Ten One No. 355 March 2012 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

No. 355, March 2012


Welcome to the March issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we see how three districts worked together to bust a major methamphetamine operation, predict how much mayhem will be caused by changes to give way rules and look back on a tough year for Canterbury staff.

You can also read As I See It, Commissioner Peter Marshall's latest blog about Police issues.


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Combined op busts major meth ring

An operation by staff from Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland districts uncovered what appeared to be the country’s largest operating methamphetamine lab last month.

10 million and counting...

The Communications Centres clocked up a big number last month when the 10 millionth event was entered since North, Central and South Comms moved to a single national database in October 2007.

New rules unlikely to mean mayhem

While there will be no amnesty on poor driving at intersections, police staff will take a ‘softly, softly’ approach when two give way rules change this month.

Two more districts get crime reporting line

They may be rivals on the rugby field but when it comes to reporting crime, Canterbury and Auckland are now on the same side.

Written warnings hit the road

Written traffic warnings are expected to be favourably received by police staff and the public when they’re trialled in Auckland this month.

Staff Days set new direction

Show-and-tell on an unprecedented scale got underway last month with the first of 150 ‘Staff Day’ information sessions being held in Westport and Counties Manukau.

Canterbury marks a tough year

The first anniversary of Christchurch’s most devastating earthquake evoked mixed emotions from Canterbury staff, many of whom are still caught up in disruption and chaos.

Inspiring audio released

Seven minutes of audio tape from the Southern Communications Centre was released to media on the earthquake’s anniversary.

Cultural approach the right option

Police interaction with families in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake was the opening topic of a series of talks at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea just days before the disaster’s anniversary.

Awards first of many

Following the emotionally charged Civic Memorial Service, the mood took a more positive turn as 140 recipients of the Christchurch Earthquake Awards were announced.

Good show put on for Games

Lower Hutt welcomed some 1500 competitors to the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games this month.

Having a ball at a serious level

It’s not easy fitting international tournaments around a night shift but Constable Melissa Ruru says supportive workmates make all the difference.

Take advantage of Staff Days - By Commissioner Peter Marshall

Arrangements for Prevention First Staff Days are now well in hand in all districts. These sessions will be a vital introduction to our new strategy. Prevention First is a fundamental shift in our approach and requires buy-in from all members. Some may find it challenging; many have already embraced it. Whatever your position, take advantage of this opportunity.

Minister’s Word - A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

Working in Parliament, I’ve seen my fair share of attention-seeking.

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