A webinar from New Zealand Police on how local authorities can prepare and respond to hate-motivated behaviour.

  • 325.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 325.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

Councils, council events, and facilities are experiencing an increased level of hate motivated behaviour directed at frontline staff and at council meetings. Keeping your people safe will also help communities understand how to address and report hate speech and reduce threats associated with crowded places. We need to ensure we are doing all we can to keep our staff, communities and venues safe and mitigate the likelihood of being targeted.

Following the unprecedented terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidian on 15 March 2019, New Zealand Police were directed to revise how they train frontline staff on hate motivated offending. In response they developed Te Raranga (The Weave), a new programme of work to improve response to hate crime and hate incidents, and support those who have been affected by it.

While Te Raranga is focused on supporting and upskilling frontline police staff, the programme has also developed resources to share with partner agencies, including the local government sector.

At this webinar New Zealand Police will share resources and training tools to improve your council’s organisational knowledge and skills to be prepared for hate motivated behaviour.

Council facilities and events are often used as places for community gatherings. Sharing this resource through your network of facility staff and community leaders is a fantastic opportunity.

Sarah Longbottom and Richard Scott from New Zealand Police will present and share training resources developed to grow awareness and efficacy in partner agencies.

Registration Information

Please register one ticket for your council on the Taituarā website. Leading up to the event, a Zoom link will be sent to you, to register on Zoom before attending. This can then be forwarded to anyone in your council who would like to attend. 

Note: this event is being recorded and will be made available to registrants 7-10 working days after event completion. 

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact  events@taituara.org.nz