Take part in Neighbours Day Aotearoa
Neighbours Day Aotearoa focuses on 10 days in March that encourage you to celebrate and connect with your neighbours. Whether the intention is big or small, it all makes a difference to build more connected and stronger neighbourhoods. Below are some ideas and ways you can take part:
Neighbours Day Aotearoa Online Workshops 2022
In the lead-up to Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022, we’re putting on a series of free online community sessions around the themes of sharing, giving and building. This is an opportunity for us to come together to share ideas, learn, contribute, and get inspired to activate our streets, suburbs and neighbourhoods.
With the theme being Kai Connections, we’ve jotted down a few ways you and your neighbours can take part:
Build a pātaka kai (community pantry)
Make a community curbside vege garden with your neighbour
Crop swap or cook-off
Drop off some kai or fresh produce from the garden
Make a community recipe pegboard
Organise a pickling or preserving event
Share a cuppa or recipe
Share a skill (fillet a fish, make a chutney)
Host a picnic, BBQ, potluck, afternoon tea, or community breakfast
These are the types of activities that require a bit of planning and coordination; we recommend to start planning soon!
Build a community pantry (pātaka kai)
Organise a community picnic
See if a coffee cart will come to your street!
Have crop swap/garden/food swap
Medium Size Ideas
Not as much planning would be needed and they could be organised a couple of weeks out.
Table and chairs on the driveway - invite people (foot traffic) to sit down for a rest
Have a pool/beach party
Make a special batch of preserves and label
We’ve printed these cute little stickers that really make homemade creations pop! Great for jams, marmalades, tomato sauce, pickles, muesli, sharing produce and much much more.
They would be good to help wrap up baked goods or fresh produce too!
Keen to do something like this for Neighbours Day? You create and we can provide the stickers. Email [email protected] for more info
These ideas are great if you want to take part but don’t have much time or if you decide to take part at the last minute.
Drop notes/postcards in Neighbours letter box
Pop excess fruit/vege/flowers at top of driveway/letterbox with a free sign
Make a cake and take a couple of slices to the neighbours