Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 will run from 18-27 March 2022.
Is the theme for Neighbours Day 2022. A common denominator amongst all communities in Aotearoa is how kai (food) brings us together. It is about getting people to engage in all the different ways we connect over kai – growing, sharing, eating. There are many diverse ways that Neighbours Day Aotearoa will be celebrated in 2022!
Ideas for events include front yard BBQs, crop swap, sharing food or recipes, helping people in their garden, baking and sharing muffins – all ways that neighbours can connect over kai. Whether the intention is big or small, it all makes a difference, it all helps to build more connected and stronger neighbourhoods. Need some inspiration? See a few more ideas .
Moderator's 2022 Neighbours Day message
Read the Moderator's message to the Church. It includes links to resources for 2022. "Last week we opened our fridge to find some cupcakes with a note from our 4-year-old neighbour Liam, “We love you Hamish and Anne!”. We were out, our doors were unlocked, and Liam claimed ‘neighbourly fridge rights’(there have been other times when he has come in looking for chocolate!). And so, last night I harvested blackberries, apples, pears, peaches, and grapes from our garden and handed them over the fence to Liam’s mum...."
Free online sessions March 2022 - fermentation & more!
Neighbours Day Aotearoa is putting on a series of free online community sessions around the themes of sharing, giving and building. This is an opportunity for everyone to come together to share ideas, learn, contribute, and get inspired to activate our streets, suburbs and neighbourhoods. See more here.
PSN and Northern Presbytery's new community hub will launch Pātaka Kai during Neighbours Day (Covid permitting) - inviting the community to come and visit and take or drop off food.
Neighbours Day Presbyterian Children & Families Ministry 2022
See here for resources from the Presbyterian Children & Families Ministry.
Neighbours Day Aotearoa Community Connectors
Find the Neighbours Day Aotearoa regional Community Connectors here.
See the Church's 2020 & 2021 Neighbours Day projects for ideas for 2022
In 2020, the Church gave away vegetable and native plant seeds so parishes could show care for our neighbours through edible seeds for church-led community gardens and foodbanks. See more.
In 2021,, the Church gave parishes veggetable seeds to encourage finding ways to share veggies, seeds, garden tips with neighbours. And PSN had free seeds and basil plants for Auckland churches. See more.
Free Neighbours Day Aotearoa 2022 resources
Neighbours Day Aotearoa has a free collection of resources for you and your community to use. It includes logos, posters, postcards, invitations, website, etc. See the collection and download.
Register your Neighbours Day 2022 Aotearoa activity
If you have an idea, Neighbours Day Aotearoa would love it if you would register it with them so they can share how many people across the motu are intentionally doing something. Register here.