Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New police commander for Eastern Bay of Plenty

New police commander for Eastern Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty, 18 March 2014 - Eastern Bay of Plenty has a new police commander with Inspector Kevin Taylor officially taking up the mantle from today.

He succeeds Sandra Venables who took up the role of District Commander Eastern District in the Hawkes Bay earlier this year with a promotion to superintendent.

Inspector Taylor, who is married with four children, has served the New Zealand community as a police officer for 31 years.

Aside from Lower Hutt and Hamilton, the majority of his policing career has been here in the Bay of Plenty. He was a sergeant in Tokoroa and later the officer in charge of Putaruru for six years. As a Senior Sergeant he was the officer in charge of Te Puke, and then a request to relieve in the Human Resources Manager at District Headquarters in Rotorua for a few weeks turned into 10 years. During his time at District Headquarters he has relieved as Area Commander for Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty as well as District Commander and Road Policing Manager.

"I'm looking forward to a change and a new challenge," says Inspector Taylor. "I will be joining a team of people who are passionate about policing and keeping their local community safe, and I will be embracing the chance to build on that good work.

"The area is not without its issues. It has seen a rise in crime over the last few years and even though that has been tailing off there is still work to be done. There is also a big road trauma problem and there is a challenge to address a number of issues; particularly around high risk drivers, alcohol, speed and restraints which are contributing to too many deaths and serious injuries on our Eastern Bay of Plenty roads. So road policing is a centre in my mind and it's not just about enforcement; it is about changing culture and getting the community to come on board to reduce road trauma.

“Strong partnerships with local agencies and the community will be at the heart of my role as they are essential if we are to reduce the effects of crime and road trauma.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Sky City : Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out. The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill.
More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: Mediation Between Lyttelton Port And Union Fails

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) has opted to continue its overtime ban indefinitely after mediation with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) failed to progress collective bargaining. More>>

Earlier:

Science Policy: Callaghan, NSC Funding Knocked In Submissions

Callaghan Innovation, which was last year allocated a budget of $566 million over four years to dish out research and development grants, and the National Science Challenges attracted criticism in submissions on the government’s draft national statement of science investment, with science funding largely seen as too fragmented. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Spark, Voda And Telstra To Lay New Trans-Tasman Cable

Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand’s two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building a trans-Tasman submarine cable to bolster broadband traffic between the neighbouring countries and the rest of the world. More>>

ALSO:

More:

Statistics: Current Account Deficit Widens

New Zealand's annual current account deficit was $6.1 billion (2.6 percent of GDP) for the year ended September 2014. This compares with a deficit of $5.8 billion (2.5 percent of GDP) for the year ended June 2014. More>>

ALSO:

Still In The Red: NZ Govt Shunts Out Surplus To 2016

The New Zealand government has pushed out its targeted return to surplus for a year as falling dairy prices and a low inflation environment has kept a lid on its rising tax take, but is still dangling a possible tax cut in 2017, the next election year and promising to try and achieve the surplus pledge on which it campaigned for election in September. More>>

ALSO:

Job Insecurity: Time For Jobs That Count In The Meat Industry

“Meat Workers face it all”, says Graham Cooke, Meat Workers Union National Secretary. “Seasonal work, dangerous jobs, casual and zero hours contracts, and increasing pressure on workers to join non-union individual agreements. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news