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Put You On The Map-v2This section covers understandings of neighbourhood, success factors, challenges, and ideas for strengthening neighbourhood-led approaches in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Inspiring Communities continues to be a key supporter of Neighbours Day Aotearoa. We love it because it’s a chance to hang out, meet a few new people. It’s seriously good for us too, improving mental health, connecting vulnerable people to the community, helping us feel safer, and increasing resilience. Check out what Neighbours Day is all about.


Child Rich Communities – Bright Spots

Child Rich Communities is a movement aimed at improving child wellbeing... more

Neighbourhood Resources for Kiwi Classrooms

This resource is all about creating a sense of pride and connectedness for... more

Getting Started – the ‘Back2Back’ experience.

A starter kit for creating great neighbourhoods is a booklet is for... more

Me Mahi Tahi Tātou – Working Together

This workbook was written after two Auckland CLD initiatives partnered with... more

Great Neighbourhood Strengthening Ideas from Jim Diers

  Inspiring Communities's Megan Courtney captured Jim Diers ideas for... more

Themes from Neighbourhood Conversations

From the process of preparing our Inspiring Neighbourhoods Plan, Inspiring... more

Community Treasure Hunts

Our Amazing Place Community Treasure Hunts involve local residents of all ages... more

Berhampore School – creating an inclusive school & community

Being brave, working collaboratively and giving people opportunities to... more

Neighbourhoods Leading change with street BBQ’s

A small local fund has helped enable barbeques in the streets of Massey for... more

Margaret Wheatley – We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

In November 2014, 140 people had the privilege of hearing Margaret (Meg)... more