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Safer Hastings

Image of Safer Hastings playground. A 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 a coalition made up of people from a diverse group of government and community agencies and a wide network of supporting organisations all working together in a co-ordinated and collaborative way to improve community safety.

Hastings District Council is the lead agency, providing co-ordination support for the group.

How we work

Through the delivery of programmes, our partners combine their resources and interests to work towards the following community outcomes:

  • Supportive and connected communities and agencies
  • Safe and healthy homes
  • Safe roads
  • Public spaces that are used freely without fear
  • Image of Safer Hastings playground.People are free from alcohol related harm

The benefits of working together

The key benefit is increasing the capability and capacity of the partner groups and the community to address local safety concerns by:

  • Forming partnerships
  • Sharing best practice and evidence-based strategies
  • Mapping and linking initiatives
  • Reducing duplication and identifying gaps
  • Increasing the impact and reach of programmes
  • Educating and informing with consistent messages and interventions

Our focus areas

Target Environment Target Groups
Home Youth
Road Older people
Public space Low income families
   Contributing factors: Alcohol, drugs, gambling addictions

What do members do?

  • Share relevant information, projects and knowledge that contribute to community safety in Hastings and wider Hawke’s Bay
  • Represent their organisations' views 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

Safer Hastings most recent annual reports can be accessed from the 'related documents' at the bottom of this page.

Current members and partners

  • NZ Police (Police)
  • ACC
  • Ministry of Social Development (MSD)
  • Health Hawke’s Bay (HHB)
  • Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ)
  • 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)
  • Age Concern
  • Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children
  • 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)
  • BestStart
  • HB Civil Defence Emergency Management (HBCDEM)
  • Te Rangihaeata Oranga Trust

Safer Hastings Newsletters

Contact details

For further information contact Hastings District Council's Community Safety Coordinator.

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