State of emergency important notice

State of National Emergency

Police service update

At 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

During this time Police will continue to provide essential policing services.

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Aranui Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT)

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We are here to respond to the needs of the community and help build a better, safer and more enjoyable place to live.

We provide reassurance, support and crime prevention advice to victims of crime. We also build relationships with individuals, agencies and groups involved in the community.

We work to increase people’s feelings of safety, ownership and connectivity with their community.

Aranui NPT’s Area

The team covers the area bordered by Shortland Street, Pages Road, Anzac Drive and Wainoni Road.

Aranui NPT Partners

We work with many other organisations and agencies in the neighbourhood including:

  • Local schools and play centres
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • NZ Fire Service
  • Kāinga Ora-Housing New Zealand
  • Work and Income NZ
  • Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children
  • Aranui Community Trust (ACTIS)
  • He Waka Tapu
  • Te Runanga o Nga Maata Waka
  • Heartland Services
  • Neighbourhood Support
  • Age Concern
  • Community health

What we can do for you

  • Reassurance and support for victims of crime
  • Crime prevention advice including advice on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
  • Security check your property
  • Community activities
  • Promoting Youth activities
  • Drug and alcohol awareness education
  • Connecting communities
  • Creating neighbourhood Support groups
  • Referral to specialist agencies and groups


  • Youth
  • Family Violence
  • Burglary
  • Community pride and connectivity
  • Developing neighbourhood support groups
  • Graffiti prevention

Top neighbourhood tips

  • Ensure your house, car and property are secure and valuables are out of sight.
  • Record serial numbers and details of valuables on the SNAP website.
  • Report all suspicious activity to Police. Dial 111 if it is happening now.
  • Get to know your neighbours and create a Neighbourhood Support Group. (
  • Take pride in your community, look after it and the people in it.

Contacting the team

Team leader: Sergeant Melissa Shaw

P (03) 363 7400