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

 


New Local Host service launches this week

NEWS RELEASE
19 November 2012

New Local Host service launches this week

Wellington City Council is launching a brand new ‘city ambassador’ service this week which will bring a fresh look to the Council’s presence on central city streets.

From Wednesday, Local Host will replace the existing Walkwise city safety officer programme, with the emphasis on being friendly and welcoming for locals and visitors alike, while also supporting the Police presence on the street, particularly at night.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the Local Host team has an important role to play in being great ambassadors for the city and helping to maintain a high level of safety.

“Wellington is the only capital city in the world to have International Safe Community status under the World Health Organisation and was re-accredited earlier this year.

“Local Hosts will be out and about in the central city – day and night – keeping an eye out for what’s happening, talking to local retailers, bar and restaurant staff, as well as giving directions or answering questions from visitors about what’s on in the city.”

The Council’s Social Portfolio Leader, Councillor Stephanie Cook, says the new team has just completed two weeks of intensive training. “They’re now well versed in customer service, first aid and emergency procedures, as well as general knowledge about Wellington and its well-kept secret places – so they’ll know the city like the back of their hands.”

Cr Cook says the city’s safety is the result of strong partnerships with the Police, ACC and Capital & Coast District Health Board.

“Our Local Hosts will be supporting these agencies when they’re on the street, and at major events such as premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

As well as a new name, Local Host has a fresh new contemporary uniform of black and bright green Icebreaker clothing, a look that’s more suited to the city’s style and Wellington’s climate.

The existing Walkwise service was contracted out to ADT/Armourguard and was reviewed earlier this year. As a result of the review, the service was brought back fully into the Council to make it more cost-effective and to give renewed focus on the busy nights in the city centre.

Local Host will be officially launched by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown today (Monday 19 November), with an afternoon tea for stakeholders to meet the new Local Host team before they start work on Wednesday.

Media are welcome to attend this event.

Local Host launch
4-5pm, Monday 19 November
Council Chamber foyer
Wellington Town Hall


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.

Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.

Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>

.

 
 

Parliament Today:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary Education: Students Doing It Tough As Fees Rise Again

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More>>

ALSO:

Housing, Iraq: PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss:
• Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland
• Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security Council More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Review Team Named, Leadership Campaign Starts

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban.

ALSO:

Roy Morgan Poll: National Slips, Labour Hits Lows

The first New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll since the NZ Election shows National 43.5% (down 3.54% since the September 20 Election). This isn’t unusual, National support has dropped after each of John Key’s Election victories... However, support for the main opposition Labour Party has crashed to 22.5% (down 2.63% and the lowest support for Labour since the 1914 NZ Election as United Labour). More>>

ALSO:

In On First Round: New Zealand Wins Security Council Seat

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news