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


Six arrested following serious assaults in Dunedin

Six arrested following serious assaults in Dunedin

Dunedin Police have arrested six men in relation to two serious assaults in Dunedin in late June 2017.

Operation Ram was the investigation into these assaults, which involved members and associates of the Dunedin chapter of the Mangu Kaha Black Power gang.

The first assault occurred in the early hours of Sunday 25 June on High Street, near the Dunedin casino and involved an altercation between two groups of men.

The second occurred around 9.30am on Wednesday 28 June 2017 on Stafford Street, where up to six members of the gang attacked two men on the street.

Both incidents resulted in injuries requiring medical attention.

Five members and one associate of Mangu Kaha Black Power have been arrested and charged with serious offences for their roles in these incidents, including wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, assault with intent to injure and assault with a weapon.

Five of the men have been remanded in custody to re-appear in the Dunedin District Court at later dates.

“Police do not tolerate any violence being committed in the community and will put every resource available into investigating these incidents in order to hold those responsible to account," says Detective Sergeant Nik Leigh.

“We received a huge amount of support from members of the community during this investigation, which is great and indicates to me that they will not accept such violence and are committed to having a role in keeping our streets and community safe.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election