Celebrating 10 years of Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Neighbours Day Aotearoa 10 year celebrations begin today. We also wanted to acknowledge that it’s also been a week since the terrible events in Christchurch. We want to send our love and support to our Muslim communities and people of Christchurch.

Over the next 10 days (March 22-31) there will be events happening all across the country – big and small – organised by you to celebrate and foster connected neighbours. Thank you so much to all of you who have made plans to host or attend a Neighbours Day Aotearoa event in the next 10 days. 

If you’d like to get involved – there’s a lot of information and ideas for events on our website, and we have a range of invitations, posters, and postcards that you can edit and download to help promote your event. Join in the Neighbours Day Aotearoa celebrations!

Events in your area

Every day we’re adding events to our map for public Neighbours Day Aotearoa events, so have a look and see what’s on in your area. There are 100’s of events happening all across Aotearoa, with many small gatherings of neighbours connecting. 

Register and Win!


We’re so proud to have these beautiful limited edition t-shirts that celebrate the five benefits of connected communities. If you’d like to be in the draw to win one of these tees, all you have to do is register an event!

Wellbeing: by Pepper Raccoon – When our neighbourhoods are connected, and spiritual, physical and emotional health are taken care of, we feel comfortable, happy and healthy.

Empowered: by Pinky Fang – We feel confident to take action when we feel supported by strong social networks and relationships.

Caring and Safety: by Ash Spittal – When we start from a place of neighbourly caring and generosity, feelings of trust, safety and belonging increase.

Resilience: by Gala Hesson – We can recover quickly from difficulties when we are prepared, we know our neighbours and can ask for and offer support.

Inclusion: by Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho – We feel accepted in the community when we are allowed to be ourselves, can stretch outside of our comfort zones, and are included in other people’s worlds.

Thank you again, to all of you who have supported Neighbour Day Aotearoa over the last 10 years to help connect neighbours.
– Sam and Cissy


Thank you from Neighbours Day Aotearoa