Gunman Opens Fire in McDonald’s, Gun Discharged During Petrol Station Robbery. Is Gun Crime out of Control in NZ?

New Zealand’s growing reputation for violent crime took a turn for the worse today. Armed police shot dead a man who fired-off a high powered rifle at a McDonald’s restaurant in Upper Hutt, Wellington, at around 12.40pm. Video taken by a bystander: At a press conference outside the Upper Hutt police station Wellington District Commander Superintendent…

Armed Siege in Wanganui

Armed Offender Squad officers have cordoned off a Wanganui street after at least three gun shots were heard. The NZ Herald reported “At 2.45 this afternoon emergency services were called to the Wanganui suburb of Aramoho following reports of gunshots being fired. A man was spotted walking around with a gun but he has since left the…

Another Armed Offenders Call Out In Auckland

It’s been a busy period for the Armed Offenders Squad. Three  days ago there was an armed robbery of a pub in Point Chev that led to an AOS stand off in the residential area of Flatbush, 20kms away. Then this morning they cordoned off roads and surrounded a house in Pakuranga Road, South Auckland.…