Neighbour's Day

Let’s celebrate our neighbours!

"Neighbours Day Aotearoa is about turning streets into neighbourhoods."

Neighbours Day Aotearoa is coming up on 23-24 March. Neighbours Day is a wonderful nation-wide opportunity to reach out to your neighbours. 

Sounds just right for the timebank to be getting involved!

This year Wellington City Council has made some changes to make it easier for neighbours to get together for the event. 

WCC will be providing small amounts of money that Community Centres can use to directly support local neighbourhood-based activities.  Whether it’s running a community-wide project or competition, or enabling several local groups to plan and cater their own initiatives, or a mix of both, the key is that neighbours in the area know about Neighbours Day and are inspired to get together, especially with neighbours they don’t already know well.  

Groups can be funded up to $100 and must meet the following criteria:

  1. The activity must be designed to directly lead to face-to-face connections on streets (including within apartment buildings) 
  2. Activity should create opportunities to connect neighbours who are not already well acquainted including new residents.
  3. Activity needs to be focused on a geographical neighbourhood area and should happen in or near that area
  4. Apart from Community Centre staff and supporters, activity must be lead by and involve local residents of the same area/s
  5. A budget estimate must be provided showing the costs to be covered. Depending on the type of activity, budgets should allow for around $20 per household as a guide; ideally a maximum of $100 should be shared between groups of four households or more, unless a particular project warrants more than this.  


Organise an event in your neighbourhood and earn time credits for it! 

  • Street BBQ 
  • potluck 
  • picnic 
  • Street cricket 
  • Egg & spoon races 
  • Twister 
  • Chalk art in the street 
  • Street party!


More ideas and inspiration for events you could run in your neighbourhood can be found here: 

Let me know if you are going to organise something and we can apply for funding for you. Need to know by 10 February so we can apply from the Council.