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Whangārei youth gang violence spurs CitySafe patrols to wear stab-proof vests

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Chris Cahill said Northland had recently received extra new police staff but they also have to deal with growing family harm and mental health issues…

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Police predict the emergence of a new group of criminals post Covid-19

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Police document says thousands of men and women who’ve never found themselves in trouble with the law are now on police’s radar.

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Labour government would support police body cameras - Little

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Justice Minister Andrew Little says a Labour government would be supportive of a Police move to body cameras for officers.

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Minister refuses to rule out using ankle bracelets for isolation hotel guests

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Police Association President Chris Cahill has been arguing that police should not be expected to patrol isolation hotels in order to stop people…

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Private funeral for Constable Matthew Hunt to be live streamed for nation to mourn.

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Constable Hunt's funeral will be at 11am, Thursday 9 July, and only family, friends, and Police staff will attend in person.

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Police confiscate AK-47, submachine gun, and meth in North Shore drug bust.

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Police found two illegal firearms at the properties - an AK-47 and a submachine gun, pistols, ammunition, meth, cash and jewellery.

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