Creating vibrant and happy communities must start at neighbourhood level but current lifestyles often mean people don’t know their neighbours. It’s well known that neighbourhoods come together and reach out to one another following a major crisis, so how can we bring the community spirit to life in our own neighbourhood?

It can be as simple as having a chat and getting to know one another over a coffee or cup of tea, sharing ideas, stories and finding out who is keen to help make your neighbourhood a great place to live. It only takes one person to initiate an informal gathering of neighbours to get things started.

The AgeConnect Kapiti Neighbourhood initiative aims to encourage neighbours to come together. We would love to hear about things that happen in your street to feature on this page.