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Maungakiekie Tamaki Pacific Wardens

Social Service


7:30 AM to 3:00 PM.


The East Auckland Pacific Wardens, now known as "Maungakiekie-Tamaki Pacific Warden Trust" (MTPWT), was formed in September 2012 by Richard Takapautolo and Taniela Kaveilata who both lived and worked in Tamaki. It started with 20 Pacific people from the Tongans, Samoans, Fijians, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Niueans and Tokelauean. 


The objectives of Maungakiekie-Tamaki Pacific Warden Trust are:

  1. to contribute to the prevention of crime and victimisation in the local community of Tamaki and wider Auckland Metropolitan area
  2. to patrol and be the "eyes" and the "ears" of the Police and the Council in working collaboratively to:
  • identify hot spots
  • maintain peace and harmony within the community
  • help with reduction of youth offending especially Pacific  
  • prevent vandalism
  • address safety of people
  • identify and prevent crime before it takes place.

 We are patrolling every Saturday night on our own and sometimes alongside the Police. We are looking at extending to more nights and days. We mainly cover our Tamaki Area and Central East. We help patrol at local community events like Xmas parades, Matariki, sports clubs, church events and Police & Council events like "Pasifika Festival". 

Please let us know if you would like more information on our patrolling. Also, we need more males and females to register with us to join our group. Contact during office hours from 9am - 3pm Debbie 02102781589 or Richard 0211920950 or email or like us on Facebook. 


13-17 years old, 18+ years old, Older adult

How do I access this service?


Make contact: 


Cathy ph: 022 1936 761

Charlie ph: 021 030 5545

Email: pacificwardens.eastauckland@gmail.com

Make an appointment

Contact us

Walk in


7:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

We work on Saturday evenings patrolling by foot and vehicle around Panmure, Pt England, Glen Innes and sometime other places such as Mt Wellington, Newmarket, CBD, Mission Bay. Note that we start our patrol from the Glen Innes Police station.

Languages Spoken

Cook Islands Maori, English, Fijian, Fijian Indian, Samoan, Tongan, Solomons Pijin


We provide a free service and Koha is welcome

Service Types

Cultural support

  • Pacific Island people

We have Pacific cultural experts in Fijian, Tongan, Samoan, Cook Is, Solomon Is

Tongan Advisor: Taniela ph: 021 259 6138

Samoan Advisor: Sonny ph: 021 872 951

Fijian Advisor: Pastor…


Social work

We have a qualified, registered social worker who can help and advise with familly issues and youth issues and can be contacted during working hours 9am - 5pm Mon to…


Abuse and violence

  • Conflict resolution mediation
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information & support

To contact Debbie on email: mtpwt@outlook.com

or Richard on richard.takapautolo@police.govt.

Please phone only during working hours 7.30am - 3pm Mon to Fri or Saturday after 5pm.

Pastoral Advice and Support

Contact person: Pastor Illaitia Ph: 0211272943 (Grace International)

Wheelchair Access



East Auckland


Contact Details

Postal Address

Glen Innes Business Association (Town Centre) next to WINZ
Glen Innes

This page was last updated at 12:15PM on February 13, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Maungakiekie Tamaki Pacific Wardens.