Category Archives: NZ Law & Order

Guest Post: Supreme Court once again overrides parliament — Kiwiblog

A guest post by David Garrett: On Thursday 7 October, the Supreme Court issued the latest judicial assault on the Three Strikes (3S) law. In 117 pages of convoluted linguistic and legal gymnastics, it said what I could have in less than ten pages: that indecent assault being a strike offence was problematic, it had…

Guest Post: Supreme Court once again overrides parliament — Kiwiblog

Winston vs Harry — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: A Mongrel Mob leader accused of helping a Covid-positive sex worker obtain documentation to travel to Northland has lashed out at the allegations and threatened legal action.In an interview with Te Ao Māori News this afternoon, Hawke’s Bay Mongrel Mob leader Harry Tam says the claims levelled by former Deputy Prime Minister…

Winston vs Harry — Kiwiblog

Apply the Rules Equally or Not at All — The BFD

Conserve NZ It seems that many people want to hold faith leaders Brian Tamaki and Peter Mortlock accountable for backing protests that they consider to be potential “super spreaders” of Covid-19.  So if people see this as a justifiable position, then there is another public figure who needs to also be charged: our Covid-19 “expert”…

Apply the Rules Equally or Not at All — The BFD

Is a ‘Lawful and Peaceful’ Protest Now a Crime? — The BFD

Brian TamakiThe Freedoms & Rights Coalition Team Yesterday, I had a visit from two officers from the New Zealand Police at my home informing me that I was to be charged with two offences under the ever-changing laws passed by the government now known as the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No…

Is a ‘Lawful and Peaceful’ Protest Now a Crime? — The BFD

Legalised Iwi Checkpoints Part of He Puapua — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust Self-declared iwi “border controls” will become lawful under clause 12 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2) introduced on September 21. See http://www.pco.govt.nz/covid-19-legislation/ Maori and Pasifika wardens, a nominated representative of an iwi organisation, or community patrollers, will have the legal authority to run roadblocks/checkpoints under the supervision of a constable.…

Legalised Iwi Checkpoints Part of He Puapua — The BFD

Who Are My Parents? Why New Zealand’s ‘Creaky’ Surrogacy Laws Are Overdue for Major Reform — The BFD

Debra WilsonAnnick MasselotMartha CeballosUniversity of Canterbury Children born through surrogacy are much wanted and much loved. Under the current law, however, they can spend at least their first months of life in a kind of legal limbo. This is because of the way several separate pieces of legislation cover the two types of surrogacy: gestational,…

via Who Are My Parents? Why New Zealand’s ‘Creaky’ Surrogacy Laws Are Overdue for Major Reform — The BFD

ACT’s Law and Order policy — Kiwiblog

ACT have released their draft law and order policy. Safe to assume that unlike Labour, funding the Mongrel Mob is not part of their policy. Their key points are: Introduce Gang Injunction Orders based on the UK ones introduce in 2009Ban gang members on welfare benefits from spending the benefit money on alcohol, gambling or…

via ACT’s Law and Order policy — Kiwiblog

Gangs Are the Problem, Not the Solution — The BFD

Darroch BallCo-Leader Sensible Sentencing Trust. Over recent months there has been a massive increase in police shootings, gang violence, and innocent members of the public being caught in danger caused by gangs. Every week we are writing to you, posting on social media, and putting out press releases not only with commentary about the gangs…

via Gangs Are the Problem, Not the Solution — The BFD

41% Of Offenders Not Completing Te Pae Oranga — The BFD

Labour’s Te Pae Oranga programme is failing to hold offenders to account with 59% of people being sent to the alternative justice panels failing to complete the programme, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Alternative resolutions have a place for low level offending, however the Government also needs to ensure people who are referred…

via 41% Of Offenders Not Completing Te Pae Oranga — The BFD

Napier living in fear — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Gang activity in Napier has led to locals being far more fearful about their safety than they used to be.A survey of 597 local people, undertaken in February, has revealed that 44 per cent of locals felt the city was not a safe place to live. That compares to just 17 per cent…

via Napier living in fear — Kiwiblog

Birth Certificates To Be Based On Ideology Not Biology — Family First NZ

Media Release 14 March 2021 The Government has confirmed it will push through a law change which will deem birth certificates meaningless. Birth certificates will be based on the choice of the person, including the fact that no medical evidence is required for the change. “By choosing your own gender in your birth certificate, the…

via Birth Certificates To Be Based On Ideology Not Biology — Family First NZ

What Lies beneath the Checkpoints — The BFD

Press Release: New Conservatives In 2017, the coalition of Labour, NZF and the Greens took control of New Zealand thus becoming the start of a journey that originally claimed transparency, openness and kindness but has failed to deliver except in the area of removing freedoms and disempowered democracy. New Conservative has worked hard to keep…

via What Lies beneath the Checkpoints — The BFD

Crime down through lockdown, mental health, self harm, domestic harm at ‘usual levels’ — Your NZ

In a media conference today Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said that through the Level 4 lockdown has been a decrease in crime involving assaults, road policing and theft, From RNZ: ‘We need to continue to stick to the rules’ – Police Commissioner Police Commissioner Andrew Coster says police have dealt with 4452 breaches since the […]

via Crime down through lockdown, mental health, self harm, domestic harm at ‘usual levels’ — Your NZ

Let’s tell the Nation WHY the Government has it Wrong — The BFD

Nicole McKeeSpokespersonFair and Reasonable Campaign On Tuesday, the Arms Legislation Bill is likely to be back in Parliament for its most critical stage and I’m writing to ask for your help for one last push to get the public to understand why this is so important. With your help, we’ll be able to buy full-page ads across the…

via Let’s tell the Nation WHY the Government has it Wrong — The BFD

New threats directed at mosque being investigated — Your NZ

New threats have been made online against the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch that was the target of a mass shooting nearly a year ago. While online attacks on Muslims have continued since the massacre I think this latest threat is more likely to strengthen defence and support of Muslims in New Zealand. Stuff: Worshippers […]

via New threats directed at mosque being investigated — Your NZ

SFO charges involve two $100k National donations — Your NZ

Newsroom: Not one, but two $100k donations to National in court Court charging documents released to the media by order of Auckland District Court Judge Edwin Paul today show that three of the four defendants – whose names are suppressed ahead of a hearing next week – each face two joint charges of deception over a […]

via SFO charges involve two $100k National donations — Your NZ

Where should the SFO focus? — Kiwiblog

It’s excellent news that the Police have referred on the Electoral Commission complaint about NZ First to the Serious Fraud Office. The Police have a woeful record when it comes to electoral law enforcement, while the SFO have shown much more ability to investigate these issues. So what offences may have been committed and who…

via Where should the SFO focus? — Kiwiblog

More than half of marijuana medical claims on Twitter were tweeted by bots — Family First NZ

 

APHA Press 19 December 2019Family First Comment:This is a significant study – and shows how the debate is being skewed… to the detriment of public health. “Posts generated by bots that indicated cannabis could allay health concerns outnumbered those generated by humans. “Unsubstantiated health claims perpetuated by social bots may have offline consequences, such as…

via More than half of marijuana medical claims on Twitter were tweeted by bots — Family First NZ

New District Court judges increase number and diversity — Your NZ

Twenty one new District Court judges have been appointed, which will increase the total from 155 to 172 (some are retiring but 10 positions are new). This sounds like a lot of judges, but the courts are under a lot of pressure, with delays in proceedings common. Increasing ethnic and gender diversity is a given […]

via New District Court judges increase number and diversity — Your NZ

Greens want NZ to never host APEC — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Green Party opposes the changes on the grounds New Zealand shouldn’t allow bodyguards and security staff from other countries to carry firearms. Justice spokeswoman Golriz Ghahraman said existing laws should be enough to provide for security of visitors during APEC. This is just being silly. New Zealand will not be eligible to host…

via Greens want NZ to never host APEC — Kiwiblog

The BFD Video: VICTORY: Two House Raids Against Us Declared ILLEGAL — The BFD

This video might be of interest as it shows the result of Tarrant sending an unsolicited donation to conservative activist Martin Sellner. His house was raided by the Austrian police not once but twice, items were taken and he and his wife Brittany Sellner (Pettibone) had camera and computer equipment confiscated! This has now been…

via The BFD Video: VICTORY: Two House Raids Against Us Declared ILLEGAL — The BFD

Why Aren’t Police Disarming Gangs Instead of Terrorising Legitimate Gun Owners? — The BFD

 

Changes to NZ gun laws are being used by police to harass law-abiding gun owners while criminal gangs go about their business of terrorising the public. Dieuwe de Boer was targeted by a bevy of armed police who searched his house for illegal firearms. They didn’t find any because de Boer is a law-abiding gun…

via Why Aren’t Police Disarming Gangs Instead of Terrorising Legitimate Gun Owners? — The BFD

Beware the influence of vested interests’ input into the cannabis debate — Family First NZ

 

Stuff co.nz 9 January 2020Family First Comment: Superb article warning of financial conflicts of interest by those arguing for legalisation of cannabis…“In the ongoing public discussion of New Zealand’s decision on cannabis it is valuable to hear all perspectives, but when these reflect only major corporate vested interests it would be reasonable to expect an indication…

via Beware the influence of vested interests’ input into the cannabis debate — Family First NZ

Evidence Shows Legalising Cannabis Is Social Injustice — Family First NZ

 

Media Release 8 January 2020 As pro-cannabis lobbyists and politicians in New Zealand argue that marijuana legalisation will increase social justice, disparities among use and criminal offence rates continue among race, ethnicity, and income levels in US states that have legalised marijuana. And a new paper published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law…

via Evidence Shows Legalising Cannabis Is Social Injustice — Family First NZ

Until Police Can Stop This Behaviour, LFOs Should Resist a Register — The BFD

 

The Police have become overbearing and threatening in their dealings with Licenced Firearms Owners. They have been aided and abetted by an out of control Police Minister, Stuart Nash. Currently, they are ramming through legislation for a gun register despite the fact that no gun register anywhere in the world has been either A) cost-effective.…

via Until Police Can Stop This Behaviour, LFOs Should Resist a Register — The BFD

Police Concerned Cannabis Reform Won’t Shut Gangs Out of Black Market — The BFD

 

Read all the concerns from the police – and then ask yourself, whose opinion do you trust more? The Police who deal with this every day, OR Chloe, Andrew, Helen and the Drug Foundation? Police concerns: One of the proposed benefits is to free up police resources but that is not actually the case. If…

via Police Concerned Cannabis Reform Won’t Shut Gangs Out of Black Market — The BFD

National’s Law and Order ‘discussion document’ — Your NZ

The release of National’s Law and Order Discussion Document has prompted a lot of discussion. I can’t find a way to see the actual discussion document, it is supposed to be here but it appears that you have to answer a questionnaire before you get to see the document. Ah, ok, I have worked out […]

via National’s Law and Order ‘discussion document’ — Your NZ

New Conservative Leighton Baker Talking about Family — The BFD

New Conservative Leader, Leighton Baker talking on Family. Leighton states that we need to stop crime before it happens rather than solve it at the end. We need to find the causation of crime through research. We need to research in prisons where we will find common denominators such as the single-parent family. A lot…

via New Conservative Leighton Baker Talking about Family — The BFD

Gangs Promise to Sign Up to Firearm Registry (Just Kidding) — The BFD

 

The NZ Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) has called on New Zealand’s growing gangland community to tell police how many firearms they possess and how many of their members are licenced to own and use them. They did so knowing that it will never happen as bad guys are never going to sign up…

via Gangs Promise to Sign Up to Firearm Registry (Just Kidding) — The BFD