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Summer Safe Carparks

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.
Updated: 4/03/2016 3:42 p.m.

​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 sixth 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 2015 - 2016:

  • Abbey Caves
    Community Patrols NZ - Whangarei

  • AH Reed Memorial Park
    Police Volunteers (Blue Club)

  • Parihaka Memorial (summit)
    Onerahi Lions Club
    Hatea Lions Club

  • Ruakaka Beach
    Ruakaka Surf Life Saving Club

  • Waipu Cove
    Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club

  • Whale Bay
    Ngungururu School PTA
    Tutukaka Lions Club

  • Whangarei Falls
    Tiki Pride 

  • Ocean Beach
    Whangarei Heads Surf Life Saving Club

  • Town Basin (including i-Site)

    Sea Cadets - TS Diomede

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.


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