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No. 411 March 2017

Welcome to the March 2017 issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we look at the Police response to the terrifying Port Hills fires; say farewell to an inspirational officer; highlight the success of our summer recruitment campaign; reflect on a harmonious Waitangi Day; and celebrate with the Police staff who took part in the Auckland Pride Parade.

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


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Fire in the hills

With fire ravaging Canterbury’s Port Hills, Police staff were in the thick of things as they worked to keep people safe.


Double view of disaster

Police officers who are also volunteer firefighters had a unique view of the fires.

Snapshots from the front line

Field intelligence officer, Senior Constable Rod Fraser was helping evacuate residents in Worsleys Road on the Wednesday when they were joined by a bulldozer crew.

Let us in! Applications surge

A record number of people applied to join Police in the first two months of 2017 after a highly successful summer recruitment campaign.

College prepares for influx

The Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) is getting ready for an increase in recruit numbers once the first of the extra 880 police officers begins training later this year.

Building a hive of intelligence

Beehive and honey thefts are devastating to the owners and cost the whole industry, with thefts on the increase and a total cost estimated to be in the millions.

Evidence for better policing

New Zealand Police has the opportunity to take control of its own profession and establish new professional standards and best practice based on evidence.

Equal to the task

When Constable Carrenna Isaac quit school, her options seemed limited. Now she watches over prime ministers and other VIPs as a member of Protection Services.

Pacific focus on people smuggling

Law enforcement, border and government officials from eight Pacific Island nations visited the RNZPC last month for training on how to counter people smuggling.

Pride – our fabulous day

Pride 2017 was the brightest and most fabulous yet for Police, writes Inspector Tracy Phillips.

Farewell to inspirational Anton

Four years ago Constable Anton Kuraia was told he had weeks to live. Last month he finally succumbed to leukaemia after an inspiring campaign to promote the natural therapies he credited with his remarkable remission.


Waitangi – an outsider’s view

As an outsider tasked with observing this year’s Waitangi operation, Rob Neil, of the Lessons Learnt team, was impressed.

Prepared for anything

Inspector Tracey Thompson didn’t expect to be an Area Commander – but now she is looking forward the opportunities and challenges which will face her and her team at Kapiti Mana.

Happy retirement, partner

After an action-packed career, a valued member of Wellington’s dog squad is enjoying an idyllic retirement - relaxing in the sun and having fun with his family.

New role for Woodie

Police in Counties Manukau said farewell last month to Kaitakawaenga/Iwi Liaison Officer Woodie Peka as he took on a new challenge.

National award for Jessica

Congratulations to Jessica Phuang, Asian Liaison Officer for Auckland City District, who last month received a prestigious award for her services to the migrant community.

The fashion police

After ten years out of the fashion world, Frances Nimeti is back – and she wants her Police colleagues to show off their creativity.

An excellent response
By Commissioner Mike Bush

Kia ora. The Police response to last month’s Christchurch fires was an excellent example of our people pulling together and working closely with our partner agencies to keep people safe.

Minister’s Word
A view from Police Minister Paula Bennett

Last month we announced a package that will see 1,125 new police staff. I’m so proud of this announcement – now comes the hard work of recruitment.

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