Diplomat Gets Name Suppression in NZ, Burglary and Attempted Rape Allegations Will Not Interfere with Trade. Malaysia Talks Openly

Update: The man was later named in a New Zealand Herald report as “Muhammed Rizalman Bin Ismail, a junior military official at the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington…” source A diplomat has been given name suppression in New Zealand for alleged burglary and the attempted rape of a woman in Wellington. Diplomatic immunity case now officially…

Cost of Crime In Palmerston North

Remember our blog, Palmerston North’s Wikipedia Entry Censored? We discussed the curious incident of crime references being edited out of the town’s Wikipedia page because it was putting-off professionals from relocating to the area. We all know that there is an issue with crime in Palmerston North, and its effects are having a big impact on one…

Sharp Rise In Burglaries After Christchurch Quakes

The Press is reporting that there was a sharp rise in “burglaries” following the quakes that hit Canterbury and Christchurch. Reports of looting (“police staff in the city centre have clamped down on any reports of looting“) have been largely suppressed since the quakes started but it has just been confirmed that there’s been a…

Rights Of The Victim V. Rights Of The Accused In New Zealand

or “The Nerds Strike Back”-  Birkenhead Burglars, Burglary in New Zealand; one citizen’s attempt to achieve justice when the law failed him. Why didn’t the police do the investigation work that Dave Crowther did? they could have found and detained the thieves without the embarrassment of  Mr Crowther having to resort to using the internet…