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


Police Appeal For Witnesses As Investigations Continue Into Manawatū/Horowhenua Incident

Statement to be attributed to Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thompson:

Police are asking for witnesses as they continue to investigate the incident in which shots were fired at Police in Manawatū and Horowhenua on 4 January.

We are piecing together a timeline of events and believe there are still members of the public with information which would be valuable to the investigation.

We are specifically interested in speaking with people that saw two vehicles being driven erratically.

The first was a Silver Mitsubishi sedan in the Foxton township and the second was a green Mazda Demio which travelled from Foxton before carrying on to the Feilding area.

Police and Victim Support continue to offer support to the member of the public who was a victim of aggravated robbery after her vehicle was taken during the incident in Foxton.

She handled herself extremely well in a very stressful situation and we commend her for this.

Sadly the repercussions are ongoing for her.

Not only did she have to face this overwhelming situation, but the vehicle she depends on has been damaged beyond repair and was not insured.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with numerous offences including using a firearm against a law enforcement officer, aggravated robbery, possession of a pistol and a number of driving offences.

He has been remanded in custody until 28 January with interim name suppression.

The man required hospital treatment immediately after the incident but has since been transferred into Corrections custody.

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file number 210104/6343.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On How Women Are Suffering The Most From The Covid Economic Recession

Both here and abroad, the Covid-19 economic recession has been disastrous for women workers and their families. In November, young women below 30 in particular were feeling the consequences:

Of concern is the sustained deterioration in youth employment, particularly for females, with a -4.3% pa drop in filled jobs for females aged below 30, and a 3.9%pa drop for males aged below 30....More>>


A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>


Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>





InfoPages News Channels