A$AP Rocky Ambushed in New Zealand Elevator, Police Officer Stabbed : New Zealand’s Culture of Violence Gains International Attention

LIL SCUFFLE , STILL PRETTY, STILL HANDSOME , STILL FUCCKIN YO BITCH TOO. DEFENSE SQUD DONT TRIP… LOVE 2 AUCKLAND ! pic.twitter.com/rE6YM3Ahop — LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) February 25, 2016 American rap artist A$AP Rocky (AKA Rakim Mayers) has taken to social media to reassure his +1 million followers he was still handsome after…

No Sign of Christmas Goodwill in Dismaland

A week out from Christmas we thought we’d do a round up of the news headlines to see whether there’s a scrap of seasonal goodwill to be found in New Zealand. What we found was that it is pretty bleak in this dismal land… The front page of the Herald website leads with “Car obliterated in crash,…

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…

Northland Supermarket Held Up At Gunpoint

New Zealand’s reputation as a safe place to live has taken another knock with the news that a Whangarei supermarket (above) was held up by a man with a shotgun on Monday night. Not the sort of thing you’d expect to happen when you’re queuing up in your slippers to pay for your daily milk…

Havelock North Armed Robbery Impacts On Family

The Dom Post has today reported on the robbery of another small business in New Zealand, this time a dairy (NZ vernacular for a small convenience store) in the small town of Havelock North. The report in itself is surprising given that there are restrictions on crime reports that are released to the press. It…

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…