Kaikohe, Kaitaia. New Zealand Communities in Crisis

Update 26 July 2016: 10th homicide in seven years, third knife attack in a week – is Kaitaia the murder capital of NZ? If you’re looking for violent crime, you can pick any town in New Zealand. It isn’t that hard. Until the National led government started interfering with reporting requirements by making “procedural changes…

Police Raid Kaikoura Drug Den

Police have raided a property in Scarborough Street, Kaikoura and seized thousands of dollars in drugs and cash. A commercial cannabis operation had been going on for some time at the premises and police turned up in force, prepared for business. 10 police cars (does Kaikoura even have that many police?) showed up at the property where officers took possession…