New Zealand’s government and opposition are at loggerheads on how to confront youth crime as the death of a dairy worker in Auckland shocks Kiwis.
Ardern grapples with NZ crime challenge
The violent murder of a dairy worker has become emblematic of Auckland’s crime woes, deepening troubles for Jacinda Ardern’s government.
On Sunday, Ms Ardern attended the funeral for Janak Patel, who was killed while running the dairy – which Kiwis call a corner store – in the heart of the prime minister’s electorate.
“An individual’s life has been taken and a family’s life has been shattered. It was deeply, deeply moving,” Ms Ardern told TVNZ.
Police have charged a 34-year-old man with murder and aggravated robbery and two others with robbery.