October 2015

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Papatoetoe Neighbourhood Support



Community Profile Middlemore Safety Day National Police Day

A message from the


Welcome to the latest edition of our

Papatoetoe Neighbourhood Support


Spring is well under way with the warmer

days and nights finally drawing nearer. With

the warmer months, come the bustling

outdoor activities; gardening, BBQ’s, evening

walks, sports and plenty more. We think this

is a great time to interact with your

neighbours if you don’t already know them.

Start off with friendly greetings, followed by

small regular chats.

Establishing strong relationships with your

neighbours is central in developing caring and

safer communities.

Warm regards

Papatoetoe Neighbourhood Support


October, 2015

Youthline Manukau

There is so much going on in the center throughout the day and

night, with training groups, youth development groups, face to face

counselling, a helpline hub and a thriving cafe.

Youthline's counselling rooms, group rooms and meeting rooms

(equipped with audio visual) are also available to hire, with catering

available if required, counselling, seminars, programme and training

in Manukau.

We are based at 145 St George St in Papatoetoe.

If you would like to know more about Youthline Manukau please

contact center manager Mark Esekielu on (09) 252 0019, or

email marke@youthline.co.nz

Photo: Youtline Manukau, 145 Great South Road, Papatoetoe

Thank you for Barfoot & Thompson Papatoetoe for sponsoring our newsletters

Committee Chairperson, Navtej Randhawa


If you’re interested in

learning more, visit


Creating caring and safer neighbourhoods

Papatoetoe Neighbourhood Support



Crime Watch


Crime Watch Patrol serves the community by

being the eyes and ears for the Police and

Auckland Council.

Most of their members are volunteers from

our community and are here to help reduce

crime within our neighbourhoods by

conducting regular car patrols throughout the

Papatoetoe district.





We’ve been meeting and greeting our local community people and asked them “What do you love best about Papatoetoe?”

Ngaire Lasika

“I’ve lived here for nearly

40 years and love the

people. It’s a good

community filled with lots

of cultures. And I love the

RSA – value for money

with their delicious food”

Shannon Corbett

I love living (and selling)

Papatoetoe. It’s central

and handy to everything;

motorways, schools,

transport and shops.

There’s great community

spirit and culturally

diverse and what makes

Papatoetoe a colorful

place to be.


Middlemore Hospital held their annual Safety Day for patients and

visitors and this year, they decided to go big. Event organisers

extended invitations to other local community organisations to

help promote the awareness of safety within our homes and

communities. Papatoetoe Neighbourhood Support attended

along with the New Zealand Police, Auckland University, St John’s

Ambulance, New Zealand Fire Service and more. “It’s a great way

to meet the wider community and promote the awareness of

safer and caring communities” says Tiana Samasoni, Community


Photo: Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu


Have you been to the library lately?

Did you know you can book a Librarian who can

help you:

Learn to use social media

Create a CV

Make an application to Council

Lear to use digital devices such as iPads

And much more……….

Our libraries also offer free wifi and the use of

computers with access to printing, scanning and

copying. It’s also a great place to read the paper,

books or the Papatoetoe Neighbourhood Support


Photo: Papatoetoe Public Library 1949

The Ideal Neighbourhood Support Group

The ideal Neighbourhood Support Group is one where members:

Communicate with each other when they are going on holiday or leaving the house overnight.

Meet regularly to discuss common concerns.

Notify each other of anything suspicious that is currently happening in their neighbourhood.

Respect each other's confidences.

Offer support to any of their neighbours who have been victims.

Keep each other informed of any criminal activity that has happened or is happening around their area.

Are aware of any physical limitations that any neighbours may have (young children, disabled, elderly etc.).

Are aware of the resources that are available within the neighbourhood.

Have worked out how that will deal with various situations that may confront their community.

Have arranged "emergency signals" and have rehearsed those signals. This is particularly useful for people living on

their own.

Notify the police of "suspicious behaviour" or any activity that threatens life or property.

Take early positive action when required.

Are aware of the safety of children on the street.

Take basic crime prevention measures to secure their property.

Upgrade security at times when premises are being vacated.

Regularly update records of the neighbours within their group and pass them on to the neighbourhood support coordinator.

Keep their group list with telephone numbers immediately on hand.

Advertise Here Now

If you would like to advertise your services or products, please

contact our Community Coordinator.

Papatoetoe Neighbourhood Support

And finally…

“People are almost always better than their neighbours think they are” – George Eliot

Safe communities are happy communities – so keeping in close contact with your

neighbor can help boost your streets knowledge of what’s going on in your street,

neighbourhood and local community.

Community Coordinator – Tiana Samasoni

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