Ko wai te kiore pukurua i kai ngā parāoa huka?

Ko wai te kiore pukurua i kai ngā parāoa huka?

Mike Bush, Police Commissioner

Ngā mihi. This year to mark Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we launched a specially designed car featuring Te Reo and our Turning of the Tide koru design, to reflect our two objectives of achieving better outcomes for New Zealanders through working in partnership with Iwi and recruiting more Maori staff. The car is based in Counties Manukau, and has been a huge talking point and an innovative way for our staff to engage with their community. 

Ko wai te kiore pukurua i kai ngā parāoa huka? 

“Ko wai te kiore pukurua i kai ngā parāoa huka? (Who’s the guts who ate all the doughnuts?) This is a fun way and light hearted way to use te reo in our everyday language. Everyone should feel confident at having a go, especially this week. Small improvements, such as ensuring the correct pronunciation of people’s names, street names and community organisations is one step anyone can take to help break down barriers between different cultures. 

If you see the car out and about, feel free to ask our staff to Pūhia te mīti-pai i ngā wā katoa (always blow on the pie!).

Cold case resolution after 30 years

Our staff have done an outstanding job to arrest  and charge two men in relation to the 1987 murder of Chris Bush in Maramarua. The investigation into the tragic and senseless death of Chris was reopened after new information was provided to Police. These arrests show that Police will not give up on chasing justice for murder victims.  Chris’ family have been through every person’s worst nightmare, and I hope these arrests after all this time can offer them some degree of closure.

Amazing opportunity for you to be recognised for the great work you do!

On Monday I launched the Woolf Fisher Trust  Police Fellowships, with Sir Noel Robinson, Chair of the Woolf Fisher Family Trust Foundation. As I outlined in my e-mail to all of you, this is an awesome opportunity for our staff to be recognised by their peers for the great work you do. As part of the reward, you will be able to travel overseas with your partner, to undertake a short course of study or an observation placement at an international police service. This is an incredible gesture from the Woolf Fisher Trust and reflects the high esteem in which Police is held.  

Social Media Power

Police puppies have struck again, winning the hearts of people all across the world.

Every time our social media team posts anything to do with Police dogs or puppies, the reach across the public is huge. 

To demonstrate, the latest post, featuring a video of five-week-old lab puppies with futures as explosives and drug dogs, has reached nearly 300,000 people. It has also been covered by international media. 

In true Trans-Tasman and Pacific partnership, their mum Nova was gifted to the squad by the Melbourne Border Force. These puppies may go on to detect drugs and explosives in Fiji, Tonga or Samoa.


As always, keep safe.


Ngā manaakitanga

Mike Bush MNZM

Commissioner of Police




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