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    In the gun: Auckland police seize more than 600 firearms in under a year

    Recent NewsNZ Herald [Premium]

    The Police Association says the statistics paint a worrying picture about the sheer volume of firearms now circulating in the criminal underworld.

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    Police Association: If nothing done on guns, Police will be permanently armed

    Recent NewsNewstalk ZB

    600 firearms were seized by Auckland police officers in less than a year.

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    Napier residents want more action to stop youth joining gangs

    Recent NewsRNZ

    They made the demand at a public meeting in Taradale yesterday, exactly a week after shots were fired during a large gang brawl in the town's centre.

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    Crime up, police data shows

    Recent NewsNewshub

    Police figures show there were 278,644 "total victimisations" in the 12 months to November 30, up 7.1 per cent on the year before.

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    'If there's a bleeding sore in the social periphery of New Zealand, it's the gangs'

    Recent NewsStuff

    Current tensions between gangs are seen as a result of growth and younger members joining gangs.

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    Man killed in Taupō police pursuit 'motivated offender who did not want to be caught'

    Recent NewsStuff

    Bay of Plenty District Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor said police staff involved have been deeply affected by this incident.

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