Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Community Organisation

Neighbourhood Support New Zealand
180 Molesworth Street
Thorndon
Wellington 6011
15 days ago

Inclusive Communities – July 1st to 31st 🤝

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This month we’re celebrating the diverse array of people who call New Zealand home. Regardless of our different faiths, abilities, cultures, nationalities, ages, orientations and even genders - we want to make sure that our communities are safe and welcoming for all.

There’s many ways to take … View more
This month we’re celebrating the diverse array of people who call New Zealand home. Regardless of our different faiths, abilities, cultures, nationalities, ages, orientations and even genders - we want to make sure that our communities are safe and welcoming for all.

There’s many ways to take part! From hosting a multicultural potluck where each attendee brings a dish from a country of their choice to coordinating a fundraiser that benefits refugees or our elderly there are thousands of ways big and small to make our households, neighbourhoods, schools and businesses even more inclusive. It could even be as simple as learning from a neighbour how to say ‘hello’ in their native language or ensuring local footpaths are accessible!

Don’t forget this month also coincides with Women’s Refugee Awareness Month and International Day of Friendship on July 30th - a United Nations day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures.

Want to share your thoughts? Let us know how you’re making your community more inclusive this month by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:

#NSNZinclusivecommunities

facebook.com/nsnewzealand/

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22 days ago
28 days ago

Take A Step Today For World Refugee Day 👟💛

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

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Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees. This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone in New Zealand to join together and take a step to make a difference.

You can take part in the #StepWithRefugees campaign, where participants will collectively walk, run and cycle 1 billion miles - the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety, by adding your steps here: stepwithrefugees.org...

Another option is to volunteer with the New Zealand Red Cross as a Refugee Support Volunteer. Volunteers help families start again, while teaching them about New Zealand culture and connecting them with people from the community.

For anyone based in the Wairarapa, Masterton Neighbourhood Support has a programme called 'WeConnect' that matches new residents from diverse backgrounds including refugees to a local buddy. If you're interested in volunteering or supporting the programme in other ways you can email Masterton Neighbourhood Support Area Coordinator, Cathy Cameron, at: cathy@connectingcommunities.org.nz

un.org/en/events/refugeeday/

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31 days ago

Happy National Volunteer Week 2019! 💛🐝🌻🎉

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to the 18,000+ 'busy bees' (volunteers) who help run Neighbourhood Support in our communities across the country. We wouldn't be able to do what we do without your generous support.

#NSNZgetinvolved

nationalvolunteerweek.nz/

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34 days ago

Tomorrow is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 💜

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Did you know about 1 in 6 of our kaumātua will experience abuse at some point with over 75% of abuses occurring at the hands of family or relatives? Let's put our whānau first and end elder abuse once and for all by looking out for our older generations and challenging ageist attitudes.

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Did you know about 1 in 6 of our kaumātua will experience abuse at some point with over 75% of abuses occurring at the hands of family or relatives? Let's put our whānau first and end elder abuse once and for all by looking out for our older generations and challenging ageist attitudes.

If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse know that it's okay to speak out...

Call 0800 EA NOT OK (08000 32 668 65) for free and confidential help or visit the Age Concern New Zealand website for more advice and resources:

ageconcern.org.nz/

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