Gabrielle Quirke



Gabe has worked for the New Zealand Police for 30 years, 12 years as Family Violence Co-Ordinator for Ruapehu Area, and based in Taumarunui. She has fostered strong relationships, built on mutual trust and confidence, and dedicates personal time to mentoring and supporting affected families.  Passionate about reducing Family Harm, she founded the Whakakotahitanga Programme 12 years ago along with her childhood neighbour and friend Celia Lashlie in response to local domestic abuse.