Hamilton, Bellwether for Breakdown of Law and Order in NZ

Hours after we wrote about the failure of the ‘comical’ New Zealand justice system and calls for private police to patrol the streets of Hamilton (read Brazil’s Police Succeed Where NZ’s Police Fail) there have been two further developments. Both of them are parlous statements about New Zealand’s failure to bring its escalating crime problem under…

Herewini, Any Relation?

It has been confirmed that four males have been charged with the stabbing murder of 64 year old Polish man  Roman Skorek in a Rotorua’s Kuirau Park last month. Two are un-named youths aged 14 and 15, the others are Simon Meka Herewini, 20, and Rawiri James Samuel, 21. Co-incidentally, Simon Meka Herewini bears the same family name as someone who was caught up in…

Where To Go In Tauranga On New Year’s Eve

Continuing in our series of What Kiwis Say About New Zealand, an inside look at what Kiwis really think about New Zealand, and a great chance to have a look at the country as they see it. This one starts with a fairly simple dilemma that a lot of families are faced with – what…

Theo Kriel Jailed For 11.5 Years Minimum

Theo Kriel was today given a life imprisonment for the murder of Liberty Rose Templeman. He must serve a minimum period of 11.5 years before he can be considered for parole. He must also serve a concurrent sentence of 6 months for indecent assault. Stuff.co.nz had an account of the hearing: “Life imprisonment means just…