Meet neigh­bours plan in cen­tral city

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Apart­ment-dwellers can put names to the faces they pass in the hall­way at the Cen­tral City Neigh­bours Day event.

Bean bags, bar­be­cues, live mu­sic, a po­etry slam and a cen­tral city quiz with prizes will trans­form Frey­berg Square and the Pi­o­neer Women’s Hall on Satur­day for the an­nual cel­e­bra­tion.

Neigh­bours Day aims to en­cour­age closer con­nec­tions be­tween neigh­bours.

Cen­tral city or­gan­iser Mik Smel­lie says it can be very dif­fi­cult to get hold of peo­ple living in apart­ments around the in­ner-city.

‘‘I call it ‘ the tyranny of elec­tronic doors’.

‘‘Many apart­ment res­i­dents are ex­tremely iso­lated, de­spite living at close quar­ters.

‘‘Neigh­bours Day gives us a chance to build a sense of neigh­bour­hood in cen­tral Auck­land and bring peo­ple living in the city cen­tre to­gether.’’

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