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Safer Napier

Safer Napier is an accredited International Safe Community.  Over 40 agencies, organisations and groups are working together and taking a coordinated approach to improve community safety in Napier.  

Napier City Council is the agency responsible for coordinating the programme. Mayor Bill Dalton is the ambassador of the programme which is governed by the Safer Napier Strategic Group.  

Safer Napier won the ‘2016 World Health Organisation Western Pacific Regional Office Healthy Cities Recognition for Violence and Injury Prevention’.  For more information click here for the media release.

Safer Napier Strategic Group

  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group
  • Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
  • Health Hawke's Bay
  • Housing New Zealand Corporation
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Napier City Business Incorporation
  • Napier City Council
  • New Zealand Automobile Association
  • New Zealand Fire Service
  • New Zealand Police
  • New Zealand Red Cross
  • RoadSafe Hawke's Bay
  • Roopu A Iwi Trust
  • Te Kupenga Hauora - Ahuriri
  • Te Puni Kōkiri

There are a range of projects and activities that contribute to Safer Napier.  It is an ‘umbrella’ for over 60 initiatives and projects.  Safer Napier takes a strengths based approach to support families / whānau and neighbourhoods, and to address safety issues.

Safer Napier focus areas

  • People are injury free in Napier
  • Napier is free from crime
  • Napier roads are safe for all
  • Napier is free from addiction related harm
  • People in Napier keep themselves safe

Did you know?

  • 48% of Napier households are members of a Neighbourhood Support Group (10,443 members)
  • 21 arrests were made during 2016 through CCTV cameras
  • Half of all households surveyed during Siren Testing have an emergency survival kit
  • Over 900 Napier school and early childhood centre students have had fire safety training
  • The number of reported road crashes reduced by 230 between 2010 and 2015

Safer Napier monitors what difference it is making using a Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework.  Guidelines have been developed to help evaluate projects.  

You can find out more about Safer Napier by reading the Safer Napier Re-accreditation Application and Annual Report 2014.
For more details on Safe Communities please visit

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