Last day in paradise
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Tomorrow morning at 8am we should have met the 15 newly arrived Kiwis and challenged them with our haka to do as good, or better than we have achieved here in TL. They should accept that challenge by performing their own haka and we will greet them down the line with handshakes and hongi (touching of our noses) as we file past and onto the plane.
A few minutes later and my 361 days of working on NZ Police Operation Tuituia 8, 9 and 10 will be completed. In 6 weeks time we will gather at the Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) for a debrief and medical assessment. During the debrief we will discuss with NZ Police management any difficulties that we faced and any aspects of the operation that could be improved for those in the future. We will also receive medals for our services.
As a member of the RNZPC staff I will visit my boss and discuss with him my future plans; 2 years leave without pay LWOP). This is a terrific opportunity NZ Police offer to staff. This job can be taxing in many ways and it's nice to be able to take a break from the shadier side of humanity and see the world through "normal" eyes for a change.
This will be my second period of LWOP in my
22 year career, the previous being in 1992-3 (see my blog for
4 weeks will be in
I have flagged several locations through Aussie and the