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


Online Party Register launch at road safety youth expo

Online Party Register launch at road safety youth expo next week

Party Register logo

An innovative new project for local people hosting parties will be launched at Rotorua’s annual Road Safety Youth Expo next week.

‘Party Register’ is an online tool where in return for registering their party at www.partyregister.co.nz, party hosts receive a ‘party box’ of sweets, party straws, napkins and other goodies for making non-alcoholic ‘mocktails,’ and helpful guides on host responsibility with tips for safe partying.

The project is a collaboration of Rotorua District Council and Rotorua Police, with the council receiving registrations before referring them to police for monitoring. It is also supported by Rotary and local business Andy’s Party Hire.

Rotorua district councillor Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, portfolio lead of the council's People Strategy, said the collaborative effort had already taken on a unique Rotorua flavour, which was exciting for the community.

"Party Register fits well with the council’s Rotorua 2030 vision and our goal around safe neighbourhoods, while the youth road expo supports our Youth Policy vision statement. This vision is around promoting ‘a safe community where young people are supported to be successful through building confidence, skills and opportunities, and having fun while they’re at it!'.”

Cr Raukawa-Tait said Party Register was being launched at the Road Safety Youth Expo because parties that can get out of control tend to involve people in the youth age bracket. She said, Party Register was, however, available to the whole community.

“We acknowledge that locals of all ages enjoy a good party, so we’re pleased to offer this support to help ensure everyone has a safe time. Instead of finding out about a party when it’s out of control, police will now have the opportunity to be proactive and available to help before things get out of hand.”

Rotorua Police sergeant Andrew Lynch said a lot of police time and resources can be taken up dealing with out-of-control parties and disorder.

"This initiative is a great way to help promote and protect responsible hosts. It’s not private security, but it is an early warning system that helps us to know where potential problems might arise and nip them in the bud before they escalate. By using the register you will be helping us to keep you and your community safe.”

Parents are also being encouraged to attend a session at the Rotorua Road Safety Youth Expo from 14 to 17 April at Rotorua Convention Centre. There are two sessions per day at 9.30am and 12 noon, and an extra evening session on Tuesday 15 April at 7pm.

While schools will be bringing through Year 11 pupils and alternative education students, parents are being urged to get involved so they can encourage their teens to make responsible decisions when they get behind the wheel.

There will be prizes up for grabs and fun educational activities. The expo is about changing attitudes and improving choices. Anyone with an interest in youth or road safety is welcome.

Rotorua Road Safety Youth Expo is a joint project of Rotorua District Council, Rotorua Police, Rotary, Fire Service, St John, and Students Against Driving Drunk.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news