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


This issue features:-

  • Police Remembrance Day celebrations here and abroad.
  • Police react to the tsunami in Samoa.
  • Wellington Māori wardens.
  • Police support at Howard Morrison's tangi.
  • Police donate to hospital in Solomon Islands.
  • The Bay of Plenty Steamers help police keep children safe.
  • Lyn Provost, the new Auditor-General, bids farewell to police.
  • A community effort gives a Fielding couple a house makeover.
  • Record attendance at Blue Light event.
  • Onehunga police cat Horse.


Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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Fallen colleagues remembered

 Police Remembrance Day service

Police staff joined with family and friends at the Police Remembrance Day Service to honour staff, both serving and retired, who have passed away. The event was held at the Royal New Zealand Police Training College in Porirua on Tuesday 29 September.

Ceremonies honour officers

Remembrance Day was commemorated across New Zealand and overseas.

Memorial service held in the Solomons

In the Solomon Islands, New Zealand police officers took part in an early morning service, along with other Participating Police Force (PPF) members and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) staff.

Operational policing

Samoa tsunami alert triggers concerns

The powerful earthquake measuring around 8.3 on the Richter scale that struck close to Samoa at 06.48am on Wednesday 30 September impacted New Zealand Police in a number of ways.

Police response

At PNHQ the International Service Group (ISG) and Operations Group swung quickly into action.

Fighting crime on sick leave

It seems there’s never a dull moment for Eastern Police District Operations Manager, Inspector Mike O’Leary.

Sir Howard Morrison's tangi

The tangi and funeral of Sir Howard Morrison captivated New Zealand.

Tough jobs make great teachers - Focus on Lyn Provost

This month Deputy Commissioner Lyn Provost vacates the post she has held for eight years to take up her new role as Auditor-General of New Zealand.

Overseas policing

Help for Solomon Islands hospital

Staff and patients at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara, Solomon Islands have benefited from a delivery of medical supplies and other material thanks to the joint effort of government agencies and corporate organisations from New Zealand.

Much-needed supplies sourced

Back in October 2008 Senior Sergeant Dean Gifford hit the headlines for collecting an incredible three tonnes of goods for distribution in the Solomon Islands.

Forensic tools donated

Solomon Islands forensics is to benefit from two thoughtful and significant donations of specialist equipment.

Community policing
Wardens receive new vehicles

In early September Māori Wardens based in Wellington District celebrated the arrival of two new vans in a special ceremony at the Royal New Zealand Police College.

Wardens ‘unique’

In its third year of operation, the Māori Wardens project has seen more than 700 wardens warranted, up from just under 500 in June 2007. Some 500 wardens have attended some form of training through the project.

Feilding community response amazing

An idea by police and social services to give a local family a bit of a helping hand triggered an astounding response from the community of Feilding.

 Cat and kittens cared for in Onehunga

A recent story in Ten-One about Lower Hutt Area Commander Inspector Richard Chambers and his attraction for local moggies prompted OC Ōnehunga Senior Sergeant Hirone Waretini to contact Ten-One about Horse, the ‘station cat’.


Steamers reinforce 'keep safe and play fair' message

Bay of Plenty Police, Blue Light Ventures and members of the Bay of Plenty Steamers rugby team have spent most of the National Provincial Championship rugby season visiting primary schools in the Western Bay of
Plenty talking about how to keep safe and “playing by the rules”.

Record attendance at events

A record 4000 young people attended Blue Light events during a recent three-week community marathon.

Police dispatch

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