Speech from the Throne

Volunteer Rural Constabulary

“....will investigate a volunteer rural constabulary programme. Community law centre funding will increase and a Criminal Cases Review Commission will be established. Family violence networks, including Women’s Refuge and Shakti, will get more funding.”


Failed to deliver.

This was investigated and New Zealand First was taken by surprise to learn Police had recommended not proceeding with it.

Public comments from NZ First MPs suggest the matter isn’t settled and a voluntary rural constabulary may be formed. 
It won’t. The policy is dead.