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'll be local events happening around the city – details to come.

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

For ideas and support for an event, reach out to your local Community Centre.

And check out our resources for neighbourhoods page and Neighbours Aotearoa website.

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