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…

Car Jacking on the Rise in NZ

It has taken a while but the Sensible Sentencing Trust has finally noticed that car jacking is becoming a big problem in New Zealand. This is an issue E2NZ.org has been talking about for some years: we like our readers to be street savvy. If you’re planning to visit New Zealand, or intend living there,…

English Tourist Mugged In Gisborne

An English tourist was mugged by a man who stole her handbag in Gisborne last night, according to The Herald: “The woman briefly struggled with the male robber about 10.30pm on Gladstone Road, between Gray and Cobden Streets, police said. The robber was found in a car about half an hour later by a police…

French Tourists Thought They Were Going To Die

The three French tourists beaten during a campervan robbery in  Mangamuka, Northland, have spoken to stafff at the Dominion Post about their ordeal. The paper has named the men as Antonin Schopfer, 27, Guillaume Rey, 26, and Sebastien Vautier, 29.  The friends say that the men who attacked them were posing as police officers. “The…