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December 2010
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for December 2010.

This issue features:-

  • Pike River devastating for Greymouth locals and police
  • Journalists descend on Greymouth
  • Challenges of Operation Pike
  • Pike spokesperson's 'extraordinarily difficult role'
  • Police commissioner appointed
  • New station opens in Russell
  • Ngakia prepares for the future
  • Burglary prevention in Christchurch
  • Waka ama in Te Tii
  • Trade Me and Police work together
  • Conference focuses on policing and faith
  • Hine Toa camp helps women offenders and victims
  • Liaison officers warn international students about drugs
  • Police share anecdotes about their workday
  • NZ Police team at Delhi Games
  • Kiwi wins Aussie bravery award

Read Commissioner Howard Broad's latest blog about current issues affecting policing.

Julie Wilton
Subeditor Ten-One

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Pike River disaster

Pike River 'gut-wrenching'

Police in Greymouth are reeling from the loss of 29 miners in the Pike River tragedy.



The world watched

Within hours of the first explosion, media from around the world descended on Greymouth.

High risk demands cool heads

The challenges of Pike River were unprecedented.

Face of the Police operation

As spokesperson for the coordinated Pike River operation, Tasman District Commander, Superintendent Gary Knowles updated families and the media at least twice a day during the six-day rescue phase.

Operational policing

April start for new commissioner

Peter Marshall has been appointed as the next Commissioner of Police.

New station for historic Russell

The New Zealand town with the longest police history is now bang up to date, with a new station for its sole-charge officer.

Community policing

Ngakia prepares for the future

Police and Māori leaders put hard social issues on the table at the Ngakia Kia Puawai Leadership conference.

Door knocking aims to bust burglaries

Priorities for police in Christchurch were shaken up by September's earthquake. Burglary prevention is now high on the list and all staff at Christchurch Central are helping with the response.

Police and locals in the same waka

Kick-starting waka ama in a small Northland community has quickly paid dividends to police and locals.


Fighting online crime together

More than half the population of New Zealand (2.5 million) are registered users of Trade Me.

Students given clear message

International students in Auckland are being warned not to import or receive ContacNT.

Riding a wave of change

Riding the wild waves of Karekare Beach was a highlight for young women on the Hine Toa camp in Waitakere.

Second Priority One conference 'refreshing'

Faith and policing were on the agenda at the second Police Christian Support Network conference held in Counties Manukau District in late October.

Better work stories

Police overseas

The team behind our team

Despite fears of chaos and terrorism, the Commonwealth Games concluded without major incident. A team of New Zealand Police officers helped smooth the way.

Kiwi cop scores one for the Aussies

Sergeant Murray Stapp of Hamilton received an Australian bravery award after arresting a knife-wielding carjacker while on holiday in Melbourne.

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