08/10/2018 - This is a fixed-term (12 months) part-time role, created to meet the demand for Neighbourhood Support networks in the Wellington area.
26/09/2018 - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Residents, Neighbourhood Support Masterton to launch new initiative that connects newly landed residents from diverse backgrounds with a local neighbourhood buddy. Its purpose is to provide support to CALD residents and inform them where to go locally for information and advice, support with immigration processes, English exams, government paperwork, and to deliver important messages around emergency preparedness, community resilience, and crime prevention
18/09/2018 - The decision approved 13 cameras to be installed as early as November at key intersections in Te Awamutu and Cambridge. Council's roading manager Bryan Hudson said the project, initially driven by CommSafe (a Neighbourhood Support Member Organisation), is an example of community and Council working together.
31/08/2018 - Ensuring Hastings is a network of thriving, safe, enjoyable communities is important to everyone who lives in the district, and is something the Hastings District Council has always supported. Whether it be through assisting people to set up Neighbourhood Support groups, holding street-by-street community events, or creating community plans, supporting the district’s diverse communities develop their strengths is an important role for the council.
30/08/2018 - Look out for one another, get to know your neighbours, and always report crime to the police were some of the key messages outlined at a public meeting hosted by Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga, on the subject of law and order. “Pakuranga is one of the safest areas to live in, with the eastern part of the Counties Manukau Police District recording the lowest levels of crime despite being the most populated area. This is a testament to the incredible work that our local police do, and they are ably assisted by our Community Patrols and Neighbourhood Support.”
26/08/2018 - Frustrated Tauranga South residents are calling for speed reduction measures to slow motorists they say are using their street as a bypass. Christopher Street Neighbourhood Support Group chairman Alex Emeny has lodged a petition he instigated with Tauranga City Council, which has been signed by 142 residents.
Read the NZ Police Media Release: Signing the Memorandum of Understanding between NSNZ and NZ Police 'Partners for community safety'
Read "Perceptions of Community Safety in West Auckland" The report highlights that community connectedness plays an important role in increasing perceptions of safety. Community Safety is relevant at both individual and community levels. This research report is about perceptions of safety which is different from an objective measure of changing crime rates, or of actual levels of risk. The reason for this is that it is our perception of safety, or lack of it, that will significantly influence our sense of wellbeing, whether we feel comfortable to move about freely, the view we hold of other community members, and the levels of participation in community life by ourselves and our families.