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Keeping our communities safe

The safety, health and well-being of our community is at the heart of all we do.  NCC works closely with a variety of organisations to improve community safety.

Community Safety

Community safety is important to the people of Napier. Community consultation shows that 'a safe and caring community' is the most important community outcome for residents.

Community safety is about taking proactive steps to prevent crime and injuries and to provide an environment in which residents participate fully.  

We all have a part to play to improve safety, health and well-being in Napier. Napier City Council is actively involved in working with others to improve community safety.

Graffiti prevention

Our policy is to remove graffiti on Council-owned property within 48 hours. All reported graffiti on Council facilities is logged so we can identify and respond to hot spots and assist Police to prosecute offenders.

Please report graffiti on Council owned property by calling + 64 6 835 7579.

Graffiti vandalism or tagging is a community problem. Overseas studies have shown that, if unaddressed, graffiti creates an environment where other, more serious crimes such as burglary and assault may take hold.

Resene donates good condition paint and grey waterborne paint collected through the Resene PaintWise service to not-for-profit organisations and schools. This paint is ideal for covering tagging. An application form is available online on the Resene website.


Painting murals on public walls is a proven way to deter graffiti.  

'Hands Up for Hawke’s Bay’, Awatoto Mural 2011 (below) was a joint project between local businesses, Council, Police and community members in response to continued graffiti and vandalism. The mural depicts local landscape icons with hand prints, which are a symbol of local ownership and support.

Awatoto mural2


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