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Community groups

Find out about the community groups that are available in Westland from Kumara to Haast.

Safer Westland

The Westland Safe Community Coalition Safer Westland meets on the last Friday of every second month at 10.00am in various venues.

Its goal is to strengthen community networks and community resilience and to help promote Westland District as a safe and welcome community and so attract investment and new residents. The Coalition was formally granted accreditation with the Safe Communities Foundation of NZ on 23 February 2017 at a Westland District Council meeting.

Safer Westland is keen to improve community safety and well-being, to operate a range of community safety and well-being programmes based on proven or promising strategies.

The Safer Westland Group respond to available safety data for Westland, assess priorities to promote projects and initiatives. Safer Westland participate in local, national and international safe community campaigns and responses.

Safer Westland Governance Group

The current Chair is Councillor Jane Neale who chairs both the Governance Group and the Safer Westland coalition group meetings.

The Safer Westland Governance Group has representatives from: Council, NZ Fire Service, NZ Police, Department of internal Affairs, Accident Compensation Corporation, Community and Public health, WestREAP, West Coast Road Safety, and Poutini Waiora.

All local groups are welcome to be involved in Safer Westland and to send a representative to the Safer Westland Community Coalition meetings.

Current projects in which the Coalition is actively involved in or supports include:

  1. Taxi Chit Scheme for seniors who have voluntarily given up driving
  2. Youth - CACTUS
  3. Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Programme
  4. Hokitika Community Patrol
  5. Clued up Kids Safety Programme
  6. Community Champions
  7. DriveWEST – Learner Licence Programme

For information on projects and meetings contact Safer Westland Co-ordinator:

Phone 03 756 9047 or 027 773 5236.

Community Groups in Westland

See the listing below for community groups in the Westland District.

 

List of community organisations by area

Area Organisation                
Arahura Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Francois Tumahai Chair Ngati Waewae Arahura Marae 1 Old Christchurch Road PO Box 37 Hokitika 7842 Francois.Tumahai@ngaitahu.iwi.nz Ph: 755 6451
Ph: 755 6452
Fax: 756 8088
Arahura Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Hamiria Hutana Runanga Manager, Arahura Marae 1 Old Christchurch Road PO Box 37 Hokitika 7842 Hamiria.Hutana@ngaitahu.iwi.nz Ph: 755 6451
Ph: 755 6452
Fax: 756 8088
Arahura Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Miriama Johnsen Marae Manager 1 Old Christchurch Road PO Box 37 Hokitika 7842 events@ngatiwaewae.org.nz Ph 755 6451                                Ph 755 6452                Fax 756 8088

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Franz Josef Community Council Incorporated

Kathy Hartshorne - Chairperson
PO Box 86 Franz Josef 7856
chairperson.fjcc@gmail.com
Ph: (03) 752 0054 (w)
Ph: (03) 752 0676 (h)

Kathy Hartshorne - Chairperson
PO Box 86 Franz Josef 7856
chairperson.fjcc@gmail.com
Ph: (03) 752 0054 (w)
Ph: (03) 752 0676 (h)

Kathy Hartshorne - Chairperson
PO Box 86 Franz Josef 7856
chairperson.fjcc@gmail.com
Ph: (03) 752 0054 (w)
Ph: (03) 752 0676 (h)

Kathy Hartshorne - Chairperson
PO Box 86 Franz Josef 7856
chairperson.fjcc@gmail.com
Ph: (03) 752 0054 (w)
Ph: (03) 752 0676 (h)

 

Franz Josef Community Council Incorporated

Kathy Hartshorne - Chairperson
PO Box 86 Franz Josef 7856
chairperson.fjcc@gmail.com
Ph: (03) 752 0054 (w)
Ph: (03) 752 0676 (h)