Another ‘Real Middle Earth moment’ – father and child pulled from car and beaten with baseball bats in Palmerston North. And other crimes…

A reminder today that violent crime continues unabated in most of New Zealand’s small communities, large towns and cities. This is the real middle earth, more Orc than Hobbit. The Manawatu Standard‘s headline: Father and son pulled from ute and attacked with baseball bats in Palmerston North A man and his teenage son were the victims…

Kaikohe, Kaitaia. New Zealand Communities in Crisis

Update 26 July 2016: 10th homicide in seven years, third knife attack in a week – is Kaitaia the murder capital of NZ? If you’re looking for violent crime, you can pick any town in New Zealand. It isn’t that hard. Until the National led government started interfering with reporting requirements by making “procedural changes…

Thinking about studying in New Zealand? Go to another, safer country where gangs of youth don’t prey on people of an Asian appearance. At least six young people have been attacked, beaten and robbed in Auckland recently, almost all of them Chinese or Japanese students. The assaults happened during daylight hours and came as Thai…