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Unprecedented show of solidarity to get action on crime

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Thursday 19 Aug 2021

Crime in our city is getting worse and we want action. 

Along with Newmarket, Parnell, Karangahape Road, Uptown and Ponsonby Business Associations, we have simultaneously released an open letter to the Prime Minister.

This is an unprecedented show of solidarity that sends a strong message that the spike in crime since COVID-struck must be dealt with.  We are calling for a coordinated, cross-government approach. Three immediate actions are sought:

  • Increased police resourcing and presence on the street.
  • Better management of emergency housing.
  • Service for mental health and addiction.

We want quick and decisive action to keep Auckland safe and appealing for locals and visitors.  
A copy of the open letter is available here.