Making connections in your neighbourhood
Connect with your neighbours
Thanks to the Waiheke Local Board, we are supporting community groups and individuals to host events that introduce or reconnect people to their neighbours and local spaces.
With a sustainable spin, of course.
Whether you’re thinking of throwing a Zero Waste street party, hosting a vegan picnic, running a mending workshop, having a meet-the-chickens afternoon, doing a plum ice cream-making workshop with foraged fruit, or organising a clothes swap, we’d love to hear from you!
Grow a resilient and supportive community
2024’s theme is Growing Together, because everyone should have opportunities and resources to participate in their community.
We believe that every neighbour has something to share – whether it is a story, a skill, or a resource like kai, tools or clothes.
Let’s support each other to create a flourishing, inclusive and resilient community together. Knowing who your neighbours are is a great start to being prepared in case of emergencies.
Be part of a bigger movement
Run a funded event
WRT is delighted to once again be responsible for redistributing Waiheke Local Board funding and supporting community building through this year’s Neighbours Aotearoa.
We are offering a contribution of up to $400 per community engagement event for Waihekeians to enjoy. Until 16 Feb, we invite proposals for events that take place between 15 – 31 March 2024, and will prioritise making sure that each suburb has at least one funded event.
Support on offer for events
We encourage everybody to come together, share ideas, learn, and activate your street or neighbourhood.
The Neighbours Aotearoa website also has plenty of resources to inspire and help you with your event.