Remember: during Easter, the speed tolerances are 54 and 104 km/h

via sunlive.co.nz

via sunlive.co.nz

Nikki Preston has little good news for those of us who are sick of watching that the speedo doesn’t drift past 104 km/hr.

A survey by Horizon Research has found more people approve of the lower speed conditions than oppose them as the 4km/h reduced speed threshold is rolled out from Easter to Anzac weekend.

Of the 3104 surveyed, 42.6 per cent supported police lowering the tolerance to 104km/h during holidays, compared to 30 per cent who did not.

But New Zealanders were divided over whether it should be lowered outside holidays, with 42.6 per cent supporting it, compared to 37 per cent against.   Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Lone Jewish Woman Oded Balilty, 1 February 2006

Lone Jewish Woman
Oded Balilty, 1 February 2006


West Bank

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You’ve got to be kidding, the dog handler should be given a medal

I can’t believe that the Police have apologised to a ratbag who got to be a chew toy for a police dog for 50 seconds…not even a minute!

Police have apologised to an Invercargill burglar sentenced to eight months’ jail because they left a police dog on him for too long when they were arresting him three years ago.

Blair Donal Taylor was sentenced to eight months’ jail for burglary and one month jail concurrent for resisting police on April 2, 2011.

The incident occurred when police were called to a burglary in Tay St.

Six officers and a police dog were involved in the arrest of Taylor who had been drinking and was uncooperative at the time, police said.

After his arrest, Taylor raised an issue with the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) about the use of a police dog as part of the arrest.

The IPCA report, released today, did not find that the initial deployment of the dog was unjustified but the 50-second deployment may have been unjustified.

Southern District Commander, Superintendent Andrew Coster said police accepted the findings and apologised to Taylor for any additional distress this caused.

”The decision to deploy and persist with the use of a police dog, or any other use of force, is always a judgement call based on the circumstances facing our officers at the time. A police investigation found that the dog’s deployment was appropriate,” he said.  Read more »

Police release helmet cam footage [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

If this is what they do to take down a camper with a knife, the Dotcom raids don’t look over the top at all.



Lux out of control. Police called


Crispy Canadian criminals caught

Hostile in your face racism


Same old same old

It appears that getting a dream gig as a cop in a beautiful place like Wanaka is more like being made the supervisor of a bunch of adolescents on camp than the sort of hard out policing you’d get in a bigger city.

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BSC’s Lillian Small caught telling porkies

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The cartel like BSC really must have their head in the sand. That, or El Presidente Patrick Lee Lo has not let newbie CEO Lillian Small have access to the interweb.

Despite the fact that the Registrar of Incorporate Societies had to investigate the BSC; despite the shocking expose of the BSC by Rodney Hide; despite the discovery of scumbag SFWU tentacles into the very heart of the BSC; despite the BSC even failing its own Society rules and the constant contradictions from junket seeking President, its new CEO Lillian Small has now been caught out telling porkies.


Members of the Fish Gang have sent through Lillian Small’s first attempt to get more members to cough over $20,000 in membership fees via a new mail-out. Slight problem with the mail-out, it’s full of porkies.

Members of the Fish Gang have been rolling around the floor laughing in hysterics at comments like “self–regulating body that operates to a strict code of conduct”.   Read more »

Stealing is fine, as long as you mean well

Cate Broughton reports on a theft:

A Loburn woman who stole a husky dog from Queenstown has not been prosecuted.

The woman, whom police say had good intentions, has been given a pre-charge warning after the incident.

But owner Ryan Watt says the decision is a “joke”.

“Getting a slap on the wrist just tells people, ‘go on, help yourself’,” he said.

The woman had been holidaying in Queenstown and says she was concerned the dog, named Wolf, spent his days chained to a small kennel. She also said his coat was so matted he was unable to lift his leg properly.

“We have never done anything like this before,” she said.

“We acted on impulse, taking the law into our own hands, and we understand that it wasn’t the right thing to do, but a dog needs a lot more than simply food, water and shelter.”

What do the Police think about this?   Read more »