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Safe Communities

Safe Communities New Zealand is a well-established local, regional, and national network that supports wellbeing, placemaking, resilience and community safety. Just over 3.3 million (68%) New Zealanders living in an accredited Safe Communit. 26 cities and districts are currently engaged in the network and participation is open and accessible to any and every community within Aotearoa New Zealand.

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.