Over the Fence Cuppa | Neighbours Aotearoa
Having an over the fence cuppa in the beautiful Kāpiti Coast is the perfect way to take that first step in getting to know your neighbours better – or to renew the relationships you've already created. It encourages us all to connect with our neighbours and celebrate our neighbourhoods.
Getting to know your neighbours strengthens our community, making us all healthier, safer and more resilient – especially during emergencies when we need to support each other.
Over the Fence Cuppas are get-togethers organised by and for your local neighbourhood – they’re easy to organise, and a great way to get to know your neighbours better. These fun and friendly events for you and your neighbours will help you know who might need extra help in an emergency – and who might have special skills to give you extra help, too.
You can host a cuppa in your home or garden, on the berm, or even in a local park. You might decide to share morning tea, a barbecue, supper, or anything in between.
Your neighbourhood might choose a theme and plan some fun activities, like swapping homegrown produce, getting creative with chalk on the footpath, or even just sharing cake and a chat. There are heaps of ideas on the Neighbours Aotearoa website.
The theme for our Over the Fence Cuppas this year is Growing Together. How you interpret this is up to you. Neighbours can plan fun activities like sharing/swapping home grown produce, sharing cultures, or simply sharing cake and a chat. There's plenty of great ideas on the Neighbours Aotearoa website.
Over the Fence Cuppa coincides with Neighbours Aotearoa month-long campaign in March.
- Registrations are open between 1 February and 4 March.
- The launch event for hosts is on 6pm, Wednesday 13 March.
- The community-led events with Council support can run anytime between Friday 15 March – Sunday 31 March 2024.
Keep an eye out here or in our weekly Everything Kāpiti e-newsletter for up-to-date information and tips on how to make your event a success..
Registrations for our Over the Fence Cuppas are open from 1 February!
If you would like to host an Over the Fence Cuppa in your neighbourhood, sign up and organise a get together with at least three other houses in your neighbourhood.
We have resources available to help make planning and promoting your event easy. There are event packs for hosts and prize packs to be won. We also have follow-up support and information to help neighbourhoods stay connected.
Simply register any time between 1 February and 4 March, using this form: