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Register now for Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021

Wednesday, December 2, 2020   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: event, Community, neighbours

Kia ora! Neighbours Day Aotearoa has even more ways for you to join in from 20th to 30th March 2021!

If you are an old hand at Neighbours Day and run an annual event - from a local BBQ, pool party, movie night, a street party or even just an intentional cup of tea with your neighbours - that is awesome! Whether your event is big or small we would love to hear what you are doing this year and would love you to register with us. The first 200 people to register with us this year, will get a packet of seeds... keep reading, it will all make sense soon!

The theme for Neighbours Day Aoteaora 2021 is The Great Plant Swap

Whether you just pop in with a plant, some flowers or produce you have grown for a neighbour, these easy, low-medium contact ways can be great to introduce yourself to your neighbour - don’t forget to leave your contact details if you drop it in a letterbox or on a doorstep. Or maybe you want to organise an event? You might hold a local produce or seed swap, create community gardens or berm pollinator pathways together, hold a working bee in someone’s garden or you could add on to your regular BBQ or street party and encourage people to bring a home grown salad, seeds or plants to swap! These are just a few ideas - the possibilities are endless and we would love you to register your event or ideas with us! Again, the first 200 people to register will get a packet of seeds, kindly donated by Kings Seeds!

Register now for Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2021!

Notes to neighbours is another way you can participate in Neighbours day this year. We are asking for messages to your neighbours in 30 words that might be about acts of neighbourliness that meant a lot to you. It might be how they helped you out recently - maybe they are that person who already drops off bread, plants and things they have grown or perhaps they offered to pick up groceries for you during lockdown. These online messages will be shared on social media and the website and then 5 will be chosen to be made into posters and shared across Aotearoa. This is a low contact way you can join in and spread the neighbourly love for everyone to enjoy!

Maybe you’re not ready for any of those ways yet - that’s okay too - you could:

Post COVID lockdowns we are more aware than ever of the importance of being connected and we want to grow strong communities together.

While the intentional events of Neighbours Day Aotearoa will happen in March 2021 from 20-30th, this year we also have 10 activators all over the country are now reaching out to their communities to develop activities to suit your communities, because we know how important local is! From the annual BBQs to participating in the Great Plant Swap, other ideas like community movie nights, street parties, beach clean ups, and even small acts like sharing a cup of tea or running errands for our neighbours all help to create meaningful connections. 

Registrations are now open on the Neighbours Day Aotearoa website - to either find out about activities in local areas, share a message about your neighbour on Notes to neighbours, register to be part of the Great Plant Swap, or register any event as a host.

Find out more about The Great Plant Swap!