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Murdered cop's mother welcomes air rifle licensing

Murdered cop's mother welcomes air rifle licensing
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The mother of undercover police officer Sergeant Don Wilkson, shot dead with a high-powered air rifle in 2008, has welcomed a new requirement for owners of the guns to be licensed.

Air rifle move long overdue, says Police Association

Air rifle move long overdue, says Police Association
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - A move to require people to be licensed to own high-powered air rifles is long overdue, says the Police Association.

Greens call for extension to gun licensing plans

Greens call for extension to gun licensing plans
Wellington, July 25 NZPA - A move to require people to be licensed to own high-powered air rifles has been welcomed by the Green Party, but it also says owners should have to register all their firearms.

High-powered airguns to require licence

High-powered airguns to require licence
Wellington, July 25 NZPA - Owners of high-powered airguns will require a firearms licence within a matter of months, the Government announced today.

Man with possible dementia may get strike

Man with possible dementia may get strike
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The 69-year-old man with Parkinson's disease and possible dementia who was charged with assault after grabbing the breasts of a woman in his care home would be excused from trial if he was found to have a mental impairment, Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins

Prison health care should be moved from Corrections - report

Wellington, July 16 NZPA - A report saying the Corrections Department should no longer be responsible for prison healthcare has been hailed by an inmates' rights lobbyist as an important and significant contribution to health policy.

Prison health care should be moved from Corrections - report

Prison health care should be moved from Corrections - report
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - The Government should consider transferring prison health care out of the Corrections Department and into the health sector, a National Health Committee report into improving the health of prisoners says.

Key supports looking into police gun policy

Key supports looking into police gun policy
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he supports looking into giving police greater access to firearms, but that won't stop officers being shot at.

MP bets a night in jail on cost of prison

MP bets a night in jail on cost of prison
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - A Green Party MP says he will spend a night in jail if the Government can build a private prison at Wiri in south Auckland for $300 million.

Wiri prison to have $1.2b spinoff

Wiri prison to have $1.2b spinoff
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - A proposed $298 million public-private partnership prison in South Auckland will have a $1.2 billion economic spinoff, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says.

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