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Get to know your neighbours

Media release
10 March 2014


Get to know your neighbours

Whether it is introducing yourself over the fence, having a cup of tea or arranging a play date for your kids at the local park – Neighbours Day is the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbours better.
Happening 29-30 March, Neighbours Day is a national campaign that aims to turn strangers into neighbours and streets into neighbourhoods throughout Aotearoa.

Councillor Cathy Casey, Community Development and Safety Committee Chair, says getting to know your neighbours is often something people think about but never quite get round to doing.

“I encourage everyone to use Neighbours Day as a great excuse to get to know those who live near you a bit better. Even introducing yourself and knowing your neighbour’s name is a great place to start.

“Neighbours Day is not only about being friendly and having some fun, it is about creating safer communities. If you know the people on your street, and keep an eye out for each other, everyone will be better off,” says Cr Casey.

Auckland Council Local Boards are supporting Neighbours Day events in their local communities. Activities planned around Auckland this Neighbours Day include street BBQs, treasure hunts and community garden open days.

For more information on the support available for Neighbours Day activities, please contact:

West – Jenny Tanner jenny.tanner@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz ph. (09) 301 0101
North – Karen Johns karen.johns@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz ph. (09) 484 8930
South – Rosetta Reti Simanu -rosetta.retisimanu@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
ph. (09) 262 8900
Central – Ellen Schindler ellen.schindler@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz ph. (09) 354 2048.

For event inspiration head to www.neighboursday.org.nz, sign up and download some ideas and tools.

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