Neighbours Aotearoa

Neighbours Aotearoa is any day that you come together with your neighbours to build great neighbourhoods, regardless of whether it is an apartment, a marina or a suburban street.

Picture with a group of happy neighbours talking and sharing kai, with the text “Everybody needs good neighbours – Celebrate your neighbours

Neighbours Aotearoa is a national campaign celebrating the day-to-day connections that create community. Any day that you connect with your neighbours contributes to a stronger neighbourhood, but in March we’re all encouraged to go a little further.

Neighbours Aotearoa – March 2024

This year’s theme is ‘Growing Together’.

Strong neighbourhoods are built on big and small gestures of kindness and care. Whether you live in an apartment building, a marina or a suburban street, how can you grow your community in March? Could you host or attend a neighbourhood picnic, a street potluck, or a working bee at a community garden? Share surplus fruit? Set up an online group for your apartment building?

Isolation is an increasing challenge in New Zealand. Together, we can foster a sense of whanaungatanga and manākitanga that makes our neighbourhoods friendlier, more resilient, and all-round happier places.

Get involved

There are local events happening around the city:

Connect your community

If you are organising an event, let us know: communitysupport@wcc.govt.nz.

For ideas and support for an event:

Wellington has some great neighbours! See what some of them had to say about the difference knowing their neighbours makes.

Contact us

Connected Communities

Phone: 04 499 4444

Email: communitysupport@wcc.govt.nz