Can you name Gazza the fallen police dog's successor?

Police are asking the public for help in naming a new police pup who is from a litter related to Gazza, the police dog shot dead in Porirua, north of Wellington, last week.

Can you name Gazza the fallen police dog's successor?

Can you name Gazza the fallen police dog's successor?

The Central Police District took to Facebook to announce that in about a month's time they will have a "very special new arrival".

"We are getting a new Police dog Puppy."

Gazza the New Zealand police dog, shown with handler Josh Robertson, was shot dead

"He or she is even more precious as they are the niece or nephew of GAZZA the Police dog who was killed last week."

Gazza the New Zealand police dog, shown with handler Josh Robertson, was shot dead

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The Central Police District said when the puppy is chosen their followers will be able to watch it as it grows up.

Gazza's nieces and nephews. Source: Police Dog Trust, Facebook.

"Our dog handlers will also give you some guidelines for the competition to choose a name for the pup - starting with K. Great suggestions so far!"

The Police Dog Trust shared photos of mum Gypsy, who is Gazza's sister, and "the 'K' litter" on Anzac Day, writing: "These little cuties are now 4.5 weeks old."

Source: Police Dog Trust, Facebook.

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Several people have commented on the Central Police District's post, suggesting ideas for the new puppy's name.

Margaret Lucinsky posted: "Khaos all puppies are to start with."

Police Dog Trust, Facebook.

Antonia Croft wrote: "Karma is a winner.....as it comes for all those who do bad."

Several people agreed with Croft, saying it was a very appropriate name for a police dog.

Source: Police Dog Trust, Facebook.

Another popular suggestion was Kazza, "in memory of Uncle Gazza".

Source: Police Dog Trust, Facebook.

Katy Boyce shared: "Kiwi is a perfect name."

Gazza was shot on Friday morning last week while police were on the hunt for Pita Tekira who was on the run after ditching his electronic monitoring bracelet.


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