Neighbours Day Aotearoa is a grassroots, community-driven social media campaign, which culminates with an annual celebration of neighbourliness in late March.

Whether you live in a suburb, an apartment, or rurally, you have neighbours – and every connection you have with them significantly improves the wellbeing of individuals, family/whanau and communities.

Neighbours Day encourages people to go one step further in getting to know their neighbours. This could be by inviting them over for a cup of tea, collecting contact details, having a street pot luck or BBQ, or sharing some baking, home-grown produce or a kind deed.

The MHF is a partner of the Neighbours Day Aotearoa development team, along with Lifewise, Neighbourhood Support and Inspiring Communities. The campaign is also supported by the Tindall Foundation.

We are currently working together to create a social movement of neighbourliness 365 days of the year. Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2019 will be on 22–31 March.


Daemon Coyle
General Manager, Marketing and Communications