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Politicians Urged To ‘do The Right Thing’

Monday, 2 March 2020, 3:01 pm | NZ Police Association

For 30 years politicians have failed the memory of the Aramoana massacre victims, and the New Zealand Police Association is asking them to this week, in Parliament, avoid adding the victims of Christchurch to that legacy. "What that means is ... More >>

Firearms In New Zealand: Where To From Here?

Saturday, 29 February 2020, 10:45 am | NZ Police Association

Firearms in New Zealand: Where to from here? Chris Cahill, NZ Police Association President This time next week, all going well, Parliament will have passed the Arms Legislation Bill as the second tranche of firearms reforms designed to make all New ... More >>

Police Health Plan Wins Consumer NZ’s People’s Choice Award

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:11 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Health Plan which is administered by the Police Welfare Fund, has been awarded the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for 2019. The award is the result of Consumer NZ’s customer satisfaction survey of health insurance providers, in ... More >>

Award for officers who arrested alleged Christchurch gunman

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 12:01 pm | NZ Police Association

The two officers involved in the capture and arrest of the alleged gunman in the March 15 attacks on two Christchurch mosques, are the recipients of the 2019 New Zealand Police Association Bravery Award. More >>

NZ Police Association supports next phase of gun law reform

Monday, 22 July 2019, 4:15 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Association, Te Aka Hāpai backs the government’s emphasis on public safety as the driver of its second tranche of amendments to New Zealand’s firearms law, announced today. More >>

Scrapping VSO's dangerous and short-sighted

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:44 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Association is deeply concerned that the jobs of the country’s 26 Vehicle Safety Officers (VSOs) are to be axed at a time when New Zealand’s road toll is unacceptably high, and climbing. More >>

Caution urged over publication of Taser camera footage

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:50 am | NZ Police Association

The Police Association has appealed to media outlets to show judgement and fairness if they publish Taser camera footage from a recent trial of four Hawkes Bay police officers. The officers were acquitted of assaulting Gregory McPeake by using either ... More >>

Police Association questions Shooting Club ban

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 12:49 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Association is alarmed that a Wairarapa shooting club has banned police from using its firearms training facility in a bid to force Police National Headquarters to change its attitude on certain gun policies and procedures. More >>

Police Association welcomes commitment to policing

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 2:21 pm | NZ Police Association

New Zealand Police Association President Chris Cahill says the Government’s announcement of 1125 new police will make a real difference to the fight against crime in this country. More >>

Resourcing Critical to Changes in Youth Justice Age

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:23 pm | NZ Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association says it is vital that the Government adequately resource its decision to extend the youth justice system to include lower-risk 17-year-old offenders. More >>

Rise in child abuse investigations reflect pressure

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 5:11 pm | NZ Police Association

“Child abuse investigation has been a very heavily audited and scrutinised area of policing since the IPCA inquiry in 2007,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Association supports Pora compensation

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:00 am | NZ Police Association

The Police Association fully endorses the decision to compensate Teina Pora for wrongful imprisonment. The Association also believes the decision to apologise is the right one. More >>

Police Association: Status quo budget for police

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:09 pm | NZ Police Association

“The 2016/17 budget is an acknowledgment that the police operational budget cannot continue to absorb inflation costs as well as natural wage increases,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Drug law investigation needed

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 1:45 pm | NZ Police Association

Police Association President Greg O’Connor has been quoted in various publications today as advocating for the liberalisation of cannabis laws. That is not correct. More >>

Association pleased officers’ concerns recognised

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 3:36 pm | NZ Police Association

“The Police Association welcomes the decision by the Law and Order Select Committee to inquire into why criminals are accessing firearms so easily,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Focus on gangs is timely

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 1:39 pm | NZ Police Association

“It is vital that the public of New Zealand do not become complacent about the extent to which gangs in New Zealand are expanding their sphere of intimidation. This week’s announcement and subsequent publicity around establishing a co-ordinated ... More >>

Police Association welcomes Collins appointment

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 12:14 pm | NZ Police Association

Police officers will be welcoming the news that Judith Collins will return as Police Minister, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Government just scraping by on Police Budgets

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:20 am | NZ Police Association

Police budgets have been frozen for five years and today’s Budget announcement doesn’t come close to undoing the damage those freezes have done, New Zealand Police Association Vice President Luke Shadbolt said. More >>

“Women Shaping Policing”

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:52 am | NZ Police Association

Police Federation of Australia Women’s Advisory Committee Conference (PFA WAC) 28-29 April, Wellington More >>

Unanimous Call for Commissioner to Arm Police Full Time

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:26 pm | NZ Police Association

In the wake of a series of recent armed offender incidents, delegates to the Police Association Annual Conference today called unanimously on the Commissioner to arm Police full time. More >>