Man charged for possession of explosives, weapons in New Zealand

A man in Christchurch was charged in court on Wednesday with possessing explosives, ammunition and offensive weapons a day after police found a suspected explosive device in the city where 50 Muslims were killed in attacks on two mosques in March. Police said the 33-year-old suspect had no known link to those attacks. He was… Read More Man charged for possession of explosives, weapons in New Zealand

New Zealand police arrest man, recover explosive device in Christchurch

New Zealand police said on Tuesday a man was arrested and bomb disposal officers found a package with a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March. Police cordoned off streets in the Phillipstown area of the city… Read More New Zealand police arrest man, recover explosive device in Christchurch

Malaysian diplomat sentenced to nine months detention for assault

A Malaysian diplomat who terrorised and indecently assaulted a woman in New Zealand was sentenced to nine months home detention on Thursday. Mohammed Rizalman bin Ismail, who was a military attache at Malaysia’s Wellington embassy at the time of the attack, admitted to indecent assault last November after denying initial charges of attempted rape and… Read More Malaysian diplomat sentenced to nine months detention for assault

Seven feared dead as helicopter crashes in New Zealand

Seven people are feared dead after a sightseeing helicopter crashed in New Zealand, police said. “It is believed two were Australians and four were from the United Kingdom,” police said in a statement on Saturday. It did not give the pilot’s nationality. The helicopter went down on Saturday on Fox glacier, a popular tourist destination… Read More Seven feared dead as helicopter crashes in New Zealand