Posts Tagged ‘Police’

Police work and social work can go together Comments 0

Monday, September 28th, 2020
Māori

A call for help from domestic or family violence is made on average every four minutes in New Zealand, whose high statistics regularly top global lists. And South Auckland is the country’s ground zero, where 23,000 calls come in yearly for family violence. The area also has a large Māori and Pacific Islander population, but Read more

The seal of Confession Comments 0

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
confession

In every family, in every community, there are unresolved conflicts; there is sin. In Matthew 18:15-20, he sets out the steps for reconciliation. First, “if your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone”. If that works, well and good. If it doesn’t, then call him to the table with a Read more

Families of police shooting victims join march on Washington Comments 0

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
black lives matter

Preachers, politicians and family members of Black people who had been killed or shot by police gathered on the National Mall on August 28, the anniversary of the March on Washington. They called for new legislation to address racial inequities in the country. And they urged people to vote. Among the speakers Friday was a Read more

A love letter to New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Taylor

An African American actor who is in New Zealand has penned a column in the New Zealand Herald which he calls his Love Letter to New Zealand. “This is my love letter to New Zealand for all you’ve done for me after escaping a country that made me feel like a natural-born refugee and becoming Read more

Coster: Racism important issue for future of New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
coster

The commissioner of police, Andrew Coster thinks racism was one of the most important issues for the future of New Zealand. He said this when speaking at a vigil for George Floyd which was held at St Peter’s Church in Willis St, Wellington on Wednesday. “The events that led to the death of George Floyd Read more

Police ping unlicensed drivers while they are at church Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
unlicensed drivers

Hundreds of people have been identified by police as not having a drivers’ licence while attending church services in South Auckland. They have been offering the unlicensed drivers free courses instead of giving them tickets. Police say the campaign is necessary in order to reduce offending rates. More than a quarter of all court proceedings Read more

Police use excessive force at Church arrest Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019
excessive force

Police are being accused of using excessive force in arresting protesters at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hong Kong. CNA reports the excessive force was deployed as peaceful pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong escalated into violence. Video on social media shows at least four riot police officers entering offices at the Church and violently subduing a Read more

Police say ‘Holy Spirit’ saved speeder from ticket Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Divine intervention may have saved a German speeder from a hefty fine, according to police. At least he has Mother Nature to thank. Viersen police have shared a speed camera photo on Facebook that shows a dove in flight covering the face of a Renault Twingo driver caught doing 34 mph (54 kph) in an Read more

Police give safety briefings to places of worship Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019
safety briefing

Churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship are getting personalised safety briefings from the police. Police are delivering safety tips and going through emergency plans with religious organisations to ensure people are – and feel – safe when they pray. Last week anti-Muslim leaflets were placed on cars while people attended church services in Palmerston Read more

Duty calls: Police not to be involved in affairs Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018
affairs

Samoan police officers involved in extra-marital affairs are in the focus of Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. Speaking at a police graduation ceremony the Prime Minister said the Police Commissioner had yet to fully implement his decision last year to weed out at least one half of police ‘couples’ in the force. He is giving Commissioner Fuiavailili Read more