New Zealand Brutal Place for Women and Tourists. Amy Farrall, Niki Honda, Michaela Brandl et al…updated

Another sad reminder today that New Zealand continues to be a brutally unsafe place for women and tourists, whilst Christchurch has a hard time living down its reputation as the nation’s murder capital. Until the National led government recently started interfering with reporting requirements by making “procedural changes that wiped thousands of crimes off the…

Armed Hold Up in Mairgangi Bay ASB Bank

Long considered to be one of the ‘nicer’ parts of Auckland, and very popular with immigrants, the sleepy little suburb of Mairangi Bay is regarded for its little coffee shops and pleasant beach. Today at 11am it gained a more dubious reputation – that of being another North Shore suburb to be troubled by serious crime: the armed hold up…