New Porirua Police Hub: Opening Ceremony – video

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The new Porirua Police Hub has opened up for the public to use as a service that values its local communities – now more than ever, a modern building means better support for locals in all sectors.

Deputy Police Commissioner Wallace Haumaha introduced the audience to welcome the new opening followed by Wellington District Commander Corrie Parnell, Commissioner of Police Andrew Coster and the Minister of Police Poto Williams. Police Area Commander Tracey Thompson also attended (not in this video).

Ngāti Toa Rangitira's Dr Taku Parai invited the attendees to listen into the opening ceremony with a karakia (this part was not seen in this video) — further blessing the new hub plaque and a carving that got unveiled by the Minister and Commissioner.

Regardless of ‘soggy' weather as all speakers joked within their speeches, especially leaks and drips; the event was a success with a warm-hearted welcome to witness history unfold right in Porirua.

The new Police Hub is located at 19 Heriot Drive in Porirua.

On December 4-6  of 2020, Staff moved had into the new Police Hub. It was fully operational by the 7th.

The previous Police Hub was located on Hegley Street in Porirua, it had been operating since the 1960s assisting locals. It was time for an upgrade to invest in supporting the local community with improved technology.

Image: SUPPLIED/CC Sam Hudson

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