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December 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Maori women most likely to be assault victims - Stats:

Maori women are more likely to become assault victims than other New Zealanders, police data shows.

Recorded crime victim statistics, recently released by police, showed about one in five assault victims in the last four months was a Maori woman. Yet they make up just 7 per cent of the population.

A family member, such as a partner, ex-partner, parent or sibling, was the most likely person to carry out the assault.

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NZ Economy hard hit by inequality:

Rising inequality has wiped a third off New Zealand's economic growth in recent decades, new international research has found.

The OECD has called for higher taxes and more redistribution of wealth to combat inequality, which it found was damaging the economic performance of most developed nations.  

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Apps for officers keep victims in the loop:

Police have got the green light to submit evidence that they have recorded on their iPads and iPhones as evidence in family violence cases, Police Commissioner Mike Bush says.

They also plan to use the devices to instantly update victims of serious and sexual assaults on the results of bail hearings, in cases where bail had been opposed.

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