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.
Over the next few months as we head towards winter, we’re focusing on neighbourhoods across Kāpiti, and how we can all do our bit to love and look after the people and the places that make our neighbourhoods fantastic.
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.
Know your neighbours
Emergency preparedness in your neighbourhood
It pays to be connected with your neighbours and people who live on your street, so in an emergency you can:
- make sure everyone is 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.
Neighbours Day: Over the Fence Cuppas 2019
This year 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. If you held an event over the 10 days, share your pics or stories on our Facebook page.
Looking after your neck of the woods
Share your neighbourhood stories