Pub Raid Was Canterbury’s 10th Armed Robbery In 8 Weeks

Canterbury, more specifically Christchurch, is undergoing something of a serious crime wave at the moment with the news this morning that a pub was held-up by two men armed with a gun and a knife last night. The region is now averaging more than one violent armed robbery a week in commercial premises. Patrons at…

Third Armed Robbery In Orewa This Year

‘Sleepy’ little seaside town, Orewa, has just suffered its third armed robbery this year. Of course there may have been more than this. We’re just going on the news reports and, as you know, not everything gets reported these days. Creole’s Bar and Brasserie on the Hibiscus Coast highway (above) was robbed this morning by…

Chinese Dairy Owner Stabbed In Napier

Napier was buzzing yesterday when parts of the town were closed off following the stabbing of a dairy owner on Latham Street. People on the Trademe boards identified the business as the Vigor Brown Dairy, owned by a Chinese family. The attack came two days after a number of Asian people were held-up at knife…

Asian Businessman Stabbed 8 Times For $200

Richard Tang, owner of the Opaheke Takeaway in Papakura was stabbed 8 times by a gang of thugs who made their getaway on bicycles last Sunday. He is one of a growing number of businessmen and shop workers who have been stabbed or shot during robberies in New Zealand in recent years, he was very…