The Launch of I Heart my Hood Project

By - February 14, 2017

This month we are launching the I Heart My Hood Project.    This is your chance to celebrate your hood by sharing stories, photos or video.   We really want to see and hear about the people in your neighbourhood.  Portraits or videos of our neighbourhood champions, or the people that to you personify your community …


This month we are launching the I Heart My Hood Project.    This is your chance to celebrate your hood by sharing stories, photos or video.   We really want to see and hear about the people in your neighbourhood.  Portraits or videos of our neighbourhood champions, or the people that to you personify your community or ‘hood’.   This year we’re doing it a little differently.  To help focus (excuse the photography pun) we’ve chosen three themes.

1 – I Heart the History of My Hood

Everywhere we live has history, and stories.  Do you know your hood’s history?  Or maybe you know someone who has lived in the community for what seems like a million years, and know the place like that back of their hand.  Was your hood the birth place of the women’s vote, or maybe site of the biggest lamington ever made way back in 53′ ….(Yes I know, random, but honestly we’re interesting in anything and everything)…   By the way – this is also an awesome way to get our older ‘story tellers’ involved.

2 – I Heart Diversity in my Hood

New Zealand really has become a melting pot and that brings with it the rainbow of diversity of all kinds.   Maybe you have the ‘united nations’ living on one street, maybe your neighbourhood pot luck dinners are better and more interesting than an international food fair could every dream of!  We want to see and hear about it.

3 – I Heart My Healthy Hood

With our clean green image,  amazing fresh foods, picture perfect outdoor environment, we know there are neighbourhoods out there that personify ‘health’.    Is your neighbourhood or neighbour one of them? It could be through a neighbourhood walking group, or a ‘from garden to plate thanks to the shared neighbourhood community garden’ kind of thing.  It might be a neighbourhood that has committed to getting the kids off screens and outside, or maybe its a whole street of cross fit power vegans ….. probably not … but you never know.  What ever it is, we want to see and hear about it.

To enter go to our website and ‘share your story’ 

So get snapping and chatting.  We’ll have more information on I Heart My Hood  available on facebook and on our website.