A big problem for big cities is how to strengthen neighbourhoods. With the new city, Auckland had an opportunity to develop new local projects.  I had a vision that would support neighbours and in doing so create connections, improve community resilience and decrease crime. Linking in with the successful Neighbours Day Aotearoa initiative was the key. By setting up a small community Neighbours Day Fund – we have been able to bring people together. The programme was just the incentive needed to get people talking, connecting, sharing stories and resources.

See the full story here in a video Lifting Our game – neighbours day

Margi Watson, Deputy Chair of the Albert Eden Local Board