When crimes against women occur, they can have traumatic consequences for the victim. Whether it is a crime of theft, violence or sexual assault, women can justifiably feel violated and vulnerable. However, by using a common sense approach to protecting themselves from crime, they can feel confident they are safe. READ MORE “Safety for Women”
Finding a burglary in your home can be one of the most upsetting things to happen to you. Knowing a burglar has been in your home and rummaging through your things while you’ve been out feels like they’ve invaded your private space. READ MORE “Keep the Burglars out”
Everyone is entitled to enjoy public places without fear for their personal safety.
The reality, however, is that our streets are not always safe, so it pays to be street smart to stay safe. A little information, awareness and planning can be a big help. READ MORE “Street Wise, Street Safe”
Burglars usually enter through unlocked doors and windows. Or they take advantage of weak locks. Always lock up before you go out. READ MORE “Burglary Prevention”
Not so long ago, parents and their children were more concerned about physical harm, rather than anything that might pose a threat electronically. Concerns were more about getting to and from school, or safely home after a party. READ MORE “Stay Safe Online”
New Zealand has many groups and organisations in most towns and cities dedicated to helping people affected either by their own alcohol and / or drug use or that of others. They are usually not hard to find. READ MORE “Alcohol & Drug Help”
Violence in the home – sometimes fuelled by alcohol (and/or drugs) – is killing our families and producing a generation of children who know little about growing up in safe and secure homes. READ MORE “Alcohol’s role in family violence”
Alcohol affects how we drive. The risk rapidly increases
as the blood-alcohol level rises. If we drink and drive with a blood-alcohol level over 80mg per 100ml we are at least three times more likely to be in a crash than a sober driver. People with a high blood alcohol level are more likely to be injured or killed in a crash than those who are sober. READ MORE “Drink Driving”
Party pills also known as social tonics, herbal highs, or just herbals – commonly contain the chemical benzylpiperazine (BZP) and a combination of other additives, such as amino acids. They also often contain triflouromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP). READ MORE “Drugs – Party Pills”
A lot is said and written about tobacco, and we won’t add too much to it here.
However, a few facts might be pertinent. Tobacco smoke contains 4000 chemicals, many of which are poisonous, and 43 that have been proven to be carcinogenic causing cancer). READ MORE “Drugs – Tobacco”