Neighbourhood Support

Neighbourhood Support is the hub of a network of local groups, partners and sponsors. Our common purpose is to create safe and caring neighbourhoods and communities, reducing the incidences and effects of criminal offending, building community resilience and strengthening community networks to improve the quality of life and enhance well being.

Working closely with the Police and many other organisations in your community, we promote and support the development of Neighbourhood Support groups throughout New Zealand.

Why join a Neighbourhood Support group?

There's strength in numbers. A Neighbourhood Support group brings local people together to share information, ideas and connectedness. Together, you can assist one another to:

  • Solve local problems
  • Reduce crime
  • Minimise anti-social behaviour
  • Support victims of crime
  • Learn to prepare and cope with civil defence emergencies
  • Engage Police, other emergency services or support agencies
  • Liaise and co-operate with other like-minded community groups
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At Easter, we decided to celebrate as a neighbourhood group. It had been one year since we first got together and decided to join Neighbourhood Support.

So, after hot cross buns, Easter eggs, and Anzac biscuits (we never seem to go hungry!) we marked our first year as a group with some fun awards.

Jo made this 'Real Brick' award from an 'earthquake brick' for our neighbours Paul and Joan who've shared their fresh free-flowing artesian well water with all who wanted it since Feb 22. And we also made an award for another neighbour, the ‘Golden Neighbour’ award. Shirley brings all sorts of things to our doorsteps… pears, apples, flowers and our empty recycling bins!

Who would have guessed what a huge year it has been for us all? Enjoying each other’s support has been one of the good things for us this past year.

A riverside Neighbourhood Support Group in Sydenham

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