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

 

Update On Incident In Auckland's CBD

Detective Inspector John Sutton, NZ Police:

Police are continuing to make enquiries following a serious firearms incident at the Sofitel Hotel on Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour yesterday morning.

Police have spoken with a number of people and no arrests have been made at this stage.

Our enquiries are ongoing and Police are following strong lines of enquiry.

The individuals involved are from two different organised crime groups; the Head Hunters and Mongols and relates to ongoing issues between Individuals who are members of those gangs.

Investigations have been ongoing into recent targeted incidents across Auckland between these organised crime groups.

Earlier this week, Police arrested five men, all members or associate of the Mongols following search warrants in Murrays Bay.

The men were all charged in relation to the unlawful possession of explosives, while one of the men was also charged with unlawful possession of a pistol.

Police also believe yesterday’s incident is linked to another firearms incident where shots were fired at the Head Hunters gang pad on Marua Road, Mt Wellington last weekend.

Police is issuing a strong warning to both of these groups regarding this reckless, dangerous and unlawful behaviour.

While nobody was injured in this incident, what we saw at the Sofitel yesterday was extremely concerning.

Members of the public were present and their safety was put at risk.

Police will not tolerate these crimes and we have a large team working around the clock to ensure we identify and arrest all of those involved.

We appreciate there is strong public interest in this matter but for operational reasons we are unable to comment on specific details but we will be looking to provide further updates as the investigation progresses.

We urge anyone with information that may assist our enquiries to contact the Operation MALIK team on (09) 302 6623.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

We also continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone who was in the vicinity of Viaduct Harbour Avenue between 9am and 10am yesterday morning to contact Police if they are yet to do so.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Yesterday’s Big Parliamentary Air Kiss To China

In order to obtain support from the two major parties, Act Party deputy leader Brooke Van Velden twice had to soften the language of her parliamentary motion yesterday condemning China’s persecution of the Uighurs. The key word “genocide” was deleted. Evidently, the kind of resolution passed by a conservative government in the UK proved to be far too tough for a centre-left Labour government and a centre-right National opposition to countenance. Yesterday, the two major parties were united in their fear of retribution from China... More>>

 

Government: Fair Pay Agreements To Improve Pay And Conditions For Essential Workers

The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment to implement Fair Pay Agreements which will improve wages and conditions, as well as help support our economic recovery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Public Services: Government Sets Pay And Workforce Expectations For The Public Sector

The Government’s Workforce Policy Statement issued today sets out its expectations for pay and employment relations in the Public Sector, the Minister of Finance and Minister for the Public Service say. “New Zealand has had an exceptionally successful ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Budget 2021 Reprioritises Nearly $1 Billion

Hon Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance The Government’s strong pandemic response and the better than expected economic recovery means not all the money allocated in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, ... More>>

ALSO:


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>

ALSO:

PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels