I have had a long and fruitful discussion with the Police this evening, in the context of the receipt of some key emails to this site from anonymous sources.
The Police have awesome forensic I.T. resources that, if they choose to use them, can quickly verify the source of such emails, and allow the Police to confirm or otherwise the veracity of the email content – I have now forwarded the Police copies of these anonymous emails for them to investigate as they may see fit to do so.
In order to further assist the Police in following up the multiple tip-offs that have been received by this website, the Police have asked me to post the following link for website readers to contact, if they have any information about any criminal activity that they may feel would be useful to anonymously report to the Police: http://www.crimestoppers-nz.org/ and the “Crime-Stoppers” anonymous tip-off phone number is 0800 555-111. I have also posted this link to the “Blog Roll” at the bottom of the page.
I tried the Crime-Stoppers service out myself, and attempted to deliberately give my name and contact details – the Crime-Stoppers people refused to record any information about who I was. Don’t be startled by the English accents when you ring in – the service is run from the UK!
Oh, and GNK has been bleating like a wounded lamb to the Police about this website – they basically told him to put up (hire a lawyer, and sue me under civil jurisdiction), or shut up.