31 Jan 2024

Labour accuses government of a broken promise over police numbers

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 31 January 2024

Labour says the government has broken a pre-election promise, after it extended the deadline to deliver hundreds of new police officers.

National and New Zealand First's coalition agreement committed to training no fewer than 500 officers within two years, but the police minister now says it will take three years.

Opposition leader Chris Hipkins spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.