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Industry Recruiting, Public Safety, Health & Hygiene
Media Radio
Market New Zealand
Released March 2005

Credits & Description

Advertising Agency: WHYBIN\TBWA, NEW ZEALAND, Auckland
Creative Director: Andy Blood
Scriptwriter: Mike Ballantyne/Guy Roberts
Agency Producer: Fiona Champtaloup
Account Supervisor: Aidan Harvey/Jenny Wildner
Sound Engineer: Clive Broughton


Script in English

FVO: The following letter was written by a New Zealand police officer.

Policeman (Asian):

A letter to the president of China, from King Kong.

Your Excellency,

My name is Kin Keung.

My family moved to New Zealand when I was 8 years old. Some people here thought my name was King Kong, so I chose a new name from the dictionary.

As a boy I decided I wanted to become a police officer. I don’t think my dad thought much of that idea.

When I finished school, I still wanted to join the police, but my father wanted me to follow a more traditional Chinese career in business.

I studied psychology, partly because I knew that one day it would be useful in the police.

Then when I graduated, I decided it was time to do what I had wanted to do since I was 13. So I talked to my parents, who were disappointed (you don’t get much further away from a traditional Chinese career, than becoming a Kiwi cop).

Now I am a Constable, one of only a handful of Asian officers representing the growing Asian community in Auckland.

Which is how I met you.

And why I’m writing this. It was an honour to be a member of the core security team during your recent visit to New Zealand.

Who would have thought? I could have been running a business , which would have made my father proud. But as a policeman, I helped to protect the Chinese president. And dad couldn’t be prouder.

Yours sincerely

Constable Charles Ip

FVO: Everyone has to overcome obstacles to join the police. If you’d like to find out more about a career in the police, call 0800 NEW COPS or visit newcops.co.nz Are you ready to step up?