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November 19, 20143 days ago

Man spends night trapped in car after crash

A man is seriously injured after spending a night trapped in his car following a crash over a bank near Dannevirke.

The man was discovered inside his car around 5.50am on Maunga Rd, Ormondville, a central ambulance spokesman said.

It is believed he lay trapped inside the vehicle all night, until a passing motorist discovered the crash scene this morning.

He had serious injuries, the St John Ambulance spokesman said.Emergency services were in the process of cutting him out of the car, before flying him to Palmerston North Hospital.

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November 19, 20143 days ago

Taxi driver attacked over $53 fare

Two men have been arrested after video images showing a South Auckland taxi driver being attacked and beaten with a bottle, all to evade a $53 fare, was made public.

Tele Tufunga, 68, has been a taxi driver for nearly 30 years and drives a van for South Auckland Taxis to support his wife and four children.

On October 12 he was flagged down by two men outside a Mobil service station on Massey Rd in Mangere, South Auckland.

The pair asked to be taken to a Glen Innes address.

"I asked them if they had any money and they said, yes, they would pay for it and they hopped in and off we go," said Mr Tufunga.

The two men, who were aged between about 18 and 20, talked to Mr Tufunga for most of the trip, but then began speaking in Tongan.

"I am Samoan and I don't understand Tongan, but I could make out they were plotting something.

"When we got closer to Glen Innes itself the guy in the back was making out he was going to be sick, you know, spew in the van, and he asked to stop the van so he could get out and I thought that was fair enough."

Mr Tufunga had let the men into his cab with a bottle because he was afraid he would not get their business if he asked them to leave it.

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November 19, 20143 days ago

Female teacher quits over sex inquiry

A female teacher at a Catholic boys' college has resigned amid allegations she had sex with two students.

The teacher was stood down from St John's College in Hamilton after an accusation of inappropriate conduct with a teenage boy.

It is understood the 23-year-old also allegedly had a sexual encounter with a second student. Both teens are believed to be at least 17.

"Sexting" or text messages with suggestive content were believed to be involved and some of the incidents are alleged to have happened in the classroom.

Police confirmed they had received a complaint from one of the boys' parents but said no crime had been committed and the teacher would not face charges, as the alleged sex was consensual and both students were above the legal age of consent.

The first-time teacher - who the Herald has decided not to name - resigned from the school last week and would not comment when contacted by the Herald yesterday.

"There's certain processes that are in place which are working through things so I'm sorry I actually have no comment about that."

Principal Shane Tong confirmed the woman quit on Friday and yesterday he sent a mandatory report to the New Zealand Teachers Council. He said the school had received two separate complaints from parents of "inappropriate conduct". The school immediately suspended the teacher and began an investigation that resulted in her resignation. Mr Tong would not comment on specific details but said the college, which has a roll of 760 boys in years 9 to 13, was supporting the affected students and had contacted the parents of those who had the most interaction with the teacher. An internal investigation was ongoing.

A spokesman for the Teachers Council confirmed a report had been received and would be referred to the complaints assessment committee.

 

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November 14, 20148 days ago

Probe into alleged homophobic abuse of Owens

The English Rugby Football Union has launched an investigation into allegations of homophobic abuse of referee Nigel Owens during the All Blacks' victory over England at Twickenham last Sunday.

Referee Owens, who is openly gay, is claimed to have been the subject of discriminatory taunts by supporters during the All Blacks' 24-21 win of which he came under criticism for various decisions referred to the Television Match Official.

"We take any allegations of any abuse very seriously and are investigating this matter," an RFU spokesperson told the Independent newspaper.

The RFU were first made aware of the allegations when a spectator wrote a letter to the Guardian newspaper saying that they witnessed the abuse from a group of men he estimated to be their mid-30s.

"I could not believe that a bunch of men half my age watching a rugby match in the 21st century could be capable of hurling such nasty, foul-mouthed, racist, homophobic abuse at an openly gay match official," read the letter published in The Guardian.

The RFU said they take the matter "very seriously".

"The RFU condemns all forms of discrimination and aims to ensure that all people, irrespective of their age, gender, ability, race, religion, ethnic origin, creed, colour, nationality, social status or sexual orientation, have a genuine and equal opportunity to enjoy rugby union in whatever form, on or off the pitch, at all levels and in all roles," an RFU spokesperson said.


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November 14, 20148 days ago

‘Don’t hurt me,’ Smith says as police handcuff him at hostel

Families and friends on both sides of the Tasman are rallying to support a week-old baby girl who lost her mother in a car crash in Taranaki.

Jessica Marie Williams was killed in a head-on collision with a fuel tanker near Midhirst early on Tuesday morning.

The 27-year-old had given birth to Holly Rose Loveridge just four days before.

Her death has been referred to the coroner.

It has left a huge hole in the hearts of many in both New Zealand and Australia, Jessica's aunt Linda Almond said yesterday.

It was especially hard for her three sisters Amy, Kelly and Sofie, her mother Shereen, father John and aunt Christine, Almond said.

"They [the sisters] lived together on the Gold Coast and were attached at the hip. They won't get over this."

Almond said Jessica was fun-loving, always had a smile and was generous to a fault.

"People just loved her; there was something special about how she lived life. She always gave more to others than they ever gave her and we'd have to tell her to stop because she wouldn't leave any for herself," Almond said while becoming tearful over the phone from Australia.

The birth of Holly Rose was a huge excitement for Jessica and her family, Almond said.

There had even been a friendly tussle about who would be her godmother.

Within hours of news of the crash Karmeela Berry, who met Jessica in Australia, had set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for Holly Rose, who is still in hospital and being looked after by Jessica's mother.

"I'm just trying to do my bit to give Holly Rose a brighter start than what she has been handed so far," Berry said.

"Once I found out about her baby I was immediately touched by the tragedy because I am also 27 with a baby."

Almond said Jessica would be humbled by what her family and friends were doing for Holly Rose.

"She'll be smiling down. Jessica wanted the best for her daughter," Almond said.

Close friend Tracey Cox hoped those who'd been touched by Jessica would give generously.


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November 14, 20148 days ago

Lost mum will be 'smiling down' on daughter

Families and friends on both sides of the Tasman are rallying to support a week-old baby girl who lost her mother in a car crash in Taranaki.

Jessica Marie Williams was killed in a head-on collision with a fuel tanker near Midhirst early on Tuesday morning.

The 27-year-old had given birth to Holly Rose Loveridge just four days before.

Her death has been referred to the coroner.

It has left a huge hole in the hearts of many in both New Zealand and Australia, Jessica's aunt Linda Almond said yesterday.

It was especially hard for her three sisters Amy, Kelly and Sofie, her mother Shereen, father John and aunt Christine, Almond said.

"They [the sisters] lived together on the Gold Coast and were attached at the hip. They won't get over this."

Almond said Jessica was fun-loving, always had a smile and was generous to a fault.

"People just loved her; there was something special about how she lived life. She always gave more to others than they ever gave her and we'd have to tell her to stop because she wouldn't leave any for herself," Almond said while becoming tearful over the phone from Australia.

The birth of Holly Rose was a huge excitement for Jessica and her family, Almond said.

There had even been a friendly tussle about who would be her godmother.

Within hours of news of the crash Karmeela Berry, who met Jessica in Australia, had set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for Holly Rose, who is still in hospital and being looked after by Jessica's mother.

"I'm just trying to do my bit to give Holly Rose a brighter start than what she has been handed so far," Berry said.

"Once I found out about her baby I was immediately touched by the tragedy because I am also 27 with a baby."

Almond said Jessica would be humbled by what her family and friends were doing for Holly Rose.

"She'll be smiling down. Jessica wanted the best for her daughter," Almond said.

Close friend Tracey Cox hoped those who'd been touched by Jessica would give generously.

"Jess was the sunshine on a cloudy day, she was an infectious person to be around," Cox said.

"She always had a big beautiful smile. She would give you her last dollar and then some. The amount of lives she has touched is overwhelming."

Those sentiments were echoed by Melissa Hartigan, who worked with Jessica at Mud Bay Cafe in Urenui.

"She was always laughing and smiling and would always make you happy. She touched everyone's heart."

Hartigan said a memorial gathering would take place at the Urenui river mouth at 5pm tomorrow.

SOURCE: stuff.co.nz 

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November 13, 20148 days ago

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