Good in the Hood - thanks!
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us during May for Z Tawa's Good in the Hood campaign. Thanks to your votes, we received $989.77! This funding will go into our operational budget to keep us on the road and ensure we keep doing Good in our Hood!
2018 Tawa Community Civic Awards
This year's Tawa Community Civic Awards took place in the Tawa College staffroom on Thursday 7 June. We're pleased to announce that our patrol received one of the awards that evening. It was accepted on our behalf by TCP Trustee & Patroller Brett Gillies.
Our citation reads: "The Tawa Community Patrol currently consists of more than 40 unpaid volunteers who have gone through a training programme prior to undertaking twice-weekly night patrols of the whole Tawa area. They now carry out daytime patrols as well. Their aim is to detect and curb vandalism, graffiti tagging and other potential problems, preferably before the damage is done or crime committed. In a nutshell, their role as a volunteer organisation is to help make Tawa a safer community by acting as an extra set of eyes and ears for the New Zealand Police. The patrol has been in operation in Tawa for ten years and has the support of both the Wellington City Council and the Police. It has very much proved its effectiveness during this time."
Also receiving an award at the same ceremony were two of our own members - Robert Tredger & Mal Fyfe - for their extensive service to the community of Tawa.
Police Lead SAR Training
Tawa Community Patrol members completed Police led Search and Rescue training to broaden our skills and abilities to be able to assist Police and other SAR agencies during search and rescue events.
The training taught our volunteers valuable skills on how we can be involved in the unfortunate but very realistic event of a search and rescue. Whether it be from manning a cordon or walking a bush track with Police SAR teams during a search, our volunteers will be ready to assist where appropriate.