Anna Leask is senior police reporter for the New Zealand Herald.

Man wanted for alleged attacks on women found hiding under bed

Antoni Manase Kalekale, who goes by the name of Nase, was located at a Blockhouse Bay property at lunchtime. Photo / Supplied
Antoni Manase Kalekale, who goes by the name of Nase, was located at a Blockhouse Bay property at lunchtime. Photo / Supplied

A man wanted by police for two alleged assaults on Auckland women, including one with a weapon, has been arrested after he was found hiding under a bed.

Antoni Manase Kalekale, who goes by the name of Nase, was located at a Blockhouse Bay property at lunchtime.

A police spokeswoman said he was found "hiding under a bed".

Kalekale has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, injuring with intent and male assaults female.

He will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.

Both of Kalekale's alleged victims are known to him.

"The first assault occurred in Northcote on Sunday night, the victim suffered a stab wound to the back," the spokeswoman told the Herald.

She was taken to hospital but her injuires were minor and she was discharged soon after.

"The second assault occurred in Sandringham on Sunday," the spokeswoman said.

"The victim was assaulted around the head. She received medical treatment and was later discharged from hospital with facial swelling."


Alleged offender's link to the John Key

John Key meets Antoni Kalekale in 2007 after the boy egged his car. Photo / Glen Jeffries
John Key meets Antoni Kalekale in 2007 after the boy egged his car. Photo / Glen Jeffries

Kalekale once made headlines as a boy for throwing an egg at John Key.

In early 2007, Kalekale, then aged 12, was caught throwing an egg at Mr Key's car.

Mr Key was visiting McGehan Close at the time, a street he had previously said epitomised "dead-end" New Zealand where an underclass had allowed hopelessness to "become ingrained".

Mr Key revisited the area in February 2007, and came face-to-face with Kalekale at Wesley Intermediate School during a visit to the I Have a Dream programme.

At the time, Mr Key asked him if he had since been well behaved. "Na," came the reply.

- NZ Herald

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