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Safer Hastings

Safer HastingsA Safe Community is...

A community where people can go about their daily activities in an environment without fear, risk of harm or injury.

What is Safer Hastings?

Safer Hastings is made up of a diverse group of government and non-government agencies, with a wide network of supporting organisations, all working together to improve community safety. Hastings District Council is the lead agency providing administrative and practical support for the group.

Safer Hastings Goals/Outcomes

  • Supportive and connected communities and agencies
  • Safe and healthy homes
  • Safe roads
  • Public spaces are used freely without fear
  • Safer HastingsPeople are free from alcohol related harm

 Benefits of working together

  • Mapping and linking of initiatives
  • Sharing best practice and evidence based strategies
  • Increasing impact and reach
  • Continuity of messages and interventions
  • Reducing duplication and gaps identified
  • Increasing capability and capacity of group members and the community

Our Focus Areas

Target Environment Target Groups
Home Youth
Road Older People
Public Space Low Income Families
   Contributing Factor 

What do members do?

  • Share relevant information, projects and knowledge that contribute to community safety in Hastings and the wider Hawke’s Bay area.
  • Act as a representative for the views of their organisation with regards to community safety in Hastings
  • Ensure information from Safer Hastings is shared with their own organisation.
  • Promote the activities of Safer Hastings widely, through communication to service providers and other networks.
  • Seek and consider input from the community when developing the Safer Hastings work plan and programmes.

How you can be involved

  • Attend Community Workshops.
  • Join our information network to receive updates and newsletters.
  • Update Safer Hastings with your activities.
  • Work on a collaborative project aimed to address a specific issue.

The Annual Report can be viewed from the Reports page in the related documents link below.

Contact Details

Please contact the Team Leader, Strategy & Projects at the council.

Current members and partners

  • NZ Police (Police)
  • ACC
  • Ministry of Social Development (MSD)
  • Health Hawke’s Bay (HHB)
  • NZ Fire Service (NZ Fire)
  • NZ Red Cross (Red Cross)
  • Plunket
  • Directions Youth Health Centre
  • HB District Health Board (HBDHB)
  • Te Taiwhenua O Heretaunga (TTOH)
  • Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)
  • Housing New Zealand (HCNZ)
  • The U Turn Trust
  • Presbyterian Support – Enliven and Family Works
  • Department of Corrections
  • Sport Hawke’s Bay
  • Live HB
  • Te Puni Kokiri (TPK)
  • RoadSafe Hawke’s Bay
  • Hastings District Council (HDC)
  • Te Kupenga Hauora Ahuriri (THKA)

For further information please contact the council.

Related Documents

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