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Robberies And Lawlessenss Will Be Tackeled Head On

24 June 2002


Robberies And Lawlessenss Will Be Tackeled Head On – Peters

New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga, Rt Hon Winston Peters, today said that, “the growth in armed robberies being experienced throughout New Zealand, and including this weekend’s robbery of Tauranga’s Te Puna Tavern, are the very incidents the New Zealand First Law and Order plan is designed to confront”.

“It is imperative that the Police be given the dedicated resources to permit them to concentrate on robberies of this nature as they strike at the very heart of our communities basic security”.

“Fifteen armed robberies in the last week, in a country the size of New Zealand indicates that something is seriously wrong and current initiatives are simply failing to attack this issue at its core level”, said Mr Peters.

“New Zealand First is soon to be announcing its Law and Order policy which will provide a two pronged concentration on the prevention of crimes of this nature and will provide deterrent sentences for those once apprehended, such that they will not wish to become involved in crimes of violence again”, concluded Mr Peters.


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