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


Minister welcomes release of IPCA report

Hon Anne Tolley
Minister of Police

22 May 2013 Media Statement

Minister welcomes release of IPCA report

Police Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the release of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report into Operation Eight.

“I am pleased that the IPCA has found that the Police decision to take action in 2007 was justified,” says Mrs Tolley.

“The vast majority of fair-minded New Zealanders will back the Police to act when they believe public safety is at risk.

“However, the IPCA also found that some of the Police actions were unlawful, and that more could have been done to lessen the impact on a small community.

“The Police have accepted this and have apologised.

“I have discussed the report with the Commissioner and I have been assured that the Police have learned valuable lessons from these events, and have made significant changes in the almost six years since the operation.

“I will be keeping a close watch to ensure that the Police continue to act on areas for improvement, especially around rebuilding relationships.

“It must be remembered that four people were convicted as a result of the Police actions, and that no one was hurt in any of the operations.

“When people are running around with guns and Molotov cocktails the public would expect the Police to take action, and will back them to do so in the future if required.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news