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Honoured colleague becomes first Wing Patron

Staff Reporter
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When Dr Anwar Ghani was formally welcomed as the Patron for Wing 294 at the Royal Police Academy in Wellington on October 19, 2015, he became the first member of the Police Commissioner’s Ethnic Focus Forum to receive such an honour.

He also became the First Muslim Patron of the much respected Police Wing.

He received a formal welcome as Patron of Wing 294 at the College located in Papakowhai, Porirua. Members of the Police Executive and representatives of government agencies participated in the Powhiri for Dr Ghani and 40 new police recruits.

It was a historic occasion and an honour for our communities.

Respected Leader

Honoured colleague becomes- Anwar Ghai, Rakesh Naidoo, Charles Ip and Seam McNaus WebDr Ghani is the Immediate Past President of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ). He is a distinguished professional on Environmental Science and Agriculture and has, over the past 20 years dedicated himself in a voluntary capacity to represent the New Zealand Muslim community nationally and internationally.

He received his Doctorate (PhD) in 1989 and has published over 90 scientific papers. In 1996, he became a Justice of the Peace.

In 2004, the Queen appointed him Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the community.

Last year, he was appointed along with other 12 key ethnic leaders as a member of the Police Commissioners Ethnic Focus Forum.

Dr Ghani has also been listed among the top 500 Most Influential Muslim Leaders in the world, a list compiled by Royal Jordanian Islamic Journal.

Graduation Ceremony

Dr Ghani was present at the graduation ceremony of the Royal Police College on February 18, 2016.

Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins was the Chief Guest.

Inspector Rakesh Naidoo, who performed a tour of duty at the College during his Sergeant days, said Dr Ghani has added significant value to the trusted relationship between Police and the community.

“His patronage of Recruit Wing 294 has brought greater dignity to the Wing,” he said.

Photo Caption:

  1. Dr Anwar Ghani with Police Commissioner Mike Bush (left) and Superintendent and Deputy Chief Executive (Maori) and Superintendent Wallace Haumaha
  2. Dr Anwar Ghani with (from left) Inspector Rakesh Naidoo, Sergeant Charles Ip, and Inspector Sean McManus

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