Story: Wairarapa region

Promoting non-violence

Promoting non-violence

During the 1990s and early 2000s Wairarapa experienced a number of child murders. In 2002, a Violence Free Wairarapa campaign began, with the twin aims of improving co-ordination between social agencies and working with at-risk families to reduce violence. The campaign’s symbol was a white ribbon. In the early 2010s the number of family violence incidents reported in Wairarapa fell, contrary to the national trend.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - A divided region', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/12112/promoting-non-violence (accessed 26 January 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017