Representing a coalition of local organisations and groups with an interest in injury prevention and community safety

Who We Are


New Plymouth Injury Safe (NPiS) is a Charitable Trust with links to a range of organisations, businesses and groups with an interest in injury prevention and community safety.

NPiS began as an informal coalition in 2001 when representatives from local agencies agreed to meet together on a regular basis to better align and coordinate their injury prevention priorities and activities.   In June 2006, New Plymouth Injury Safe was registered as a Charitable Trust.  

The current core partners of NPiS are:

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
  • Bishop’s Action Foundation BAF (Elected Chair)
  • Building Wellness Taranaki
  • Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • Hato Hone St John
  • Kidsafe Taranaki trust
  • New Plymouth District Council
  • New Zealand Police
  • Te Whatu Ora Taranaki
  • Taranaki Rural Support Trust
  • Tui Ora Ltd
  • Worksafe NZ

New Plymouth District – An Accredited International Safe Community

The New Plymouth District was the first New Zealand Community designated as an international Safe Community by the Safe Community Foundation of New Zealand in 2005, and was reaccredited in 2011, 2016 and again in 2021.


Alisha Stone

Programme Manager

who we are

NPiS represents a coalition of local organisations and groups with an interest in injury prevention and community safety. The group was established as an informal coalition in 2001 and formalised its structure by registering as a Charitable Trust in 2006.  




The purpose of NPiS is as follows:

To reduce the rate of injury deaths and hospitalisations by achieving a positive safety culture and creating safer environments for all people within the New Plymouth District.


NPiS achieves this through the following objectives:

Leadership and Collaboration

  1. Establish and strengthen effective partnerships with others working towards improving safety and injury trends, priorities and programmes
  2. Strengthen engagement with the Māori community


Priority setting

  1. Use data to identify leading causes of injury and harm
  2. Better understand Māori injury prevention priorities and ways in which the safe community can support an effective response to these priorities


Effective strategies and programme delivery

  1. Raise awareness, commitment and motivation to promote safety within organisations
    and throughout the community
  2. Advocate for policy and legislative change that supports improved community safety
  3. Guide and support the development of plans for effective, evidence-based injury prevention within organisations that target high-risk and vulnerable groups
  4. Ensure evaluation is built into and completed for all programmes


Communication and Capacity Building

  1. Enable New Plymouth District and support neighbouring districts to maintain external accreditation criteria for Safe Communities
  2. Share information on injury trends, priorities and programmes.


The organisations represented in the NPiS group are each committed to a shared vision of community safety free from both intentional and unintentional injuries:

New Plymouth District, a safe community free from harm and injury