Manawatu candidates face off over youth crime, methamphetamineWARWICK SMITH/STUFF Grey Power members listen to candidates for Palmerston North pitch for votes. Manawatu politicians agree that arresting and locking up young offenders will not solve the region's youth crime problems, but that has not stopped candidates from getting a grilling about their plans. Many questions from the crowd of Grey Power members at a candidates meeting in Palmerston North on Wednesday touched on law and order, including dealing with methamphetamine and youth crime. NZ First MP Darroch Ball said the youth justice system was failing, as many young offenders were being given pre-charge warnings or discharges without conviction. WARWICK SMITH/STUFF Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway has his turn at the microphone.
Source: Stuff August 23, 2017 09:33 UTC