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

 

Tairawhiti Police Respond To Firearms Incidents

Attributed to Tairawhiti Area Commander Inspector Sam Aberahama.

Tairawhiti Police are investigating, and several people have been charged, following firearms incidents in Wairoa.

An incident yesterday on Lucknow Street, Wairoa, involved shots being fired at a vehicle.

No one was injured in this incident.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and appeared in Gisborne District Court today.

Another two men, aged 19 and 23, were charged with unlawful assembly and assault in relation to another matter and appeared in court today.

Last night, a man also presented at Wairoa Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, and Police are working to ascertain the circumstances of how he came to be injured.

Further incidents have been reported where firearms have been presented at people or vehicles, but have not been discharged.

Police understand incidents like this can cause a great deal of concern in the community, however we would like to reassure the public that these incidents involve specific groups of people who are targeting each other.

In response to these incidents Police have increased our presence in our communities and I have authorised temporary carriage of firearms for Police staff in the Wairoa area.

We are asking people to remain alert to any suspicious activity, and to report anything concerning to us immediately.

If anyone has information which could assist police enquiries and has not yet spoken to us, we encourage them to get in touch via 105 and quote file number 210123/1106.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Some Of The Moral Objections Being Levelled At Covid Vaccines

Quite the switch. Barely three months ago, the government was priding itself on cannily spreading its vaccine bets between Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novovaxx and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine being produced by its subsidiary, Janssen. It had seemed like a good idea to have supply contracts in place with almost the entire field given the uncertainties... More>>


 


Earthquakes: Tsunami Activity – Cancelled

The National Advisory issued at 2:48pm following this morning's earthquakes near the KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION is cancelled.
The advice from GNS Science, based on ocean observations, is that the Beach and Marine threat has now passed for all areas... More>>

Joint Press Release: Dirty PR Exposed In Whale Oil Defamation Trial

Three public health advocates are relieved that their long-standing Whale Oil defamation trial against Cameron Slater, Carrick Graham, Katherine Rich and the Food and Grocery Council has finally concluded and they are pleased that the truth has come out... More>>

ALSO:


Government: Next Stage Of COVID-19 Support For Business And Workers

The Government has confirmed details of COVID-19 support for business and workers following the increased alert levels due to a resurgence of the virus over the weekend... More>>

ALSO:


Maori Party: New National Executive

This morning the Māori Party confirmed their new National Executive including Che Wilson, Fallyn Flavell, John Tamihere and Kaiarahi Takirua: Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer... More>>

Government: Balanced Economic Approach Reflected In Crown Accounts

New Zealand’s economic recovery has again been reflected in the Government’s books, which are in better shape than expected.
The Crown accounts for the seven months to the end of January 2021 were better than forecast in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU)... More>>


Covid-19: Auckland Back To Alert Level Three After One New Community Case Revealed

Auckland will move to alert level three for a week at 6am tomorrow morning after two new Covid-19 community cases announced this evening could not be directly linked to earlier cases, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
The rest of the country will move to level two.... More>>

NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels