My daughter lives in Auckland nz and has a stalker, police have arrested him 2 and now he is out again? what can she do?

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Customer: my daughter lives in Auckland nz and has a stalker, police have arrested him 2 and now he is out again? what can she do ?
JA: Has your daughter talked to a New Zealand lawyer about this?
Customer: nope not yet
JA: What steps have they taken so far?
Customer: charged him, he went on the run then handed himself in a few days later, they charged him again let him out again, he has a 7pm curfew that he has broken 2 as he sits outside my daughters home and tries to get in, now she is at an airbnb hiding, she is a teacher in a school he has been to her school and the principal and board are aware of him now, he is a u.k citizen and not sure if he is even legally in NZ this guy is a prof fighter and rugby player in NZ
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Customer: he told the police via email catch me if you can, get me before I get to the school and get her?
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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington with more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.

Customer
hello there
Customer
its ok we ca type
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Her next step should be to get a protection order in the Family Court. This will enable the police to pick him up when he breaches the order and keep him in custody. If she already has a protection order then she should complain each time he breaches this

Customer
I believe she had that and he has breached it twice
Customer
then he walked himself into the police station a few days later, after stalking her some more
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Perhaps also complain to Immigration-if he doesnt have a current visa, or is behaving badly, they may cancel his visa. She does need to continue to report every breach

Customer
the 2nd time the police held him overnight then it went before a judge the next day and because he walked himself in the judge let him go . again, he gives fake addresses where he lives, they cops don't go check on him, the neighbours took photos of him outside her house, the police came and got his vehicle getting onto the onramp via ctv camera footage
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Another place would be to complain to his rugby club and tell them he should not be part of club if he is harassing someone as a stalker

Customer
its hard to find out information on him as he has no social media
Customer
but great idea about contacting immigration and the club
Customer
my daughter has changed her phone and is trying to come home to Canada in the meantime so she can feel safe, but as she is not a full nz citizen might have a. problem getting back into nz
Customer
he has a court date nov 10
Customer
he has lots of cash this guy so I feel he is being treated easy, why wouldn't they hold him when he broke bail the first time or just put him on a plane and ship him out?
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

She needs to tell the police that he continues to breach the order and tell them she opposes him getting bail, because of the continued offending. If he is here on a work visa and is convicted of a serious crime he will be deported

Customer
he's not working there
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

I guess she may not know what visa he has, but if it is a visitor visa then that would be cancelled.

Customer
a rugby team sponsored him to play in Rotorua then he got hurt and moved to Auckland to train and heal, he goes to a gym 6hrs a day and is now winning fighting competitions all over Auckland so they are sponsoring him we belive
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

She should also complain to the gym management that he is not someone they should sponsor

Customer
I will try n get the contact no for them
Customer
the police want to give her a necklace to wear 24hrs day but only works around her home, not at the school where he is threatening to go back to when the schools open in 2 weeks, she teaches 5yrs ?
Customer
is there anything that you can suggest to protect herself more
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

The necklace is a start but the police really need to do better if he is such a risk. She could complain to the police or even the Independent Police Conduct Authority that they are not helping

Customer
what is a independent police conduct authority?
Customer
she is prepared to loose everything she has ever worked for and come home because she is so scared, she hasn't been out in weeks and doesn't sleep
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

They look after complaints where the police havent acted properly or inefficiently

https://www.ipca.govt.nz/site/complaints/

Customer
ok thank you very much for answering my questions
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last one
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I thought as the school was involved it might of escalated into more serious consequences but it did not?
Customer
I mean small children are involved and there safety
Customer
I cannot seem to get any contact information to report him to immigrate authorities, would you have any info on this ?
Customer
are we done
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

There is a complaint page for Immigration

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact/complaints

Customer
thant you very much for everything as a mother I feel better.
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