Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Auckland: Police quash would-be school rioters

North Shore Waitekere Rodney

Location of incident: Lynfield College

Incident Type: Police quash would-be school rioters

A Lynfield College function that was in danger of becoming riotous had to be closed down last night by at least 20 police officers who attended the incident.

It is understood the function was disrupted by a mob of students who turned up without tickets and became disorderly when they were not allowed to attend.

Police were called to the school to disperse the crowd of at least 400 people, after the school's Board of Trustees decided to close the function down as the crowd was becoming unmanageable and fights were breaking out.

The first attending unit called for back up when it became clear that the crowd was not going to be moved on easily, and once reinforcements arrived, police formed a squirmish line and marched into the crowd ordering them to move on.

It would appear would-be rioters quickly realised a night in the cells could be on the cards, and within minutes the crowd had dispersed.

Officer in charge at the scene Senior Sergeant Matt Rogers said the professionalism of the attending police meant a situation that had the potential to turn ugly was effectively brought under control without the need for force, and without a huge number of arrests.

"In this instance the sheer presence of uniformed police was enough to put an end to disorderly behaviour, and send a very strong message to these youths that riotous behaviour will not be tolerated," Sergeant Rogers said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news