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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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Hamilton is currently one of the three retail crime hotspots in New Zealand according to Retail NZ, with Auckland and Christchurch also being ranked 👮There were more than 4,000 retail crimes reported to police in Hamilton in 2022, the highest number in recent years.For businesses operating within the retail industry, every incidence of shoplifting impacts significantly on your profits. That’s why you need to implement these effective strategies to prevent and deter crime against your business:➡️ Invest in employee training programs that emphasize the identification and prevention of retail crime. The NZ Police reports that businesses that provide regular training to their employees experience a 70% decrease in internal theft incidents. We recommend All Safe’s theft and robbery course and Retail NZ’s robbery prevention and safety skills training course.
➡️ Install surveillance cameras. According to the NZ Security Association, businesses that have installed surveillance cameras observe a 30% decline in instances of shoplifting and theft.
➡️ Maintain proper lighting both inside and outside your retail premises. The NZ Crime Prevention Unit revealed that businesses with well-lit exteriors experienced a 50% decrease in attempted theft and shoplifting incidents.Access more information on preventing workplace theft here https://pmgt.org.nz/safer-communities/#prevention-in-the-workplaceThank you to Kip McGrath Hamilton NZ and Pieter Donk Ltd - Painting Contractors  for sponsoring our organisation.
The NZ Police Managers Guild Trust has recently approved a community grant to Blue Light, a charity that provides youth with opportunities to learn water safety in a fun and inclusive environment 🏊‍♀️The grant was used to purchase three new Stand Up Paddle Boards, which will be used in Blue Light's popular water-based activities. These activities are enjoyed by approximately 600 youth each year.According to Water Safety New Zealand, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 5 in New Zealand, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children aged 5 to 14.The support from the Police Managers Guild Trust ensures that Blue Light can continue to provide youth with safe and affordable water-based activities 🛟Learn more about Blue Light’s youth programs here https://bluelight.co.nz/our-programmes/To apply for a community grant, visit https://pmgt.org.nz/community-funding-application/Thank you to Pitstop NZ and Antony's Cleaning Services for sponsoring our organisation.
New Zealand is heading for its hottest summer on record, according to climate experts, with temperatures expected to exceed previous records ☀Wildfire experts are warning that this could be the worst wildfire season New Zealand has ever seen, and are bringing in firefighters and tanker planes from Australia to help prepare.Every year, around 3,000 wildfires burn through some 6,000 hectares of New Zealand, costing more than $100 million in damage. It is important to be aware of the fire conditions, forecasts, and fire types in your area, especially during the restricted season.You can check out the NZ Fire Emergency website for the Fire Types Table here: https://buff.ly/3pVf1VWTo prepare for wildfires, clean up your property. Remove any flammable debris from around your home, such as leaves, pine needles, and dry grass. If you see a wildfire, call 111 immediately. Do not try to fight the fire yourself.Access more information on fire safety here https://pmgt.org.nz/home-safety/Thank you to Armstrong Smarter Security - Canterbury and Mitre 10 Mega Pukekohe https://www.mitre10.co.nz/local/MegaPukekohe/ for sponsoring our organisation.
In New Zealand, the average drowning rate is around 80 people per year, that's 80 people too many.A recent incident at Petone Beach, Wellington, where two men had to be rescued after their kayak capsized in strong winds, is a timely reminder of the importance of water safety equipment and preparation 🛟Police received a report just after 1pm on Wednesday 20th September of two men who appeared to be struggling in the water in a strong 30knots (56km/hr) northerly wind.  The men had gone fishing in a twin kayak.According to observers on shore who called Police the men, who were both wearing life jackets, subsequently lost their paddles, and fishing rods, and clung to the side of the kayak.Thankfully these kayakers were rescued safely but it is a timely reminder of the importance of:• wearing lifejackets,
• having some form of communication on you (such as a cell phone in a sealed plastic bag), • and only heading out in suitable weather conditions.Maritime NZ recommends watercraft users undertake courses such as those available through Coastguard to help them prepare for being on the water. Advice is also available at www.saferboating.org.nz and https://pmgt.org.nz/safer-communities/#Water-safetyThank you to NZBOX and Kena Kena Rest Home for sponsoring our organisation.
A state of emergency was declared in Queenstown on Friday morning, with an evacuation centre set up after heavy rain caused flooding and slips overnight.If you rent a property that has been affected by a flood, your landlord is responsible for maintaining the property, including any damage caused by a natural disaster.The landlord is responsible for drying the property and paying tenants for any electricity it uses to do so.Your landlord is not responsible for damage to your belongings caused by the flood. If you have contents insurance, contact your insurer.If your rental has been partially destroyed, the rent should be reduced. Alternatively, you – or the landlord – can apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to end the tenancy.If your rental is destroyed or seriously damaged, you can give notice to end your tenancy and stop paying rent at the end of the notice period.You can find additional resources on the following listed websites:
• Civil Defence Emergency Management
• Ministry of Social Development
• Insurance Council of New Zealand
• Consumer NZAccess more information on Emergency Prep here https://pmgt.org.nz/emergency-prep/Thank you to Pallet Supplies Racing and Crossley Court Orewa Beach Resthome https://www.crossleycourt.co.nz for sponsoring our organisation.
A state of emergency was declared in Queenstown on Friday morning, with an evacuation centre set up after heavy rain caused flooding and slips overnight.Residents in some areas were advised to evacuate their homes, and several roads were closed due to the flooding and slips.How to keep yourself and your neighbourhood safe during flooding events:📞 Check in with your neighbours, especially those who might be vulnerable or live alone (remember, not everyone can read a text or hear a phone call).
📬 If it is safe to do so, reach your neighbours via a note in the mailbox to let them know you're available to help. You can use this template... https://tinyurl.com/nsnz-i-can-help or handwrite your own. Not everyone can hear a phone call.
🧰Share resources with those around you if you can (and if it is safe to do so). This could include things like food, water, shelter, or transportation.
⚠️ Check MetService New Zealand regularly for weather updates, stay aware of the weather watches and warnings at http://bit.ly/AllWarnings and follow the advice of your NZ Civil Defense group.
🚫 DO NOT enter flood water - it can be polluted and swifter than it appears.
📝 If you have a Neighbourhood Plan - put it into action. If you do not have one, you can create one for future scenarios here (https://tinyurl.com/nsnz-plan).
🦺Keep an emergency kit on hand with food, water, a first-aid kit, and a flashlight.And remember, do not hesitate to contact emergency services if you need assistance. Find more information on Emergency Prep on our website here https://pmgt.org.nz/emergency-prep/Resources originally published by Neighbourhood Watch.Thank you to Electrinet https://electrinet.co.nz/contact/ and Armatec Environmental Ltd for sponsoring our organisation.
The New Zealand Police is introducing a new digital notebook tool to replace the traditional paper notebook 📝The mobile app allows officers to capture information and evidence in real-time, including duties, interviews, observations, actions, and decisions. It also captures a timeline of times, dates, places, people, signatures, and events.The desktop app allows approved users to search, view, and export Digital Notebook entries, including for use in court.The Digital Notebook was piloted with 65 staff across Central District earlier this year and will now launch in that District first, in September.It is expected to be implemented in stages across the country, between September 2023 and March 2024 and is a significant step forward in modernizing police operations and improving crime reduction efforts 📲Find more information on Safer Communities here https://pmgt.org.nz/safer-communities/Thank you to Millennium Electrical Ltd http://www.millenniumelectrical.co.nz and Lattey Group for sponsoring our organisation.
#DidYouKnow that one in five New Zealand adults (20.3%) experience a mental disorder at some point each year?Despite the prevalence of mental health problems, many people still feel uncomfortable talking about them, leading to people not seeking the help and support they need.Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is an important opportunity to break down the stigma associated with mental health and encourage people to talk about their experiences.The theme for MHAW 2023 is Kia ora te tāngata kia ora te katoa, which means "If a person is well, we are all well."Mental health is just as important as physical health. When we are mentally healthy, we are able to cope with stress, build strong relationships, and make meaningful contributions to our communities.Speak to one of our free 24/7 available (unless stated otherwise) mental health helplines on our website here https://pmgt.org.nz/directory/#mental-health-directoryThank you to Dental on Raffles and Capital Kitchens & Interiors for sponsoring our organisation.
The number of dogs put down across Auckland has doubled, as 2615 dogs were euthanised in the last financial year.Director of Regulatory Services at Auckland Council Craig Hobbs said shelters were overloaded and over capacity.If you're considering getting a new pet, please remember to ADOPT, DON’T SHOP.There are thousands of dogs in shelters waiting for their forever homes. These dogs come from a variety of backgrounds and breeds, so there is sure to be a dog that is perfect for everyone.Here are our tips for adopting a dog:• Do your research. Animals are a bigger commitment than many realise. To see if you are ready for a new pet, read our ‘’Can you answer “Yes” to these questions?’’ checklist on our website https://pmgt.org.nz/animal-abuse/#Pets-as-presents
• Ensure the dog you are choosing is a good fit for your personality and lifestyle.
• Be patient. Some people find that after taking their new rescue dog home, their behaviour is very different to how it was in the shelter. Ask the shelter/foster carer about the rescue dog’s schedule and replicate that for the first few days to avoid stress and understand that moving into a new environment is stressful for dogs just as it is for humans.Thank you to Cantec Services Hamilton Ltd and Southern Institute of Technology for sponsoring our organisation.
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