Rowdy fans catching post-game trains during the Rugby World Cup should be careful. Police officers will be watching—if they manage to push their way through crowded carriages.
Police Superintendent Brett England, who’s heading Auckland’s police operation during the World Cup, says officers will patrol trains travelling from Eden Park.
Police will also be working with Auckland Transport [...]
Two Gisborne policemen are going to extreme lengths for Christchurch, using push-power to scoot their way 960km to raise money for the quake stricken city.
Nathan Whitely, 31, and Rob Newman, 36, left Gisborne for Christchurch last Sunday and have already pushed, dragged and ridden their scooters 500km.
Newman said the first two days were slow, mainly [...]
Despite being outlawed, car window washers on Queen St seem willing to face the $10 fine they might incur – many make more than that in coins from motorists.
Auckland police communications manager Noreen Hegarty said the washers could be taken to court for breaching council bylaws.
However, it is likely court costs more in paperwork than [...]
Auckland’s regular bus users could suffer come Rugby World Cup time as resources are pooled to cater for transport to and from venues.
The events policing and operations manager for the Rugby World Cup, Superintendent Brett England, said “bus movements will be in the thousands” come tournament time.
Kingsland resident Suzanne Fahy says she is concerned about [...]
An Auckland student who was let off after being found with ecstasy says problems with drugs will only get worse if police continue being so easygoing.
Police officers and lawyers, however, are warning that police leniency is the exception, not the rule.
The 18-year-old woman, and her male friend, who both asked not be named, were arrested [...]
A spate of car break-ins in a quite Mount Wellington street has residents wondering when action will be taken.
Over the past month, there have been numerous car windows smashed, with items taken from cars.
However, the police refuse to answer callouts unless there is blood on the windows. They will not even come out to find [...]
A spike in underage prostitution in Auckland’s CBD is concerning police and outreach workers who say girls as young as 12 and 13 are being picked up off the streets from what is known as “the young red light area”.
Senior Constable Mark Riddell, a member of the Auckland central police Youth Action Team, says a [...]
Proposed changes to New Zealand’s search and surveillance laws unreasonably expand the power of police and other enforcement agencies, say civil rights watchdogs.
The Search and Surveillance Bill, currently before a select committee, aims to “rationalise” and update existing legislation, which the Government says has failed to keep up with changes in technology.
Under the bill, the [...]
Genevieve Helliwell celebrated her 21st birthday in May this year with friends and family. She received gifts, both sentimental and practical, which she thought she would keep forever. Three days later, the AUT University student came home to find her room ransacked and her gifts, along with things she had built up over a lifetime, [...]
A rise in South Auckland crime in the last few months has resulted in some neighbourhoods taking action.
Conifer Grove, a small neighbourhood in Takanini, was once a reasonably unaffected area.
However, residents in the area have witnessed a rise in petty crime since the beginning of the year.
Long time resident Michelle Lowe says around three months ago four houses were burgled in [...]