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 their structure by registering as a Charitable Trust in 2006.
The current core partners of New Plymouth injury Safe are: Tui Ora Ltd; Taranaki District Health Board; New Plymouth District Council; Bishop’s Action Foundation; Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC); New Plymouth Police; Ministry of Business of Business, Innovation, and Employment; Kidsafe Taranaki; New Zealand Fire Service; Taranaki Rural Support; and BeSafe Taranaki.
The purpose of NPiS is as follows: “To achieve a positive safety culture and create safer environments for all people within the New Plymouth District”.
NPiS achieves this through the following objectives: 1.To gather and share information on injury trends, priorities and programmes; 2.To raise awareness, commitment and motivation to promote safety within organisations and throughout the community; 3.To establish and strengthen effective partnerships with others working towards improving safety; 4.To guide and support the development of plans for effective injury prevention within organisations that target high risk and vulnerable groups; 5.To enable New Plymouth District to meet the International Safe Community (ISC) criteria for Safe Communities.