Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

Beggars prompt call for more police in Addington

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

A residents group will ask the Waihoro-Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board to advocate for a full-time community police officer in Addington. The Addington Neighbourhood Association will send a letter to the board before the end of the month, asking it to request police fund the officer. The move stemmed from a community meeting where concerned residents were Read more

State of the Nation – some successes but escalating challenges too

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
State of the Nation

In the midst of the country’s escalating cost-of-living crisis, the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation 2024 report spotlights the growing socio-economic challenges confronting New Zealanders. The report, Ngā Tukunga Iho – The Things We Inherit, offers an annual assessment of the country’s social progress – this year especially – children and youth housing crime Read more

The politics of poverty

Monday, July 24th, 2023
sleeping in cars

Last Thursday Chris Bishop MP asked the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment about people sleeping in cars. It’s almost impossible to know, exactly, how many people sleep in cars. “None”, would be the best answer. But this isn’t a “best answer” world. One measure is how many people on the Housing Register (essentially Read more

Revealed – the total number of ram raids last year

Monday, March 6th, 2023

The number of ram raids carried out has quadrupled in the space of just two years – and the majority of those caught were under the age of 18. In two years there has been a 465 percent increase in ram raids, and of those caught by police 70 percent were aged under 18. Data Read more

Clifflife Church property ‘totally ransacked’ in late-night raid

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

The pastor of Clifflife Church in Whanganui has been left feeling frustrated after items were stolen and parts of the property “totally ransacked”. “I think we have a really good rapport and we are seen as a positive influence in the community, so it was completely out of the blue,” Jason Malcolm said. “We’ve got Read more

Fiji police ask Methodist Church’s help to fight crime

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The Fiji Police have asked the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma to help in the fight against crime. Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu made his appeal to delegates at the church’s annual conference in Suva on Friday. He asked for their support in regard to crimes against women and children and in the Read more

Waihi church burgled

Monday, February 12th, 2018

A Waihi priest is condemning thefts from St Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burglars took items, including a metal cross, two candles and two vases. “Some people have lost the sense of the sacred and what is appropriate … They’ve lost the sense of ‘me’ being part of something larger than themselves,” Father Aidan Mulholland says. Continue Read more

Faith based communities have a role to play in reducing crime and violence

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Addressing the causes of crime  and violence in the Great Suva area by could be assisted by the greater involvement of faith based communities. This was one of the solutions offered by participants in Fiji’s first ever discussion on crime and violence Members of faith-based organisations and NGOs gathered in Pacific Harbour in Serua On Read more

Pontifical council chief dropped from fraud probe

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The head of the Pontifical Council for the Family has been dropped from a criminal investigation into a real estate deal. An Italian judge ruled Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia was completely uninvolved in a scheme to buy a 14th-century castle and then re-sell it at a profit. The judge made the decision after a public prosecutor’s Read more

Hollywood-style funeral of mobster sparks outrage in Rome

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The Hollywood-style funeral of a notorious mobster in Rome has seen anti-Mafia campaigners demanding to know why police and the Catholic Church allowed it. The funeral of Vittorio Casamonica, 65, on August 20 featured a gilded horse-drawn carriage, flower petals tossed from a helicopter and theme music from “The Godfather”. The coffin was draped with Read more