It’s not just West Auckland that’s suffering from street violence. A man was critically injured in a beating in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Police have released a photograph of two men they’d like to talk to in relation to the attack, which is said to have been unprovoked. The injured man is gravely ill in hospital.
Other Havelock North articles
Seriously assaulted Havelock North man dies (Nov 2011)
“A Havelock North man who received serious injuries in an assault has died.
Police said the victim, 61-year-old Walter William Middleton passed away last night in Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital…”
Man faces assault charge after stabbing (June 2013)
“The body of a woman stabbed to death in Havelock North has been returned to her family as a man faces an assault charge in connection with her death. Gail Bower’s body was found at her home in Campbell St about 10pm on Friday by her 19-year-old son, Matthew Christison…”
Raymond Christison, 48, later admitted murdering his ex-partner. He also admitted a charge of breaching a protection order. After stabbing her and cutting her throat he rang his mother to tell her he’d “I’ve killed the bitch mummy, I’ve killed her”. He’s now serving a 17 year non-parole period of imprisonment. source
Havelock North Armed Robbery Impacts On Family – A family decides enough is enough after repeated armed robberies. There’s is a story about
“…the terror an immigrant family faced when trying to run a small business in small town New Zealand. Their story must be similar to that of many other dairy owners, for whom the death of Navtej Singh (who died in his store when he was shot in the chest with a rifle) must be still prominent in their minds, and it demonstrates how acts of robbery impact on migrant families who come to New Zealand looking for better lives…