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Porirua City New Zealand, International Safe Community # 143

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Porirua Application Cover Page Porirua Application Cover Page
(Porirua Safe As cover web.pdf - 291.81 Kb)
Site Visit Report For Porirua Site Visit Report For Porirua
(Site Visit & Designation report 2008.pdf - 548.72 Kb)
Porirua Designation Newsletter Porirua Designation Newsletter
(Porirua Designation for Int SC Monthly August 2008.pdf - 104.37 Kb)
SC Porirua Safe Community Prime Minister Excellence Award SC Porirua Safe Community Prime Minister Excellence Award
(Porirua initiative wins excellence award.pdf - 45.35 Kb)
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Porirua City is the 8th designated Safe Community in New Zealand and number 143 in the world. Overview of community programmes outlined. Application received July 2008, Site Visit August 5th, Designation Ceremony 1st September 2008.

Country: New Zealand
Number of inhabitants: 50,000
Programme started year: 2006
International Safe Communities Network Membership: Designation year, 2008
Info address for the Programme: www.poriruaguardians.org.nz
www.safecommunities.org.nz/sc/po

For further information contact:
Name: Teresa Sullivan, Safer Porirua Coordinator
Institution: Porirua Healthy Safer City Trust
Address: Level 1 Cronin Building, Hartham Place St
City: Porirua City
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64-4-237-2112
E-mail: phsct@xtra.co.nz
http://www.pcc.govt.nz/About-Porirua/Moving-to-Porirua-City/Health-and-Wellbeing/Porirua-Healthy-Safer-City-Trust

The programme covers the following safety promotion activities:

For the age group

  • Children 0-14 years:
    Walking school buses at 3 Porirua schools
    Porirua Community Guardians – community safety programme
    Child vehicle restraints – Safekids
    Safekids Coalition – poisons/drowning
    Tuakana programme
    RAAYS – raising achievement across youth
    Tamariki programme – witnesses to violence
    Waihora playground project
    Graffiti Management Strategy – “He Tangata, He Kainga, He Mana”
    Truancy programme
    Police Crime Busters programme
    Kia Kaha
    DARE programme
    Blue Light Discos
    Falls – home safety and playground falls
    ACC Thinksafe Schools - Educating NZ promoting injury prevention in schools 
    Pasifika Driver Education – pacific trained Safe2Go technicians providing road safety education pacific communities in Porirua
  • Youth 15-24 years:
    Street Ahead 237
    Porirua Community Guardians– community safety programme
    Personal Safety Christmas Campaign targeting youth, businesses, sports clubs etc through social marketing and get home safely messages; Mana Coaches and Porirua Taxis providing sponsorship of public transport         
    Waitangirua Action Group
    Safer streets – participatory research project Titahi Bay
    Youth Transition Service
    Safety presentations (injury prevention and road safety) to local colleges i.e. gateway and life skill classes Yr 12 & 13
    "Start safe, play safe" - preparing students for the workplace
    Graffiti Management Strategy – “He Tangata, He Kainga, He Mana”
    Youth Offending Team
    Council’s Youth Advisory Group
    Y-Xpress – quarterly youth produced and focused newspaper
  • Adults 25-64 years:
    Annual Kirikiti cricket tournaments
    Porirua Community Guardians – community safety programme
    Waitangirua Action Group
    Personal Safety Christmas Campaign targeting youth, businesses, sports clubs etc through social marketing and get home safely messages; Mana Coaches and Porirua Taxis providing sponsorship of public transport         
    DIY Ladder Safety Campaign with Bunnings Retail
    Strong Pacific Families Week: including Parenting Programmes and supporting annual events like Polyfest,
    Creekfest
    Pacific peoples safety and wellbeing with churches – promoting and sharing messages about road safety, home safety, older falls, health and wellbeing
  • Older Adults 65+ years:
    ACC & Capital & Coast Care Coordination working towards integrating referrals to both modified Tai Chi Classes and the Otago Exercise (home based) programme for community dwelling older adults who have fallen or are at risk of falling. 
    Porirua Community Guardians – community safety programme
    Annual ‘Street Makeovers’
    Waitangirua Action Group

In the following Environments:

  • Home:
    Annual street ‘Make Over’
    Strong Pacific Families
    DIY Ladder safety seminars
    Street Ahead 237 – ‘Super-12 family’
    Family violence home monitors
    Police priority offenders
    Vulnerable families
    Waitangirua Community Development programme
    Community Renewal – HNZC (refurbishment and rebuilds)
    Safe design information as part of building consent process
  • Traffic:
    Walking school bus
    Road Safety Action Plan
    Road safety deficiency database
    Annual street Make Over
    Regional radio and billboard campaign with road safety partners aligned to Police Road Safety Calendar
    Personal Safety Christmas Campaign targeting youth, businesses, sports clubs etc through social marketing and get home safely messages; Mana Coaches and Porirua Taxis providing sponsorship of public transport  
    North City Vikings Rugby League Club- Drive Safe Play Safe Campaign
    Youth driver training at Porirua College
    City-wide review of speed posted limits – 2008-09
    Village Planning process
    Speed advisory signs
    Drink- drive campaigns
    Safekids Coalition- child restraint and Safe2go training
  • Occupational:
    ACC supporting various church congregations
    ACC Fatigues campaign
    Health & Safety Training with local businesses including residential care facilities (high risk industry)
    Promotion and supporting employers with the Workplace Safety Management Practices Accreditation (WSMP) programme
    Sphere of Influence through key organizations and communities to channel safety/injury prevention messages etc and the various links that they have (staff, contractors, churches etc).
    Titahi Bay Safe Street Project – retail forum
    Ladder safety courses
    Canopy Connection crime prevention and health and safety seminars – monthly newsletter updates and e-brief
    Bi-annual Porirua City Business Awards – Safe Design Award
    Mana Coach Service partnership with Porirua Community Guardians patrollers
  • School:
    Police supporting school patrols
    Green Bike Trust – family cycle day
    Police child cycle safety awareness in local schools
    Police national road safety calendar – ‘down with speed around schools’
    Porirua College Drive Force programme
    ‘Start Safe Stay Safe’ - safety and Injury prevention in schools
    Truancy programmes – Police and Guardians patrollers
  • Sports:
    Waitangirua Community Development programme
    North City Vikings Rugby League Club- Drive Safe Play Safe Campaign
    Club Mark (Phase 2)
    Kirikiti Cricket
    Personal Safety Christmas Campaign targeting youth, businesses, sports clubs etc through social marketing and get home safely messages
  • Leisure/City streets/built environment:
    Council’s Urban Design group
    Titahi Bay Illumination Project
    Localised liquor bans and enforcement
    Porirua, Safe As! – personal safety campaign
    ACC supporting various church congregations
    Porirua Aquatic Centre - best Pool Life Guards in New Zealand
    Kirikiti Cricket
    Regional Public Health – place based community approach to improve built environment
    Injury Prevention Through Environmental Design knowledge – raising awareness and adoption of best practice
    Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design knowledge– raising awareness and adoption of best practice
    Waihora Playground project
    Titahi Bay – safer streets project
    Mungavin Interchange rejuvenation Project
    Mungavin Park Walkway Project
    Mentor Park redevelopment
    Porirua Community Guardians – community safety programme
    Graffiti Guardians programme
    Maori Wardens

Violence prevention (intentional injuries):

  • Family Violence Network
  • Streets Ahead 237
  • Strong pacific Families – parenting programmes and awareness campaigns
  • Family violence intervention – Ministry of Social Development
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design knowledge– raising awareness and adoption of best practice
  • Porirua Community Guardians
  • Council’s Urban Design group
  • Pol400 meetings
  • Safe Streets Titahi Bay
  • Monitors for high risk victims
  • ‘White Ribbon’ day Campaign
  • Police priority offenders approach
  • Ministry of Justice – family violence court

Suicide prevention (self-inflected injuries):

  • National strategy released 2007
  • Pacific Island Suicide prevention Programme

Programmes aiming at “High risk-groups”:

  • Streets Ahead 237
  • Welltrust – drug and alcohol
  • Hope International Church
  • Wesley Community Action
  • Tuakana Programme
  • Waitangirua Action Group
  • Porirua Living without Violence – Community development in Waitangirua
  • Porirua Safekids Coalition
  • Vulnerable families – WINZ
  • Restorative Justice Service Wellington Trust
  • Local businesses including residential care and residential constructions industry groups
    Injuries occurring in the home with particular focus on the 25-55 year age group, ie DIY’ers

Surveillance of injuries:

The following data sources are monitored:

  • Community safety surveys (residential and retail)
  • The Quality of Life Project – 12 Cities survey
  • Seat belt compliance surveys
  • Accident Compensation Corporations Claims Data
  • Kapiti Mana Police Crime Statistics
  • Safe Communities Foundation Information Sheets
  • Crash and injury statistics – LTNZ, Police
  • Statistics New Zealand
  • New Zealand health Information Service Data
  • Department of Labour resources
  • Land Transport New Zealand – local briefing notes

Publications: (Scientific)

  • Crampton, D. (2006) Designing out Crime. In Build 93, April-May 2006, pg 78-79, BRANZ
  • Crampton, D. (2007). This cladding won’t get tagged: Yeah right. In Build 100, June-July 2007, pg 72-73, BRANZ
  • Gallen, R. (2008). Strengthening Eastern Porirua Neighbourhoods. In Build 106 June-July 2008, pgs 36-37. BRANZ

Produced information material, pamphlets:

  • Porirua Safe As – personal safety campaign kits (posters, bus and taxi chits, and host responsibility cards)
  • Porirua Family Violence Referral Pathways Directory
  • Y-Xpress quarterly magazine in Kapi-Mana newspaper (partnership with Porirua City Council)
  • Map to the Future: Participatory Urban Appraisal of Eastern Porirua
  • Commuter vehicle crime prevention leaflets
  • CBD property/retail ‘emergency identification’ stickers
  • Graffiti Management Strategy – “He Tangata, He Kainga, He Mana”
  • Porirua City: A Journey to a Safer City
  • Porirua, Safe As! Community Safety Strategy 2007-2010
  • Strong Pacific Families – resource to support pacific families
  • International Safe Community Network Conference, Christchurch,  New Zealand, 2008, abstract ‘Porirua, Safe As: A journey to a safe community’
  • International Safe Community Network Conference, Christchurch,  New Zealand, 2008, abstract ‘Porirua, Safe As: ‘Porirua Styles’ graffiti management
  • 3-day Community Safety Expo, Porirua City (planned Safety NZ Week, September 2008)

 International commitments:

  • Safe Community Network Regional Conference, Wellington,  New Zealand, August 2006 presentation – Porirua Community Guardians: a vehicle for achieving community safety
  • 2007 Workshop for the International Safe Community Network in New Zealand, October 2007
  • Community Patrols & Neighbourhood Support National Training Seminar, Auckland 2008, presentation – Fear and perceptions (…of crime)
  • Community patrols & Neighbourhood Support National Training Seminar, Auckland 2008, workshop – Graffiti management ‘Porirua styles’
  • International Safe Community Network Conference, Christchurch,  New Zealand, 2008
  • International CPTED association

Participation in Safe Community conferences:

    • 17th International Safe Communities Conference Christchurch, October 2008

Staff

Number: One
Professions: Community Safety Project Manager
Permanent: part time
Temporary: rolling contract
Organization: Porirua Community Guardians
Specific intersectoral leadership group: Safer Porirua Strategic Group
General public health/health promotion group

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