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Deputy Police Commissioner visits New Zealand as a Prime Minister’s Fellow

PM Arden and Deputy Commissioner Vaisuai in New Zealand. Photo: NZ High Commission

NUKU’ALOFA – September 18, 2018: 8.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Deputy Police Commissioner Operations Support Services, Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai, was in New Zealand last week on a Prime Minister’s Fellowship to gain insights into policing in New Zealand.

She met Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, in the highlight of the visit.

PM Arden congratulated Vaisuai on her work, and wished Vaisuai all the very best for the rest of her visit and her future career.

While in New Zealand Vaisuai spent time shadowing senior members of the New Zealand Police executive. She learnt more about New Zealand approaches to youth justice and deportee management.

Vaisuai has previously worked in the Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Centre in Suva and was the Coordinator of RAMSI’s Pacific Islands Contingent in the Solomon Islands in 2012.

She was also the Tonga Police Liaison Officer for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.


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