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Pacific Wardens East Auckland

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The East Auckland Pacific Wardens 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 East Auckland Pacific Wardens 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 Friday 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 parade, Matariki, sports clubs, church events and Police & Council events like "Pasifika Festival". 


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


Fri 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

We work on Friday evenings patrolling by foot and vehicle around Panmure, Pt England, Glen Innes and sometime other places such as Mt Wellington, Newmarket, CBD, Mission Bay.

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: Moses…


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 Fri on…


Abuse and violence

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

To contact us on email: pacificwardens.eastauckland@gmail.com or Richard on richard.takapautolo@police.govt.nz

Or phone us on 021 192 0952.

Please phone only during working hours 9am-5pm Mon to Fri or Friday and…


Pastoral Advise and Support

Contact persons and churches

Pastor Moses Ph: 021 02447386 (Grace International)

Pastor Illaitia Ph: 022 0197690 (Grace International)

Pastor Richard Ph: 021 2887878 (KingdomShakers)


We provide a free service and Koha is welcome

Languages Spoken

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

Wheelchair Access




East Auckland

Contact Details

Postal Address

Te Huruhi Trust & Grace International Building
77-79 Line Road
Glen Innes
(next to Te Huruhi Trust & Grace International office)

This page was last updated at 4:04PM on September 24, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Pacific Wardens East Auckland.