WR Day activity with Cook Islands schools

The emphasis in the week before White Ribbon Day on Rarotonga has been on spreading a non violence message at schools and the community.  The children, and teachers, have been right behind the activities.  Avatea Primary School was one of many who “turned it on” with the sports players.

Rugby & league support White Ribbon Day in Cook islands

The PPDVP is sponsoring members of NZ rugby and rugby league in Rarotonga to carry a non violence message and to support White Ribbon Day.  The group is made up of six players, a Super 14 coach, two development officers and a trainer.  The first day was spent with travel and preparation, and getting to know the island.

They have had a busy day on Friday (local time) working with two primary schools and two colleges. This evening they are participating at Masters Games, and later will unwind in the gym.  On Saturday they will march through town to the Saturday markets.  Later that day they will attend the opening of the South Pacific Vaka Competitions at Avarua.

The visit has been coordinated local by Cook Islands Police, Punanga Tauturu Inc, Red Cross, Cook Islands Rugby and Cook Islands League and Rotaianga Mens Support Centre


The team poses at the Edgewater Resort where they are staying




Tonga Deployment and White Ribbon Day Celebrations

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner mentor for Tonga travelled 16th November to conduct a routine deployment and to help organise White Ribbon Day celebrations.

Kiribati Deployment and White Ribbon Day Celebrations

Detective Sergeant Ashley Millen, PPDVP mentor for Kiribati will be travelling into Kiribati for a routine deployment and to join in the White Ribbon Day celebrations.

Deployment and White Ribbon Day Celebrations

Inspector Peter McKennie is currently in Vanuatu for a routine deployment with the Domestic Violence Unit.  While in country he will join in White Ribbon Day celebrations.

Police, Rugby and White Ribbon

NZ Police and rugby members will be travelling to Rarotonga 22nd – 28th November to join in the White Ribbon Day celebrations.  The rugby boys will also be visting various schools to help raise awareness around domestic violence.

Police and Rugby take message to Cook Islands

Press release

Contact details for PPDVP staff

The PPDVP team has changed with the extension of the programme out to 2016.  A new team of country mentors has been appointed and will be taking up their roles in 2012 and early 2013.

The contact details for the mentors, and for the implementation team, has been updated.

PPDVP Nadi Conference – Presentations & Findings

The various presentations and workshop discussions at the 2012 Conference were recorded in a graphical form by Mary Brake of Reflection Graphics.  These are available at the links below.

High Definition image files are held by PPDVP, and are available, for specific requirements. However, these are large size and not able to be sent by e mail.

Administration, Welcome and Guest Speaker – Jude Simpson

Country Presentations

Regional speakers and PPDVP sessions

Further Regional Presentations, “A Case for Change” case study, and closing

NZ Cultural Response to Domestic and Family Violence

The NZ Government, with NGO’s, have developed a comprehensive conceptual framework and a response to managing domestic and family violence taking advantage of the strengths of the various pacific cultures in New Zealand.

 The link below will take you to the overall report and the individual strategies


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