NZ Not A Walk In The Park – updated

Update: 21 year old Rotorua baker Rawiri James Samuel and an un-named 20 year old male have been charged with murder and Two youths aged 14 and 15  were later charged with assault in connection with the death in Kuirau Park. Police have retrieved property belong to the deceased man, Roman Henry Skorek, and have searched…

Australians Latest Victims Of Tourist Crime In New Zealand

Following on from our post Tourists Continue To Be Targets For Criminals In New Zealand on 2 December, we’re appalled to hear the news that more tourists have been targetted by New Zealand’s bogan criminals. New Zealand has one of the OECD’s most rapidly widening gaps between rich and poor, unfortuantely crime against tourists is just one manifestation…

Northland Supermarket Held Up At Gunpoint

New Zealand’s reputation as a safe place to live has taken another knock with the news that a Whangarei supermarket (above) was held up by a man with a shotgun on Monday night. Not the sort of thing you’d expect to happen when you’re queuing up in your slippers to pay for your daily milk…

Mob Fires Gun Into NZ Rugby Crowd

Be sure to pack protection when attending rugby matches in New Zealand, there’s more to fear than the throat slitting Kapa o Pango haka, because the gangs are on the warpath and their weapon of choice is a shotgun. Today’s Herald is carrying a story about a Mongrel Mob shooting at a rugby crowd in…

New Zealand’s Toughest Town – Updated

This week on Television New Zealand’s Close Up: “Reporter Jehan Casinader investigates what life is like in one of our toughest towns. Sex for drugs and organised fights – and we’re talking about teenagers. What can be done to help?.” The show hasn’t even aired yet and no one know what the town is, but…