Feb. 10, 2021, 9:05 a.m.
The face of the NZ Police at Waitangi has changed, those who affiliate to Ngāpuhi have traded the traditional blue suits for more relaxed attire and are working with their people on the ground.
In the not so distant past, the place of NZ Police at Waitangi has been to prevent civil disorder. At times, Māori officers have had to stand opposite their whānau on the frontlines of protests outisde of Te Tii.
However, this has changed with the rise of Iwi Liaison Officers who have been able to work alongside the organisers of Waitangi Day as well as iwi to keep people safe at the commemorations.
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