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Neighbours' Day: Over The Fence Cuppa

We believe building good neighbourly relationships is a powerful way to create happier and healthier communities. In 2016, Paraparaumu topped more than 100 towns and cities across the country to win the first ever Neighbours' Day Aotearoa Town of the Year title.

'Over the Fence Cuppa' events will be held by neighbours all over Kāpiti to celebrate Neighbours' Day on the weekend of March 24/25 this year. 

What is an 'Over the Fence Cuppa' event?

'Over the Fence Cuppas' are small get-togethers in local neighbourhoods organised by neighbours within those communities. Organising a cuppa event is great opportunity to get to know your neighbours better and have fun doing so.

Cuppa events can take place in peoples' homes, on the berm or at the local park. It may be a morning tea, barbecue, evening supper or anything in between. Neighbourhoods might choose a theme and plan some fun activities like swapping home grown produce, getting creative with chalk on the footpath, or simply eat cake and chat. There are heaps of great ideas on the Neighbours Day site.

Over the Fence Cuppa groups:

  • involve people who live in the Kāpiti Coast District 
  • involve five or more households who live on the same street
  • are held on Neighbours' Day weekend
  • receive support, tips and resources to organise their event
  • receive a care pack including Neighbours' Day resources, refreshment vouchers and other goodies
  • receive follow up support and information to help neighbours stay connected

Registrations have closed for 2018

Registrations have closed for 2018, but don't let this get in the way of having your own event anyway. If you'd like to hear about neighbour's day in 2019, please send an email letting us know to neighboursday@kapiticoast.govt.nz