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Baby’s death suspicious
The death of a newborn baby boy
is being treated as suspicious. The
baby was taken to Starship Hospital
on May 23 in a critical condition
and died three days later. It is
understood the baby was living at
Oceanic Lodge, a boarding house
on Aribu Crescent in Favona when
he was injured. His parents took
him to Starship. It is not yet clear
how the baby, understood to be less
than three weeks old, sustained his
injuries. Detective Inspector Gary
Lendrum said the investigation into
the newborn’s death was ongoing.
Bomb threat at school
A Canterbury high school has
been evacuated after a bomb threat.
Police went to Lincoln High
School after being notified by the
school that a student had reported
a concerning conversation with
another student. The school has
been evacuated as a precaution,
police said. — NZ ME
One trapped after
One person was trapped in
their car after hitting a horse
on Christchurch’s Northern
Motor way. The Fire Ser vice worked
to free the person this morning and
they were taken to Christchurch
Hospital in a serious condition.
The horse, one of three on the
road, died at the scene around the
Tram Road on-ramp and the Main
North Road off-ramp at Kaiapoi.
The two other horses were taken
to a nearby paddock and animal
control was called. — N ZN
after man stabbed
A man has been stabbed in the leg
outside a Christchurch bus shelter.
Police were called to the scene on
Colombo Street around 4.30pm
yesterday. His injuries are not
believed to be life threatening.
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No: 20. Strike numbers: 7, 1, 31,
9. Powerball number: 9. There was
one division 1 winner who won
$1,000,000. Powerball was not
struck and there was no Strike Four
Keno Draw No 14215. —
Winning numbers: 4, 8, 12, 17, 24,
27, 33, 40, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 57,
62, 65, 70, 74, 77, 79. Keno Draw
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41, 44, 47, 60, 62, 63, 65, 68, 75, 76.
Keno Draw No 14217. — Winning
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26, 29, 30, 32, 33, 40, 48, 62, 68, 73,
76, 79. Keno Draw No 14218. —
Winning numbers: 2, 5, 13, 16, 20,
22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 38, 47, 51, 58, 60,
62, 63, 67, 68, 76.
Brownlee urged to be more vocal on NZers’ rights
A five-week reign of terror by a masked
gunman who shot two women during a horrific
home invasion and held up five Canterbury pubs
and bars, making off with $115,000, can be told
for the first time today.
Douglas Anderson Roake, 23, admitted being
the armed robber during an appearance at
Christchurch District Court this morning.
Roake worked as a security guard at the former
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw’s wedding in
Name suppression lapsed today. Now, Roake’s
brazen and terrifying crime spree can be fully
The police summary of facts outlines how
Roake — who has no criminal history — used
high-powered firearms and balaclavas to target
the licensed premises and demand cash from the
tills, safes and gambling machines.
It began on March 10 this year, when about
10.40pm, he entered Christchurch’s Tavern
Harewood wielding a pump action shotgun in
his left hand, and a black plastic rubbish bag.
His face was covered with a black woollen hat
with the eyes cut out.
And he was wearing a grey hooded sweat-top
with the hood up, underneath a black jacket, dark
pants and rubber gloves.
Roake walked into the pub through the main
door and pointed the gun at a female patron
before approaching the duty manager.
He pump actioned the shotgun twice before
telling the duty manager to put the cash from the
safe and gambling machines into the bag.
“Stay still and I won’t hurt anybody,” Roake
The duty manager put $18,982 into the bag.
As Roake, a hammer hand from Ilam, ran out
the front door, $2000 in cash fell out of the bag.
Four days later, he went to The Brickworks Bar,
again with a long-barrelled pump action
shotgun that police say he had obtained earlier
Again wearing the same dark clothes and mask,
he went through the front door and demanded
cash from the female duty manager.
As she filled his bag with money, he told her:
“ You’re doing well, ma’am.”
Roake fled with $43,000 and drove off.
On March 24 shortly before midnight, he hit
Trevino’s Restaurant and Bar in Riccarton.
At gunpoint, he again demanded cash from the
tills, safe and gaming machines from a female
He again used the line, “You’re doing well,
ma’am,” before leaving with $29,708.
Five days later he went back to The Brickworks
Finding the door locked, he used a shotgun
whose stock he’d sawn off earlier that day, to blast
the glass door.
This time the haul was $12,000 and again he
said: “You’re doing well, ma’am.”
Carrying a long-barrelled SKS rifle, with its
wooden stock cut off, he entered the Springston
Hotel on April 6 at 10.30pm.
“Get the money out of the tills and place it in
the bag,” he said.
He told drinkers to “Get on the ground, no one
will get hurt ”.
At gunpoint, Roake ordered the female duty
manager to empty the safe.
When she replied that she could not access the
safe, he fired a bullet into the ceiling above.
While she was removing money from
machines and TAB
machine, Roake again demanded money from
The duty manager said the safe was empty. He
again fired a shot which went through the roof.
Before leaving with $10,000, he told the duty
manager to get on the ground and stay there and
“you won’t get hurt ”.
He told the patrons not to follow him or he
would return and murder them.
It all came to a terror-stricken crescendo on
At about 10pm, he went to a farm at Newtons
A mother and daughter, and a baby, lived in the
main house. The daughter had previously met
Roake, the police summary says.
A female relative of the mother and daughter
lived in a barn at the property.
Heavily-disguised, with a black woollen
hat with the eyes cut out, Roake entered
the farm carrying a long-barrelled pump action
shotgun and black sports bag containing a
As the woman who lived in the barn was
putting items in her car parked near the front
door, Roake appeared, pointing the gun at her.
He ordered her into the house.
While Roake was distracted, the woman
managed to flee and phone police.
Roake blasted two shots into the locked front
door of the main house, where the mother and
daughter had been watching tv.
Roake told them to get on the floor and
demanded money and keys to a car.
One of the victims, believing she was going to
be killed, refused to lie down and started to push
Roake away and try and grab the gun.
During the struggle, she managed to pull his
balaclava off. She recognised Roake straight away.
Meanwhile the other woman ran from the
room and phoned police, as well as her son who
Roake pulled out the mallet and started striking
the woman, aiming at her head.
He then shot the woman in the leg, forcing her
to fall against a wall.
She pleaded with Roake that she did not want
to die and tried to run away.
He then smashed the other woman with the
mallet as the relative from the barn went inside
the house, striking Roake with a lid from an
Roake pointed the gun at her and said: “I’m
going to shoot you”.
He shot her in the stomach, causing her to fall
to the floor.
One of the victim’s sons showed up.
When Roake saw him he pointed the gun at his
head, but he was out of ammunition.
Roake got in his vehicle and drove to Ashburton
where he held up the Turf Bar at Ashburton
“This is a robbery, get inside, and lie on the
ground,” he said.
He fired a shot into a wall and then two more
into the cash till as he tried to open it.
He took $1645 in cash from the safe before
fleeing to an address at Rakaia Huts.
Police tracked him down the following morning
where he admitted the Ashburton robbery.
Today at Christchurch District Court, through
lawyer Helen Coutts on behalf of defence
counsel Jonathan Eaton QC, Roake enter pleas
to all charges.
He pleaded guilty to six charges of aggravated
robbery, two charges of wounding with intent to
cause grievous bodily harm, and two charges of
presenting a firearm.
Judge Gary MacAskill remanded Roake in
custody to be sentenced on August 23.
— New Zealand Herald
reign of terror
Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee
will meet with a lobby group
representing New Zealanders living
in Australia today — and will be urged
to put more pressure on Australia over
Representatives from Oz Kiwi met
Brownlee at Parliament this morning.
The group has been vocal about the
erosion of rights New Zealanders
living in Australia have experienced,
and the difficulties in attaining
Brownlee told Radio New Zealand
that New Zealanders who had chosen
to live in Australia needed to accept
they would have different rights
unless they sought dual citizenship.
“New Zealanders can go and work
there without too much restriction
at all and ... we do get singled out for
better treatment than other foreigners
in many, many cases,’’ Brownlee said.
Oz Kiwi was critical of Brownlee
after he met his counterpart Julie
Bishop in Sydney in May, saying he
was not vocal enough on expat rights.
After the bilateral talks, the two
ministers said they had agreed to get
a better understanding of each other’s
domestic policies which affected
But Bishop emphasised that this
agreement did not amount to a review
of recent changes which affected New
Zealanders, such as proposals to
massively increase university fees.
Ahead of the talks, Brownlee said he
wanted to ensure that the Australian
government “communicated sooner’’
about changes which affected expats,
after three major changes were
announced in the past two years with
little or no notice.
New Zealanders in Australia are
not eligible for the unemployment of
Labour leader Andrew Little met
with the group during a trip to
Canberra in November 2015, to push
for increased expat rights and protest
the deportation of New Zealand
citizens who had ser ved time in jail or
were judged to have failed a character
In April, Prime Minister Bill English
confirmed a special pathway to
citizenship for expat New Zealanders
living in Australia remains intact.
Expats were concerned immigration
changes announced by Australian
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
would undermine an agreement
signed by Turnbull and former PM
John Key last year, which made it
easier for New Zealanders to get
citizenship if they arrived after
immigration rules were tightened in
allowed New Zealanders who arrived
in the country between 2001 and
February 2016 and earned more than
$53,000 for five consecutive years to
apply for permanent residency. They
could then apply for citizenship after
a year. — NZME
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Douglas Anderson Roake
The graphic details of Auckland
teenager Christie Marceau’s
stabbing death have been laid
out at a coroner’s inquest, with
a police officer saying her killer
admitted lying to a court in order
to get bail.
Ms Marceau, 18, was stabbed
to death in 2011 at her Hillcrest
home, barely a month after
Akshay Anand Chand was
released on bail to within a
kilometre of the house, despite
facing charges of kidnapping and
attacking her and fears the teen
expressed for her own safety.
Chand was found not guilty by
reason of insanity of murdering
the teen and detained as a special
As a two-week coroner’s
inquest into the death began at
the Auckland District Court
on Monday, Detective Sergeant
James Watson said Chand told
interviewing officers he had given
the court a “real phoney apology ”
letter with the aim of getting bail.
Asked why he had killed Ms
Marceau, Chand told officers,
“I’m a callous fiend, that ’s who I
am”, Mr Watson said.
He described how Chand
walked to the Marceau’s home on
the morning of November 7, with
a vegetable knife in hand, pushing
past Ms Marceau’s mother when
she answered the door.
After kicking Ms Marceau
down a set of stairs, he chased her
into the back yard, cornering her
as she tried to open the gate.
Mr Watson said the teen
screamed as Chand stabbed her
in the face, and then repeatedly
around her body - including
puncturing her lung — only
stopping after the knife bent.
Her mother, Tracey, held Ms
Marceau as she died, Det Sgt
Watson told the inquest.
Ms Marceau’s parents asked to
leave the court as the statement
was read. They are expected to
give evidence later in the hearing.
The inquest, before Coroner
Katharine Greig, is expected to
take two weeks.
It will be looking at the
administrative processes leading
to Chand ’s bail, his super vision
and his mental health.
Inquest into teenage
girl’s death begins
More than 20 police converged on a suburban
Auckland street last night after youths leaving a
party marauded through the suburb, vandalising
cars and property.
It is understood the youths were attending a
party at the Mount Albert Senior Citizens Hall
on New North Road prior to the rampage.
After they left the venue, some youths
smashed car windows and wing mirrors, entered
properties and damaged other vehicles and left
residents annoyed and shaken.
Some took to Facebook to share their
“Dramas on Kitenui last night,’’ said one
“Not sure of circumstances but a large group
of young people being marched up the road by
20+ police and cars.
“As they were going past they smashed car
windows and a couple of wing mirrors... if you
were out last night and your car was damaged
that is why.’’
Another woman said the fracas started at the
hall and “got out of hand’’.
Police confirmed they were called to New
North Road at 10.45pm after reports of around
50 people fighting inside a hall.
There were up to 300 people at an event in
“There were various incidents of disorder that
broke out, and police worked to shut down the
party,’’ said a police spokeswoman.
She said there were no major injuries and at
least six people were arrested.
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
Residents shaken as teens wreak havoc
A woman is dead after an accident in the
Christchurch suburb of Rolleston, police say.
Emergency ser vices were called to the
scene on Robinsons Road around 11.30am
Police are still at the scene and Work Safe are
being notified. — N ZN
Woman dies in Rolleston accident
Police suspect 35 people listed
as missing in New Zealand have
The names on the list have
not been released, but the
information provided suggested
Mona Blades, Ben Smart, Olivia
Hope and Kirsa Jensen were all
likely on it.
The 35 presumed murder
victims were part of a list of 333
people currently recorded as a
long-term missing person since
records began in 1939.
The New Zealand police
released the information under
the Official Information Act,
listing the age each person was
when they went missing, when
they disappeared and from
However they declined to
name anyone, citing privacy.
Detective Inspector Grant
Scott told Fairfax suspected
homicides were treated the same
as all other missing persons
“The files of missing people are
never closed. However, further
investigations are initiated when
new information comes to hand,
regardless if the file is thought
to involve foul play or not,’’ he
“These files remain open until
the missing person, or their
body or remains, are located.’’
Scott Watson remains in
jail convicted of one of New
Zealand’s most controversial
Olivia Hope and her boyfriend
21-year-old Ben Smart boarded
a yacht in the Marlborough
Sounds with a man in the early
hours of New Year’s Day 1998
and were never seen again.
Watson was convicted of
killing the pair despite their
bodies never being found.
He has steadfastly maintained
he had no involvement in their
Kirsa Jensen went missing in
1983 while riding her horse.
She was last seen beside an
old gun emplacement near the
mouth of the Tutaekuri River
in Hawke’s Bay. Her horse was
found tethered nearby. Police
believe Kirsa was abducted and
Another high-profile cold case
is that of Mona Blades, who
disappeared on May 31, 1975.
She was 18 and was last seen
hitching a ride in a orange
Datsun in Taupo.
There were other sightings of
the car but no more of Mona.
The driver was nondescript:
middle-aged, bald, fat and
possibly wearing glasses.
NZME-New Zealand Herald
Police believe 35 missing
NZers have been murdered
Students and low-skilled workers will
be in the firing line when Labour reveals
its immigration policy.
More than 20,000 people a year can
likely expect to kiss their visa chances
goodbye under a policy to be announced
by party leader Andrew Little in
He has been spruiking the plan for
months but keeping most of the details
As far as numbers “tens of thousands”
are set to be on the chopping block
with the actual figure expected to lie
somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000.
Currently there are 70,000 more
people a year coming to New Zealand
Migrant workers doing jobs that could
be filled by unemployed New Zealanders
and students pursuing “low quality”
degrees are those already known to be
facing a reduced chance of a visa.
Labourers are one group Mr Little has
mentioned, but that has raised questions
about how the party would progress its
Kiwi Build house building project with
Prime Minister Bill English told
TVNZ that cutting immigration could
“ We’ve got a growing economy, we
need people to do the work,” he said.
The government revealed its plan to
tackle immigration in April, announcing
new remuneration bands for work visa
applicants and altering the definition of
highly skilled workers.
Work rights for partners of skilled
migrants will also be tightened.
Students, workers on
Labour’s chopping block
A community-led bid to buy
Dunedin’s Cadbury factory has
raised nearly another $2 million
in pledges over the weekend.
In the fundraisers’ first 48 hours
last week $2.5m was raised. By
Monday morning that figure was
up to $4.3m.
The goal of raising $20m is
being led by Dunedin councillor
Jim O’Malley, who hopes to
buy part of the plant and its
equipment where iconic New
Lumps, Jaffas and Pinky Bars are
March it will shut the factory in
early 2018, ending 150 years of
operation in the city and the jobs
of about 300 staff.
Mr O’Malley began seeking
pledges on Wednesday after
asking Mondelez for two weeks
to determine whether there was
public interest in buying the
So far around 3200 chocolate
lovers have expressed interest.
The aim is to keep workers
employed at the factory and
potentially use the money to
manufacture Mondelez products
An investment of $50 or
more is needed to take part
but the pledged money is non-
committal. — NZ N
Cadbury factory pledging nears $4.3m
The man accused of
forging documents to
get a job working as
a psychiatrist for the
Waikato District Health
Board wants to vacate his
earlier guilty pleas and
may go to trial.
appeared in the Hamilton
District Court today,
where he applied to
vacate the pleas and his
lawyer was withdrawn.
A callover will be held
later this month where he
must find a fourth lawyer
and the case will then
return on August 17 to
find out if his application
is successful. If it is the
case will go to trial.
Siddiqui was arrested
in July 2015 after he
resigned his position
at the DHB before
attempting to leave the
admitted to using a
document to secure a
and obtaining a New
Zealand medical licence
by deception when he
appeared in court earlier
He also admitted he
“ used a title, namely
that he is a health
practitioner of a
Siddiqui had been
working at the DHB for
about six months when
concerns were raised
about his professional
abilities. — NZ N
wants pleas vacated
A pilot has walked away
from a spectacular plane
crash after his microlight
landed upside down on
a major South Auckland
road yesterday afternoon.
The microlight struck
trouble around 2.10pm,
crashing on to Runciman
Road near a rural runway
Miraculously the pilot
escaped the crash with
only moderate injuries.
Firefighters spread foam
across the road after fuel
started leaking from the
The crash left a lane
blocked and caused major
traffic problems in the
The Civil Aviation
Authority said an
under way into the cause
of the crash.
A spokeswoman said
they would be speaking
to the pilot in the next
He was being treated
for moderate injuries at
At this stage there was
little known about the
accident and how the
plane ended up on the
road. — NZ ME
Pilot survives light plane crash
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