You could be forgiven for feeling at times that you live in a country which is of two parts – with one dominating, and the remainder being left far behind.
Updates filtered by: Police
The government’s continued neglect of mental health services is putting extra strain on the police which is already struggling to cope with six years of frozen budgets, says New Zealand First.
Police morale will be at a new low today – as a backlash hits the government’s race-based driver policing policy, says New Zealand First.
The regions are off National’s radar in Budget 2015, and promises made to Northlanders by the Prime Minister have been broken, says the New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Cuts to police numbers in rural areas is failing farmers and lifestyle block owners who are victims of rustlers, says New Zealand First.
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CRIME: MORE ABOUT PREVENTION THAN DETECTION
As the thin blue line of police gets thinner under National, the government is also resorting to trickery to cover up the true extent of crime, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First says the Government’s proposed crackdown on gangs misses the mark and does not go far enough.
Criminals are targeting seniors in South Auckland but the Minister of Police is doing nothing about it, says New Zealand First Associate Spokesperson for Law and Order Asenati Lole-Taylor.
Police Minister Anne Tolley must explain why rural police are left to face potentially dangerous situations alone, and at night, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First says the lack of an increase in the Police budget for the fifth straight year shows that the Government is completely out of touch with reality.
New Zealand First supports all police recruitment drives, including adding more women to the frontline to strengthen police work overall and better represent the community.