Playboy’s Paradise – a New Brand for New Zealand?

The Auckland arrest of billionaire Kim Dotcom, an investor and online piracy facilitator file-sharing host, in his mansion made worldwide news headlines – and cost Kiwi taxpayers at least $70,000. Along with American agents, the New Zealand police had been conducting an investigation into Dotcom’s website Megaupload since August of last year. He and six…

Mystery Surrounds African Youth Stabbed In Avondale. Update, Indian May Have Been Attacked

Neil Reid of the Sunday News has written an intriguing article about the allegedly fatal stabbing of an African youth in Avondale at 9pm on Wednesday. Normally news such as this filters through to the press within hours but it’s taken 3 days in this instance. In his report Neil Reid says “The source told…

Vox Pop “New Zealand Is Turning Into A Really Racist Country”

For anyone wanting to get a feel for good old grass root opinions and issues in New Zealand you can’t go far wrong by logging on to the community message boards at the NZ auction site Trademe. This is a thread that was started on 22 March 2010 and has generated a heated debate on…

Srikanth Rayadurgam Disappearance – Indian High Commission Concerned

From Yahoo News “The Indian High Commissioner to New Zealand is seeking a briefing from Auckland police over the disappearance of an Indian student. Srikanth Rayadurgam, 23, disappeared on his way to class at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 10 days ago. His family have accused police of shifting resources off his case to…

Family Home Burgled 7 Times in Less Than 2 Years

Today’s Herald is carrying a very sad story about the Renaud family of Glen Innes whose home has been burgled 6 times and their car broken into once whilst it was parked on the driveway. The thefts started less than a year after they moved into their home in 2007. The lone parent, who has…

Family Home Burgled 7 Times in Less Than 2 Years

Today’s Herald is carrying a very sad story about the Renaud family of Glen Innes whose home has been burgled 6 times and their car broken into once whilst it was parked on the driveway. The thefts started less than a year after they moved into their home in 2007. The lone parent, who has…