Don’t. Just don’t. Let idiots kill themselves



Newstalk ZB reports

The death of a tourist at Auckland’s Hunua Falls has prompted another safety review at the popular site.

A 20-year-old Indian man fell into the water and died after losing his footing.

Hunua Ranges Regional Park senior ranger Wayne Carlson says Auckland Council has already worked hard on safety at this site, as there have been several other deaths.

APNZ says various tracks to the top of the falls have been improved or closed, extra signs installed and fencing improved.

Mr Carlson says he has spoken to Water Safety New Zealand about a further review.

And the review should come back with: “Do nothing”.

We can not compensate for stupidity by putting fences and railings along the sides and at the top of all waterfalls.  What will our natural treasures look like after we idiot proof it all?

Just a few signs along the way saying “X People have died here, are you going to be X+1?”, and if they still want to go for a walk, then let them.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.