Fighting rural crime – community hui held

Photo from crime-stop hui

About 50 people turned up at Woodlands Estate for the locally-called Crime-stop Hui held last Saturday.

Organiser Jeremy Jones said there was support for setting up a Community Patrol in Gordonton, Taupiri, Orini and Whitikahu areas.

“And great encouragement from our district council and local police, who are more than willing to support us with this process.”

Many good questions were asked.  “Many of us have gone away with valuable new learning and a solid reminder of how committed we all are to crushing crime and creating safer communities for our whanau.”

He hopes to see a Community Patrol Team up and running soon and will hold a meeting on this soon.

If you were unable to make it to the Hui but would like to know more or be part of the team, contact Jeremy on 021 028 90545.


Thanks were given to Hukani-Waerenga District ward councillor Chris Woolerton for his support, Sergeant Renee for a rundown on crime prevention and providing Burglary Prevention Packs; Kevin Westbury and Eric Balvert for attending from Morrinsville and introducing ‘Community Patrol New Zealand;’ James from Sterling Security for highlighting the importance of layered crime prevention strategies and Woodlands for use of hosting the event.
Crime-stop hui photo
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