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Neighbourhood Support Papakura Among Latest Auckland Council Grant Recipients

14/01/2019 - Neighbourhood Support included in latest round of grants to back local Papakura groups.

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Neighbourhood Support leader helps save Tauranga home from fire

07/01/2019 - A Tauranga Neighbourhood Support leader has stepped up to the role in more ways than one after helping save the home of a fellow Lakes resident from fire.

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Working together to nurture safe and caring communities

20/12/2018 - Taking care of whanau is what inspires Whaingaroa’s Neighbourhood Support coordinator Kathy Gilbert.

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 Two men honoured for work with South Taranaki Neighbourhood Support

07/12/2018 - The award winners were chosen from all 62 Neighbourhood Support groups around New Zealand.

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National award for Orion Street neighbourhood group

06/12/2018 - A little bit of love has gone a long way to making Papakura’s Orion Street a champion.

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Palmerston North Neighbourhood Support team looking for support in return

29/11/2018 - The Palmerston North Neighbourhood Support team is looking to expand its services and is asking for public support to make this possible. 

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Taupo Neighbourhood Support co-ordinator a real good sort

16/11/2018 - The Palmerston North Neighbourhood Support team is looking to expand its services and is asking for public support to make this possible. 

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Volunteers honoured

09/11/2018 - Hard-working volunteers from around the country have been honoured at the Neighbourhood Support New Zealand 2018 AGM, Awards and Forum.

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NSNZ is hiring! New Wellington Coordinator position to create strong NS communities across the capital

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. 

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Culturally diverse and buddied up

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

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Waipa District Council to install $240,000 video monitoring system to help keep its community safe

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.

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Hastings council reaching out to connect with communities

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.

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Keeping our local community safe

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.”

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More than 140 Tauranga residents sign speed reduction petition

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.

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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.