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NZ Police ‘prevention’ tractor a hit at Field Days

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:14:26 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Police branded tractor has proved a huge hit at the South Island Agricultural Field Days held in Kirwee this week. More >>

Diplomatic security: Large interagency operation in Florida

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:08:46 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Passport and visa fraud are federal felonies that often enable other crimes such as terrorism, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) special agents all over the world lead criminal investigations into passport ...More >>

Police appeal for witnesses to burglary in Rolleston

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:28:59 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police received a report of a burglary at a rented residential property in Rolleston at around 12.30pm this afternoon (27 March 2015). More >>

Police pleased with guilty result

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:37:38 +1300 | New Zealand Police

After three days of deliberation, the jury have returned guilty verdicts for two men who were accused of the murder of Shalvin Prasad in January 2013. More >>

Tragedy must be impetus for better training

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:41:52 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Police Minister needs to explain why unsworn and inadequately trained custody officers were put in a situation of caring for a medically unwell prisoner on a busy Saturday night, Labour’s Police spokesperson Kelvin Davis says. Commenting on an ...More >>

Media agency director found guilty of fraud

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:36:00 +1300 | Serious Fraud Office

Glenda Mary Wynyard (49) has been found guilty in the Auckland District Court today of eleven out of thirteen Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). More >>

New Zealand Business at Risk From Bribery and Corruption

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:17:29 +1300 | Transparency International

Deloitte's 2015 Bribery and Corruption survey is a wake up call for NZ businesses operating here and overseas as they are at risk of being caught up with bribery and corruption scandals.More >>

Christchurch Celebrates Safer Young Drivers

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:15:41 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Ten young Christchurch drivers today (26 March) graduated from the Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP) aimed at helping them to gain their restricted licence and become safer on our roads.More >>

IPCA identifies significant problems in Police custody

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:58 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells.More >>

Police investigating suspicious house fire

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:13:45 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Manawatu Area CIB are investigating a suspicious house fire which occurred at about 11pm on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Dannevirke. More >>

Public conned over anti-speeding strategy

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:45:18 +1300 | Dog And Lemon guide

The police are continuing to use phony science to justify a failed anti-speeding campaign, says the car review website . More >>

Counties Manukau Police Respond to IPCA Report

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:01 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police accept the findings of today’s report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority following the death of 20 year old Sentry Taitoko while in Police custody in February 2014, and say recommendations following the tragedy ...More >>

Police accept Authority findings

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:13 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police accepts the findings of two Independent Police Conduct Authority reports released today highlighting issues with the management of people in custody, and is continuing to work with the responsible agencies to address them.More >>

Logging operation death: Name release

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:18:35 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The man who died after being struck by a log during a logging operation in the Te Wera Forest yesterday (26 March, 2015) has now been identified. More >>

Summer road safety research shows continued support on speed

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:08:00 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Independent research released today into Police's recent summer road safety campaign has revealed continued public support for speed enforcement, with a majority of road users finding the summer campaign easy to understand.More >>

Appeal for witnesses to alleged incident in New Brighton

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:27:01 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident on Bower Ave, New Brighton, at approximately 3.45pmyesterday (25 March 2015). More >>

Judgment: Helu v Immigration and Protection Tribunal

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:04:50 +1300 | NZ Supreme Court


Fraud reforms continue to save taxpayer money

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:45:54 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Social Development Jo Goodhew has welcomed news that since benefit fraud reform initiatives began two years ago, up to $60 million of taxpayers’ money has been saved. “Over the past two and a half years around 9,500 benefits ...More >>

Man dies in logging incident

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:38:06 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A man aged in his 70s has died this morning after being struck by a log during a logging operation in the Te Wera Forest, east of Stratford. More >>

Cable Bay woman missing since December

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:18:16 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Staff going door-to-door with a photo of Leeann Scott: Constable Kate Korach (knocking on the door) and Constable Marco Van Den Broek (holding the photo). More >>


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