For British and Australian citizens hoping to get a “foot in the door”, New Zealand’s Department of Corrections are offering some assistance to emigrate to N.Z. to become a Corrections Officer.
Applying from the UK
To apply from the UK, applicants must be currently employed in a Custodial, Police, Security or defence role and have a minimum of two years experience.
Applying from Australia
To apply from Australia, applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand but do not necessarily have to have custodial experience. We will be travelling to Australia in September and the United Kingdom in October to conduct Assessment Centres with short-listed candidates. Successful UK candidates will be supported in their application for a Work Visa but will also have to meet all health and character requirements set by Immigration NZ.
By LEIGH VAN DER STOEP
Unarmed police officers were forced to throw stones at a dangerous fugitive who fired a pistol (handgun) at them.
Richard Alan Duthie (40 yrs. old) allegedly shot at two West Auckland police officers on Monday and was last night on the run. He has been wanted by police since May after failing to appear in the Rotorua High Court on drugs charges and is described as armed and dangerous.
On Monday morning, the officers stopped Duthie driving a blue Holden Commodore in Henderson. He gave the officers a false name and drove off. Police then pursued him into Swanson, where he lost control of the car and crashed into a ditch. After warning the officers he was armed, he opened fire on them.
Sources told the Sunday Star-Times the officers had no way to defend themselves. They (Police) resorted to picking…
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