Halatau Naitoko would have died instantly when accidentally
shot by police, a forensic pathologist has told the coroner's
inquest into his death.
A recent increase in groups of people as young as 13 intent
on trouble in central Dunedin has members of the public and
the police concerned.
A new information line was launched in Oamaru yesterday,
after being developed with the support of young people in the
A driver whose truck ran over and killed a senior police
officer was today ordered to pay his victim's family $2000
"emotional" reparation and banned from driving for nine
A "cowardly" teenager who broke war veteran Eric Brady's jaw
and held up a Queen's Service Medal holder at knifepoint in
separate attacks was not put away for long enough, says one
of his victims.
A cultural change is necessary to change New Zealand and
Australian binge drinking habits, but firmer police
enforcement is a step in the right direction, police say.
The Hungarian kayaker who went missing on Lake Wakatipu at
Queenstown had been depressed about not being able to find a
job, say police.
There arrests at the weekend following fights outside
McDonald's restaurant in George St are probably indicative of
what is going on in the city centre, Dunedin police say.
Tight security surrounded Nelson District Court this
afternoon as the man charged with murdering a 22-year old man
in a city park early on Saturday evening appeared with four
associates also charged in relation to the death.
Two off-duty Auckland police constables will appear before a
judge to defend assault charges laid after an alleged
attack on two students.
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