Watch: 'I miss him every day' - hero police dog Gazza remembered by handler at new memorial

Police dogs killed while on duty have been remembered in a special new memorial in Wellington.

Twenty-four plaques cover the Wall of Remembrance at the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham, honouring every dog killed since 1972.

Gazza, shot dead during a siege last year, is one of the 24 police dogs on the Wall of Remembrance in Trentham, Wellington. Source: 1 NEWS

Their names, the day they died and their handlers names are included.

The last police dog killed was four-year- old German Shepherd Gazza, who was shot dead during a siege at a property in Porirua last year.

His handler, Constable Josh Robertson unveiled Gazza's plaque, which is placed next to a photo of his new partner dog, Iko.

"He was an outstanding street dog," he said about Gazza.

Seven Sharp's Rebecca Edwards went to meet a new litter of police pups. Source: Seven Sharp

"I would turn up at any job and if the offender was there to be caught, I'd be catching them."

Mr Robertson said the loss of Gazza was not "something you get over easily" and that "it's always a bit of an open wound".

Nine other handlers of dogs featuring on the wall were also at the ceremony this morning. 



New kind of meth disguised as dishwashing liquid had street value of $100 million

Methamphetamine worth $100m would have been on New Zealand's streets had it not been intercepted last night, police have revealed.

The haul of T-boc methamphetamine, which was labelled as dishwashing liquid, is a substance chemically masked to stop it from being detected which can then be converted back to meth.

Police say it's hard to know the demand for meth, but they're determined to stop the supply chain. Source: 1 NEWS

Detective Superintendent Dave Lynch told reporters today that it was the first time authorities were aware that T-boc had entered the country.

"When it arrives in New Zealand it isn't actually meth," he said.

Four men have been charged with importing meth in a liquid form that if converted had a street value of $100m. Source: 1 NEWS

"It is not actually a controlled substance and that's the challenge we have and why we can't be complacent."

The shipment, which if undetected could have made 120 kilograms of meth, originated via Hong Kong from China. 

Mr Lynch said importing meth as T-boc was a "fairly new method".

The investigation into the drug bust commenced last December. 

New meth shipment found in Auckland
New meth shipment found in Auckland Source: NZ Police

Four people have been arrested and charged over a range of offences. 

The first has appeared in the Auckland District Court today and the others are expected to follow shortly.

Yeun Cheung Chan has been remanded in custody on charges of conspiring with two others to manufacture meth, possession of equipment capable of being used to manufacture meth and possession of t-boc methamphetamine which is capable of being used to manufacture meth.

Mr Chan is a 42-year-old sales person of no fixed abode.

A second man has been remanded in custody on three charges relating to the large seizure of T-BOC methamphetamine.

Shui Tong Wong, a 59-year-old unemployed man, is facing three charges relating to the importation and storage of the class a substance which was disguised as dish washing liquid.

Police and customs last night searched residential and commercial properties in Lynfield, Waitakere, Newmarket, Epsom, Avondale and New Lynn.

It is alleged by police that a cargo consignment containing an estimated 160 litres of t-boc methamphetamine was imported from Hong Kong on 28 January 2017.

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Warehouse applauded for breastfeeding-friendly stance in latest campaign

The Warehouse is being praised for its move to make breastfeeding mums feel more comfortable while shopping in one of their store.

One of the world's leading breastfeeding advocates tells Breakfast why she champions the cause.
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Posters at the Warehouse encouraging nursing mothers to breastfeed in their stores.
Posters at the Warehouse encouraging nursing mothers to breastfeed in their stores. Source: Supplied

The retail giant has put up posters around its stores saying it was "breastfeeding friendly" and that customers should "feel free to breastfeed your baby anywhere in our store".

It also says that "if you would like somewhere more private, please visit our store fitting rooms".

But one of the world's first 'breast is best' advocates says much more needs to be done, especially in the workplace. Source: 1 NEWS

"This is a big step towards normalising breastfeeding in New Zealand," said New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance chair Debra Fenton. 

"We hope other businesses and organisations will follow suit." 

All women have the right to breastfeed in public under the Human Rights Act but many women still feel ashamed and self-conscious about breastfeeding publicly, Miss Fenton said. 

Last year, a University of Auckland PhD student spoke out about her embarrassment after being told to "use the toilet" if she wanted to pump breast milk for her baby boy. 

New Zealand's exclusive breastfeeding rates fall sharply from 82.8 per cent while in the hospital down to 18 percent when babies reach six months old. 

Internationally, the average exclusive breastfeeding rate at six months is 38 per cent.