Austrian Tourists Mugged in Palmerston North

We’re saddened to hear there’s been another violent robbery perpetrated against tourists in New Zealand, this time in the Palmerston North (read all blogs tagged Palmerston North) A report in gives the Manawatu Standard gives barest details of the attack against two Austrian visitors, one of whom lay bleeding from the head after their campervan was stolen.…

Name Suppression For ‘Prominent’ Man Caught In FBI Paedophile Operation

The furore over New Zealand’s name suppression laws is going to be given a fresh impetus with the announcement that permanent name suppression has been granted to a “prominent” Manawatu man convicted of downloading more than 300,000 pornographic images, “many of them children“: “The man, who was charged with 25 counts of possessing objectionable material…