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"We waited 40 minutes for the police to come and do their part. Nobody was available to come to the scene of an unexplained death, or to get an account of what had taken place," Mr Parr said.Source: Body stayed on beach while cop manned speed camera (New Zealand Press Association, 1/22/2005)
He thought police must have been busy dealing with essential matters elsewhere, but then saw a police officer with a speedgun about 3km from the scene of the drowning - at the Ocean Beach Rd intersection with Waimarama Rd.
Burglary victims in Canterbury face an average 22-hour wait – and in some cases up to three days – before being seen by an officer.
Nationwide, police are failing to meet their 10-minute target for priority one incidents 31 per cent of the time.
ACT MP Muriel Newman said the speed ticket figures proved precious police resources were being poured into money-making activities.