New Zealand Police have unveiled a new community vehicle in Auckland that pays tribute to the city’s diverse communities. The vehicle’s livery features the word “hello” displayed in 75 different languages and various colors.
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster emphasized the importance of this initiative, stating, “We hope this new community car, which is a part of our police fleet, showcases our dedication and commitment to the diverse communities we serve.”
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, adorned with this unique livery, will serve as a community engagement vehicle for the Police Ethnic Services team in Tāmaki Makaurau. It aims to represent the diversity within the police force and demonstrate respect for New Zealand communities where English is not the first language.
This vehicle is part of a broader effort by the police to electrify their fleet and aligns with their values of inclusion, consultation, and recruitment. It serves as a tool to enhance community engagement and build trust among the country’s multicultural communities, which encompass more than 230 ethnicities.
The repurposed electric vehicle is a symbol of the police’s commitment to fostering positive relationships with diverse communities and promoting unity and understanding in Auckland and beyond.