Riversdale policeman Jacob Schriek (55), a former
Commonwealth Games cyclist, collapsed and died on
Saturday from a heart attack while taking part in the
Motatapu Icebreaker mountain bike event between Glendhu Bay
Wanaka's new police boss, Senior Sergeant Allan Grindell,
recalls first working in Wanaka over New Year as a young
policeman ‘‘when it was a oneman station in the late '70s'',
and staying at the old THC Hotel.
Police and local runanga believe a recently-signed memorandum
of understanding will help reduce the disparities in
offending between Maori and non-Maori in the South, and form
a relationship of mutual trust, rather than mutual distrust.