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Building meaningful connection between humans in Aotearoa

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We are Neighbourhood NZ!

A registered charity providing meaningful events and opportunities for long-lasting community impact and human connection.


We organise, direct and facilitate events that are unique, unconventional and contribute to people feeling better connected, understood and educated on important issues that we all face. 

From learning to talk to strangers, moving our bodies outdoors, hearing vulnerable and brave accounts of lived experience and improving one’s te reo - Neighbourhood NZ offers something for everyone.



Kia ora! A warm welcome back from us at Neighbourhood NZ. We are well and truly back up and running for 2023, refreshed from time off and a February full of internal mahi to keep our systems running smoothly.


We began the year with a successful Backyard relaunch in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland - our movement centred initiative encouraging after work activity and socialising with our community, supported by All Good & Garage Project. The sun was shining and many friends - old and new - turned out to experience the stripped back magic of a Neighbourhood event; a safe space where everyone is welcome, heard and held.

A week later, NBHD popped up again for the year down in Otepoti Dunedin. We hosted our first First Light event which featured an epic sunrise, a refreshing Otago ocean swim and warming brews from our mates at Supreme.

In our virtual space, we have been working on enhancing and upholding our values of "Education + Empowerment" and have launched our "Good to Know" social media series - platforming experts and clued up individuals with industry knowledge and life experience to share bite sized blurbs on topics that we all wish we knew more about, but don't know where to start. Think taxes, climate changes, themes of social connection, responsible drinking and cooking tips - Good to Know aims to bring you information and inspiration in a digestible and stimulating format.





Lastly, we are super stoked to be offering a new membership format; New-Door Neighbour - a non-exclusive, full inclusive club where we hook you up with dedicated giveaways, presale tickets for our events, our monthly newsletter and you’ll be the first to know about, and purchase, our merch line! As a charity we rely on community support to facilitate the safe spaces, community offerings and pop-up events in your ‘hood - but we want to make this a win-win, because without each other, there’s no Neighbourhood.

To become a Next-Door Neighbour and help power our mahi towards creating a safer, happier and more accessible Aotearoa, click “DONATIONS>MEBERSHIPS”.

As always, my periodic updates provide a chance for me to sit with and reflect on what Neighbourhood means to me and where we are headed. With our Auckland team expanding by 3 - haere mai to Grace, Ella, V and Sarah - we have even more capacity for even more good, and I cannot wait to share with you what is in the works!

We have a membership system set up to support the ongoing work we do. Corporate memberships are for businesses wanted to support us financially from $250 upwards - there are a range of benefits including advertising and social reach.




For enquiries to sponsor or support an event/ campaign, or to collaborate in any way please reach out to Madeline -

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