Community Patrols of New Zealand

Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ) was formed in 2001 to establish and promote a collaborative working relationship with Police and provide resources, support and guidance to affiliated community patrol groups.

Safe Communities Aotearoa New Zealand

Safe Communities Aotearoa New Zealand (SCFNZ) 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 live in an accredited Safe Community. 25 cities and districts are currently engaged in the network and participation is open and accessible to any and every community within Aotearoa New Zealand.

Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Neighbourhood Support is a nationwide community-led movement that brings people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient and connected communities.  ​

We are a registered charity and since 1999 we have been working alongside New Zealand Police and other partners to equip neighbourhoods to improve safety, be prepared for emergencies and support one another so that our communities are great places to live.​

Māori Wardens

“Aroha ki te tangata / For the love of the people”

There are approximately 900 Māori Wardens who play an intrinsic role in improving the wellbeing of whānau and our communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Te Puni Kōkiri in partnership with NZ Police provides practical support to Māori Wardens including delivering training programmes and providing resources (e.g. vehicles, uniforms and equipment).

Māori Wardens are an intrinsic part of our communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. They have been supporting whānau for over 150 years at a grassroots level and have well-established relationships that enable them to work closely with whānau, Māori organisations, community groups and government agencies.