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Posting about suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood

If you're aware of some suspicious activity happening in your neighbourhood and you would like to inform your neighbours, it's important to stick to the facts. Identifying characteristics could include clothing, age, build, ethnicity or gender but the focus of your post should be on the behaviour that raised your suspicions.

When posting or replying to comments on Neighbourly, please avoid making assumptions about a person’s character or intentions based on the physical appearance you or others have described.

 

Can I post photos of suspects on Neighbourly?

Sometimes members obtain photographs or CCTV footage which they believe is evidence of suspicious activity. As Neighbourly is not a crime reporting platform, we strongly recommend that our members speak with their local police and seek their advice before sharing these images on Neighbourly. 

Because youth are subject to different proceedings than adults, Neighbourly members should never post images of youth or suspected youth (under 18) on Neighbourly.  If individuals in your photos or footage could be under the age of 25, or if you are in doubt as to a person's age, we advise you not to post photos. You may find the following links useful:

NZ Police http://www.police.govt.nz/

Crimestoppers http://www.crimestoppers-nz.org/

Victim Support http://www.victimsupport.org.nz/ 

Community Patrols http://www.cpnz.org.nz/

 

If you are in doubt please get in touch with the Neighbourly team and we will be happy to guide you. 

If you believe a comment breaches the Neighbourly Guidelines, you can flag it for the Neighbourly team to review.