Residents and politicians fear new armed police teams are being used for lower-risk responses and “preventative patrolling” after an arrest in suburban Hamilton over the weekend.
1.Residents and politicians fear new armed police teams are being used for lower-risk responses and “preventative patrolling” after an arrest in suburban Hamilton over the weekend.Video footage shows police from the newly formed Armed Response Teams pulling over a car linked to a dishonesty crime on a suburban Hamilton road.
2.An Australian chemical company that dismissed the man who went on the establish one of this country’s biggest building product certifiers believes he should have never been allowed into any kind of quality control business. the company told officials of its concerns years ago.
3.New South Wales fire authorities warn the bushfire risk for the Greater Sydney and Greater Hunter areas is set to be “catastrophic”, as the Prime Minister says the Australian Defence Force is ready to help.It is the first time the Sydney region has been rated at that level since the new fire danger ratings were introduced in 2009.
4.Fire crews in Otago are looking to map hotspots through 4600 hectares of scotched land.
5.The theory that it was 1080 that killed about 600 rats, an octopus, a calf and other animals that washed up on a West Coast beach is highly unlikely, a Department of Conservation (DOC) regional manager says.As many as 600 rats washed up on Westport’s North Beach over the weekend to the horror of locals
6.The new political party Sustainable New Zealand thinks they have what it takes to be the next minor party in Parliament, with a simple approach to politics.The party’s leader, Vernon Tava, told supporters at their launch over the weekend that the party will be pro environment, science and business.