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Community Safety

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This page contains information about how we work to achieve a safer district.
Updated: 1/04/2019 3:47 p.m.

Since 2006 Whangarei has been designated "A Safe Community" as part of the global Safe Community Movement, based on the criteria developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion based in Sweden.

The safe community model was established for injury prevention and safety promotion at a local level for all age groups, environments and situations. 

For more information about Whangarei District's safety activities that led to it being designated as a Safe Community, follow the link below.

Safer communities are ones where all individuals can go about their daily business without the fear of becoming a victim of crime or of feeling unsafe. It involves more than just preventing crime and disorder and we are working with other agencies in a range of activities to foster a safer district. 

Community Safety Programmes

Three programmes form the foundation of Council's community safety work.

City Safe 

A programme of activities designed to ensure a safer central urban area of Whangarei.

For more information about City Safe, follow the link below.

City Safe

Summer Safe Carparks

A programme of community ambassadors at popular locations in the Whangarei District during the busy summer period.

For more information about Summer Safe Carparks, follow the link below.

Graffitti response

We actively respond to instances of graffiti vandalism and encourage people to help us.

To find out what you can do, follow the link below.

Other information

For further information about community safety, see the links on the right of this page, and go to the Police website at the link below.

NZ Police Community Advice


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