Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

21 July 2014

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Christchurch residents who have shifted to new suburbs as a result of Canterbury’s major earthquakes are being encouraged to celebrate Neighbourhood Week this year.

The annual event is being held from Friday 24 October to Sunday 2 November, and the Christchurch City Council is encouraging as many communities as possible to participate, particularly those who have moved to new suburbs.

“Getting to know your neighbours can mean the difference from merely occupying an address to living in a neighbourhood of friends which, given our changing environment, is really important” says Community Support Unit Manager Carolyn Gallagher.

“Neighbourhood Week is an event dedicated to getting to know the people who live close to you. It’s about bringing new and familiar faces together – whether it’s a small get together of a few households or a larger neighbourhood gathering,” she says.

To help facilitate community-spirited events, the Council’s Community Boards are supporting those who want to run community events and activities with a small subsidy.

“Each year, our Community Boards set aside a fund for individuals and groups with great ideas to put together a great event. In the past, we’ve had barbecues, street parties, working bees, tree-planting days, kite-flying and community walks. If it unites your neighbourhood, then your Community Board wants to hear from you.”

Applications for funding subsidies for Neighbourhood Week are now open and close at 5pm on Friday 29 August 2014. For more information or to complete an application form, visit a Council Service Centre, Library or see www.ccc.govt.nz/neighbourhoodweek

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news