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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.


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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It may be a beautiful Kiwi summer but things can go wrong in the bush any time of year. In fact, New Zealand's backcountry sees an average of 3,500 search and rescue incidents annually❗New Zealand Mountain Safety Council's Plan My Walk takes the guesswork out of the critical planning phase by bringing together the necessary information.The app and website include more than 1000+ Department of Conservation tracks, MetService New Zealand weather warnings, watches and forecasts, track-specific alerts, interactive gear lists, and other useful planning advice such as track reviews from other users ⛰️Download the app at www.planmywalk.nz, or access information on Emergency Prep here  https://pmgt.org.nz/emergency-prep/Thank you to Mercury Bay Holiday Park and Opotiki Holiday Park for sponsoring our organisation.
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- AA Driving School https://www.aa.co.nz/drivers/learn-to-drive-the-aa-way/driving-lessons/
- PassRite Driving Academy https://www.passrite.co.nz/our-courses/
- Senior Driver Coaching Session (65+) https://www.aa.co.nz/drivers/learn-to-drive-the-aa-way/senior-driver-coaching/Alternatively, for a FREE driver learning tool, visit DRIVE - https://drive.govt.nz/Thank you to NZBOX and Antony's Cleaning Services for sponsoring our organisation.
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Brazen thieves are making life miserable for tradespeople and their families across east Auckland by breaking into and stealing tools from their work vehicles 🚫“The offenders are selling them through Facebook Marketplace and Trade Me so we encourage people to secure their vans and utes, especially if there are thousands of dollars’ worth of tools in them.”In one incident on February 4, power tools were stolen from a work vehicle parked in Clydesdale Avenue, Somerville.The post said, “He [the victim] is an apprentice with his tools costing over $2000 and you have taken his ability to earn a living.”For comprehensive information on preventing car theft, visit https://pmgt.org.nz/safer-communities/#Dont-let-them-take-your-carThank you to @Flooring Design Kapiti & Levin and @Northland Kindergarten Association (NKA) for sponsoring our organisation.
Water Safety New Zealand recorded 90 preventable drowning deaths in 2023, with a spike in fatalities of children under five 🛟"Alarmingly, the under-five age group saw a spike in drownings, with eight fatalities, surpassing the 10-year average of five," it said.But remember, these drownings ARE preventable.Research conducted by the University of Otago and Water Safety New Zealand found that participation in swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88% among children aged 0 to 4 years.New research from the University of Otago also suggests that teaching water safety in natural open water environments is MORE effective than traditional pools.With proper education and early intervention, we can significantly reduce the risk of drowning, especially among our youngest and most vulnerable population. Access lifesaving resources on Water Safety at https://pmgt.org.nz/home-safety/#Water-safetyThank you to @Tyre Tracks - Goodyear Autocare - Te Rapa, Hamilton and Kennedy Park Resort Napier for sponsoring our organisation.
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- Understand what they need to do before, during, and after an emergency in a format that works best for them.
- Make informed decisions on their emergency plans with clear and accessible information.Check out the website in these new accessible formats:
- Braille: Downloadable files for compatible devices.
- Easy Read: Simplified language and visuals for easier understanding.
- Audio: Listen to the information read aloud.
- Large Print: Increased font size for improved readability.Access more resources on Emergency Prep at https://pmgt.org.nz/emergency-prep/Thank you to Abbott Insurance Brokers and Primor Produce Ltd https://primor.co.nz/ for sponsoring our organisation.
FREE ONLINE SAFETY WEBINAR FOR SENIORS 💻CERT NZ’s Staying Safe Online for Seniors webinar is coming up on the 20th of February and is designed to empower seniors with the know-how to safely navigate the digital world.By attending this free webinar, you can expect to understand online safety, learn how to spot common threats and scams targeting Seniors, and gain practical tips for browsing the internet safely.According to Stats NZ, people aged 65 and over are the fastest-growing demographic of internet users in New Zealand, increasing by 16% in the year to June 2022.So whether you are a Senior yourself, or want to help a Senior in your life navigate the online world, this webinar is for you.Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UI72-cLESu6U98Ngq6oEDw?fbclid=IwAR0-kotzhVTijs9OBpnenY3qKotVL5S68BQMt0sar4lfIpsHdxkUYpEvJAk#/registration Or access more resources on Ageing Safely here https://pmgt.org.nz/ageing-safely/Thank you to EmBrace Orthodontics and SJ Allen Holdings Ltd for sponsoring our organisation.
Data from the Rural Support Trust shows the southern region contributed nearly 40 percent of all new support cases from August to November 2023, the highest proportion in the country.SRST is running a pilot for a Live Me Well health, wellbeing, and mental fitness series of workshops with wellness coach Samantha McBride.The three workshops will provide younger rural men with tips to grow their self-awareness, tools to improve their mental and physical health, and help to build local connections during and after events.Rural Support Trust can be contacted on 0800 787 254. A list of its resources and services can be found on its website at https://www.rural-support.org.nz/Additionally, access FREE Mental Health Helplines on our website at https://pmgt.org.nz/directory/#mental-health-directoryThank you to S.C.M Commercials http://www.scmcommercials.co.nz and The Lumber Bank New Zealand Ltd http://www.lumberbank.co.nz for sponsoring our organisation.
With more than 4000 animals in the care of SPCA nationwide, the charity is seeing a decrease in adoption rates.This means most centres are at maximum capacity.“Every animal in our care deserves a loving forever home, and we want more than anything to help them find this. If you’re already thinking about getting a pet, adopt a rescue animal – it will be one of the best decisions you ever make.”People looking to adopt a pet can browse available animals on SPCA’s website before making an appointment with their local centre here https://www.spca.nz/adopt, and keen foster volunteers can sign up via SPCA’s website here https://www.spca.nz/how-you-can-help/volunteer.Alternatively, for resources on animal welfare, visit us at https://pmgt.org.nz/animal-abuse/#Pets-as-presentsThank you to Hoults Doors Limited and OnTax Business Centre Ltd for sponsoring our organisation.
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