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Covid-19: No new cases today, 250 complaints a day to police about level 2 breaches

Recent NewsNZ Herald

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said there had been a significant drop in the number of level 2 breaches, compared to life under level 3.

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Locked up under lockdown: Police raid gangs, seize drugs, guns and $1.2m in cash

Recent NewsNZ Herald

Up to $1.2 million in cash, class A drugs and firearms have been seized by Police in raids on gangs - as the country was under coronavirus lockdown.

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Rates of gun crimes and killings using guns at highest levels in a decade

Recent NewsRNZ

New figures obtained by RNZ show last year had the highest rates of gun crime and deaths involving firearms for nearly 10 years.

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Budget 2020: Funding boost for emergency services, prisons and justice sector

Recent NewsStuff

Emergency services and the justice sector were given a Budget boost, with an investment in communications and upgrade of the courts.

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Police find guns, drugs at the Mongols' Canterbury gang pad

Recent NewsStuff

Police have found drugs, firearms and stolen property while searching the Canterbury headquarters of international bikie gang the Mongols MC.

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Covid-19: Police Commissioner promises frontline staff will be careful in exercising 'remarkable' powers to stop spread of virus

Recent NewsNZ Herald

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster says his frontline staff will use commonsense and discretion when using "remarkable" powers granted to police.

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