New Zealanders value the ability to congregate, socialise and connect alongside others. This can involve working in, using or visiting crowded places. The nature of crowded places means they pose extra risks to people, as they can be a target for attacks.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping crowded places safe, whether they are government officials, owners and operators of crowded places, community organisers or members of the public.
The New Zealand Government tasked Police to lead a cross agency group to develop this strategy which also highlights what individuals should do in the unlikely event of getting caught up in an attack.
The current national terrorism threat level is available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.
In an emergency everyone should call 111
If the information is not time-critical, people can report suspicious or unusual behaviour to their local Police by:
- completing a report at 105.police.govt.nz or calling New Zealand Police’s non-emergency number 105
- visiting their nearest Police station
- calling Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous on 0800 555 111