About Neighbourhood Support New Zealand
Neighbourhood Support New Zealand Incorporated was established in 1999 to promote and support the development of Neighbourhood Support in New Zealand. A committee of 12 elected District Delegates and deputies meet quarterly.
Neighbourhood Support works closely with the Police and many other organisations in your community to reduce crime, improve safety and prepare to deal with emergencies and natural disasters.
Neighbourhood Support aims to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live.
Neighbourhood Support Groups
Neighbourhood Support Groups enable people to share information, ideas and insights.
A Neighbourhood Support Group will:
- Encourage neighbours to talk to each other
- Share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime
- Help foster a sense of community spirit, where everyone is respected and valued
- Educate and empower neighbours to take responsibility for their own safety
- Identify the needs of neighbours and ways to assist each other
- Identify the strengths and skills of neighbours to contribute to solving local problems
- Minimise burglaries and car crime in the local area
- Reduce graffiti, vandalism, violence and disorder
- Support victims of crime
- Enhance the safety features and appearance of the neighbourhood
- Decide on ways to handle any civil emergencies that may occur
- Know when and how to contact Police, other emergency services or support agencies
- Liaise and co-operate with other community groups
For further information contact your local Neighbourhood Support District Representative on the Contacts page or email the Secretary.