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More frontline cops to hit the beat

The coalition Government is welcoming a move by police to put more frontline cops on the beat in Auckland in an effort to tackle...

Mark Mitchell’s promised gang crackdown arrives

A public commitment to crack down on gang crime made two years ago in east Auckland by National Party police spokesperson Mark Mitchell has...

Gang motorcycles crushed as police gain new powers to tackle crime

The Government has announced it’s moving to restore law and order by giving police new tools to crack down on criminal gangs. Justice Minister Paul...

Confusion over Government’s goal of 500 extra police

The coalition Government is working to quell confusion over whether it's amending its commitment to training at least 500 new frontline police officers within...

Police Minister sets clear expectations on law and order

The numerous east Aucklanders who have been the victim of crime in recent years will be hoping the new Police Minister's letter of expectations...

‘Crime must have real consequences’

A National Government will introduce tougher penalties for crime and make the justice system put victims’ interests ahead of those of offenders, the party's...

‘The most important election in my lifetime’

They arrived ready to enthusiastically back their local MP for another three-year term in Parliament and left carrying letters to deliver to voters. More than...

Crime under the spotlight as election looms

Concerns over New Zealand's growing lawlessness drew several hundred people to a public meeting to hear what the National Party would do to reduce...

Supermarkets report 40 per cent increase in crime

Supermarket business Foodstuffs says its North Island stores experienced more than 3200 incidents of retail crime in just three months earlier this year. That's an...

Ram-raid burglaries up 55 per cent since February

Police data provided to the National Party shows ram-raid burglaries have increased by 55 per cent since February. There were 44 such incidents reported in...

Number of crime victims rise 46 per cent

The number of Kiwis who have reported being the victim of crime has risen 46 per cent since 2017. New police data shows victimisations have...

Luxon calls out Labour after restaurant raided

A restaurant is the latest local business to be targeted by thieves and the National Party says the incident is an example of the...

Retail crime reaches record levels

Data obtained by the National Party shows the number of reported retail crime incidents in New Zealand has skyrocketed to more than 10,000 in...

Hipkins “absolutely” has plan to tackle ram-raids

New Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says he has a plan to help dairy owners impacted by crimes such as ram-raid burglaries. He addressed the issue...

National slams Government’s anti-crime package

National Party police spokesperson Mark Mitchell says the Labour Government’s new programme to tackle retail crime “fails to address the core of the issue”. “Criminals...

Ram-raiders continue to target businesses

Data supplied to the National Party shows more than two ram-raid burglaries were committed across the country every day throughout August. Numerous east Auckland businesses...

National says police hamstrung by Government policy

The National Party’s police spokesperson says frontline officers want to crack down harder on gangs but are being hamstrung by a Government that wants...

Luxon calls for Police Minister to be axed

Botany MP and National Party leader Christopher Luxon is calling for Police Minister Poto Williams to be replaced as it’s “clear she’s not equipped”...

MP: We’re being fleeced at petrol pump by Govt

Aucklanders will be angered to learn that despite paying over half a billion dollars in Regional Fuel Tax (RFT), less than half of that...

Luxon shakes up National’s line-up

Botany MP and new National Party leader Christopher Luxon has announced a reshuffle of his MPs' portfolios and parliamentary rankings. He says the new party...

Luxon named as leadership contender

East Auckland’s two National Party MPs are tight-lipped on who they believe should replace ousted former leader Judith Collins. Collins was dumped by her party’s...

Huge turnout at Brown’s campaign launch

It’s all about painting the town blue, said Simon O’ Connor, MP for Tamaki, and MC at Simeon Brown’s campaign launch on Saturday morning. Going...