This guy was well named

Some people really do bring misery and hurt…and sometimes death upon themselves. But this guy was seriously at a disadvantage with his first name.

A man from the Far North town of Kohukohu has been electrocuted after climbing a power pole. 

Darwin James Joyce, 22, died after he climbed to the top of the pole on Sunday at about 7.20pm and came into contact with a live high voltage conductor at Motukaraka in the Hokianga.

Power was cut to at least 32 customers after the incident.

“A second person also received electrical burns while attempting a rescue,” said Russell Shaw, Top Energy chief executive.

Apparently he climbed up after a fight with the missus.

No man or woman is worth dying for.


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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.

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