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Brian Hartley

Retired Police Superintendent Brian Hartley left us suddenly, aged 84, on 14 August 2022. The team here at the Police Managers' Guild Trust would like to extend our most sincere condolences to Brian's Family, Friends, Colleagues and anyone lucky enough to have known him. 

Brian was the Driving Force behind the formation of the PMGT in 1997, a Trustee since the PMGT was formed and was elected a Life Member in 2019.

Under his careful and diligent guidance, the PMGT has donated over $3,500,000 to the victims of crime and produced education to benefit millions of Kiwis.

Brian's extraordinary example and legacy is one that will further motivate us to stop crime and save lives.



As a worldwide leading manufacturing company, SEW-Eurodrive is moving the world! Countless conveyor belts, bottling plants, gravel plants, luggage at the airport and much more would stand still without their motors, gear units, gearmotors, corresponding automation technology and range of services.

SEW-Eurodrive has been a supporter for PMGT for over 8 years now; helping us to distribute our crime prevention education to over 25,000 kiwis, informing the public on matters such as child safety, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and more as well as allowing us to fund a wide range of community support organisations and services.

Sincerely, thank you to John Hainsworth and the staff at SEW-Eurodrive for their ongoing support - from the team at NZPMGT.


The New Zealand Police Managers’ Guild Trust are proud to have helped the NZ Fiji Schools Rugby Sevens in reaching their financial goals to allow young Fijian boys from across the country to come together and play a game that they love whilst honouring their heritage. 

Whilst Fiji did not win (NZ Condors won both boys & girls competitions), the NZ Fijians never gave up, scoring the last try of the match through Ratu Kuli Naleisomosomo within the last minute. We are convinced there is an abundance of future Fijian stars with the team. 

The boys blasted out a note or two at the powhiri for the team which was an exceptional event in itself and the team are now taking the opportunity to review what they did well, what could have been done better, and are planning to win the title in the next edition of the World School 7’s in December 2022. We have every confidence that the boys will do an astounding job. 

‘’I therefore wanted to pass on our thanks and appreciation for the part you and the NZ Police Managers Guild Trust played in helping us. What we did would not have been possible without your very kind support. Again a big Vinaka vakalevu from our entire NZ Fiji Schools 7’s squad’’ - Inspector Jim Wilson. 

NZ Fiji Schools Rugby Sevens

NZ Fiji Schools Rugby Sevens Players 


Our latest community grant, Blake Paynter was the recipient of our NZPMGT grant to assist him with advancing in the sport of rowing with a view of gaining a scholarship to study in the United States. 

In March 2021, Blake was titled the 6th fastest under-18 single scull rower in New Zealand. Following that, his rowing times and on-water speeds are alongside the fastest junior rowers in New Zealand. 

As of 19th January 2022, Blake was able to commence study at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida USA. He has received an athletic scholarship to be a part of a rowing team and is lined up to be in the stroke seat of their top eight. 

We also congratulate Blake on maintaining a high standard in his academic school work and scoring in the top 7% in his SATs. This means he has also been awarded an academic scholarship from the university and has selected to study Business for a 4-year degree.

‘’The journey to achieve this has been filled with hard work, perseverance, and cannot be achieved without the support of many people including the kind support from the New Zealand Police Managers Guild Trust. Our family would like to express that we are very thankful for the support you have given Blake and hope you can feel the same level of proudness that we feel as parents of him.  When he is racing, you can feel that you are in the boat with him and part of the team.’’ - Marc Paynter and family.

Your donations help us to continue to offer practical help to people and families wishing to reach their goals. 

Rowing athlete

Blake Paynter, New Zealand rower is a recipient of our community grants program

To see our community grants list; head here

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The opioid crisis in NZ has been a growing concern. According to recent statistics, there were 494 drug-related deaths in NZ in 2020, the majority of which involved opioids.Naloxone is a medication that can rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, displacing the opioids, and restoring normal breathing patterns. Naloxone is safe and can be administered via injection or nasal spray.In 2013, NZ became the first country in the world to enable trained pharmacists to dispense Naloxone without a prescription. This means that you can visit your local pharmacy and request Naloxone directly from a pharmacist.In 2020 alone, over 16,000 Naloxone kits were dispensed from pharmacies across the country.Moreover, from 2013 to 2020, community Naloxone programs in NZ reported over 1,500 successful overdose reversals. These interventions have undoubtedly saved countless lives, providing individuals with a second chance to seek treatment and recovery.For free 24/7 available drug use helplines, visit https://pmgt.org.nz/directory/#drugs-&-alcohol-directoryThank you to Adgraphix and Marlborough Turf for sponsoring our organisation.
NZ Police have issued a warning to the public regarding a rental scam that is currently circulating.These scammers create enticing rental listings, often featuring attractive properties at affordable prices. Once potential victims express interest in a particular rental, the scammers request a bond payment upfront.Unfortunately, once the payment is made, the scammer promptly removes the listing and deletes the account, leaving the victim without a rental and out of pocket.Some examples include:
‘’Auckland rental scam: Pregnant woman loses thousands’’ https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/auckland-rental-scam-pregnant-woman-other-tenants-lose-thousands/W67R7J3XP5AULG2GEVGVZ5CFWA/
‘’Student relocating to Auckland loses $1000 to online rental scam’’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/128660009/student-relocating-to-auckland-loses-1000-to-online-rental-scamTo protect oneself from falling victim to scams, keep these guidelines in mind:➡️ Take the time to research the property and the landlord. Search for the property through alternative sources and cross-reference the information provided in the rental listing.
➡️ Be cautious when asked to make payments in advance, especially without having seen the property in person.
➡️ If you believe you have encountered a rental scam or any other form of online fraud, report it to the police immediately on 105 or visit your local police station to make a formal report.Access online safety resources here https://pmgt.org.nz/online-safety/Thank you to Neat Feat and Anderson Creagh Lai https://acllaw.co.nz/ for sponsoring our organisation.
According to a study, Auckland streets pose a higher risk to pedestrians and cyclists when compared to major European capital cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Berlin.It revealed that:➡️ Three times more pedestrians die in Auckland, relatively, compared to Paris, and twice as many as in London.
➡️ Twice as many cyclists die as in Paris and Barcelona, and four times Berlin.
➡️ For 2-wheelers, including motorbikes and scooters, Auckland is six times the lowest European fatality rates.While it is crucial to address these systemic issues on a larger scale, there are steps individuals can take to enhance their safety when walking or cycling on Auckland streets.➡️ Avoid distractions such as using your phone or wearing headphones.
➡️ Utilize designated crosswalks.
➡️ Make eye contact when crossing paths with drivers.
➡️ Wear reflective clothing in low-light conditions.
➡️ Walk facing oncoming traffic.In addition, find more on road safety here https://pmgt.org.nz/safer-communities/#Road-safetyThank you to Refrigeration Supplies Ltd and Iceman Whakatane for sponsoring our organisation.
Each year, approximately 42,000 unwanted dogs and cats find their way into shelters across the country, according to the Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA).By adopting, individuals directly save the life of an animal in need.Furthermore, many adopted animals have received necessary medical care, vaccinations, and sterilization before being made available for adoption. Shelter staff often assess and provide behavioral training, ensuring that adopted animals have a better chance of integrating well into their new families.Adopting from a shelter is also more cost-effective than buying a pet. The adoption fees typically cover the animal's vaccinations, microchipping, and sterilization, which can be expensive when obtained independently.The importance of adopting animals in New Zealand cannot be overstated. With the numerous benefits of adoption, it is crucial to continue promoting this practice in our society.Some well-known animal shelters providing adoption include:SPCA https://www.spca.nz/adopt
Friends With Tales https://friendswithtales.co.nz/
HUHA NZ https://www.huha.org.nz/animal-adoptions-new-zealandIn addition, find more on animal welfare here https://pmgt.org.nz/animal-abuse/Thank you to Danny's Real Pita Bread and Buteline Plumbing Systems - NZ  for sponsoring our organisation.
There have been more drug-checking clinics in 2022 than any other year!The NZ Drug Foundation has pooled its data from across all the organisations to take a look at what substances were found.22% of the drugs they checked were partially or completely different to what people thought they had.Of these, 12% were another substance entirely, and 10% were a mix of the presumed substance and other substances.If you’re taking drugs, we’d recommend that you take them in to get checked ahead of any planned partying.You can head to NZ Drug Foundation’s calendar to find a clinic near you https://thelevel.org.nz/drug-checking-clinics/In addition, you can find more resources on drug use here https://pmgt.org.nz/drug-abuse/Thank you to Graze Out Caterers for sponsoring our organisation.#NZDrugFoundation #KnowYourStuff #NZNeedleExchangeProgramme
According to statistics released by the New Zealand Police, approximately 73,000 burglaries were reported in the country in the year ending June 2021.Of these reported cases, around 61% occurred at residential addresses, underscoring the vulnerability of homes to criminal activities.Security systems play a pivotal role in deterring criminals, reducing the risk of burglaries, and enhancing overall residential safety.Studies have indicated that homes with visible security systems, including alarms, surveillance cameras, and signs, are less likely to be targeted by burglars.Insurance companies often consider the presence of security systems when calculating home insurance premiums. This indicates that the industry recognizes the effectiveness of these systems in reducing the risk of burglary and property damage.Modern security systems are also equipped with advanced technologies that enable real-time alerts to homeowners and authorities in case of a breach. And they capture valuable footage that can aid in identifying perpetrators and providing evidence for investigations.Home Security Installation companies include:
➡️ ADT Security
➡️ Chubb Security
➡️ AlarmNZIn addition, access more home safety information here https://pmgt.org.nz/Thank you to Pou Whakaaro and Hoddys Fruit Co. for sponsoring our organisation.
Credit cards offer superior fraud protection compared to other payment methods in New Zealand. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, credit cardholders are only liable for up to $50 in unauthorized charges if promptly reported.Additionally, many credit card companies have zero-liability policies, meaning cardholders are not responsible for unauthorized charges. According to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, credit cards accounted for just 4% of reported fraud cases in 2022.Credit card companies also employ robust fraud monitoring systems to detect suspicious activity and proactively alert customers. A survey by Payments NZ revealed that credit cards had the highest fraud detection rate among payment methods, with 92% of fraudulent transactions identified and blocked.Credit cards provide an additional layer of protection through the chargeback mechanism. In situations where a merchant fails to deliver the promised goods or services, or engages in fraudulent activities, consumers can initiate a chargeback. This involves the credit card issuer reversing the transaction and refunding the consumer's money.In 2021, New Zealand reported a staggering 85% success rate in chargeback claims related to credit card transactions, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.If you have experienced a scam involving unauthorized transactions, you should contact your financial institution immediately. Banks and credit card companies have fraud departments that can assist in investigating and resolving fraudulent activity.In addition, access online safety resources here https://pmgt.org.nz/online-safety/Thank you to Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust and Trends Kitchens for sponsoring our organisation.
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