Safety ambassadors and CCTV cameras are among a range of safety initiatives supported by Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board to improve safety at Māngere Town Centre and Māngere East Village.
The town centre ambassadors are a joint venture between Work and Income NZ and local business associations in south Auckland to provide safety patrols in public areas.
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene says safety is a priority for the board.
“The ambassadors provide an extra level of safety for everyone, along with a sense of community and vibrancy,” she says.
“We’re proud to be supporting our local business associations and this crucial service in Māngere. We’ve also funded a new 12-camera system around Māngere East Village to accompany the current cameras at Māngere Town Centre. These will help coordinate the ambassadors across the two town centres while also giving police real-time views.”