What is being done to engage owners and operators of crowded places?
Protecting Our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy informs how existing partnerships will be levered between New Zealand organisations to build awareness of the risks, and increase resilience to attacks.
To better protect crowded places in an evolving-threat environment, the Government, New Zealand Police and its partners (local governments, owners and operators of crowded places, and communities) need to work together and share information with each other. Their ability to do this effectively relies on strong partnerships.
Crowded Places Advisory Group New Zealand (CPAGNZ)
The CPAGNZ’s members are representatives of government agencies that are responsible for protecting New Zealand’s crowded places. The CPAGNZ reports to the Counter Terrorism Coordinating Committee.
Business Advisory Group New Zealand (BAGNZ)
The BAGNZ’s members will represent New Zealand business groups. The BAGNZ provides advice and guidance to the CPAGNZ.
Community Advisory Group New Zealand (CAGNZ)
The CAGNZ’s members will represent New Zealand community groups. The CAGNZ provides advice and guidance to the CPAGNZ.
These groups will contribute insights and ideas gathered from the sector they represent, related to making New Zealand’s crowded places more resilient. It is expected that these groups will disseminate appropriate information to the sector they represent. This information may be shared directly or by directing people to new information on the New Zealand Police website.
They will also look to communicate with owners and operators through existing forums run in local areas in order to share information and lessons learned from others.
This site also has resources for owners and operators to assist them in making their crowded place more resilient. Refer to Protecting Our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy for information and the Prepare your crowded place page to assist you with assessing your vulnerability and planning to ensure the safety of people attending at your crowded place.