Tourists Continue To Be Targets For Criminals In New Zealand

Now that the rugby world cup is safely out of the way we’re starting to more coverage of serious crimes against tourists in New Zealand again. A reader has sent us a link to another spate of violent robberies in the small Northland town of Kerikeri. In the first incident a  39-year-old Swedish man was clubbed over the head by…

Memorial For Liberty Templeman

The Bay Chronicle is carrying a story about a group of teens planning a memorial to murdered British teenager, Liberty Templeman, who died at the hands of a youth in Kerikeri in 2008. “To fundraise for the memorial, they plan to hold a concert on October 16 at The Centre, where Libby performed as a…

Theo Kriel’s Sentence May Be Appealed By Solicitor General – Updated x2

(scroll to bottom for update) The following notification appeared in the Northern Advocate, 11 April 2010 “The Solicitor General is considering whether to appeal the 11-and-a-half year jail term handed down to a Kerikeri teenager convicted of murdering schoolgirl Liberty Templeman. Whangarei Crown prosecutor Mike Smith sent a request to Wellington asking for a possible…