Hey neighbours, most of us are lucky enough to get on with the people we live next door to, but what can you do if you don't?
We asked some experts how to stop minor irritations turning into something more serious, and who you can you turn to if things start to get out of hand - because being better neighbours can only have a positive impact on the quality of our communities, and who wouldn't want that :)
Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara.
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?
Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.
Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.
To take part in the survey, click here
We want to get in touch with migrants who want to share their personal stories of what it's like living in New Zealand - and in particular Southland. The good, the bad and all things that come with being new to a country.
If you would like to be part of this project then please get in touch by emailing Natasha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about Southland's make-up changing as a mission for migrants here.