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


Name suppression lifted

Northland District Headquarters
Walton Plaza, Whangärei
Monday August 12, 2013

A 43-year-old Whangärei man, who is facing charges of selling cannabis and supplying methamphetamine, has had name suppression lifted.

Northland Police can confirm that the man facing the charges, Michael Blowers, was a police detective in Whangärei.

The alleged offending took place while Mr Blowers was a police officer. He is no longer a Police employee.

Northland District Commander Superintendent Russell Le Prou says Police rely on the trust and confidence of the public and take any criminal allegations against police officers seriously.

"The allegations are very disappointing and undermine the good work done by all staff in the Northland District."

Mr Le Prou says the investigation into these matters started when a member of staff came forward with their concerns.

"It is encouraging when my staff feel they can report activities of other staff they are concerned about."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Rabuka’s Possible Return In Fiji

Fiji signed onto China’s Belt and Road initiative in 2018, along with a separate agreement on economic co-operation and aid. Yet it took the recent security deal between China and the Solomon Islands to get the belated attention of the US and its helpmates in Canberra and Wellington, and the Pacific is now an arena of major power rivalries...


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>




InfoPages News Channels