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…

Armed Hold Up in Mairgangi Bay ASB Bank

Long considered to be one of the ‘nicer’ parts of Auckland, and very popular with immigrants, the sleepy little suburb of Mairangi Bay is regarded for its little coffee shops and pleasant beach. Today at 11am it gained a more dubious reputation – that of being another North Shore suburb to be troubled by serious crime: the armed hold up…