Grab the kids and try and spot - or should we say hear - some native pekapeka tou roa (long-tailed bats). Night bush walk? Yes please!
About this Event
BRING: Study, close-toed shoes and a torch/ head torch!
Grab the kids and head outdoors to try and spot - or should we say hear - some native pekapeka (bats). We will be exploring the ngahere (forest) with our pekapeka detectors and seeing what other creatures we can see at night time. Learn about pekapeka, and what we can do to help them out! >>
Community Safety is relevant at both individual and community levels. This research report is about perceptions of safety which is different from an objective measure of changing crime rates, or of actual levels of risk. The reason for this is that it is our perception of safety, or lack of it, that will significantly influence our sense of wellbeing, whether we feel comfortable to move about freely, the view we hold of other community members, and the levels of participation in community life by ourselves and our families. The research work included three different elements: an overview of existing literature and reports, focus groups, and a survey – the latter two focussing on West Auckland. Considered together, a number of themes emerge. This report is the result of a partnership between Community Waitakere and Unitec and the work has been funded through the Lotteries Community Sector Research Fund. Read the report >>