Posts Tagged ‘Police’

A love letter to New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Former partner of slain policeman wants his killer released Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The former partner of slain Mangakino police officer Constable Murray Stretch is “flabbergasted” his killer hasn’t been released from prison. Claire Horton, from Tauranga, said Carlos Namana, who brutally beat and kicked her then partner to death had done his time and she hoped he wasn’t being kept in jail longer just because he had Read more

Priests arrested for kidnap and assault of bishop Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Two priests are among 14 people arrested for the alleged kidnapping and assault of an Indian bishop. Police said Fr Raja Reddy engineered the kidnapping and attack on Bishop Prasad Gallela last month and this was motivated by “greed for money and power”. According to police, the suspects confessed to four earlier attempts to kidnap Read more

Police size huge haul of illicit Vatican souvenirs Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

After a raid on a storeroom near St Peter’s Square, police have seized a cache of 340,000 illicit Vatican souvenirs worth some US$2million. The souvenirs carried the Pope’s photo without permission, as well as illegally carrying the Vatican coat of arms and the emblem of the papal tiara. The merchants selling the trinkets wanted to Read more