New Zealand Is Conspicuous by its Absence from the Economist’s Safe Cities Index. Updated after Riverhead Quarry and Katikati Holiday Park Attacks

Zealand is often marketed to migrants, students and tourists as a “safe place”. However, the country has a problem with crime, poverty and digital security that is more comparable to what one would find in a developing country. If you’re looking for a safe place in these turbulent times you may wish to look for…

Deported Kiwi Crim Arrested in Hamilton

Since a law change in Australia last year hundreds of Kiwi Criminals have had their visas cancelled and deported back to New Zealand, with potentially thousands more to follow. One of the deportees sent home in disgrace from Australia last month was arrested in Hamilton and appeared in court this morning charged with burglary. Hamilton…

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…

Another Shooting In Christchurch

View Larger Map, General view of Gould Crescent where the shooting took placeChristchurch, the city that’s ‘not the nation’s murder capital,’ has just experienced another serious shooting incident. After an ‘altercation’ at a house in Radley Street, Woolston at around 10.20 last night gunshots were heard in nearby Gould Crescent about an hour later. The…