In recent months, hundreds of people have come together at two events to remember members of the community who died as a result of violence and to call for its end. Reporter Abe Leach spoke to those who deal with family violence on a regular basis about the situation and what's being done to address the issue.

"We really need to step up as a community."

That's the word from Whanganui Area Commander Inspector Nigel Allan, who says local police are actively working on their capacity to prevent family violence, while also maintaining their role in attending incidents that have

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