Although most of New Zealand, and the city of Auckland in particular, is considered to be fairly safe for tourists, all people traveling abroad in any country need to take some precautions in order to avoid becoming a victim of the tourist-aimed crime that seems to affect more and more travelers all the time in popular destination cities. 

In order to do this in a place such as Auckland, where many tourists visit, try to avoid carrying more cash than you need, especially if you are out shopping or visiting attractions where there is little or no security.  Do not wear expensive jewelry, and if staying in a hotel be sure to make use of your hotel's safe for your valuable items.  Men should not carry wallets in their back pockets and women need to pay close attention to their bags while shopping and dining.  Backpackers should keep their packs locked, especially while they are wearing them.  Also, be especially alert in bus stations, markets, and other places where large numbers of travelers congregate. 

 After dark, try to avoid Queen Street harbour-side of FORT STREET, its dark and all over kind of creepy.  Also wise to stay out of Myers Park as it can be considered a shady place to be.

A lot of locals will warn about being on K (Karangahape - pron. Ka-ranga-happy) Road at night - don't listen!  Its a buzzing street that you can walk safely - just dont sneer at the drag queens or prositutes and you'll be fine!

If you do encounter any problems the emergency services number in New Zealand is 111.  This is the same for fire, ambulance (paramedic) and police.  For non-emergency situations there are local police stations in most suburbs, which operate 9am-5pm.  For the police after-hours and in the weekends contace either the Central police station (All areas) Cnr Cook and Vincents Streets, CBD, phone 09 302 6400, Takapuna police station (North Shore area) 19 Anzac Ave, phone 09 488 6200, or Henderson Police Station (West Auckland) - 7 Buscomb Ave, phone 09 839 0600