Caller of the Night: Police handing out poppies for good driving is lame

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 6:14PM
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Caller of the Night: Police handing out poppies for good driving is lame

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 6:14PM

Poppies are back in the headlines - in a very different way. 

Instead of the usual long-weekend message of "we'll be everywhere and there'll be zero tolerance for speeding, cellphones, and drunk-driving", NZ Police will be handing out poppies to safe drivers this Anzac weekend.

Marcus doesn't think it's a good idea - but RSA CEO Marty Donoghue says the campaign is all about raising awareness of defence force veterans in NZ, and showing support for defence force staff currently serving New Zealanders in MIQ facilities around the country.

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