Dive squad brings closure for family

Dive squad brings closure for family

Commissioner Mike Bush

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of free diver Zac Power, whose body was recovered off the western Wellington coast on Wednesday. 

This is a tragic outcome and was the not the result we’d all hoped for.

I want to thank the large number of the boating and diving community, and our staff of divers and the maritime police, who dedicated their time and effort to recover his body and help bring some closure to Mr Power’s family.  

$60M worth of harm prevented

Our staff have once again struck a significant blow against those putting methamphetamine onto our streets and causing untold harm in our communities.

A joint Police and Customs operation saw 49 kilograms of methamphetamine seized in Christchurch at the termination of an operation this week.

The drugs arrived into the city in an airfreight consignment sent from Mexico on 1 November. This amount of the drug had a potential street value of $50 million, and the seizure has prevented $60 million of additional community harm.

Search warrants were executed at a number of addresses in Christchurch and Auckland as a result of the largest-ever seizure of methamphetamine in the South Island.

This was a great job by district staff involved in this operation. You can be proud of the results, not only from an enforcement point of view, but also prevention – in Canterbury and across New Zealand.

Reducing the harm from family violence

Next Friday, I’m hosting a breakfast to mark White Ribbon Day. The White Ribbon campaign aims to end men’s violence towards women by encouraging men to lead by example and talk to other men.

White Ribbon Day is held annually on November 25 with events occurring throughout the month.

As Commissioner of Police and a White Ribbon Ambassador, this is a campaign I am particularly passionate about.

Family violence creates enormous harm in New Zealand, and the Police, together with our partners and communities are committed to working together to prevent the harm this offending causes.   

Happy to help, Charnze

Our staff were only too happy to help when they returned Warriors winger Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad's debut jersey to him after it was stolen along with his car recently. An excellent result from the Otāhuhu team, who were very clearly on the ball!. 

Until next time, stay safe and keep up the awesome work.

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