Neighbourliness is for everyone - whether you’ve got 5 minutes or 5 days to commit, whether you’re interested in food, street parties, bird-watching, sharing tools, street makeovers or something completely new! Check out some of our suggestions here - explore our themes by clicking the categories below to filter results!First Steps Next Steps Thinking Big
Knowing your neighbours contact details means that you have the opportunity to contact them during emergencies or to easily get them together for a neighbourhood gathering.
Having a chat with your neighbour to find out more about them is a great way to get to know them better.
Sharing extra produce can be a great way to connect with your neighbours and make sure that none of your garden produce goes to waste!
Whether your neighbour has just moved in, celebrated a birthday or milestone or needs cheering up - baking or making something delicious to share with them is a great first step to let them know you care.
Workplaces, churches, schools and sports clubs exist within neighbourhoods - planning a neighbourhood get together can enhance the relations with neighbouring households and gives you an opportunity to connect with your local community!
Gather the neighbourhood kids and make your very own bunting and decorations for your neighbourhood get together.
Neighbourhood support groups exist all over New Zealand and are set up to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live.
Friendly faces and knowing people by name is a great way to start out life in a new neighbourhood. How will you welcome new neighbours when they first move in?
Organising activities for families is a great way to get neighbours together. Dust off the old favourites like sack and egg and spoon races or organise a sports game in the local reserve.
Host a neighbourhood get-together such as a street party, morning/afternoon tea, bbq or gathering in the local reserve or park.
The five ways to wellbeing outline five actions that individuals can use in day to day life to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and organisations.
Why own lots of tools and resources if you can share them with your neighbours? Sharing resources is part of a new wave of collaborative consumption, a way to rethink about the how we consume resources and build a sharing economy.
Community projects help neighbours to think big and have an input into their local neighbourhoods. They feel more connected, a greater sense of pride and connect with neighbours for a common purpose - getting a project off the ground!
Street, estuary or coastal clean ups and working bees in your local neighbourhood are a great way to gather neighbours for a common purpose.