Crowded Places Strategy

Crowded Places Strategy

The New Zealand Government has developed Protecting Our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy to help owners and operators of crowded places protect the lives of people working in, using and visiting their crowded place. The strategy intends to preserve the public’s use and enjoyment of crowded places, while ensuring that their safety has been considered.

Making crowded places safe from attack is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi), which governs the relationship between Māori-the tangata whenua-and everyone else, and ensures that Māori and Pakeha (non-Māori) rights are protected.

The strategy enables a consistent approach to protecting crowded places throughout New Zealand and uses responses that are in proportion to the threat.


Self-Assessment Tool

Use this tool for an initial assessment of how attractive your location may be to an attacker. The eight questions in this tool focus on factors that attackers are likely to consider when looking for a target.



Find out more about the Crowded Places Strategy