha Road outside the fire
station about 4.30pm yesterday. The
section of the road was cordoned off for
several hours while emergency ser vices
helped free the injured occupants,
A St John ambulance spokesman said
there were a total of eight occupants in
the vehicles and seven were injured. The
fire ser vice had to cut one person out of
Two people were in a serious condition
and five others sustained moderate
injuries, he said. They were transported
to Rotorua Hospital, some by road and
others by rescue helicopter.
The ages and genders of the occupants
were unknown this morning.
A nearby resident, who did not want to
be named, said he heard a loud crash and
went to investigate.
“ We heard this woman screaming
and saw the family in the car. The
Ngongotaha fire guys were there straight
away and locals were trying to help pull
them from their car.
“There’s cars always speeding on
this road, they nearly drive through
(residents’ fences) it can be pretty
dangerous and you have to watch out for
people crossing too,” he said. — NZ ME
Seven hurt in collision
Hundreds attended climate change protests across New Zealand
yesterday, including this scene on New Brighton beach, in Christchurch.
More than 200 people joined the Christchurch protest alone — one of 12
protests across the country — urging the Government to ‘take their heads
out of the sand and treat climate change seriously’. Protests were held from
Ahipara to Invercargill. They were held as nations meet in Lima, Peru, to
plan an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The Auckland protest
was addressed by climate scientist Jim Salinger, who warned: “The British
government in the 1990s decided which areas of the coast would be
protected, and which abandoned to the rising seas and storm surges. It is
time for the New Zealand Government to make similar plans for sea level
rise.” The beach protests were organised by Coal Action Network Aotearoa,
and supported by Oil Free Aotearoa groups, Generation Zero, 350.org,
Greenpeace, Forest and Bird, ECO, Auckland Coal Action, Coal Action
Murihiku, Climate Justice Taranaki, and Action Station.
Action against climate change urged
A New Zealand woman has
been arrested in India for allegedly
operating a Ponzi scheme that
targeted 60,000 investors.
Denise Driver, 52, was arrested
along with Mohammed Kurram
Iqbal, 44, Kiran Jitendra Modi 39,
and his elder brother Hithesh Modi
42, the Times of India reported.
Bangalore City Police alleged the
quartet were involved in a “multi-
level marketing” fraud.
They allegedly swindled about
$10,488,676 from investors, the
New Indian Express said.
All four were accosted at a
hotel near Raj Bhavan when they
were holding a conference with
prospective investors, collecting
enrolment fees and signing up new
members last week, Indian media
The quartet promised high returns
in US dollars under the ‘Creating
your own social network’ tagline.
“The gang at the Capitol
was collecting enrolment fees
and signing up new members,
the New Indian Express reported.
“(Driver) was reportedly camping
at the hotel since October 9 and
luring members with a promise of
big money in US dollars. Members
were promised a commission
of 25% for each investor they
introduced.” — NZME
NZ woman arrested for Indian Ponzi scheme
A man who filmed members of his
family in the shower then shared the
footage with other paedophiles and
voyeurs on-line has been granted
name suppression — against the
wishes of his victims.
The man in his 40s, who was
responsible for maintenance on an
island camp, was jailed for a year and
nine months last week after previously
admitting 29 charges at the Manukau
The name of his workplace was
suppressed from the outset and after
sentencing, Judge Frances Eivers
made an order permanently barring
publication of the defendant ’s name
Her ruling, which she said was to
protect the identities of those he films,
was supported by defence and police
but victims in the public gallery were
“ We don’t care,” his sister-in-law
said. “ We don’t want that.”
In a highly-emotional hearing, the
court heard from five of the man’s
family members who had their lives
“changed forever” on April 25.
The defendant ’s wife found a cell
phone belonging to her husband and
to her horror, the screensaver was a
naked photo of their niece.
The 22-year-old niece later trawled
through a slew of homemade porn on
the phone, which included recordings
of her 14-year-old sister, her mum,
her aunty and others.
She was also shocked to find her
uncle — who had been the DJ and
MC at her wedding — had installed
a camera in their south Auckland
bathroom as well as filming them in
the shower while they stayed with
him on the island.
Her teenaged sister was similarly
devastated by the fact her image had
been shared on-line with paedophiles.
“The first person to see me naked
will be not my husband but my uncle,
the man I trusted, the man I loved
and the man who was always there
for me,” she said.
Judge Eivers said the man had
even crawled into the roof cavity of
a property on the island to film one
of his colleagues while she showered.
His wife was now living in a
caravan, looking after the kids and
trying to make ends meet, but she was
determined to move on.
The judge said the only suitable
response by the court
— New Zealand Herald
Name suppression for man who filmed family in shower
An untreatable sex super-bug is
sparking concern as a strong new strain
of gonorrhoea emerges in Auckland.
The New Zealand Sexual Health
Society said gonorrhoea was well-
known for developing antibiotic
resistance and many treatments once
used were now ineffective.
“ While no cases of treatment failure
have been reported in New Zealand,
gonorrhoea strains with decreased
susceptibility to the one effective
antibiotic treatment remaining have
been identified in the Auckland
region,” the society said in a statement
“There are no new treatment options
on the horizon.”
The society has released new guidelines
on how to manage and detect the
disease, in response to growing concerns
about the venereal disease.
“ Internationally there is increasing
concern regarding the emergence of
an untreatable gonorrhoea super-bug,
with reports that the susceptibility of
gonorrhoea isolates to the recommended
antibiotic treatment is decreasing
globally,” the Society added.
Dr Edward Coughlan, the society’s
president, said gonorrhoea infection did
not always cause symptoms.
“ I would encourage those considered
at greatest risk of gonorrhoea infections,
especially sexually active young people
and gay and bisexual men, to have
regular sexual health check ups,” Dr
Coughlan said. — NZ ME
Sex super-bug spreads through Auckland
The little girl hit by a car in her
south Auckland driveway has died.
The 18-month-old was struck at a
property in Massey Road, Mangere
on the weekend.
The child was taken to Middlemore
Hospital with serious injuries, but
was later transported to Starship.
She had been in a stable condition,
however police confirmed that she
died as a result of the injuries she had
Police hope to release her name
later today, once all of her family has
Following the incident on Saturday,
an anguished man was seen screaming
in horror as he carried the little girl
moments after she was accidentally
hit. Neighbour Hanna Salesa, 17, ran
out of her house when she heard the
man’s cries on Saturday afternoon
and said she saw her neighbour
holding up the injured toddler and
yelling for his wife.
Miss Salesa believed the driver of
the reversing vehicle did not know
the little girl was behind it.
A nephew who lived in the house
had shouted for the driver to “watch
out ” but the driver could not hear
“ because the windows were up”.
After the accident, Miss Salesa said
she saw the man shouting for his
wife, who appeared shocked.
He had asked her to hold the child
but she could not carry the girl into
the house, she said.
“I went to their house and saw
the (man) sitting on the table and
holding on to the baby ... he didn’t let
her go until the ambulance arrived.”
Miss Salesa, who did not know the
names of her neighbours, said up to
six or seven people could be living
in the rear unit on Massey Road in
Police would not confirm who the
driver of the vehicle was, but said it
was “a person close to the child”.
It was too soon to know if charges
would be laid.
This was the fourth time a child
had been run over in the past eight
months. — New Zealand Herald
Girl hit in driveway dies
New details have emerged about a
New Zealand man’s trip to Asia to
meet his internet girlfriend for the
first time, before he was arrested for
allegedly smuggling meth into Bali.
Antony Glen de Malmanche, 52,
was detained at the international
airport in Denpasar on Monday.
The Whanganui beneficiary had
travelled via Hong Kong, where he
had met his new girlfriend, “Jessie”,
after encountering her through
Methamphetamine is in the most
serious drug class in Indonesia and
anyone convicted of trafficking it
faces the death penalty.
While in Hong Kong, de
Malmanche contacted a friend in
“ He messaged me saying the place
was scary and (he) would be glad
when this woman met up with him,”
the friend said.
“ Her name was Jessie, that ’s all I
know. This is a classic case of looking
for love in all the wrong places. The
only thing he’s guilty of is being
gullible. He’s been set up big time.
She played him, we all know it. He’s
not into drugs, only painkillers for
his injuries. He’s just not geared that
De Malmanche was excited to have
met the woman after a few rough
years. His friend was devastated he
had apparently been used by her.
His family have started a
Givealittle page to raise money to
get him a lawyer and said any help
would be “greatly appreciated”.
In a statement, the de Malmanches
said the father and grandfather was
“an all-round happy and genuinely
nice guy ”.
De Malmanche was seriously
injured in 2002 while felling trees,
and his seven-year-old son drowned
Meanwhile, the Government has
stepped in to help a second New
Zealander facing methamphetamine
charges and a death sentence
Builder Peter Gardner, 25, has been
charged with smuggling 75kg of the
drug out of China. His 22-year-old
girlfriend, Kalynda Davis — the
daughter of a former senior Sydney
policeman — has also been charged.
The couple could be sentenced to
death by firing squad if convicted.
Bali meth accused told friend of fear
A “pukefest ” has erupted on a cruise
ship, with the norovirus bug striking the
The ship was sailing around scenic
Fiordland National Park — but up to
200 passengers were reportedly spending
more time on the toilet or in bed than
admiring the spectacular views.
Some social media users discussing
the outbreak blamed people who did
not wash their hands enough after
going to the toilet for spreading the
Canterbury District Health Board
and Princess Cruises spokespeople were
aware of the outbreak but were yet to
respond to requests for details of the
The Cruise Law News blog said a
similar “pukefest ” happened on the ship
two years ago. Then, 114 passengers and
11 crew fell ill.
intestinal infection, leading to vomiting
and diarrhoea, according to the Ministry
“ Norovirus is highly infectious and
spreads easily from person to person.
Both faeces and vomit are infectious, and
the virus can sur vive on contaminated
surfaces even after cleaning with some
disinfectants,” the ministry said on its
The bug spread when people consumed
contaminated food or drinks, or touched
infected surfaces or objects and then put
their fingers in their mouth.
The ministry said people who shared
food or ate from the same plate or
cutlery as an infected person were also at
risk. Sick people also spread the disease
because vomiting sent tiny particles into
The Dawn Princess was currently
navigating the fiords of Fiordland
There were 1500 passengers on board,
200 of whom were confined to their
cabins, Fairfax reported. — NZ ME
200 struck with norovirus
on Fiordland cruise ship
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