Howdy neigh­bour, share a cuppa?

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Peo­ple are be­ing en­cour­aged to lean over their fence and get to know one an­other on Neigh­bours Day next month.

Life­wise, which is or­gan­is­ing the day, hopes it will be a cel­e­bra­tion of neigh­bourli­nes­sand­her­ald the cre­ation of more sup­port­ive, healthy and con­nected com­mu­ni­ties across Auck­land.

Life­wise com­mu­nity ser­vices gen­eral man­ager John McCarthy says the idea is mod­elled on sim­i­lar ini­tia­tives in the United King­dom, Europe and Aus­tralia.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion is en­cour­ag­ing all Auck­lan­ders to start with one action on one day to foster friend­ships in their street.

“Strong con­nec­tions be­tween neigh­bours cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties to make our neigh­bour­hoods health­ier, safer and more fun places to live,” he says.

Mr McCarthy says things like shar­ing a cuppa or host­ing a neigh­bour­hood bar­be­cue are easy ways to get the ball rolling.

For ideas on how to get in­volved on Neigh­bours Day on Oc­to­ber 17, visit www.neigh bours­

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