Crime In Northland Increasing

Crime in Northland is increasing with 3.5% rise to 17,240 offences in the 12 months to 30 June 2010. The region has one of the highest crime rates in New Zealand. According to an article in the Northern Advocate: In the Far North policing area 6263 crimes were recorded in the 12-month period, a 2.6…

Good Day For Northland Tourists

A burglar with 24 previous convictions has been jailed for three years for a string of thefts from tourist vehicles in Whangarei, Northland. Hopefully the streets of Whangarei will be a bit safer for a while now and tourists will be able to regain some of their confidence in the town. During sentencing it emerged…

Kids In New Zealand, The Village Lets Them Down

Can you believe it? parents and caregivers in Whangarei are said to be organising fights between their kids to sort out petty playground squabbles. We know that Michael Laws called the kids in the far north ‘feral‘ but this really is hard to believe. The Northern Advocate reported Police are investigating claims parents have organised…

Deadly Spider Bites Man – Updated

It’s not just sting rays, sharks and rip currents (about 40 people drown every year off the beaches) that you have to watch out for on New Zealand’s coastline but the venomous Katipo spider too. New Zealand may not be as safe as you think it is and this is one little beastie you’ll want…