How to start a Neighbourhood Support group

Starting a Neighbourhood Support group is as easy as talking to the people on your street. Forming a group is a great way to promote regular communication, support one another and bring people closer together.

How to form a group:

  1. Contact your local Neighbourhood Support Coordinator to express your interest to get started.
  2. Your local coordinator will help you to contact people to join your group, organise an initial meeting and identify a Street Contact. Your Street Contact acts as the ongoing liaison with your coordinator.
  3. At the first meeting, your local coordinator or street contact will talk about Neighbourhood Support, distribute information and create a contact list.
  4. Your Street Contact then continues to distribute information to keep you informed.

See the Community Resources page for more helpful advice.

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The small remote community of Mataikona was experiencing a growing problem with poachers and spotlight hunters. Residents worked with Masterton Neighbourhood Support, NZ Police, CD and Rural Fire to form a Neighbourhood Support Group. The group said that coming together as a neighbourhood was the best way in dealing with this and other issues the community faced. Masterton Neighbourhood Support


Lynette Juno, Masterton Neighbourhood Support


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