New Zealand Is Conspicuous by its Absence from the Economist’s Safe Cities Index. Updated after Riverhead Quarry and Katikati Holiday Park Attacks

Zealand is often marketed to migrants, students and tourists as a “safe place”. However, the country has a problem with crime, poverty and digital security that is more comparable to what one would find in a developing country. If you’re looking for a safe place in these turbulent times you may wish to look for…

Five Injured in Shoot-Out in the Lawless North

Five people were taken to Whangarei Hopsital with serious injuries after a shoot-out in Northland’s capital of Whangarei. At approximately 10.30 on Tuesday night police were called to a Clark Road address in the suburb of Kamo after receiving reports of a shooting. Inspector Justin Rogers, Area Commander for Whangarei/Kaipara told reporters “While the investigation…