Due to the recent increase in property and car vandalism in Ashhurst, police and community groups are getting together to organise community patrols. Neighbourhood Support Community Patrol, police and Ashhurst Pohangina Lions are holding an event on Saturday to help organise a community patrol team. People can also get advice on how to keep Ashhurst safe. There will be a free barbecue and for a gold coin donation people can get security screws for their vehicle number plates. The event runs from 9am-12pm at the Village Green.