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

 


Key Notes: Making New Zealand a safer place

Key Notes: Making New Zealand a safer place

Making New Zealand a safer place

More Police foot patrols

It is important for all New Zealanders that they feel safe in their own homes. That is why National is focused on making New Zealand a safer place.

And our focus is delivering results.

We welcomed news this week that there has been a 155 per cent increase in Police foot patrols over the past two years.

There were over 104,000 foot patrols in 2013, a big increase from around 41,000 in 2011.

Increased foot patrols mean Police officers are more visible in the community and are on the beat in known 'hot spots' when there is a risk of crime taking place.

Frontline officers now use smartphones and tablets to access important information without having to drive back to the station, allowing them to spend an extra 30 minutes per shift out in the community.

This focus on frontline policing, combined with more police and reduced reoffending, is making New Zealand a safer place. Recorded crime has dropped 17.4 per cent over the past three years and National remains committed to building on this and making our communities even safer.

Broadband being rolled out to New Zealanders

I'm also excited about the progress we are making on rolling out ultra-fast broadband. It will transform New Zealand's future and make us one of the most connected countries in the world.

More than a quarter of the Government's ultra-fast broadband project has now been completed.

The rollout will deliver fibre to 75 per cent of homes and businesses, and will mean much faster internet in rural areas.

More than 363,000 end users can now connect to the UFB network, while over 179,000 rural homes and businesses have access to faster broadband.

Recognising inspirational teachers

We all remember a teacher who inspired us, and now we can thank those teachers for their great work and the impact they have on our lives. A new website,inspiredbyu.org.nz, has been launched, giving people the opportunity to recognise inspirational teachers.

I wrote to Rob Hughes, my economics teacher from Burnside High School, thanking him for inspiring me with his love and passion for economics.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

John Key Press Conference: Ashburton Shootings, Judith Collins Inquiry

Prime Minister John Key has delayed the release of Nationals’ fiscal policy in light of this morning’s shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton... Key also answered questions about Judith Collins, and confirmed that independent inquiry will be held with regard to allegations made against Collins. More>>

ALSO:

Internet MANA: Georgina Beyer Rocks The Waka

“There is now, and always will be, a range of views about many issues within our movement and members are free to express them, but Georgina’s views on Kim Dotcom are not shared by the MANA Movement leadership or the vast majority of MANA members and supporters around the country” states MANA Candidate for Waiariki, Annette Sykes. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Update: Inquiry Into Release Of NZSIS Information

The Inquiry would be conducted in private and individuals would appear before her separately over a period of more than a week. She does not intend to name those summoned to give evidence until her report is published. “I can confirm that all persons summoned will be required to appear under oath...” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On John Key’s ‘Blame It On Judith’ Strategy

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious Fraud Office. More>>

ALSO:

Maori Council Lawyers' Statement: Supreme Court Decision On Maori Water Rights

“…the Supreme Court refused to give Pouakani people what they asked for, but may have given them something much, much better instead… the Supreme Court has questioned whether the Crown owns the River at all.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Debate, And The Collins Accusation

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Winston Peters' Latest Bout Of Immigrant Bashing

It is only one poll, but rather than cannibalising each other's vote, Colin Craig and Winston Peters do seem to be managing to find the room to co-exist... Few are questioning how Peters got to this happy place, and what it says about the mood of the electorate. More>>

ALSO:

More Immigration News: First People Trafficking Charges

The first people trafficking charges in New Zealand have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ)... The defendants have been charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand. More>>

Collins 'Misinterprets Media Reports': "Too Compromised To Remain Justice Minister"

Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news