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Harewood Tavern in Christchurch robbed with sawn-off shotgun overnight

A sawn-off shotgun has been used to rob a Christchurch tavern overnight.

Detective Andrew Owens said a man armed with a firearm described as a sawn-off shotgun entered the Harewood Tavern just before midnight on Wednesday.

“The offender made off with a sum of money and left on foot,” Owens said.

Two staff members were working at the time.

Owens said while the event was traumatic for them, “thankfully no one was injured”.

Eleven police units, including officers with a police dog, responded to the incident.

The offender, described as Maori of athletic build, is yet to be caught. He was wearing dark clothing and his face was covered at the time.

Police are urging anyone with more information to contact the Christchurch Central Police Station on (03) 363 7400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

stuff.co.nz

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19/01/2017 09:40

Cost of bollards at Parliament tops $1m

More than $1 million will be spent on security bollards at Parliament that have caught out innocent drivers.

Labour MP Trevor Mallard went on a fact-finding mission after he fell victim to the notorious electronic bollards last September.

Mallard’s Ford Mondeo station wagon was struck by the rising bollards, annoying him as he said he had waited until the lights signalled he could drive across.

He subsequently put 10 written questions to Parliament’s Speaker David Carter, which reveal the total budget to install the bollards at four entrances is $1,078,000.

As of November a total of eight vehicles had been struck by the bollards, with three of the incidents involving ministerial VIP cars.

nzherald

 

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18/01/2017 15:59

Unmasked – arson suspect caught on camera

Police have released a CCTV image of a suspect in a burglary turned arson attempt on the Shirley St Albans Club.

The man appears to have a black mask pushed up on top of his head – instead of on his face.

Smoke was seen coming from the building on Hills Rd on Monday at about 10.20am. The fire was deliberately lit according to police.

“The fire started in the corner where a bookshelf was. Whoever lit it poured accelerant on it and started the fire,” Detective Constable Craig Watts said.

Police are appealing for any sightings of the man.

If you have information phone 363 7400.

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

nzherald

 

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17/01/2017 14:52

Security qualifications fraud ‘public safety risk’

The head of an exam board is warning that undetected qualifications fraud in the security industry is becoming a “risk to public safety”.

Raymond Clarke, chief executive of Industry Qualifications, is calling for tougher scrutiny to prevent fraud in workplace qualifications.

And when it applies to security staff, he says, such fraud is a “significant threat to public safety and wellbeing”.

Exam watchdog Ofqual said it had “a number of ongoing investigations”.

 

BBC News

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17/01/2017 09:07

Gunman opens fire at BPM music festival in Mexico

Tourists have been caught up in a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival in Mexico, which left at least five people dead and sparked a stampede.

A lone gunman opened fire at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen just after 3am Monday local time (9pm NZT) on the last night of the BPM festival, according to an official statement.

Fifteen people were injured, some in the stampede, and three of the dead were from the US, Colombia and Canada, Mayor Cristina Torres told Turquesa radio.

 

nzherald

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17/01/2017 08:57

Taranaki robbery victim chases armed offender

 

A Taranaki petrol station attendant chased a would-be robber away this morning, despite being threatened with a knife.

A man with a knife allegedly threatened the worker at Challenge Spotswood Service Station at 6.15am today, said police.

The attendant chased the offender through the South Rd forecourt and the nearby Spotswood College grounds after an “altercation”.

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=11781887

 

 

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13/01/2017 15:07

There is no silver bullet to stop fraudsters

A common stereotype of fraudsters is that they are psychopaths. That fraudsters are considered manipulative, callous and remorseless is understandable, considering the consequences of fraud.

But these traits are not necessarily typical. Different people commit different types of fraud in different circumstances.

False stereotypes of who fraudsters are, and why they do what they do, could lead us to go after the wrong people.

Employers need to start by avoiding what psychologists call a fundamental attribution error – focusing on characteristics of individuals while ignoring the effect of environment on their behaviour. This means that to predict who is likely to commit fraud, we need to understand the effect of fraudsters’ environments.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11781659

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13/01/2017 10:04

Taskforce Ghost: Exposing Auckland’s underbelly

 

Special investigation: How an undercover agent infiltrated the casino VIP lounge and led police to a sprawling underworld network flooding Auckland with drugs.

 

In total, Taskforce Ghost seized 744kg – enough to cook 22.5 million hits of P – smashing all records.

The police identified other shipments, dating back years, which slipped through the border using a similar modus operandi.

Cash and assets worth more than $20 million were seized.

After four separate trials, more than 30 people were convicted and sent to jail.

As far as exposing New Zealand’s underbelly goes, Taskforce Ghost was “right up there”, in the typically understated parlance of a career detective who plays his cards close to his chest.

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11770151

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13/01/2017 09:15

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Certification - Computer Based Testing Arrives in NZ

Certification candidates in New Zealand can sit their CPP®, PSP® or PCI® examinations at a time that suits them rather than have to wait until the first Saturday of November each year. Candidates must apply online via the ASIS International website and then arrange an appointment with the Prometric test centre in Auckland. See our Certification Page for more details.

 

Security Professionals’ Register Australasia

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ASIS New Zealand Committee for 2016

The ASIS New Zealand Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on 30th November 2015 via video conference between Auckland and Wellington. The following were elected as the Executive Committee:

CHAIRMAN

Scott McNaughton

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Dean Kidd

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Ngaire Kelaher PSP®

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Lincoln Potter PSP®

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