Exclusive: Newshub asks Wally Haumaha if he's a bully

For the first time, Wally Haumaha has been questioned about the allegations of bullying made against him.

Newshub found Mr Haumaha at Waitangi on Tuesday and asked him if he was a bully. He's been keeping a low profile since serious allegations were made against him last year.

He wasn't keen on speaking, replying with just a repeated 'no'.

Mr Haumaha's appointment as Deputy Police Commissioner has been controversial. In June 2018 it emerged that in 2004, he had made comments dismissing Louise Nicholas's claims of police rape in the 1980s.

A group of women who had worked with him then came forward with complaints about bullying.

He has refused to comment about any of the allegations, but on Tuesday Newshub tracked him down at Waitangi.

When asked what he thought about being called a bully, he only had this to say:

"You've read the report."

That report, published by the Independent Police Conduct Authority, said Mr Haumaha was "intimidating, aggressive, belittling and humiliated two women who worked with him".

Despite that, The Prime Minister let him keep his job.

Following the IPCA report, two of the women who had launched the complaint told Newshub they were "disappointed" there has been "no accountability and no resolution" - that Haumaha did not face consequences.

They were especially disappointed as the report found "DC Haumaha's behaviour warranted an apology and he was wrong to refuse to apologise to the three team members".

Newshub asked Mr Haumaha if he was sorry for how he made those women feel, and tried to ask more questions but were told to stop filming.

Despite Mr Haumaha venturing back out into the public eye for the first time, there are still no answers and no apology to the women he humiliated.