Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

Community Organisation

Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support
Howick Police Station Fencible Drive Howick
76 days ago

New Neighbourhood Support Street Signs

Shelley Smithies from Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

Great to see some of the new Neighbourhood Support street signs replacing the old faded ones in the local streets.
If you need some new signs for your street, then please ask your Street Coordinator to contact the Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support Group.
If you don't have a Street … View more
Great to see some of the new Neighbourhood Support street signs replacing the old faded ones in the local streets.
If you need some new signs for your street, then please ask your Street Coordinator to contact the Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support Group.
If you don't have a Street Coordinator, but want to find out what the role entails, then please contact us.
Email: howickbotanynhs@gmail.com

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128 days ago

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st

Shelley Smithies from Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just
because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one … View more
Random Acts of Kindness – August 1st to 31st
All it takes is a kind gesture to change someone’s day. From giving flowers to a neighbour ‘just
because’ to paying it forward in line at a cafe - this month we’re encouraging our members and supporters to make New Zealand a better place one random act of kindness at a time.

The options for doing so are endless! Being kind doesn’t have to cost a thing, after all a smile is free. For those who want to go the extra mile, here’s some other ideas: take a gift over to new neighbours and introduce yourself, build a free community library for your street, buy extra kai at the grocery store to donate to a food bank, bring treats into work for colleagues, send an encouraging text to someone who needs it, let a car into the traffic ahead of you, write positive messages in chalk on sidewalks around your neighbourhood, or surprise loved ones with a visit

153 days ago

It's school holiday time - a few tips to keep our streets safe

John Gibbs-Newton from Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

With the holidays approaching here are a few things you can do to help reduce crime.

Lock your garden shed.

Lock your side gates to prohibit entry to your property when you are not home.

Keep an eye on the schools while the kids are away from school on holiday, as they become a target for … View more
With the holidays approaching here are a few things you can do to help reduce crime.

Lock your garden shed.

Lock your side gates to prohibit entry to your property when you are not home.

Keep an eye on the schools while the kids are away from school on holiday, as they become a target for burglars.

Report any suspicious activity that is happening to Police on 111. If it has happened or just a general concern ring 105.

Think about setting up a Neighbourhood Support Group for your street - see www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz... or ring our local chair on 0272712494

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158 days ago

Interested in making our streets safer from crime?

John Gibbs-Newton from Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support are holding a Training Meeting for Street Coordinators at Willowbank Shool Staffroom, 56 Middlefield Drive on 7th July at 7:30pm. This is open to existing Street Coordinators and others interested in making their neighbourhood safer and more resilient in the … View moreHowick Botany Neighbourhood Support are holding a Training Meeting for Street Coordinators at Willowbank Shool Staffroom, 56 Middlefield Drive on 7th July at 7:30pm. This is open to existing Street Coordinators and others interested in making their neighbourhood safer and more resilient in the face of crime and other community adversity.
The Police will be represented and able to answer questions about the value of setting up a Neighbourhood Support Group in your area.
If you would like more information ring Gay on 0272712494 or 09 5348184.

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164 days ago

Success and progress for Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

John Gibbs-Newton from Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support

Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support are very pleased to announce success in two funding bids to improve Neighbourhood Support in this area.
1. Howick Local Board has provided a grant to support the work of Street Coordinators and the setting up of new groups in local streets.
2. We have been … View more
Howick Botany Neighbourhood Support are very pleased to announce success in two funding bids to improve Neighbourhood Support in this area.
1. Howick Local Board has provided a grant to support the work of Street Coordinators and the setting up of new groups in local streets.
2. We have been granted funds by Neighbourhood Support New Zealand to upgrade our technology and administration systems.
These two grants are major steps in our aim to improve coverage of Neighbourhood Support in Howick and Botany and make our streets safer from crime.

In further steps to improve the coverage and effectiveness of Neighbourhood Support:
We have received new street signage and documentation from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand, and
A Training Meeting for existing and potential Street Coordinators is to be held on 7th July 7:30 to 9:30pm at Willowbank School staffroom.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a Street Coordinator or about Neighbourhood Support ring Gay Sykes (Chair) on 0272712494 or 09 5348184 or go to the link below

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