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Free to a Good Home

Angela OliverThinking Big

Free to a good home pre-loved resource swap


Becs Shares Her Knowledge Of Weeds Over Wine With Her Neighbours

Neighbours DayThinking Big

Enhancing your local environment is a great way to start thinking big about the impact of neighbours on your surrounding neighbourhood. Becs of Auckland is a botanist and has a wealth of knowledge on everything plant related.


Louisa’s Backyard Conversation Sparked A Neighbourhood Friendship

Claire FarrellyFirst Steps

Louisa used sharing fudge to connect with her neighbour in a backyard conversation. As a young Mum, this fortuitous moment sparked a friendship that had positive long term impacts where she feels supported by her neighbourhood.


Maurice, Described As An Ideal Neighbour

Claire FarrellyFirst Steps

Maurice has many neighbourly tendencies from lending tools to collecting mail and always smiling and saying hello. Maurice thinks that a small effort can turn streets into neighbourhoods.


Neighbourliness And The Importance Of Social Connection To Mental Wellbeing

Kimberley ClelandThinking Big

Neighbourliness: the relevance of local connections to mental wellbeing and positive mental health summarised here by Amanda Bradley, Northern Development Manager, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.


Vivian Of Pukekohe With Neighbours Day Resources In Action!

Kimberley ClelandFirst Steps

Virginia Warren from Pukekohe uses the Neighbours Day Aotearoa pre-printed invitations to advertise her local activity to her neighbours.


The Next Generation Of Good Neighbours With Rebecca From North Shore

Kimberley ClelandNext Steps Thinking Big

Rebecca started Neighbours Day Aotearoa, a nationally celebrated weekend of neighbourliness activity. She found having her first child opened up more ways to connect with neighbours and hopes families will join in!


Mapping out a safer street in Rotorua

Kimberley ClelandNext Steps Thinking Big

Inspired to connect with neighbours to create safer streets, Vivian has mapped out households and contact details through her community map. For Neighbours Day 2014 she is inviting surrounding neighbourhoods to get involved.


It Was Love At First Sight For These Neighbours In Tauranga

Kimberley ClelandFirst Steps Next Steps

New to Neighbours Day Aotearoa, Joy and Mary-Rose fell in love with the idea at a community meeting and got started straight away on organising their activity!


Love Thy Neighbour

Kimberley ClelandNext Steps Thinking Big

Love thy neighbour by sharing a secret gift exchange


A Caring Community Of Neighbours

Ruth GreenwayFirst Steps Next Steps Thinking Big

Waikato Place is more than just an address for Anne, it has become a community. Her neighbours get together every year and make sure to share contact details. They care for each other and live in harmony.


Sharing What You Grow In Your Backyard

Ruth GreenwayNext Steps

For Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2014, local neighbours got together at Harbour View Reserve in Auckland to have a “community sourced” brunch where all the food came from the local gardens or was home made.


Kelsie From Whangarei is in Awe of Her Good Neighbour

Kimberley ClelandFirst Steps

Kelsie, of Onerahi in Whangarei, is in awe of her neighbour Margaret who she describes as being “the best!”.


Keep Calm and Share Cake

Kimberley ClelandFirst Steps

One of the best ways to connect with your neighbours is by sharing food. Why not bake or make something for your neighbour to show you care.