Kaitaia

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…

An armed offenders squad officer

Whangarei Placed in Lockdown as Shots Ring Out

The lawless north has earned another credit to its name this afternoon. The small town of Whangarei was placed under lockdown by the armed offenders squad after police received multiple reports of gunfire directed at a property in Willow Place near Silverstream Road. The town’s hospital and a number of schools also went into lockdown. Northern…

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…