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


Police Visible In Communities On First Day Of Lockdown

Police have been visible in communities across New Zealand today talking with people and reinforcing the guidance around what New Zealanders should be doing under the government’s Alert Level 4 restrictions.

In general communities across the country have followed the guidance and they have stayed home.

There were some isolated incidents where there were reports of people congregating.

In these situations the people were spoken to and provided with advice on what the restrictions mean.

The Alert Level 4 means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their bubble.

New Zealand Police has been working hard to put in place measures to ensure we can play our part in the COVID-19 national response, while also ensuring that capacity is in place to continue providing essential policing services.

I am confident that the vast majority of New Zealanders will continue to comply with the level 4 lockdown measures because we all want to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

However, there are a number of steps we can take to enforce compliance when we become aware of breaches of the lockdown, beginning with education and warnings.

Police will use the enforcement powers provided in the Health Act and the Civil Defence Emergency Act 2002 if required.

If police become aware of persistent breaches of the lockdown, those in breach may face arrest and/or prosecution.

This is an unparalleled situation, not just for New Zealand, but for people right around the world.

I urge all members of our community to follow the lockdown measures and stay home.

This will help keep you and your loved ones safe, and will also ensure NZ Police can direct our resources to where they are most needed – delivering essential policing services for communities across New Zealand.

To keep up to date with COVID-19 related information, please visit www.covid19.govt.nz.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Wage Cuts, And The Listener’s Demise

Various levels of across the board wage cuts – 10%? 15% ?- are being mooted for workers in some of our larger firms, in order to help the likes of Fletchers, Mediaworks etc survive the Covid-19 crisis. It is extraordinary that unions should be having to explain to employers (and to the public) just how unfairly the burden of such a response would fall. Basically, if you’re on a salary in six figures, a 10-15% haircut can still be worn fairly lightly. If you’re employed at or below the median wage, losing 10% of your income can be a hammer blow... More>>


Government: Seeking Infrastructure Projects

The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to start as soon as the construction industry returns to normal to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones say...More>>


Police Commissioner: Christchurch Terrorist Pleads Guilty

Police acknowledge the guilty pleas in the Christchurch Mosque attacks prosecution that were entered in the Christchurch High Court today. The guilty pleas to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of engaging in a terrorist ... More>>


Transport: $54 billion Investment In Draft GPS 2021

The Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2021 on land transport confirms that the Government will invest a record $54 billion in its balanced transport policy over the next decade. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Loss Of Abortion Safe Zones

No doubt, last night’s defeat of abortion law reform provisions that would have created safe zones around abortion clinics will be portrayed, by some, as a victory for free speech. It isn’t. It was a victory for bigotry and intimidation directed ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On National's Regulation Crusade

Lets step back in time now, to simpler days and to simple-minded solutions. So…. if National gets elected, landlords will once again be able to evict tenants at will, raise rents anytime they like, and ignore the need to install a healthy standard of heating in the homes they put out to rent. This promised ‘bonfire of regulations’ is being done in the name of cutting red tape... More>>


SMC - Expert Reaction: PF2050 Strategy

DOC has released a strategy to reach Predator Free 2050, along with an action plan through to 2025. The predator-free goal focuses on three groups of mammals: possums, three species of rats, plus stoats, ferrets and weasels... More>>






InfoPages News Channels