Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Lords Of The Extortion Rings

Lords Of The Extortion Rings

New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark says that the case of yet another Asian extortion ring in Auckland should act as a serious wake-up call for the Government to deal with imported crime.

“It is time this Government woke up to the fact that its open-door immigration policy automatically increases the likelihood of importing criminals – especially gangsters who prey on members to their own ethnic communities,” said Mr Mark.

“We have data which shows that on one day in Auckland District Court alone there were at least 24 immigrants who appeared on charges which involved extortion, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and assault with intent to rob.

“Immigrant crime is not just limited to Auckland. In Christchurch we frequently hear of reports where Asian students have had money extorted from them by members of their own community.

“The Government refuses point blank to acknowledge that the flood of immigrants and foreign students will lead to more of these types of crime which are more prevalent in certain cultures.

“The Government needs to take its head out of the sand and clamp down on imported crime,” concluded Mr Mark.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election