City’s spike in weapon seizures
Christchurch : More weapons are seized outside Christchurch courts than anywhere else in New Zealand, yet there will be no security report on the city’s new justice precinct. There were 39 weapons, mostly knives, seized outside Christchurch courts last year, 45 percent of the national total. It was also three times as many as were seized in Auckland, Waitakere and Manukau courts combined.
It’s an unusual spike from the year before, when Christchurch featured 15 out of a total 83 weapons seized.