Whakatane cop’s occupation revealed

October 9th, 2008 at 7:48 am by David Farrar

The media can now report that the occupation of the Whakatane man convicted of assaulting his wife is a Police sergeant, in fact is the local Police prosecutor.

I’ve known for some time that Hilterman was a ranking Police Officer. No not through Google, and not through his name.

The media described him as a promiment public servant in Whakatane. Now this is the media code for a police officer as there are almost no public servants in Whakatane (or anywhere outside Wellington). So if you ever see that term used, it is almost always a cop.

I presume Mr Hilterman will no longer be a promiment public servant in the near future.

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6 Responses to “Whakatane cop’s occupation revealed”

  1. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,787 comments) says:

    But violent crime is going down under Labour?

    What would Trevor Mallard do?

    What a laugh.

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  2. Bagehot (42 comments) says:

    What an ignorant comment about public servants. A significant number of core public servants work outside Wellington eg DOC, MAF, Immigration, IRD, MSD to name a few.

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  3. dave strings (608 comments) says:

    Bagehot

    re >
    >>there are almost no public servants in Whakatane (or anywhere outside Wellington).
    >
    I AGREE!

    Yes! I agree, this is wrong. The words “outside Wellington” should be deleted. The PUBLIC service is no more. There is a “Government” service, and an “us and us alone” service, but the Public stopped getting service years ago!

    Just think. The people whose job in a call centre is to COLLECT FINES were told they would be measured on “customer satisfaction levels”. When they asked who “the customer” was, they were told it was the person they were trying to collect from!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    With about a BILLION dollars of fines outstanding, that’s a clever bit of ‘public’ service eh?

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  4. ngaruna (18 comments) says:

    “there are almost no public servants in Whakatane (or anywhere outside Wellington)”
    Appears this comment doesn’t bode well with our public servant community. Sent the link to my public servant sister and she had the exact same reaction as Bagehot – jeez lighten up the funny was in the ‘media code’

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  5. Murray (8,835 comments) says:

    Well now we can look forward to Turiana Turia telling us that all cops are wife beaters as opposed to the stellar record of Maori in the domestic violence stakes.

    Sweet.

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  6. thekiwi43 (1 comment) says:

    When looking at Adrian Hiltermanscase we should also look at an equally abusive and manipulative wife.. I think even the Judge saw this.. Interstingly his ex wife wrote tothe local paper…. Adrian Hilterman was not a violent man.. he was driven to it.. I know neighbours who would agree with this.. seeing his wife chasing him down the street ….. It is not just one sided.. Adrian was gentleman enough to not make it bad for Dr Hilterman..
    John.

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