Anecdotal statements from clients, co-workers who have been supported by Allan Halse and others who have seen him in action….

One CultureSafe NZ was a much needed asset in our battle to defend ourselves against prolific and sustained workplace bullying. We were ‘pushed’ and ‘used’ to a point where we were forced from our job, livelihood, and home. We were Contract Milking and also being micro-managed by a difficult farm owner.

Without Allan Halse’s skills and abilities as an advocate and negotiating representative; we would not have got the positive result that we did.

Allan’s support before and during our legal battle is one of the primary reason’s we won a settlement. Allan’s team (including Whitfield Braun – Lawyers) operates to the highest standard, for which we are very grateful.

We have and will continue to recommend CultureSafe NZ & Whitfield Braun to anyone who is being mistreated and/or bullied in the workplace; and we suggest to those that are having workplace issue’s to engage CultureSafeNZ without hesitation or delay.”

Two During the matter which developed over more than a year I had regular and in-depth contact with Allan Halse. I have to say that during that period I formed a strong view of the person of Allan. He impressed me as a representative always striving for a balance between the interests of the employee, The Public Service Association and the employer. He was concerned that the employee was treated fairly and justly within their legal rights, and at the same time endeavoured to apply the lessons learned to improving the relationship between the PSA and the employer for the future betterment of both PSA members and the employer. This balanced approach was not in my {44 years of} experience common among worker union representatives. His disinterested integrity was manifest throughout the matter.”

Three “ I witnessed Allan working tirelessly long hours to support members in what was an extremely emotive and difficult time. Allan gave clear and straightforward advice that prevented situations becoming an HR issue. This had positive outcomes for both the organisation and member of staff in situations of tension and anger.”

Four ” ….he was genuinely interested in the best outcome for myself and my colleagues rather than his own agenda. I felt I had someone on my side”

Five “I have enjoyed his robust advocacy which provides effective protection to employees and their employment rights when they are feeling vulnerable. Allan has been elected by his peers to be the PSA Convenor as a direct consequence of the high regard for his opinions and experience in the area of Employment Relations and Health and Safety. “

Six “Allan’s key strengths, I believe are his ability to listen without judgement, capacity to clearly and simply explain legislative rules, think strategically, detaching the emotion around issues of concern and look to how these may be best resolved for all parties going forward. He believes strongly in fairness, respect, equity and justice as described in legislation and is not easily intimidated when these rules have been contravened, and is not afraid to challenge authority in these cases.”

Seven “6 weeks into my new job and no stress no nasty co workers. I’ve just seen your new interview in the Waikato Times. I am so glad to have had you beside me when no one would listen.”


All of these personal qualities and commitment are acknowledged by Mike Tana, President of the Public Services Association in its 2014 centennial Long Service awards.

PSA Long Service Award to Allan Halse