News / Events
26th January 2022
Residents in Ngahape Road will have information about joining CommSafe in their mailboxes. We did get to meet a few of you last week and it’s been a fantastic opportunity for you to meet your Rural Support Officer from the Otorohanga Station. Remember secure your property and sheds. Don’t leave your keys in your farm bikes and tell your neighbours if you are going on holiday. Stay safe.
10th January 2022
Welcome 2022, lets hope this year does not have as many disruptions as last year. The summer weather has been fantastic and the holiday season has been enjoyed by all. Sadly though the number of crashes on our roads causing fatalities is extremely high. Take care everyone, drive safe and be patient on the roads.
10th December 2021
St Leger Road wanted a Neighbourhood Support Group created. Keen residents delivered flyers to everyone and we held a meeting this evening hosted outside a property. Good discussion about community CCTV and crime prevention. Another meeting will be held next year to follow up plans. Take a drive along St Leger, the NS signs are looking great.
30th November 2021
Do not hesitate to call the Police when you have a suspicious feeling about something or you have witnessed an incident that you do not feel comfortable about. If you do not tell the Police they do not know this has taken place. Call 111 if you watching something now.
11th November 2021
Thanks to all the residents at Arapuni Lake and Bulmers Landing for hosting a productive Neighbourhood Support Meeting. Plans are in place to address the concerns residents have with the area. Waipa DC and Police are assisting and we work on this over the coming weeks.
3rd October 2021
Kihikihi Community Day will be held at the Domain, entry Gate 2. Meet your local health and welfare teams. Get your registration plate fitted with Anti-Tamper screws from the Community Patrol members. Watch the RDA skills with their horses at the arena. Join in some fun Zumba with Nin. Waipa DC and Police will be there for you too. Open 10am -2pm.
25 September 2021
Look forward to seeing you at the Pirongia Market, Crozier St tomorrow. Come along and support locals. The market operates from 9am – 2pm.
17 September 2021
Community Meetings and Guest speaker invites have been postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding while we continue to adapt to Covid restrictions.
25 August 2021
CommSafe manages a dedicated group of volunteers that are Police Vetted and trained to help assist the Police as “eyes and ears” across our community. Roles can be within the Patrol or monitoring CCTV owned by Waipa DC. If you have time to spare and want to live in a safer community, reach out, we are always looking for more volunteers to join the team.
18th August 2021
NZ placed into Covid 19 Level 4. An outbreak of Delta has occurred in Auckland and there are growing community cases that have potential to spread. Lock down may occur for a while. Check for updating details at https://covid19.govt.nz/
9th August 2021
Cambridge Rd residents that are near Pekarau Cres held a Neighbourhood Support meeting. A very helpful way to know who lives near you and how you can help each other.
4th August 2021
Thank you to the Te Awamutu Continuing Education Group for inviting me to present to your knowledgeable members. Only a few members were prepared for a National Emergency. Check your emergency pack. Do you have water, food and essentials safely placed away for a minimum of 3 days if required?
26th July 2021
CommSafe held an AGM. Thank you to our community for coming along and attending the meeting. Fantastic to hear your ideas and thoughts about creating safer neighbourhoods.
15th July 2021
Keep your homes protected by always checking that all windows and doors are locked before leaving. Have you thought about installing home security? Technology has advanced and there is the ability to be warned via your cell if anything suspicious is taking place at your property.
28th June 2021
NZ Neighbourhood Support Conference held in Wellington. Fantastic speakers over the two days and a great opportunity to meet co-ordinators from all the country. Congratulations to Constable Ryan Fleming for placing as the Semi Finalist for NZ Police Partner of the Year. Congratulations to Jo Bell, who was awarded the Waikato District Award for her role as Street Champion.
24th June 2021
FMG Rural Crime Prevention meeting was held at Ngutuni School. A good turnout of residents discussed their concerns and some helpful prevention tips were presented by Senior Sargent Walker from the Otorohanga Station. If you want to email Otorohanga Station and discuss anything with the local team. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
14th June 2021
Community Meeting held at Te Awamutu Baptist Church for a group of concerned residents about speeding vehicles and anti-social behaviour. We had a CCTV expert join the meeting and discussing the option of installing cameras.
30th May 2021
Wikairi Road held it’s first Neighbourhood Support Meeting today. Most residents from the road attended and came along with plates of amazing afternoon tea. Residents discussed the resilience plan and shared contact details with each other. Well done!
13th May 2021
We have partnered with Civil Defence, Rural Support, AON, NZ Police, Welfare Team, Otorohanga Council to deliver Rural Crime Prevention Workshops next year. Today we started the planning, very exciting!
12th April 2021
Open County Dairy are supporters of CommSafe. We are fortunate to have support by supply of vehicles and maintenance costs. We are very proud to work with the team of OCD. Did you know they have an electrode boiler using 100% renewable energy.
10th April 2021
Neighbourhood Support Meeting to be held at Te Awamutu Intermediate at 10.30am. All residents from surrounding streets are invited to connect with community and find our more about CommSafe.
7 April 2021
Waikato Police Message
We had a tragic Easter weekend on our roads with 8 people dead. This is the highest number of deaths for the Easter holiday period in more than a decade which is an unacceptable outcome. The aftermath of a fatal car crash extends further than just the families involved. Our thoughts are also with our staff and other emergency services who have to deal with crash scenes and advise family member that their loved one isn’t coming home. Please take a hard think about how you behave behind the wheel because your driving could change a life!
20th March 2021
The Roar – Message from Police
It’s that time of year again, between now to mid April, when Hunters head out into the bush in the hope of shooting a Stag. It’s also a timely reminder to be vigilant and to be alert for any illegal hunting as not everyone is operating lawfully and honestly. The bottom line is illegal hunting is dangerous and is a criminal act. Those caught entering agricultural land for this purpose will be held accountable for their actions.
Be alert to this activity. Record any suspicious number plates, take photos if safe to do so (your safety comes first) and phone 111. Police want to know about this behaviour.
27th February 2021
Kihikihi Community Summer Stroll will be held at the Heritage House. Come through and meet the Te Awamutu Community Board. CommSafe will be there so come along and talk about your neighbourhood.
7th February 2021
CommSafe is attending Te Kotahitangi, Aotea Annual Market to be held at the Aotea Domain from 9am- 12pm. Come along and say Hi. Check that your personal details are correct and we are keeping you updated.
Many thanks to Greenlea Foundation for supporting CommSafe again this year.
5th January 2021
Happy New Year everyone. CommSafe will be busy connecting with all neighbourhoods this new year. Make sure you attend your local neighbourhood support meeting starting from mid February.
17th December 2020
300 Hampers have been delivered to families this week!! What an overwhelming week. Volunteers from Community Patrol helped wrap hundreds of presents, collate boxes of food and spent 3 days driving across Te Awamutu delivering. THANKS to all of the Businesses, Families, Organisations, Police and the committee that spent months organising this.
5th December 2020
Our community came out to celebrate the festive season at the Te Awamutu Santa Parade today. Before the parade we gave out Tyre Tread Checking Tools. If you didn’t see us and would like one, just call into the office and collect some for your family and friends.
2nd December 2020
FMG invited me to join their Rural Crime Prevention workshop with the Police. There was a great turnout from the community. We discussed crime prevention and reporting. Neighbour support is so vital in the rural community.
5th November 2020
Guy Fawkes today! Stay Safe, Be Prepared and have fun responsibly when using fireworks. Be considerate to your neighbours and animals. Check your environment before using fireworks!
21st October 2020
Te Awamutu Police & CommSafe spent the day connecting with the community across Te Awamutu. We delivered information, talked to residents and gained new members. If you need information about support agencies available to the community contact me.
6th October 2020
Have you moved house? Has your email changed? Does your landline no longer exist? Please remember to update us with your details. Also check with your neighbours & friends. Simply LOG IN to CommSafe and update these or send an email and I can help.
16th September 2020
Pirongia Community Association invited us to attend their meeting on Community Safety. We discussed Neighbourhood Support and how we can grow this within the Pirongia Village. Community Constable Ryan Fleming reminded us that we must inform the Police about behaviour we witness. Do not hesitate to call 111.
5th September 2020
Thank you for coming to the Te Rahu public meetings. It was great to meet you and know that we can grow the community spirit in the area. Thank you to the volunteers that I have spoken with who are joining the CommSafe team and participating in community patrols and monitoring the CCTV.
24 August 2020
Come along to your Neighbourhood Support Meeting for Te Rahu and surrounding roads. We have two venues so you can attend the venue that is closest to your home. Presented by CommSafe and Police.
Saturday 5th September 2020
1.30pm at Te Rahu Village Hall (2119 Te Rahu Rd)
3.00pm at Pekerau Primary School (742 Te Rahu Rd)
(Covid19 Alert Level will be observed for that current date)
5 August 2020
Te Awamutu Constable Ryan Fleming issues a reminder to our community.
“This week highlights the need to call 111 with suspicious behaviour. Often, the part you see may be suspicious but inconsequential to you, but is the key piece of a larger puzzle. In short; we need to know. I urge all of you reading this to consider and call 111 if you see something happening. If it doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t.”
15th July 2020
Have you moved house? Has your email changed? Does your landline no longer exist? Please remember to update us with your details. Also check with your neighbours & friends. Simply LOG IN to CommSafe and update these or send us an email and we can help.
1st July 2020
CommSafe welcomes Mandy to the role as Community Safety Officer. Based in Kihikihi Mandy will co-ordinate Neighbourhood Support within our community.
The CommSafe trustees thank all sponsors and participants of the CommSafe Ambrose Charity Golf Tourment, proudly supported by Waipa Networks, held at Gener8 Te Awamutu Golf Club on Friday 22nd March 2019.
The tournament was a great success. We look forward to seeing everyone back next year.