I once knew a cop who worked in the Bay of Plenty for several years then moved to a touristy part of the South Island.

A few months in, his biggest comment on the difference in policing the two regions was the lack of family harm callouts.

In the Bay of Plenty, dealing with domestic violence incidents was a daily part of the job.


But months into his new job, he had only been to one family harm callout.

The people involved were visiting from the Bay of Plenty.

This week, the Bay of Plenty Times and Rotorua Daily