Rob Rattenbury is retired and lives in Whanganui. He recently published a book about his years with the police.
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Rob Rattenbury on Israel-Hamas war: I'm worried about where this will end this time
'The history of both sides is tragic, to say the least.'
Rob Rattenbury: Remembering when we were all joggers
OPINION: The streets were filled with people running here, there and everywhere.
Rob Rattenbury: Participating in the election not to be taken for granted
OPINION: We all know change can take forever, even in our little democracy.
Rob Rattenbury: Shopping a doddle with quieter pace of life
OPINION: A bad traffic day is when Rob Rattenbury gets two red lights at the city bridge.
Rob Rattenbury: At some point you find a home forever
OPINION: 'I put Supertramp on the stereo and wound it up. We are here and here to stay.'
Rob Rattenbury: Morvin Simon dramatically shifted my horizons
A course in te ao Māori was a gamechanger for Rob Rattenbury.
Rob Rattenbury: US is a beautiful but complex nation
The investigation into the attack on the US Capitol is well underway
Opinion | Labour looks soft on gangs, dithering on law and order
OPINION: There's a lot going on for Labour heading into an election year next year.
Rob Rattenbury: Pākehā need to be trusted with referendum on He Puapua
OPINION: We need a referendum on He Puapua, because progress depends on public support.
Rob Rattenbury: Climate change is a sleeping giant that needs our attention
Opinion: By the time the world cottons on to climate change it may be too late.
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.