Sky Diving Fatality
At 4.00pm today Wanaka Police
attended a fatal parachuting incident at a location near the
A 38 year old man, who was an Italian
National, died while filming a paid tandem skydive.
indications appear that the deceased had difficulties with
both his main and reserve parachutes, and died when he hit
The incident was witnessed by several members
of the public, who have been offered support and
counselling. No-one else was injured.
Police and the
Civil Aviation Authority are investigating, and the death
has been reported to the
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Election Day: National Win
With almost all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose.
Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party.
With 99.6 percent of the vote counted National had 48 percent, Labour 24.6 and the Greens 10. Though special votes might change the margins it is certainly a third term victory for Key defying the political gravity which usually hits parties seeking a third term. Increasing National’s party share is a remarkable political achievement...More>>
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