Neighbours Day 2020

Saturday, March 28

Neighbours Day 2020 is set to spark the district's community spirit right across Mid Canterbury on Saturday 28 March thanks to a new Working Bee in Your Neighbourhood initiative.

The Mid Canterbury Neighbours Day Committee, comprised of the Ashburton District Council's Welcoming Communities Programme, Hakatere Multicultural Council, Neighbourhood Support and Mid Canterbury TimeBank are promoting Working Bee in Your Neighbourhood to foster connections, build community morale and raise awareness of local community groups.

Schools, groups and clubs who participated in the district-wide initiative will not only be giving back to their community but will go into the draw to win a Dominos Pizza delivery for their event. Photos of their event will also get them into the draw.

"Working Bee in Your Neighbourhood is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and be involved in something that will benefit our local facilities," Ashburton District Mayor Neil Brown s​ays.

"Sign up today to play your part and help make a positive difference in your neighbourhood."

Last updated 10/03/2020

Carew Peel Forest School 

10am-12pm "Heaps to choose from: gardening, cleaning and painting" 

Contact Karen Miles 03 696 3556

Ashburton Borough School  

10am-11am "Help us put new mulch on the school gardens" 

Contact Kate White 027 779 6828

Our Lady of the Snows School 

"We're moving a garden and will have parents at school that day too, please join us 

Contact Pattie Ree 302 8251

Ashburton Christian School 

Join our school community in sanding or painting sections of the junior playground - paint and sandpaper supplied 

Contact Tim Kuipers 027 2341490

Confirmed Working Bee Locations

What we're working on

Hakatere: Home & Heritage - Photobook

June, TBC

Culture & language app

June, TBC

Matariki celebrations

July, TBC

Welcoming Week

Sept, TBC

Welcome Mural

Sept, TBC

Filipino cultural garden

Nov, TBC

Useful Links

Ashburton District Council

5 Baring Square West

7700 Ashburton

Welcoming Communities New Zealand is a government initiative led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, in partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs (including the Office of Ethnic Communities) and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission.

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