Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Christchurch aims to be the safest city in NZ

29 September 2005

Christchurch aims to be the safest city in New Zealand

Christchurch City Council has teamed up with central and local government bodies, the Police, local iwi and community organisations to focus on making the city a safer place to live, work, play and learn.

The new Safer Christchurch Strategy, launched last night, will mean a unified approach to crime prevention, injury prevention and road safety.

It sets out a wide range of actions and targets for the city’s safety and crime-prevention agencies to achieve, by working together. It also highlights the important role that the whole community plays in injury prevention and safety promotion.

“We must take action across the city to address crime and safety issues and their causes,” says Mayor Garry Moore, chairperson of the Safer Christchurch Interagency Group which has developed the strategy.

“Agencies, large and small, must work hand-in-hand with the community. Feeling safer is essential to our well-being, to our ability to get on with our lives and get the most from them.

“We all want to feel safe in our homes and on our streets. That’s our challenge. We must aspire to this always being the safest city in New Zealand.”

The main aims of the strategy are to reduce the numbers of injuries in the city, improve road safety, enhance safety from crime, and support safety and injury prevention initiatives.

Agencies will work together to plan and deliver services, to improve the results achieved and avoid duplication of effort.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news