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


Manawatu Police Appealing For Witnesses Following Gang-related Incidents

Inspector Sarah Stewart, Manawatu Area Commander:

Manawatu Police are appealing for witnesses following gang-related incidents in Palmerston North and Levin.

On Saturday, a firearm was reportedly discharged at a property on Clyde Crescent, Palmerston North, about 7pm.

A 52-year-old man was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of ammunition.

On Monday, shots were reportedly fired from a vehicle at a property on McKenzie Street, Levin, about 2am, which was followed by a similar incident about 11pm on Goldsmith Crescent.

Both of these incidents are still under investigation and Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in those areas at those times.

“We are absolutely committed to holding those responsible to account.

While we believe there is no risk to the wider public, we have deployed extra Police staff into the area,” says Manawatu Area Commander Sarah Stewart.

“We can’t do it alone, so please, if you have seen anything contact Police.

“And if you see something suspicious or feel unsafe, call us immediately on 111.”

Anyone who has any information about the above incidents should call Manawatu Police on 105, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Our Unreal Optimism About The Economic Impact Of Coronavirus

At this week’s Chinese New Year celebrations, PM Jacinda Ardern was resolutely upbeat that business with China would soon bounce back to normal – better than ever, even - once the coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control. To Ardern, the adversity has only accentuated just how close we are to Beijing Nothing wrong with being upbeat, if it can calm the nerves and turn business sentiment into a self-fulfilling prophecy. The problems begin when the optimism detaches itself from reality. What has been very odd so far about the coronavirus episode is that global share markets – normally spooked by mere sneezes or sniffles in the world’s major economies - have continued to be fairly positive, even as the epidemic has unfolded... More>>

First Published on Werewolf here


Gordon Campbell: On The Political Donations Scandals
Even paranoids have real enemies. While there has been something delusionary about the way New Zealand First has been living in denial about its donations scandal, one can sympathise with its indignation about Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges being among its chief accusers. More>>


UN Expert: NZ Housing Crisis Requires Bold Human Rights Response

This is a press statement from UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing at the end of her 10-day visit to New Zealand. The Government of New Zealand has recognized that the country is facing a housing crisis, said Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur ... More>>


2020 And Beyond: National’s Economic Plan

National Leader Simon Bridges has today outlined National’s economic plan heading into election 2020. “National understands the economy and how it impacts on New Zealanders day to day lives... More>>


Abortion Legislation Committee: Abortion Bill Report Presented To The House

The Abortion Legislation Committee has presented its report on the Abortion Legislation Bill to the House. A copy of the report is available here. The bill seeks to have abortion services provided like other health services... More>>


Auditor-General's Report : Water Management

The Auditor-General’s report Reflecting on our work about water management was presented to the House of Representatives today. Over the last two years we have been looking at how well public organisations are carrying out their water management ... More>>






InfoPages News Channels