Friday 23 June 2017 - Greg O'Connor Rides Along

On Friday 23 June 2017, we enjoyed the company of former New Zealand Police Association President, now Labour party candidate for Ohariu, Greg O'Connor. Greg came on a ride-along with our active patrols on the night.

June 2017 - Good in the Hood result

Thanks to all your support at Z Tawa during May, we received a total of $797.00 through Z Energy's Good in the Hood campaign. This funding will ensure we keep doing good in our hood, and keeping Tawa a safe community!

Saturday 13 February 2016 - Safer Plates Event

The Tawa Community Patrol wishes to thank all those who supported us during our Safer Plates change over event, held at Countdown Tawa on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Together with the assistance of Wellington District Police, Wellington City Council, Tawa Volunteer Fire Brigade and Safekids Aotearoa, we fitted tamper resistant screws to over 154 vehicles to prevent theft. This raised a total of $1,125.20 which will go directly into our patrol car replacement fund.

Due to the success of this event, we are looking at further change over days in the future as part of fundraising towards the purchase of a new patrol car.

The Tawa Community Patrol would also like to thank Countdown Tawa, Harcourts Tawa, Henshaw Signs, and PrintLink for their support during this campaign.

Monday 5 October 2015 - Safety in the City Award

On Thursday 1 October 2015, The Tawa Community Patrol won a Safety in the City Award for our response to the severe flooding in May 2015. This is a real credit to the patrollers involved and the patrol overall.

On May 14 this year, areas of Wellington experienced the heaviest hourly rainfall in more than 50 years, resulting in widespread flooding and damage. During this time, the Tawa Community Patrol group flew into action doing what they could to help those in danger.

Michael Johnson, Allan Johnson and Darryl Smith of the Tawa Community Patrol group left work early and got in the patrol car to go around shops on Main Road and in the Linden area, making sure that residents were okay and helping out where required. They acted with selfless disregard for their own need, for the good of their community.

They also went to the Takapu Valley area which was badly hit and offered support to motorists and residents. In the evening, they patrolled Tawa's streets to make sure pothole lids had not been raised in the flood water, creating hazards.

In the successive days after the worst of the flooding had subsided, two patrollers [Graeme Aiken and Mal Fyfe] again went around Tawa shops to see if any additional assistance was required from the patrol.

When their community was in need, the Tawa Community Patrollers were there, ready to help. They were visible, they were helpful and they were full of initiative. Thank you patrollers.

Pictured above: Acting Mayor councillor Justin Lester, Tawa Community Patrol coordinator Michael Johnson, Tawa Community Patrol trustee Brett Gillies, Police Operations Commander Inspector Terry Van Dillen.

Monday 15 June 2015 - Safer Plates

The Tawa Community Patrol wishes to thank all those who supported us during our Safer Plates change over event, held at Countdown Tawa on Saturday 13 June 2015.

Together with the assistance of Porirua Police, we fitted tamper resistant screws to over 97 number plates to prevent theft. The number of plates we changed tripled from our February event, where we changed 34.

Due to the success of this event, we are looking at further change over days in the future as part of fundraising towards the purchase of a new patrol car.

The Tawa Community Patrol would also like to thank Porirua Police, Countdown Tawa, Harcourts Tawa, Henshaw Signs, and PrintLink for their support during this campaign.