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Take 10 : Keeping people safe late at night on Courtenay Place

Publish Date
Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 12:30PM
Nick Mills in studio with Clint Schoultz and Leigh Keown from the Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust
Nick Mills in studio with Clint Schoultz and Leigh Keown from the Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust

Take 10 : Keeping people safe late at night on Courtenay Place

Publish Date
Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 12:30PM

An organisation that provides a safe space and a friendly face for young people out on Friday and Saturday nights is extending its service from mid-February through to April.  

Take 10, with the support of Wellington City Council, has been parking up their mobile unit on the corner of Courtenay Place and Taranaki Street on Friday and Saturday nights since 2019.  

Run by the Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust (VSCT), volunteers engage with Wellingtonians to share water, lollies, play a game or two or just have a chat from 10pm to 3am on both weekend nights. 

From this weekend there will be additional support with a pop-up Take 10 going into the unoccupied site at 47 Courtenay Place.  

It's importance is showcased at this time of year, with an influx of students in the city along with a list of large events and festivals.

The pop-up will provide more kaitiaki presence during the busiest time of year – in late summer large events and festivals are coupled with an influx of students for the beginning of the academic year. 

Clint Schoultz from the VCST joined Nick Mills to talk about their service.

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