By Kimberley Cleland
Kylee from Sunnyhills used the opportunity of connecting with her neighbours over Neighbours Day weekend 2014 to get her Neighbourhood Support group back up and running.
Because they didn’t have an active neighbourhood support group, Kylee was keen to get this up & running again but hadn’t had the chance as she had recently had her third child. Finding she had a bit more time with the children grown up, she used the event for Neighbours Day to get the neighbourhood together in a fun way with the intention to then carry on connections through a neighbourhood support group.
Kylee wanted to connect in with the local community for Neighbours Day, “as we live near a school we have approached the school to use their grounds on the Saturday 29th to have a family neighbourhood picnic with games (soccer/cricket), bouncy castle and a BBQ”.
She reflects on the current activity of neighbourhood support, “currently we don’t have an active neighbourhood support group, it used to be very strong, but a few years ago it petered out as a number of properties sold and new families came into the area, including us”.
Neighbours Day Aotearoa can be a great way to connect with your neighbours and grow relationships that last all year round.