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Who we are
Neighbourhood NZ

Most people are willing to get involved in charity and community work - but often, for many of us, it is inaccessible and can be uninspiring. At Neighbourhood, we are reimagining community connection, and as a result, have created a community collective - that hosts events all around New Zealand that are unique, social and most of all, improve the lives of those in our neighbourhood. We want education and awareness to be possible in any environment - from schools and podcasts to exhibitions and corporate environments, we want our experience of creative impact to be felt everywhere.

 

We are founded on the belief that looking after your neighbourhood - socially, environmentally and through fostering inclusive and genuine human connection - will ultimately lead to a more positive experience for us all.

We host events and start conversations to educate, empower and ultimately, do good in our 'hood. 

 

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MAHI

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We create inclusive events, form communities based upon movement or good food, host talks for inspirational speakers, and create grass roots change for young people in NZ.

Our mission, to make the wellbeing of young kiwis or anyone who calls New Zealand home better.


By connecting people, spreading compassion & building community.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

OUR VALUES

Ngākaupai - Good hearted
Kaitiakitanga - Stewardship for earth
Māia - Being bold & brave
Hauora - To be well & healthy
Mākoha - Kindness
Tae ana ki - Inclusive
Whakaaweawe - To be impactful

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WHAKAPAPA

We are a group of 25 young kiwis, full of passion, ambition, but most importantly hope.

Hope for widespread wellness, for community engagement and inclusivity, for resources, events, and knowledge sharing that provides humans with the tools, skills, and the knowledge to prevent mental illness, or declining mental health, as well as giving them the tools to cope and keep pushing forward, to find hope when it doesn't feel like there is any and to live a healthier, more balanced life.

Ultimately, transforming the wellbeing of Kiwis across the country.

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OUR APPROACH IS INNOVATIVE, ACCESSIBLE & INCLUSIVE.

 

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Madeline Mason

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Back in the winter of 2020, at the height of the pandemic, our founder Madeline Mason was cooking up a new idea, to create an organisation that was inclusive, bold, progressive, FUN and enhanced the wellbeing of those around her, whilst building a community people could rely on, be involved with, volunteer and get amongst and a place to call home when they needed a helping hand. 

And that idea is now what we call Neighbourhood NZ.

We are Lawyers, Engineers, Marketers, Technologists, Biomedical Scientists, Administrators, Architects, Designers, Nurses and many more, but together we are ordinary people, with hope. Hope for a better NZ, a safer and happier one, and hope for our Neighbourhoods. 

"Mental illness is complex. But looking after your mental health doesn't have to be."

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