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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

The Bay of Plenty District welcomes new District Commander, Superintendent Tim Anderson – Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi, in a pōwhiri to be held at Hungahungatoroa Marae on Friday at 11am.

Superintendent Anderson has been working in the district as commander since June, but was confirmed in the role just recently. He has previously worked in the Bay of Plenty area during his career. He joined police in 1994 and has held a range of uniform roles but is widely known for his investigative experience. 

He became a Detective Superintendent in 2015 and was promoted to National Manager of the Crime Group in 2016.

Since 2019, he has been a territorial Detective Superintendent, having oversight of serious and complex investigations. 

In 2020, he took on the role of leading Police’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the March 15th, 2019, attacks on Christchurch masjidain.

Media are invited to attend the pōwhiri:

Time: 11am

Date: Friday 30 September

Place:  Hungahungatoroa (Whakahinga) marae 29A Hungahungatoroa Road Matapihi, Tauranga.

Please arrive at 10.30am, and RSVP your attendance asap to:


Issued by Police Media Centre