A Whangarei policeman is nursing bruises and a swollen head after allegedly being hit with the heel of a stiletto. A woman was arrested and charged.
It was one of a number of arrests made over the weekend for disorder offences.
Acting Sergeant Jo Rouse said police caught a woman drinking alcohol in Vine St about 12.50am on Saturday, allegedly in breach of the city's liquor ban.
Ms Rouse said the officer warned the woman but when he tried to arrest her, she reacted violently.
Ms Rouse said the woman hit the policeman in the head with the heel of her stiletto shoe, causing minor bruising and swelling.
She said the woman also allegedly kicked an officer in the head as she was being put into the back of a police car to be taken to Whangarei police station.
A 27-year-old Whangarei woman was arrested and charged with assault with intent to injure, assaulting police, resisting arrest and breaching the liquor ban. She was to appear in Whangarei District Court this week. Police made three arrests after being called to reports of violence and disorder in Tennyson St, Raumanga, three times on the same night.
At 11.30pm on Saturday a report came through that a group of people were fighting and weapons may have been involved.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with possessing an offensive weapon.
Violence flared again about 12.35am and police arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with possessing an offensive weapon. Police were called to the street again at 1.53am and arrested a man for assaulting a female.
Meanwhile, two 20-year-old men were arrested about 12.10am on Saturday and charged with fighting in a public place after police found them brawling on Otaika Rd.