Council, through the CitySafe programme, manages the closed circuit television (CCTV) network situated in:
- the central city
- the Town Basin and Hatea Loop Walkway (including the Bascule and Pohe Island carparks, and the Pocket Park on Port Road),
- the Kamo Shared Pathway from Rust Avenue.
The network of over 200 cameras cover public spaces and are monitored by volunteers at the Whangārei Police Station.
Additional cameras may also be located at various Council offices and facilities. CCTV signage is displayed at these locations.
The main purpose of the Council cameras is to give public safety reassurance through monitoring and enforcement, as well as to prevent and deter disorder, dishonesty and antisocial behaviours.
The visual information collected from the CCTV network cameras is stored at the Whangārei Police Station. All CCTV recordings are automatically deleted within four to six weeks, unless downloaded specifically for enforcement or community safety purposes.
If you need any CCTV footage relating to an offence or vehicle accident, you will need to report this to the Police (on 111 or 105, or 0800 105 105) and advise Council of the circumstances as well as:
- Police File or Event Number.
Any CCTV information located will be supplied to the Police and you will be notified.
You also have the right, under the Privacy Act, to access and correct any personal information that may be held about you.
View Council's privacy statement.