Ten One No. 398 December 2015 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

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No. 398 December 2015

Welcome to the December issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we hear a grieving family’s message to the police working to keep our roads safe, highlight the recovery operation which followed the Fox Glacier helicopter crash, learn about work to help patients in distress in Auckland, get on song with a police choir and a Kiwi singing legend, and see how art is helping victims in Hamilton.

You can also read Direct Line, Commissioner Mike Bush's latest blog about Police issues.


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Keep up the good work you do…

In September young dad Padraig Malone, known as Parge, died when he crashed his car in rural South Auckland. He was found by his father Kevin.

Disclosure scheme to increase safety

It is now simpler to disclose a person’s family violence history to third parties with the aim of preventing serious harm to a partner.

Iranians focus on youth justice

An Iranian delegation visited Police National Headquarters (PNHQ) last month to see how New Zealand Police deals with child offenders, victims and witnesses.

Top marks for college training

The Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) has earned the highest rating for performance and capability in an NZQA evaluation and review of police training.

Autism - be prepared

An advocate for people with autism is asking frontline staff to be aware that ‘difficult’ behaviour they encounter might be a result of the disorder, and to act accordingly.

Riding the wind

Thousands of metres up, chasing highways of wind, Superintendent Jevon McSkimming literally rises above the demands of the job.

Goodwill at basketball champs

New Zealand Police’s basketball players crammed a lot into their recent Australian visit: supporting an anti-family violence campaign, a visit to children in hospital – and even some basketball.

Pictures by the number

In September Ten One asked police staff to send in pictures taken on their Police-issued iPhones – and received around 60 photos on a variety of themes which reflect the diversity of policing in New Zealand today.

On song against violence

A police choir and a Kiwi singing legend have teamed up in a powerful stand against family violence.

Better way for patients in crisis

Frontline staff in Auckland dealing with people in mental crisis have a practical alternative to taking them to a police station.

Teamwork on the ice

The Fox Glacier helicopter recovery operation showed the exemplary skill and expertise of Police and our partner agencies – and the value of forging strong relationships in advance.

Art to lift the spirits

An art project has transformed the victims’ room at Hamilton Police Station to help put victims at ease and aid the first stages of their recovery.

Video trial to benefit victims

Central District frontline staff are using the video capability of their new iPhone 6 Plus to record statements from family violence victims.

Ka pai, Mum!

It was a proud moment for Sergeant Gaye Gurnick when she stepped up to deliver her mihi at her graduation from the Rumaki Reo total immersion course – but better was to come.

Belly laughs and body parts

Who knew health could be so much fun?

2015 - a full-on year

By Commissioner Mike Bush

Kia ora. It’s been another busy year for Police with plenty of great stories about our values making a difference and staff going the extra mile to keep their communities safe.

Minister's Word

A view from Police Minister Michael Woodhouse

During my year as Police Minister, one issue that has repeatedly come up is the routine arming of our police.

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