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National’s NAIT amendments deserved due process

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:29:22 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

While some changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracking Act (NAIT) are needed, Parliament has been denied the opportunity to properly scrutinise Government amendments which may not be in the best interests of farmers, National’s Agriculture ...More >>

Road open following truck crash in Nelson

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:11:42 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A large truck towing two trailers rear-ended a parked truck at about 4.20am. More >>

Arrest for Hawke's Bay petrol station robbery

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:30:11 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the aggravated robbery of a petrol station in Taradale today. More >>

ACC boosts investment in family violence intervention

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:05:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

ACC will invest a further $1.7m over the next three years to support the expansion of Gandhi Nivas, an early intervention service that provides emergency accommodation and counselling for perpetrators of family violence, says Minister for ACC Iain Lees-Galloway.More >>

Inquiry launched into leak on Simon Bridges' expenses

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:08:38 +1200 | RNZ

An inquiry has been launched to find out who leaked the National Party's expenses to the media this week. More >>

Emergency call handlers fear being penalised for sick days

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:54:22 +1200 | RNZ

Police communications staff who work 24-hour rosters are worried about being penalised for taking too many sick days. Staff have told RNZ they have been known to come into work in extreme pain or when unwell to avoid impacting their sickness score.More >>

Gordon Campbell on another reason to loathe HR departments

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:46:30 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them – is not an isolated case.More >>

Response to IPCA report on non-fatal Police shooting

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:17:51 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police accepts the findings by the Independent Police Conduct Authority that a Police officer was justified in shooting a man who threatened officers with what was believed to be a firearm.More >>

Non-fatal Police shooting in Nelson justified

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:11:10 +1200 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer had legal justification to fire his rifle at a man during an incident in Nelson on 7 July 2017. More >>

Arrests following search warrants, Nelson area

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:32:01 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Four men have been arrested and are now facing a number of drugs related charges following eight search warrants carried out across the Nelson area today. A 34-year-old man is facing around 40 drugs related charges including supplying Class A drugs. ...More >>

Missing woman found in Waikato River

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:17:28 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Please attribute Detective Sergeant Jason Earl: At around 12pm today officers searching the Waikato River on the Police boat located a woman’s body between Horotiu and Ngaruawahia. The body has now been recovered and has been identified as Hamilton ...More >>

Appeal for information – Swansea Road aggravated robbery

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:47:59 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Hawke's Bay Police are appealing for information following an aggravated robbery at the Fish and Chip shop in the Swansea Road village, Flaxmere, Hastings. More >>

Information sought following Horowhenua burglaries

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:46:43 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information following burglaries at two rural properties in Shannon last week. More >>

Violent bag snatch incident in Remuera

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:08:06 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are looking to locate 23-year-old Jaedon Dawson who we believe can assist us with our investigation into a violent incident yesterday afternoon (14 August 2018) where an elderly woman had her handbag snatched.More >>

Facebook investigating online abuse of Samoan author

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:14:22 +1200 | RNZ

She has spoken out on her blog and social media as a survivor of child sexual abuse and is an LGBT rights advocate - both highly contentious issues in conservative Samoa. More >>

Use of motels for high-risk offenders under review

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:05:43 +1200 | RNZ

Corrections is reviewing the use of motels as emergency accommodation for high-risk offenders, and has charged a convicted sex offender with breaching his court-imposed conditions.More >>

Crash in Paparangi Wellington - child injured

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:24:14 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are attending a crash in Paparangi, Wellington where a child has been struck by a car about 9.50am. More >>

Minister not aware of her own Ministry’s failings

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:08:22 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Minister for Children Tracey Martin is clearly out of her depth after admitting she’s not aware of high profile cases of children who are being abused, National’s Children spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says.More >>

Western Bay of Plenty Police seek Adrian Rewiri

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:50:50 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Western Bay of Plenty Police are seeking to locate Adrian John Rewiri, aged 32, currently of no fixed abode. Rewiri is wanted to arrest for failing to appear in Tauranga District Court on 14 June 2018, on charges relating to driving while disqualified and possession ...More >>

Haumaha should stand aside

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:45:06 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

New allegations about Wally Haumaha means the Deputy Commissioner now has no choice but to stand down while he’s being investigated, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.More >>

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