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03:35  11 november  2019
03:35  11 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Two Australians killed in New Zealand climbing accident

  Two Australians killed in New Zealand climbing accident Two Australians have been killed in a climbing accident in New Zealand.  New Zealand Police today named the men as Brett Alexander Lentfer, 62, and James Harry Spaile, 44. The pair fell an estimated 300 metres to their deaths while climbing in the Remarkables, near Queenstown. The men's bodies have since been retrieved. Their guide was not injured and raised the alarm.First responder Chris Prudden, of the Queenstown mountain rescue team, said it appeared the climber's rope had been cut on sharp rocks. "It would be my assumption that he was involved in it (on the rope)," Mr Prudden told Stuff.

Two people, believed to be tourists, died when their Jucy rental van crossed the centre line and crashed head-on with a ute on State Highway 1, south of Dunsandel at 1.12pm on Thursday. It is believed the pair, a man and a woman in their mid 20 s to early 30 s , were foreign nationals and had just arrived in

The pair had just arrived in New Zealand . They rented a campervan and not long afterwards they The man and woman , who were believed to be tourists, were aged in their mid 20 s to early 30 s . It is believed the pair were foreign nationals who may have arrived in New Zealand on Thursday morning

a highway with cars parked on the side of a road: A freight truck was hit head-on and ended up on a railway track beside the highway.© Stuff.co.nz A freight truck was hit head-on and ended up on a railway track beside the highway. Two Australia women have been killed in New Zealand after their car crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with a truck.

The two women, aged in their 50s and who had only just arrived in the country, were travelling south in a rental car when they veered into the path of an oncoming TNL Freighting truck on State Highway 1, north of the Rakaia River on New Zealand's South Island, yesterday.

The crash sent the truck careening across the road, ploughing through a fence on a grass verge and tipping onto its side on nearby railway tracks.

Two Australians plunge to their deaths after falling hundreds of metres in a horror climbing accident in New Zealand

  Two Australians plunge to their deaths after falling hundreds of metres in a horror climbing accident in New Zealand Australians Brett Alexander Lentfer, 62, and James Harry Spaile, 44, have been identified as the men who died after falling hundreds of metres in a horror climbing accident in New Zealand.Brett Alexander Lentfer, 62, and James Harry Spaile, 44, were killed after their ropes were severed during a climb near Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island.

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“As New Zealand has stood by us so we stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and with Muslims in New Seven others were killed at the Linwood mosque, about three miles away, and one died at Christchurch New Zealand has fairly lax gun laws, but little gun violence. “Our gun laws will change

The truck driver was shaken but uninjured, while seven other people suffered minor injuries, including four people in another car that was hit by debris.

'He was always smiling': Australian climbers killed in New Zealand remembered

  'He was always smiling': Australian climbers killed in New Zealand remembered Canberra businessman Brett Alexander Lentfer has been remembered for his enthusiasm and adventurous spirit after he died in a climbing accident alongside a fellow Australian on Wednesday.A Canberra businessman has been remembered for his enthusiasm and adventurous spirit after he died in a horrific climbing accident alongside a fellow Australian in New Zealand.

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A New Zealand Labour parliamentarian, having had a tip-off from an Australian Labor staffer, had lodged parliamentary questions about In 1973, New Zealand and Australia agreed to grant reciprocal freedom to travel and live. But that has lately come under strain, with a string of changes

The crash also cut power to eight nearby properties and closed the road and railway tracks for several hours.

The two women who died in the crash had landed in Christchurch that morning before taking the rental car south.

A police spokesman said officers would look at fatigue as a possible cause of the crash.

The relatively straight highway, which bends slightly near the small settlement of Bankside, was the scene of a similar fatal incident in 2017.

Two tourists driving a Jucy​ rental campervan were killed when they crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a ute. Driver inattention and fatigue were also possible factors in that crash.

TIL Freight South Island general manager Richard Mears said although the truck driver was "physically fine", he had suffered some emotional trauma from the crash.

"TIL Freight is providing full support and counselling to assist him through this tragic situation. We are focused on ensuring his well being is first and foremost in the weeks and or months ahead."

Mr Mears provided his condolences to those involved in the "tragic event".

This story originally appeared on stuff.co.nz and has been republished with permission

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