Neighbourhoods are the lifeblood of our communities. Where we choose to live is a huge decision in our lives and it impacts how we experience every day. Part of why we love this place is the unique and fantastic neighbourhoods we’re a part of. When you’re part of a neighbourhood, you look out for it. It’s just how us Kiwis do things.
With winter upon us, we’re focusing on Kāpiti neighbourhoods, and how we can all do our bit to love and look after the people and the places that make our neighbourhoods great.
So what does loving your neighbourhood mean? It’s about getting to know your neighbours, doing your bit to look after your neck of the woods, and sharing stories about what makes your neighbourhood great.
Looking after your neck of the woods, and knowing your neighbours
Protecting your neck of the woods in winter
Winter is coming Kāpiti! With the cold usually comes the rain – and that means stormwater. We’re out and about every day doing our bit to manage our stormwater network and prevent flooding where possible, but we can’t be everywhere. So here’s some info on what we do in this space, and a few tips on how you can do your bit to help prevent flooding and protect your property.
Emergency preparedness in your neighbourhood
It pays to be connected with your neighbours so in an emergency you can:
- make sure everyone's safe and looked after, especially those who might need extra help
- share resources and skills to help each other
- recover faster with less chaos or duplication of effort
- and support each other in the days afterwards.
By doing this, you’ll help build a friendlier, more resilient community every day of the year. Be sure to exchange contact details, and look out for your neighbours in case of an emergency.
Plus, check out our tips from Renee Corlett over at WREMO, around how your neighbourhood can get prepared. For more info on community hubs, head over to WREMO's website.
Neighbours Day: Over the Fence Cuppas 2019
This March we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Neighbours Day Aotearoa with a bumper 10 days of Over the Fence Cuppas. Spending time getting to know your neighbours creates stronger, happier, and more resilient communities. It was great to see Over the Fence Cuppas happening across Kāpiti over the two weeks of celebrations.
Share your neighbourhood stories and be in to win!