All you ever need to know about scams.
The power to make a citizen’s arrest under the Crimes Act 1961 is not as wide as people assume. In fact there is no power at all but there may be justification or protection from criminal responsibility. Justification means people making the arrest are not guilty of an offence and not liable to any civil proceeding. Protected from criminal responsibility means people making the arrest are not liable to any proceedings except a civil proceeding.
Worried about a child or family, but don’t know what to do?
The booklet “How can I tell?” provides information on how to recognise situations where children may be living with violence or abuse.
Older people are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. The abuser is usually a member of the older person’s family or a person employed in a position of trust. The abuser may be struggling to cope with being a caregiver or could be having troubles of their own that are putting him or her under pressure, such as a substance abuse problem or financial difficulties. The abuse can be:
Buying a home in a retirement village is different to buying a home in a residential neighbourhood. As well as location, construction style, and the amenities offered, retirement villages offer different types of occupation right (unit-title, cross-lease or right to occupy). Also, there are joining and weekly charges and then there is the capital return at the end of the contract that varies from village to village.
Identity theft has become an increasingly common and widespread crime overseas. It is also on the rise in New Zealand.
The theft of credit and Eftpos (ATM) cards is a common crime in New Zealand. So, too, is the associated fraud.
While Police work closely with banks and retailers to prevent this type of fraud, there are a number of simple things you can do to assist.
When you buy a vehicle from a private seller, be careful to look out for signs that the car is stolen or the seller is not the true owner of the vehicle.
Vehicle crime is made up of a number of different but often related activities. Theft of vehicles and theft from vehicles are the two most common crime types in New Zealand.
The ideal Neighbourhood Support Group is one where members:
Communicate with each other when they are going on holiday or leaving the house overnight.
Meet regularly to discuss common concerns.
Over the holiday period I have had a number of phone calls in relation to complaints about noise from neighbours. Here is the process you can go through to deal with such problems:
There are two ways that you can let the Police know about traffic incidents and bad driving that you witness. The Community Roadwatch Report is for minor non-urgent incidents and the mobile phone number *555 is for more pressing concerns but neither replaces dialling 111 in an emergency.
There have been a number of recent tragedies involving people getting in to difficulty in the outdoors. There have also been a number of rescues of people inadequately equipped and prepared for the activity they were taking on. Most of these tragedies and rescues were avoidable. New Zealand Land Search and Rescue provide the following advice.
Rheumatic fever is a serious preventable disease which may cause permanent heart damage. A child’s untreated sore throat (‘strep throat’) can lead to rheumatic fever.
Information, FAQ’s and contacts for Drone use
Developed by your Community Response Team and supported by local schools, churches and businesses in the Otumoetai community.
Last year, more than $10 million in scam losses in New Zealand was reported to Netsafe. The number was probably a lot higher in reality. because people are often reluctant to own up to having lost money to a scammer.
Congratulations to Christine Christie – named as National Neighbourhood Support Coordinator of the Year.
Matua is lucky to get you!!
The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 sets out the rights of consumers and the responsibilities of those who serve them. Its coverage extends from retailers to professionals such as bankers and doctors, and includes everything that might ordinarily be purchased for personal, domestic or household use.