Meet neighbours plan in central city
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.’’