Tagging

Tagging is a crime in New Zealand. It is vandalism and destruction of property. If you are caught tagging you can be arrested and fined. Tagging not only makes our city’s look ugly it costs to clean up.

Tagging Costs – we all pay the price  
“At the Council, we remove tagging because it can make people feel unsafe, and mean that they won’t use places due to fear. It would be great if you could help us by reporting tagging to the Council helpline.”

“You may tag to get a message across or ask for advice. If you need advice, how about talking to someone you trust. If you want to get a message out to the world, why not talk to a teacher or a youth worker. You may be able to work on a street art project with them. If you want to create street art, make sure you get permission from the owner.”

It is more common for young males between the age of 12 and 17 years to be attracted to tagging.

“You may think that tagging is cool and a way to create art. However,  you can really upset and scare people especially the elderly if you tag their home. How would you feel if this happened to your grandparents?  If you want to create street art, why not talk to a teacher or someone you trust. You may be able to work on a street art project with them. If you want to create street art, make sure you get permission from the owner”.

Our goal is to work with students, teachers and professional organisations to provide helpful information and realistic solutions for our youth.