Monday, 14 November 2016

Four rescued from flooded river near Christchurch.

The Ashley River seen in flood in 2014 (Getty)
Canterbury fire crews rescued four people on Saturday night after a four-wheel van was trapped in the river, near Rangiora. The group, in their 20s tired to cross the river at about 11:30pm when they and another vehicle got stuck in rising floodwaters. A policeman spoke to a 22-year-old driver and tested over the blood alcohol limit. His alcohol limit was over 400 micro grams per litre of breathe . He will appear in court on the 24th of November in Christchurch. Mr Peters says the group were treated by paramedics.  

Friday, 4 November 2016

fireworks in Beijing.

Fireworks light up the skyline of Beijing as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese new year (Reuters)
More than 100 new types of fireworks will debut in beijing at the coming spring festival. They will replace the less safe and now banned bound-cylinder fireworks. The traditional bound-cylinder fireworks typically explode a second time in the air. Clouds of smoke from Lunar New Year fireworks sent air pollution readings soaring in the more sensitive measurement system Beijing started using a little more than a week ago.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Japanese tourists viciously bashed in Rotorua.

Kuirau Park, Rotorua (Wiki Commons)
A man had his jaw broken and a woman had thousands of dollar's worth belongings stolen at Kuirau park in Rotorua on the weekend. The Japanese torists were attacked around 6pm on Saturday at the tourist hotpot by three men said to be aged in their twenties. The male was punched in the face while the woman was pushed to the ground and had her bag stolen.