Arthur Allan Thomas

Thousands of New Zealanders voted this week that the police were losing their trust. Could it be because the police behave as if they're the pope? (And not in the 'without sin' sense)

I've gotta say I was a bit surprised. On The Vote this week, 56 percent of our voting viewers said the police were losing our trust, with 44 percent siding against the moot. I'd expected those numbers to be round the other way and I'd suggest it tells those at police national HQ – once memorably called "bullshit castle" – that they've got some work to do to earn back that trust.

Proposed $60 million spend to boost tourism; police called to schools to deal with unruly students; sharp rise in newborns taken into CYF care; three-strikes law could breach human rights; drinking age to be reviewed; Arthur Allan Thomas joins Bain support camp

The Government and tourism operators are considering spending $60 million to boost tourism, one of the "top 20" ideas to emerge from last week's employment summit, reports the Dominion Post.