This page contains information about the Summer Safe Carparks programme of community ambassadors at popular locations in the Whangarei District during the busy summer period.
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Summer Safe Carparks programme
The Summer Safe Carparks programme is coordinated by Council, and supported by the New Zealand Police and a number of local community organisations.
For the seventh year in a row the Summer Safe Carpark Ambassadors will be on the job again at car parks near popular beaches and reserves. The programme runs from the first weekend in December to Easter Monday.
The aim of the Summer Safe Carparks programme is to prevent theft from vehicles parked at popular tourist spots in the district during the summer months and create a positive experience for carpark users.
The campaign is supported by volunteer ambassadors from the community who patrol carparks in their area. They wear high visibility gear and offer friendly advice and make sure visitors to the carparks and their vehicles are safe. The ambassadors will report any suspicious behaviour to the police, who also patrol the parks as part of the campaign.
This programme has continually proven to be an invaluable contribution towards ensuring a safe district. Year after year while the programme is active and ambassadors are in their locations, there is no vehicle crime.
Please see the 'News and Media' section on the right of this page for articles about Summer Safe Carparks.
If you are interested in setting up a similar programme in your district, please contact Council's Community Safety Officer on +64 9 430 4200.
Carparks being patrolled in 2016 - 2017:
Sea Cadets - TS Diomede
AH Reed Memorial Park
Police Volunteers (Blue Club)
Parihaka Memorial (summit)
Onerahi Lions Club
Hatea Lions Club
Ruakaka Surf Life Saving Club
Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club
Ngungururu School PTA
Tutukaka Lions Club
Whangarei Heads Surf Life Saving Club
If you are interested in geting involved please contact Council's Community Safety Officer on +64 9 430 4200.
For more information about each site that is patrolled, and links to the community organisations that patrol these sites, please see the 'Resources' on the right of this page.