Te whakaiti ake i te kino
Reducing harm

We want Pōneke Wellington to be free of anti-social behaviour and violence. We’re investing in initiatives that will reduce alcohol harm and prevent sexual violence.

Preventing sexual violence

We're working on a Sexual Violence Prevention Action Plan to focus on the attitudes and behaviours that cause sexual violence. We have recruited a new full-time role to lead this work.

We've also created a Safer Venues Coordinator. This role will work with RespectED and Hospitality NZ to prevent sexual harm in licensed venues.

If you're interested in getting involved with the sexual violence prevention mahi, email poneke.promise@wcc.govt.nz

Our street community

Our streets are for everyone. We need to look after vulnerable residents and ensure our streets are safe, clean and accessible for all. We take a partnership approach to supporting Wellington's street community.

Our Hāpai Ake Community Wellbeing team monitors our streets, and talks to local businesses and building owners. They also connect vulnerable people with support services and discourage anti-social behaviour.

We also work with DCM to support the most marginalised people in Wellington. We fund the Assertive Outreach Programme, where teams go out on the streets and connect with rough sleepers. They aim to increase their mana by ensuring they're housed, connected, valued, and thriving in their community.

Find out what we’re doing about homelessness.

Using CCTV cameras

We use our network of CCTV cameras to improve safety, collect data and understand what's going on in the city. We support agencies to prevent crime and reduce harm including NZ Police, community controls and Hāpai Ake.

Read our Through the lens of CCTV news article.

Know your city limit campaign

This campaign is a bright orange reminder that the central city is an alcohol ban area, and that the fine for breaching that is $250. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of the ban area and to educate people who are new to the city.

This work is supported by New Zealand Police who have increased their active enforcement of the alcohol ban in the central city.

Courtney Place orange and white traffic stop poles with text that says
Know your city limit campaign

Take 10 safe space

Take 10 is a space for partygoers to take a break while on the town to have some water, charge phones, and reconnect with friends or whanau. They also get medical help or seek advice from our trained leaders and volunteers.

You'll find Take 10 on the corner of Taranaki Street and Courtenay Place on Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information, visit the Take 10 webpage.

Young people sitting around the  Take 10 site on bean bags.
Take 10 space

Who to call

If you think the behaviour of someone on the street is unlawful or unsafe, phone the police on 105, or for emergencies 111.

If you would like to report an issue with lighting, busking, cleaning, CCTV, begging or rough sleeping please use our online form.

You can also call our contact centre on 04 499 4444.

Find out more

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Email pōneke.promise@wcc.govt.nz if you have questions about the Pōneke Promise.