Welcome to ASK - A Safe Kapiti - He Kapiti Haumaru

ASK vision: "for a safe, crime-free community" 

ASK recognises the importance of "early intervention" as a means to prevent children and young people drifting into crime at an older age.  It places a strong emphasis on working with young people, children and their families to focus on fostering greater resiliency through the protective factors of family, education, community and peers.

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Champions of Kapiti Campaign
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Champions of Kapiti Campaign

The Champions of Kapiti Project aims to provide messages through local people in the community (Champions) that all forms of family violence is not ok and that help is available..  The national It's Not Ok Campaign has helped to set up Champion Campaigns across New Zealand, it has been very successful in other regions – with an increased awareness of family violence and a significant decrease in family violence in these areas.

Police Investigated 118,910 incidents of Family Violence in New Zealand in 2016. In Kapiti, Police undertook 905 family violence investigations. Given that 76% of family violence incidents are not reported to the police - it is clear that Family Violence is a large issue in New Zealand and Kapiti. It is present across all sectors of the community and can take the form of physical, psychological, and economic abuse.  

No one should be fearful of their partner or anyone in their family.  Everyone in a family or in a relationship has the right to feel safe and nurtured.

Our first Champions of Kapiti are committed to encouraging people to talk about family violence. They are here to listen, support and if needed link people to additional local support.  We know it is often difficult to talk about - but we hope that if all of us start talking change will be possible.


Our Champions of Kapiti 

(click on names for more info)

Michael Tahere

Kaz Deverill

Brian Colegate

Doug Johnston

Mayor Guru


For General Info about the Champions of Kapiti Project or to get a Champion to contact you directly:

Contact Kim Nye : [email protected]


Thank you to the Kapiti News for photographing the Champions




Family Violence Support:

If you are in immediate danger dial 111 and ask for the Police

Family Violence Information Line: 0800 456 450

Women’s Refuge National Helpline Crisis Line: 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843

Child Youth and Family 0508 326 459

Victim Support 0800 842 846

Te Haika (Mental Health) 0800 745 477

A Safe Kapiti 0800 502 066 xt 5


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Charitable Trust Status

Certificate of Incorporation (WN/667957)
Incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 on the 12th day of June 1996 and changed its name to Kapiti Safer Community Trust on the 5th day of December 2002 and changed its name to A Safe Kapiti on the 2nd day of September 2014.
Charities Commission certificate of registration number: CC32176

Contact A Safe Kapiti

Phone 0800 50 20 66
[email protected]
Airport Annex Building
Dakota Road
Kapiti Coast Airport
Paraparaumu Beach 5032