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1. Posted by FredrickJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

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Hello All. After recent developments her in this lovely country. I felt something I could do was to pass out this information...

Recent news broadcasts quoted "tourist Crime numbers where up" recently and that Tourist Hot Spots are all being serviced by local Thieving Scumbags...

I live in this wonderful country, i love this wonderful country, i feel I should share with you the visitors to our islands..the facts...Be very Wary when leaving anything..any where... We havea mountain Parrot the Kaka you will meet him in the glaciers of the south island...however he is a pesky little thief!! and so we have this problem in our community..pesky little thieves and you the visitors are their best target...
pass the word...be wary..be safe or they will pinch it!1 and that is the better of some possible outcomes..i

travel well
Fredrick

2. Posted by kiwisteve (Budding Member 24 posts) 8y

You also need to watch out for the KEA
they also steal things not just from tourists from locals too !!

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

Is it also not true that being caught out in a rainstorm can be dangerous in New Zealand-especially if one forgets one's brolly?

Curious mind wants to know.

4. Posted by FredrickJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

Yes it is true...however the type of Brolly does come into play when the sky is blue...

I have seen tourists vehicles looted in the main streets...its called opportunity crime...

5. Posted by redcadence (Budding Member 28 posts) 8y
  • *sigh** I am leaving for NZ in 67 days, and I am a little concerned. I am travelling with my partner. Could you give me some more advice??

Cheers!

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

I wouldnt get anyway concerned about crime levels in NZ - not knowing stats but l would hazzard a wild guess that you are more likely to be faced with crime in the UK than in NZ.

But not Kea mind you - they are lethal.............

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I read this too fast and thought we were talking about tourists who go to NZ to try out the new crimewave rage.

8. Posted by FredrickJ (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

A Crime wave rage...lol...there is a All day Reggae festival early February though.

However to clarify: Times are tougher here! So those who prey on the regular tourist season have even more reason to commit crime...parked cars, campers "we have thousands of them remember" ! Anywhere Anytime!

They will garbage bag everything in seconds, so consider how you carry your valuables...
I am only offering a frank report of what has made it to local radio news broadcasts as our city Rotorua is very popular with tourists and the thieves that skulk about..

We have signs, posted about that read...

LOCK IT
OR
LOOSE IT.

pre warned is prearmed.

9. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Quoting redcadence

**sigh** I am leaving for NZ in 67 days, and I am a little concerned. I am travelling with my partner. Could you give me some more advice??

Cheers!

Crime against tourists and the public in general happens all over the world from theft to much worse. Just use common sense as you would anywhere - be aware of what is going on around you; dont take valuables with you if you dont need them - simply be sensible - this l would think should be the case in New Zealand as in any country in the world.

10. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

The question we must all ask ourselves before visiting is "do parrots like reggae music"?