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Safe Communities

Safe Communities is a well-established local, regional, and national network that supports wellbeing, placemaking, resilience and injury/violence prevention initiatives.The network covers 65% of NZ population through the accreditation of 24 city and district councils throughout NZ.

Safe Communities concepts embody the values and philosophies of whanaungatanga (relationships), manaakitanga(respect, care and support), and tino rangatiratanga (self-determination and autonomy). The Manifesto for Safe Communities states that “All human beings have an equal right to health and safety”.

Accredited Safe Communities provide the ideal platform and channels for central and local government to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their whanau through supporting resilient, safer and more connected communities.