- Publish Date
- Friday, 15 March 2019, 2:51PM
The New Zealand Police have revealed their latest police car, with a new 'Pasifika car' set to join the fleet today.
The Va'a, as it was announced as today, meaning 'Boat' - was revealed at the 2019 ASB Polyfest at Manukau Sports Bowl on Friday morning.
It was unveiled by the Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy and Acting Minister of Pacific Peoples Carmel Sepuloni, along with the Police District Commander for Counties Manukau, Superintendent Jill Rogers.
Police say the Va’a will be based in Counties Manukau but will be used for various community events, workshops, recruitment drives and career seminars around Tāmaki Makaurau, and throughout the country.
It comes after the police also had a car dedicated to Pride Week and the Rainbow Community. They also had a car to recognise Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori which had the words 'Pirihimana' written on it. The car is still in use around the country.