These people all need rounding up and deporting

People are stupid, and some people are really stupid.

New Zealand Police are a busy bunch of people, responding to emergency situations at all times of the day.

But among those sometimes life-threatening situations reported to the 111 number are some questionable calls.

For the 2014/2015 financial year they received 1,840,078 calls for service. Of these, 791,662 were emergency calls meaning the rest weren’t so urgent.

Here are some of the less urgent calls:

  • A man called to complain there was a fly in the chicken he purchased at a local dairy;
  • A woman asked police to deposit money into her bank account;  
  • A young woman in Auckland called 111 complaining that she had her hair coloured and cut but later discovered the person who did the colouring treatment was not properly certified. She wanted action taken against this person and a refund;
  • An intoxicated person called to enquire about how to roast a chicken;
  • A woman wanting police to call her mother and ask her to come and pick her up from town. She also made the same request to the ambulance;
  • A caller reported a snail in her fridge;
  • A caller’s cat was stuck in a plastic bread basket. This call was referred to the fire service.
  • A young person called to complain that their older brother who was babysitting them wouldn’t let them choose what to watch on TV;
  • A young girl called to enquire about whether it was okay if her family drove their car from Tokoroa to Rotorua;

The Police have suitable charges they could lay against these people who are wasting police time. There are plenty of other examples, like people waging war against the Police with vexatious complaints to the IPCA that tie up resources with false allegations putting innocent cops through the hoops. All of them should be hammered for wasting police time.


– 3News

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.