Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Licence needed for work use Learn More

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

 

Police Generally Pleased With New Year's Eve Behaviour

While the weather may have affected New Year's Eve celebrations around the
country, there were still many thousands of people gathered in various
locations across Aotearoa to ring in 2024.

“Police have been generally pleased with the behaviour of those celebrating
the new year throughout the country, ” says Assistant Commissioner Mike
Johnson.

“Many of our officers across the country have described it as being like a
busy Saturday night, with some alcohol-related disorder but no significant
issues.”

"That said, In Whangamatā, a number of youths were arrested for disorderly
behaviour/fighting in a public place. Again in Bay of Plenty, it was a
similar story, with a number of youths arrested in Ōhope and Tauranga for
disorderly behaviour."

“While this kind of behaviour is always disappointing, it’s really
pleasing to see the vast majority of people in communities right across the
country had a safe and enjoyable night seeing in the new year,” says
Assistant Commissioner Johnson.

“We want to remind everyone who may be heading home from holiday in the
coming days – please keep safe and be patient on the roads, particularly
with the weather still causing issues in some locations.”

“Make sure you drive to the conditions, within the posted speed limit. Make
sure everyone is wearing their seatbelt and are properly restrained. Put the
phone away if you’re driving, and take breaks if you feel fatigued.”

Ngā mihi o te tau hou – Happy New Year.

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On National Spreading Panic About The Economy


It is a political strategy as old as time. Scare the public with tales of disaster and stampede them into supporting your ideological agenda because they believe There Is No Alternative. Yet, if the NZ economy truly is as “fragile” as PM Christopher Luxon says it is... Then how come New Zealand has enjoyed a double AA+ credit rating from the international rating agencies for so long? If we have truly been in the thrall of incompetent tax, spend and borrow extremists for the past six years, how come our net government debt burden is only in the middling average of OECD countries, and how come our government debt-to-GDP ratio – however you measure it – is less than half the average for the Asia-Pacific region?..
More


 
 


Labour: Grant Robertson To Retire From Parliament
Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the year take up the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago... More

Government: Budget Will Be Delivered On 30 May

Plans to deliver tax relief to hard-working New Zealanders, rebuild business confidence, and restore the Crown’s finances to order will be unveiled on 30 May, says Nicola Willis... More

Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More


Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.