The core role of the New Zealand Police in ensuring people are safe and feel safe is built on a core set of values:
- Commitment to Māori and the Treaty
- Empathy and
- Valuing Diversity.
Today's afternoon tea acknowledged the work that Deputy Wally Haumaha has done over a long career, particularly in the area of commitment to Māori and the Treaty, reaching across te ao Māori to find solutions and connections in some of the most complex and difficult occasions in our country's history.
Today's speakers speakers were supported with some impressive waiata, including a rousing rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Caii-Michelle Baker.