Reaccreditation of New Plymouth District

Oct 26, 2021


Injury prevention and community safety is a priority in the New Plymouth District – safety matters to people.  Preventable injuries are a leading cause of hospitalisation, mortality and morbidity, as well as lost productivity and reduced quality of life.

The New Plymouth District was recently reaccredited as a Safe Community under the Pan Pacific Network, an accreditation status we have held since 2005.  

The Safe Community model is widespread internationally and is recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective and acceptable intervention to address community and indivdual safety, resilience and wellbeing.   The Safe Communties concepts embody the vanues and philiosophies of whanaungatanga (relationships) manaakitanga (respoect, care and support) and tino rangatiratanga (self-determination and autonomy).   Reaccreditation demonstrates activity against the four parts: Collaborative Governance, Prioirty Setting, Effective Strategies and Shared Learning.  

NPiS is fortunate to have some wonderful partner agencies as part of our trust, who value the importance of working together to enhance community wellbeing and promote safety.  We would like to thank them for their significant contribuiton to the work we do together as a safe community.

Unfortunately due to the Covid lockdown we have had to postpone our reaccreditation ceremony, but we plan to hold a celebration in early 2022.   In the meantime, Programme Manager Alisha Stone has been busy meeting individually with partner agencies to sign the Safe Community Agreement.  See some of the photos below!



Callum Williamson (Community Partnerships Lead, NPDC), Mayor Neil Holdom, Alisha Stone (NPiS Programme Manager)


Rosemary Clements (CEO Taranaki DHB), Alisha Stone (NPiS Programme Manager)

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Alisha Stone (NPiS Programme Manager), Inspector Belinda Dewar and Karen Drysdale (New Plymouth Police)


Andrew Brock (Manager Projects and Innovation at BAF and NPiS Board Chair), Riley McGregor (Injury Prevention Partner Taranaki Whanganui Region, ACC).


Hayden Wano (CEO Tui Ora Ltd)

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Dr Stephen Butler, Paediatrician Taranaki DHB and Chair of Kidsafe Taranaki Trust