Rob Rattenbury is retired and lives in Whanganui. He recently published a book about his years with the police.
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1981 Springbok Tour: Former cop recalls being on duty for Hamilton match
"The few police on the embankment were brushed aside like feathers."
Rob Rattenbury: How pervasive is white supremacy in NZ?
OPINION: White supremacists do exist in our country, though hopefully not in great numbers
Rob Rattenbury: How New Zealanders could show their patriotism
"I love my country... but I have never felt the need to shout it from the rooftops."
Rob Rattenbury: A reckoning is coming over the history of New Zealand
COMMENT: Many will feel ashamed about what they learn, writes Rob Rattenbury.
Comment: What a mission getting in and out of Wellington
Our two-hour journey can be increased to nearly three if we pick the wrong time to travel.
Rob Rattenbury: Why names are important - it's about respect
This is not about a cultural difference; it is about respect and thoughtfulness.
Best of 2020: Don't deny it: White privilege still exists, and it's ugly
Most Pākehā, when told about this concept, are shocked and go into denial.