Inspector Soni Malaulau announces his intention to leave NZ Police

Inspector Soni Malaulau the Programme Officer, whose role it is to oversee the Regional work of the PPDVP, including management of AFP staff working with PPDVP in Micronesia, managing key projects and development work for the programme has announced his intention to leave the Police and therefore the PPDVP.

Personal Statement: Inspector Soni Malaulau

Hello everyone. Just to let you know that I have made the decision to leave NZ Police and therefore my role with PPDVP. My last day will be on 26th November 2014.

I have not taken this decision lightly and after 28 years in the NZ Police it is time for me to take the leap of faith and make a change while I am still young enough to make a difference in another area, whether it is government service or private enterprise.  I hope at some stage to be doing some work around the Pacific and in the area of training and development so it is likely that I could pop up anywhere in the Pacific..or The world!. The PPDVP is in good stead and will continue to move forward.

Can I take this opportunity to thank you all. It has been a pleasure working with you and absorbing the energy and passion for the work we do. I have learnt so much from each and everyone that I have met and worked with. If I have learnt one thing it is that there is a massive amount of genuine will out there to make a difference in the Pacific, Having a united approach putting aside egos and political agendas and facilitating meaningful communication that aligns Western models to cultural and traditional approaches will work for the Pacific. It has indeed been a wonderful pleasure!. Our work is not done and as the famous cliché goes…”It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen”.

Very Best Regards



A farewell morning Tea is being planned for Friday 21st November 2014, at 10am at NZ Police National Headquarters in Wellington and will no doubt be one of many farewells before Soni finishes from Police

If you wish to leave a message for Soni please send an email to: or


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