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Crash in Mt Cook park
One person is dead and two people
are in serious conditions after a
car crash in Aoraki-Mount Cook
National Park yesterday. Emergency
ser vices were called to the scene at
2.06am. Only one car was involved
in the accident, a police spokesman
said. He did not know how the crash
had occurred. The crash happened on
Tasman Valley Road.
— NZ ME -New Zealand Herald
A motorcyclist critically injured in
a crash in Auckland yesterday was a
woman in her 40s who was thrown
into a ditch after the collision.
Emergency ser vices were called
to the scene at the intersection of
Porchester Road and Popes Road,
Takanini, at 1.52pm yesterday. The
woman had been riding a motorcycle
which crashed into a car in a high-
speed zone. She suffered a serious leg
injury and was taken by ambulance
to Middlemore Hospital in a critical
condition. — NZ ME
Fire damages home
Fifteen fire trucks last night battled
a big fire at a two-storey house in the
Coromandel. The Fire Ser vice was
called to Wigmore Crescent in Hahei
about 9.15pm. The first priority
for crews arriving at the scene was
protecting homes either side of the
house, a Fire Ser vice spokesman said.
Firefighters managed to stop the fire
from spreading to the neighbouring
homes, but there was a lot of damage
to the house. No one was injured.
— NZ ME -New Zealand Herald
Lewis Pass road crash
A car rolled on State highway 7
near Hanmer Springs yesterday. Fire
Ser vice spokesman Brent Dunn said
emergency ser vices were called to
the scene, between Hanmer Springs
and Springs Junction about 8am. The
incident occurred near Engineer’s
Camp, he said. It was understood
there were no injuries. — NZ ME
There was no division one winner
in Lotto draw No 1472 on Saturday,
and the prize jackpots. Successful
numbers were 1, 3, 8, 20, 26, 38;
bonus 15. Strike numbers were 20,
38, 26, 8. There was no Strike Four
winner. Powerball number 1. There
was no division one winner.
Numbers in Keno draw No 11580:
40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 62, 76, 80. Draw No
11581: 2, 8, 14, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28,
37, 38, 45, 48, 52, 53, 64, 69, 71, 75, 79.
Draw No 11582: 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 18,
19, 30, 34, 41, 45, 46, 57, 59, 62, 65, 69,
70, 76, 78. Draw No 11583: 7, 12, 15,
22, 24, 25, 32, 37, 48, 51, 55, 56, 57, 62,
63, 64, 72, 74, 78, 79. Draw No 11584:
2, 9, 16, 18, 24, 28, 33, 42, 43, 47, 50,
51, 52, 53, 54, 59, 63, 65, 69, 77. Draw
No 11585: 1, 5, 9, 15, 17, 23, 25, 28, 29,
31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 39, 43, 50, 57, 60, 70.
Draw No 11586: 6, 13, 19, 21, 24, 28,
36, 41, 44, 46, 48, 51, 55, 56, 57, 63, 71,
75, 77, 78. Draw No 11587: 1, 12, 15,
27, 28, 35, 38, 41, 45, 46, 50, 53, 55, 59,
62, 64, 66, 71, 79, 80.
Oamaru Mail newspaper becomes free weekly
Up to a quarter of construction
workers on some Christchurch
building sites are failing drug
tests while 7.5% of those in the
construction sector in Canterbury
are also failing.
Karen Woolf works as a clinical
nurse for Triex, the company that
conducts drug tests on workers
at construction sites across the
Ms Woolf told One News
as much as 20 to 25% of tests
were now coming back as non-
She told One News that while
cannabinoids were usually the
reason workers failed these
tests, an increasing amount were
now failing due to the use of
Ms Woolf said one year ago,
barely one worker would fail
these test because of the use of
Rodney Grant from Blakely
Construction said the company’s
workers were required to undergo
random drug testing, as they did
not want anyone injured.
“Any impairment from drugs
just heightens the risk around
these big machines. It ’s not the
impaired person we are trying
to protect it’s the guys around
The New Zealand Drug
Detection agency said 7.5%
of people in the construction
sector are failing drug tests in
Canterbury. — NZME
More fail drug tests
A new witness account puts
serial rapist Malcolm Rewa at
the scene of one of the country’s
most notorious unsolved murder
A former neighbour of Susan
Burdett, raped and murdered in
her Papatoetoe home in 1992,
told TV3’s 3D Investigates last
night that she saw Rewa sitting
alone in his truck, which was
parked in Ms Burdett ’s driveway.
It is the first time there has been
an eyewitness placing of him in
the vicinity of the crime.
The programme also spoke to
the stepfather of Rewa’s wife,
Herb Manapiri, who backed up
the neighbour’s story saying that
she had told his family and the
police that she had seen Rewa.
He said the family had been
carrying the secret as they were
afraid and wanted to protect the
Mr Manapiri also claimed a
bat found on Ms Burdett ’s bed
belonged to Rewa.
He was shown footage of the
bat from the crime scene.
He said he had often seen the
bat in Rewa’s cars or when he
used it to beat his dogs.
“I’m telling you that ’s his bat
left at the scene and you know
that shows that he did it,” Mr
He also said he had spoken to
police about it. He even described
the policeman he spoke to.
‘I said to them, ‘That ’s Malcolm
Rewa’s’. It was a ginger-headed
Teina Pora, who was 16 at
the time of the attack, was in
1993 charged with the rape and
murder of Ms Burdett and found
guilty in 1994.
Evidence at his trial said the bat
was owned by Ms Burdett to use
Mr Pora’s convictions were
quashed in March when the Privy
Council ruled he had suffered a
miscarriage of justice.
DNA had been found at Ms
Burdett ’s home and linked to
Rewa in 1996. He was found
guilty of raping her but there
were two hung juries at two trials
in 1998 on the murder charge.
Rewa is currently ser ving a
sentence of preventive detention
with a 22-year minimum non-
parole period for 24 rapes
committed between 1987 and
1996, including 14 years to be
ser ved concurrently for Ms
Burdett ’s rape. Police have said
they will reopen the investigation
if there is fresh evidence.
Police issued a statement to the
programme which stated: “No
unresolved case is ever closed,
and as is normal for any historic
matter, any new information
which becomes available to police
will be assessed to determine
what, if any further steps are
Labour’s Justice spokeswoman
Jacinda Ardern called for the case
to be reopened.
In his ruling, the privy Council’s
Lord Brian Kerr said that “the
man who raped Burdett was
undoubtedly Malcolm Rewa”
and that she was killed at the
time she was raped was not open
“The revelation that
eyewitness saw Rewa parked on
the street where Susan Burdett
lived, by himself, adds more
evidence to the case,” Ms Ardern
“As does the testimony of a
member of Rewa’s family.
“ It ’s simply not good enough
for the Crown to assume that
because Rewa is ser ving a
sentence of preventive detention,
a trial isn’t warranted. Where is
the justice for the family of Susan
“No one can turn a blind eye
to what has been added to this
case — it’s time for action to be
McKinnel, told 3D Investigates
the new information was
“ undoubtedly” enough for the
police to investigate.
Police said they were not
provided with the contents of the
programme prior to broadcast,
and so therefore were unable
to comment last night on any
specific matters aired in the
“ We invite the programme
makers to submit any relevant
information to police for
“As we have previously stated
police have twice charged
Malcolm Rewa with the murder
of Susan Burdett.
“The Solicitor-General stayed
further prosecution of Mr Rewa
at the conclusion of his second
trial in 1998, and it would require
exceptional circumstances for the
Solicitor-General to consider
lifting that stay.”
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
New witness in
The daily Oamaru Mail newspaper
is being reduced to a once-a -week
free community paper.
Publisher of the paper, Allied
Press, says the commercial realities
of producing the Oamaru Mail
and the Otago Daily Times for the
Waitaki area have forced it to cut
Allied Press says it will appoint a
North Otago editor in Oamaru to
oversee the community paper, which
will be launched next month, and
the expanded coverage of the district
in the Otago Daily Times.
The Oamaru Mail been in
circulation since 1876.
Allied Press will relaunch the
Mail on Friday, September 11, as
acommunity newspaper, delivered
free to every home in the district.
The managing director of Allied
Press, Sir Julian Smith, yesterday
acknowledged the dedicated staff
at the Mail but said the model of
publishing two daily newspapers
in a relatively small market was not
‘’We purchased the Oamaru Mail
in 2014 to a large extent to save the
masthead, and it’s a great credit to
editor Chris Tobin and his team that
they have continued to produce a
‘’Unfortunately, the commercial
realities of producing two daily
newspapers for the Waitaki has
forced our hand.
new model presents exciting
opportunities for readers and
advertisers,” Sir Julian said.
— Otago Daily Times
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Aluminium High Grade
A Palmerston hunter used his
t-shirt and duct tape as a tourniquet
before hobbling more than 200m
to meet his rescuers after impaling
his leg on a stick in the Maungatua
Luke Direen was pig hunting off
Grainger Road, near Outram, when
he fell and impaled his leg on a stick
about 10.30am yesterday.
“I slipped on a dead flax bush and
just arsed over and a stick went into
my leg,” he said casually after being
discharged from Dunedin Hospital
“It went three inches into my calf
“I pulled it out — apparently it’s not
a good thing to do. You are supposed
to leave it in there.
“I didn’t really think about that. It
wasn’t on the top of the to-do list.”
It left a wound big enough that
a paramedic “could put two index
fingers inside my leg”.
The pain was immediate, he said.
“The pain was pretty good — it was
right up there.”
He contacted police with his
cellphone to report the accident and
then applied his own form of first-aid.
Mr Direen did not have a first-aid
kit with him, as “I didn’t take my dogs
with me”, so he used his t-shirt as a
tourniquet, applied further pressure
with duct tape and used his rifle as a
crutch as he hobbled back towards the
track more than 200m away.
Emergency ser vices arrived within
about 30 minutes of the fall and he
was winched out by the Otago rescue
helicopter about 12.25pm.
“They were awesome about
everything and the speed they did
everything with is unreal,” he said.
Constable Amie Manning said Mr
Direen had “done everything right ”.
“There’s nothing else he could have
done to make it any better,” she said.
“ He was very well prepared, wearing
fluoro gear, had a cellphone, enough
food, a locator beacon and GPS.”
He was in “good spirits” when
emergency ser vices arrived despite the
“stab wound” in his leg, she said.
Mr Direen said despite initial
concerns he would need surgery, a
doctor had “stitched my leg and a
couple of tendons” and he would
return to Grainger Road with his
“mum and a mate” to get his truck
It was a tale he expected to hear
about at the pub.
“ My mates are going to give me a bit
of stick for it,” he said, with a laugh.
— Otago Daily Times
Hur t hunter hoisted to safety
PICTURE: Otago Daily Times
Hunter Luke Direen, left, is winched out of bush by the Otago regional
rescue helicopter after his leg was impaled on a stick while hunting in the
Maungatua Range yesterday.
A couple whose light plane went
missing yesterday have been found alive
by rescuers in Taranaki.
Alan and Anne Warner, of Waitara,
were spotted walking in the search area
by a rescue helicopter crew.
They were winched on board the
helicopter and were taken to Taranaki
Base Hospital in New Plymouth.
The Warners failed to reach their
destination after reporting bad weather
on the way to Stratford from Whitianga
yesterday afternoon on board a Zenith
Zodiac CH 601-XL.
Their last radio communication was at
4pm, when they were about 40km north-
east of Whangamomona in Taranaki,
the Rescue Co-ordination Centre New
Zealand (RCCNZ) said.
Search efforts were last night hampered
by poor weather and poor visibility, and
the search resumed at first light.
Stratford Aero Club president Nick
Furmage said it was a fantastic result and
the club was really pleased.
He said the club had received amazing
support from aero clubs around the
country for which they were thankful.
Low cloud, rain, and fog earlier
hampered search efforts this morning by
Mr Furmage said the search area was
in the region of the Forgotten Highway,
or State highway 43, which he described
as “tiger country”.
Before the Warners were found, the
couple’s family had gathered at the
aerodrome, where they were coping “as
well as can be expected”, he said.
Mr Furmage said the family had
received “plenty of support ” and club
members had offered to assist in the
It is believed Mr Warner was flying the
plane, with his wife on board.
Son Ryan Warner said the family was
relieved his parents had come through
“All I will say now is that they have
found them both and they are safe,” he
The couple had moderate injuries, and
were taken to hospital, RCCNZ mission
co-ordinator Chris Henshaw said.
The plane wreckage was located
this morning, about 8km west of
Whangamomona by the Taranaki
rescue helicopter, Mr Henshaw said. The
Warners were then winched aboard.
“ Everyone involved in the search is
obviously delighted with the outcome,”
he said. “ It has been an excellent effort in
difficult terrain and weather conditions. ”
Alan and Anne Warner own
construction and welding company
Warner Construction Ltd, which
operates out of a large workshop in an
industrial area of Waitara, north-east of
It was established in 1985.
The couple are grandparents who live
in Waitara but also own a beachside
bach in Whitianga. — NZ ME
Man sought after shooting
Police are still hunting for
28-year-old Jahdai Brice
Kennard after a shooting
incident in Motueka last
Nelson police said there
had been a “good response”
from the public reporting
sightings of Mr Kennard
overnight and inquiries are
Police are also talking
to family and known
associates of the man in an
attempt to locate him.
Detective Inspector Kevin Burke
said police confirmed Mr Kennard was
at the scene of the shooting and was
the driver of the vehicle which police
“ I would advise him to either call
police and we can arrange to have a chat,
or come to the nearest police station,” he
Police were alerted that Ford William
Hurinui, 27, who was
wanted for breaching his
parole conditions was seen
driving in Motueka, near
Nelson, last Thursday.
Police found Hurunui
with his vehicle about
3.30pm but he failed to
stop, resulting in a “short
The pursuit came to an
end when police allege
Hurinui got out of his
car and aimed a gun at
officers on no-exit road
Hurunui was called on to surrender but
failed to do so and once again aimed a
gun at police, police said.
He was then shot by police and
under went surgery.
Police are now hoping to speak to Mr
Kennard in relation to the incident.
He is described as Maori, 1.79m tall
and of medium build. He often has a
dark beard. — NZ ME
Jahdai Brice Kennard
People who consider crackers to be a
healthy snack may be shocked to hear
some of their crunchy favourites are
higher in salt and fat than certain potato
A survey of 90 types of cracker by
Consumer New Zealand found that
only one achieved five out of five stars
when using the Australian Department
of Health’s rating system.
At the bottom of the group, the sur vey
found two cracker varieties only achieved
half a star each, due to them containing
high levels of salt and saturated fat.
The variety that ranked the highest —
and therefore healthiest — in the sur vey
was Ryvita’s Wholegrain Rye Crispbread
with Pumpkin Seeds. A 100g ser ving of
the cracker contained 1.3g of saturated
fat and 240mg of sodium.
Coming in at second place with 4.5
stars were Real Foods Corn Thins
Original Crispbread and Vita-Weat 9
At the bottom of the pile, achieving
only half a star, were Huntley and
Palmers Cheese Crackers in cheese and
chives flavour, and Griffin’s Original
Both crackers were high in saturated
fat (containing between 13g and 15g
per 100g ser ve) and salt ( the Huntley
and Palmers crackers contained 1040mg
per 100g and the Snax had 810mg per
In comparison, a 100g ser ving of Eta
Upper Cut salted potato chips contains
3.2g saturated fat and 390mg of salt.
Other low ranking crackers included
Arnott ’s Supreme and Huntley and
Consumer NZ also warned people
to look out for claims on packets that
might trick shoppers into thinking a
cracker is healthy.
These included “baked not fried”, as
Consumer NZ said baked products
could still have a high fat content;
“cholesterol free”, as most crackers did
not contain cholesterol anyway, due to
being cooked using vegetable oils; and
“made with real vegetables” — as they
could contain only a tiny amount and it
did not mean the product could not still
have high levels of fat or salt.
The organisation’s advice to cracker
fans was to ignore the packaging claims
and stick with the nutrition information
panel on the pack when comparing
“Also use the 100g figures as ser ving
sizes differ between products.
“Crackers should be eaten in
moderation. Just because a cracker might
be a healthier choice it doesn’t mean you
should be eating half the packet. ”
AUT University professor of Nutrition
Elaine Rush said that the high rating
crackers — like Ryvita — were a good
source of fibre.
When combined with cheese and
tomato, which would add minerals like
calcium as well as vitamins and protein,
they could make a good snack.
“One cracker with tomato and a small
slice of cheese would weigh about 40g
and be about 270KJ. With a drink of
water this could be very a satisfying
She said other good snack options
were an apple, a carrot, or a hard-boiled
egg which contained protein, so would
be more satiating.
Prof Rush said about 400KJ was a
good snack size — in comparison, a pie
contained about 1600KJ.
According to Consumer New Zealand,
more than $146 million was spent on
crackers in supermarkets each year, and
measurement company Nielsen values
New Zealand’s snack food industry
(including lunch box snacks and sweets)
at $900 million.
Of the 90 products sur veyed by
Consumer NZ, 15 did not have
sufficient nutritional information on
their packaging to calculate a star
The Australian Department of Health’s
star rating calculator uses nutritional
information including energy, saturated
fat, total sugars, sodium, protein and
None of the companies responded to
requests for comment.
— NZ M E-New Zealand Herald
Crackers may not be the healthy option
Two people were taken to hospital
with injuries after a three-car crash in
Coatesville last evening.
Police were called to the incident,
which took place on the Coatesville-
Riverhead Highway, about 6.40pm.
A spokesman for St John said one
person with moderate injuries and
another with minor injuries were taken
to North Shore Hospital.
— N Z ME-New Zealand Herald
Two hurt in three-car smash
400 pigs burned to death
An animal advocacy group says it had
previously investigated the Waikato
farm where 400 pigs burned to death
over the weekend.
Farmwatch spokesman John Darroch
said the fire was both tragic and
He visited the shed that burned down
last last year, describing it as derelict,
with heat lamps being used inside what
appeared to be homemade plywood
There were no sprinklers or means of
escape for the pigs.
Mr Darroch said the industry was
c learly putting profits ahead of animal
Saturday ’s blaze was the second fire at
the farm, with one 10 years ago, which
killed 300 pigs.
— NZ ME-Newstalk ZB
Firefighters head to US
A group of 15 New Zealand firefighters
flew out last night to help contain wild
fires that are burning uncontrollably in
the United States.
The call went out this week for wild
fire specialists, and members of New
Zealand’s rural fire authorities responded
within days from around the country.
They flew out of Auckland Airport at
8pm for Los Angeles.
From there the team will make its
way to the National Inter-agency Fire
Centre in Boise, Idaho, for a briefing
and onward deployment to either
Washington, Montana, California or
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
Serco member suspended
for fighting inmate
A Serco staff member at Mount
Eden prison has been suspended
after being caught fighting an
Footage of the incident was
discovered as part of a review into
the prison being carried out after
allegations of fight clubs between
inmates and drug smuggling.
A spokeswoman for Serco, a
private British company that was
contracted to operate the prison,
confirmed an officer had been
suspended, pending a disciplinary
“The safety and security of staff,
prisoners and visitors in Mount
Eden Corrections Facility is
paramount and we have zero
tolerance for violence.”
The Corrections Department
has taken control of the Mount
Eden Corrections Facility,
which was being operated by
private company Serco, following
allegations of fight clubs and
The Prison Inspectorate and
the Ombudsman is carrying out
a review of the prison after the
allegations, and it was during
this that footage of the incident
involving the now suspended
officer came to light.
A spokeswoman for Corrections
Minister Peseta Sam L otu-Iiga
said in a statement that he was
“aware of a number of allegations”
involving the prison.
Labour leader Andrew Little
said the revelation was not
surprising, as a picture was
emerging that showed the prison
operation was dysfunctional.
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
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