Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

None that you wouldn't have in any other small city, although at first you'll be surprised by New Zealand's overall lack of security. Most police aren't typically armed, and many airports don't bother themselves with such mundane tasks like screening passengers or their luggage. Typical crime reports often cite alcohol as a factor, though disorderly conduct and robberies are commonplace in and around Wellington. Also, it seems like every few weeks there's a report of an attempted child abduction somewhere in the country. - Mar 2016


None, except environmental - earthquake and tsunami awareness. - Apr 2015


None that I know of at present. - Aug 2011


None. We all felt very safe in New Zealand...after coming back from Asia, you can finally roll down the window...without anyone bugging you for money....No security problems whatsoever. Some embassy housing had alarms but not needed. It's very safe where we lived. - Aug 2008


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