Holy smokes, I Live in New Zealand.


The Talk of the Nation.
February 8, 2008, 5:47 pm
Filed under: In the News | Tags: , , ,

I have yet to find a single Canadian link to this story, but a woman rushed a cockpit on a small, domestic flight from Blenheim (top end of the South Island) to Christchurch today. She allegedly knifed both pilots and hurt another passenger as well.

NZ Herald coverage.

It’s a surreal story, but it is entirely possible in New Zealand to bring knives aboard one of these small planes. There is no security screening on these smaller flights, which I thought was awesome (I was carrying the usual terrorist implements of toothpaste and Old Spice and wanted to travel carry on).  And these are typically tiny little commuter planes. When I flew on a similar plane to Rotorua two weeks ago, On the way down, the pilots shut the cockpit doors while on the way home they did not.

No idea what’ll happen next but the radio stations continue to play Nickleback and I still plan on going for a run in the park. But boy howdy, was I ever glad to be on the ground tonight.

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yeah. we go on small planes up here where theres no screeening… just cant bring any carryon luggage except what you can fit in your parka, like knives and stuff.

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