Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Time To Get On With Progressive Policing

MEDIA RELEASE

OFFICE OF MINISTER OF POLICE HON. GEORGE HAWKINS

Time To Get On With Progressive Policing

Police Minister Hon. George Hawkins this afternoon met with senior police and the police association president to ensure deputy police commissioner Rob Robinson’s “smooth transition” into the acting commissioner position.

“I have full confidence in the police and in the force’s ability to be responsive, progressive and effective in solving and preventing crime.

“Now that the Peter Doone issue has been concluded the police, public and the Government can again focus on how to improve policing in New Zealand.

“It is now time to get on with the war against burglaries and other crimes,” George Hawkins says.

“There are many pressing issues facing us all. Burglaries, violence and dishonesty crimes cause deep concern in communities throughout the country. Now is the time for us all to focus on how to solve crimes and to work at preventing crimes from occurring,” George Hawkins says.

“Over the next few months I intend to travel around the country visiting small police stations, from the Far North to the Chatham Islands.

“This week I will be visiting Dunedin and then to west Auckland and North Shore City police stations.

“It is important that as we rebuild policing in New Zealand, that I as Minister visit police stations and meet with local communities around the country. While there I will be listening and discussing each region’s grass roots policing and respective needs,” George Hawkins says.

Press Secretary contact: Selwyn Manning, 025 270 9131.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Hong Kong Protest Movement

Nearly ten weeks after the huge Hong Kong protests began, managing to still get 1.7 million people onto the streets in the rain is a testament to how strong the pro-democracy movement has become...

The pro-democracy protests enjoy huge support among Hong Kong’s youth, partly because the democratic systems currently at risk have only a limited time span. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Welfare: More Measures To Help Those Facing Homelessness

Ministers have announced $54 million in Government funding for initiatives which will support at-risk individuals and whānau to stay in their existing tenancies. The funding will also provide additional wrap around services. More>>

ALSO:


Corrections: New Strategy On Māori Reoffending And imprisonment

Authentic co-design with Māori, incorporating a Te Ao Māori worldview, and greater connectedness with whānau are key elements of Hōkai Rangi, Corrections’ new departmental strategy designed to address the long-term challenge of Māori reoffending and imprisonment. More>>

ALSO:

Pacific Island Forum: Australia v Everyone Else On Climate Action

Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment is to commission yet another report into what action needs to be taken. More>>

ALSO:

Unscoped Or Missed Damage: Resolution For Canterbury Owners Of On-Sold Homes

People with over-cap on-sold* properties in Canterbury can now apply for a Government payment so they can get on and repair their homes. More>>

ALSO:

Hamilton-Auckland: First Urban Growth Partnership Signed

New Zealand’s first urban growth partnership between the Government, local councils and mana whenua was signed at a meeting of mayors, chairs and ministers in Hampton Downs today. More>>

ALSO:

Vote On Action Next Week: Secondary Principals Walk From Negotiations

“Unfortunately we consider there is no further value in continuing negotiations at this point. The government has not been able to table an offer that will be acceptable to our members.” More>>

Patrol Car Stolen, Glocks Taken: Manhunt In Gore

The driver rammed the patrol car before fleeing on foot with Police chasing, also on foot. The man has then circled back around, stolen the patrol vehicle, which had the keys left in it, and rammed another Police car... Two Police-issued Glock pistols were stolen. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels