Car crime at road ends: a chance for paddlers to tell their story


[image:881 align=right size=thumbnail nolink=1]On average something is stolen from a car every ten minutes in New Zealand. Anecdotal evidence suggests that vehicle crime is a concern for paddlers leaving vehicles at outdoor recreation areas; however, we know little about the real nature and extent of car crime in these locations or how it affects paddlers using conservation and other recreation lands and waters.

The Department of Conservation is currently leading a two-year multi-agency research project exploring this issue and would like to hear from paddlers who’ve directly experienced vehicle crime or felt concerned about leaving their vehicle while visiting an outdoor recreation area.

Please send your story and or general thoughts about this issue to Dr Bronwyn Morrison, Research Development and Improvement Division, Department of Conservation Head Office, PO Box 10-420, Wellington or email it to: [email protected]