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Selwyn Muru presents an episode about the announcement that Inspector Ross Dallow has been appointed to the position of Auckland's Community Relations Co-ordinator.

This was received with suspicion by most Māori and Pacific Island leaders and the their communities, as they remember him as the ruthless commander of the Task Force, under the Gideon Tait administration.

An excerpt of an archival recording from two years ago of speakers at a hui at a Māngere marae. An unidentified man talks about police behaviour towards Māori youth and the need for cultural training for police.

An unidentified woman [possibly Titewhai Harawira?] says the racist behaviour of the Task Force is undoing all the good work of the J-Teams in building police relationships with the Pacific and Māori communities in Auckland. As the mother of six teenagers she is afraid to let them come into the city in case they are hassled by police.

Inspector Ross Dallow talks about his recent appointment as Police Community Relations Coordinator with Pacific and Māori communities.

Lynn Dougherty [?], a member of the Polynesian Panthers, speaks out against the appointment of Inspector Dallow.

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Year 1976

Reference number 45292

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Dallow, Ross, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Doherty, Lyn, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Murupaenga, Herewini, 1937- (b.1937), Producer

Duration 00:24:00

Date 29 Apr 1976

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