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Len Lye sculpture worth $300,000 broken in pieces by would-be daredevil
Amber-Leigh Woolf·16:02, Oct 09 2018

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The Len Lye Water Whirler sculpture snapped at the base when a man decided to climb it.

A Wellington sculpture worth an estimated $300,000 has been broken in two by a would-be daredevil.

The Len Lye Water Whirler in Wellington has been under restoration for more than a year, but on Monday a man decided to climb it, breaking the 'wand' at the base.

Len Lye Foundation director Evan Webb said the sculpture was almost ready to be declared fixed, and it was planned to be re-opened this month.

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The acrobat climbs out of the sea after swinging off the Len Lye sculpture.

Photos of the man emerging from the water after the stunt went wrong show blood coming from his head.

Webb said almost $200,000 had been commissioned in 2009 to fix the sculpture. One of the things they were trying to fix was the extent to which the wand could bend.

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Almost $200,000 had been commissioned in 2009 to fix the sculpture, and restoration work was ready to be finalised this month.

It upset him greatly to hear that the wand had been broken, he said.

Wellington resident Will Palmer said about 70 people watched the man break it.

"Then he came out of the water quite slowly, and everyone saw him come out of the water with a big gash on his head."

Everyone was shocked, he said.

"They were saying it was very sad, and saying 'why would he do that'."

A Wellington Free ambulance spokeswoman said the man, who was in his 20s, was taken to Wellington Hospital with moderate injuries.

The Water Whirler was installed in Wellington 2006, with installation pushing the final bill up to $1 million. In 2016 it was turned off for repairs.

When the sculpture is operating the wand oscillates, revolves and gyrates, spraying water from jets.

Motors designed to work with a computer programme choreograph the movement and water patterns of the wand, playing in 10-minute cycles on the hour, but only in winds of less than 20 knots.

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About 70 people were watching the would-be daredevil bend the sculpture's wand when it snapped, an onlooker has said.

Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean said the sculpture was out of action for repairs when it was vandalised.

"It would be safe to say that everyone associated with the sculpture will be appalled by today's act. The bloke also appears to be lucky he narrowly avoided a Darwin Award."

The council would be speaking to the police and other interested parties about their options, he said.

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester tweeted "You break it, you buy it" - but said the comment was tongue in cheek.

"It will be covered by our insurance ... we're not going to ask them to pay for all those costs."

They didn't yet know how much repairs would cost, he said.

"It's a bespoke design, it's not something you can fix easily. It will cost a lot.

"It was a very silly act ... it's very unfortunate."

Wellington Sculpture Trust chair Sue Elliott said the trust was a "hair's breadth" away from getting the Water Whirler running again.

For over a year they'd been working to solve complicated issues with the sculpture's motor, she said.

"This has set us back for months."

The sculpture recently had an entirely new system made for it so that it could operate again, which they were just weeks away from installing, she said.

"It will need a whole new pole by the look of it now."

The cost of the sculpture's restoration to date wasn't known, because many people were helping with repairs "out of the goodness of their heart", she said.

"The team will regroup I expect, and decide what the next steps are."

There has been an ongoing discussion about if the sculpture's pier should be closed to the public.

"This really probably squashes that for good ... I think we have to take drastic measures now."

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Train hits car in Auckland after motorist ignored barriers and signs
Mandy Te·15:53, Oct 19 2018

A car was hit by a train after the motorist apparently ignored the barrier arms and flashing lights at a level crossing in Auckland on Thursday evening.

The train was travelling in the west Auckland suburb of Henderson when two cars drove through the level crossing on Bruce McLaren Road.

In a statement, Auckland Transport (AT) said the barrier arms were down, lights were flashing and bells were sounding, "clearly showing that a train was approaching".

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The train was damaged after the car ignored the barriers, lights and bells.

"Two car drivers decided to blatantly ignore this and drive through the level crossing," AT said.

The second car was hit by the train, damaging the front of the train. The car drove off, fleeing the scene.

"The cost of repairs now has to be covered by the ratepayers," Auckland Transport said.

Metro service delivery's group manager Stacey Van Der Putten said the drivers' decisions were "foolish and dangerous".

"It's incredibly lucky that no one was killed.

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Two cars drove through a level crossing in Auckland and one was hit by a train on Thursday evening.

"The lights were flashing and the barriers were down, these drivers made the conscious and idiotic decision to ignore them, putting themselves, the other drivers nearby and the people on the train in danger," Van Der Putten said.

Megan Drayton, manager of Tracksafe, said the drivers' behaviour was reckless and endangered many people.

"Incidents like this can have a devastating effect on the driver of the train," Drayton said.

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A train travelling in west Auckland hit a car at a level crossing - the driver fled the scene (FILE PHOTO).

Detective Senior Sergeant Roger Small said this was an alarming incident.

Police wanted to hear from anyone who witnessed it.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Henderson Police on 09 839 0600.

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A gang of robbers walk into a shop. The owner asks them to come back later when he has more money. And that's what they do ! ...
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Being Belgium, the gang were probably distressed at being lied to.

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Somebody stole something (it's like a hardware/farm implement place) where my son works. He saw the guy leave with it and get into his truck. He then handed it to his girlfriend or wife and told her to go get a refund, as if they bought it. The girlfriend/wife brings whatever it was in to the store and asks for a refund. My son tells her that they can send a check from the corporate office to their home. He asks her for her home address to send the check, and......she gave it to him. After giving her information, she left and got in to the truck. Her.boyfriend husband then calls the store and asks if they can bring the check in to the store once they get it so they can cash it.

He was told no.


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York police charge Toronto woman with witchcraft and fraud in $600,000 ‘evil spirit’ scam

"Samantha Stevenson, 27, of Toronto, has been charged with pretending to practice witchcraft, fraud over $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime."

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/terrorism-charge-france-train-syria-lille-montpellier-wine-fire-a8634026.html

This happened yesterday afternoon.

A man who doused himself with wine (apparently the really cheap, smelly SNCF certified Rosé) and tried to set himself on fire on a train in France is being held by police on a potential terrorism charge.

The man, who identified himself as Syrian, waved a phone showing images of armed combatants, according to an unnamed official, who was not authorised to speak officially about the case.

He was then tackled by a soldier and a police officer, who were both off duty at the time.

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