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March 2009
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for March 2009.


This issue features:-

  • An officer who has assisted refugees to obtain their driver's licence.
  • A Friday 13th campaign to keep Hamilton motorists safe.
  • A ban designed to target persistent alcohol fuelled offenders in Riccarton.
  • A new website to promote the correct use of the 111 emergency phone number to children.
  • Guardians protecting vacant homes in Manurewa.
  • Images and reports from officers who have returned from dealing with the aftermath of bushfires in Victoria, Australia.
  • A Henderson officer's commitment to working with the Deaf.
  • A new Police Station for Whangārei


Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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Working with the community

 Helping refugees to drive

Refugees settling in Palmerston North now have a greater chance of finding work thanks to an initiative driven by a community police officer.

Working with the Deaf community

Debi Leahy’s new job as Community Constable in Henderson has an added dimension – she’s spending 20 percent of her time working with the Deaf Community.

‘Guardians’ keep homes safe

A new crime-busting programme being trialled by Manurewa Police and Housing New Zealand is improving safety and reducing damage to property in the Manurewa area.

Ban designed to stop bad behaviour in Riccarton

An old fashioned ‘clip around the ear’ with a modern twist is being given to persistent alcohol offenders in the Riccarton community.

Educating youngsters about how to use 111

Police has developed an interactive website for kids to teach them what to do if they have to call 111 and ask police for help.

Operational Policing

 A new police station for Whangārei

Twelve years in the making, the new Whangārei Police Station was officially opened last month.


Friday 13th crash free in Hamilton

Waikato staff combined with Justice Ministry bailiffs for a two-pronged operation on Hamilton streets in the week leading up to Friday the 13th, stopping 200 motorists.

Focus on Australian bushfires

Bushfire scene like the moon or mars

Senior Sergeant Richard McPhail from Invercargill said on his return to New Zealand "In Kinglake and Marysville it felt like the moon or mars, dusty and burnt off. There were no animals and wildlife – it was very eerie."

 ‘What could you say to them?’

Sergeant Shane Salmond of the Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support group explains what it was like dealing with the victims at Kinglake.


‘There was literally nothing left’

Senior Constable Alan Hendrickson from Tasman District described the devastation officers were faced with.

 Images from Victoria

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