Have you ever wanted to organise a Neighbourhood gathering? Do you want to get to know the people who live close to you? Perhaps you've always wanted to put on a potluck for the whole street...
Neighbourhood Week is about bringing people closer together, and celebrating the unique and diverse mix of each neighbourhood. A neighbourhood could also be a small group of families at a local kindergarten, play centre, kohanga reo, school, church or a community group who share a common desire to build a strong community together.
Connor Duncan Caley (the young son of Karen Duncan Caley, a member of the Bunnings Activities Team) is unwell after surgery for a brain tumour. Additionally, the family have suffered financial hardship after losing their home following the Christchurch earthquakes. Equally, they have suffered financial hardship caring for a younger child while also supporting Connor in his rehabilitative care at Starship Hospital, Auckland. Connor has had to endure hundreds of life-saving procedures. The father’s loss of employment has further complicated their dilemmas.
Karen has been actively involved in the Riccarton community and the Riccarton West Community Garden.The Garden would like to show their appreciation by helping them in some small way. If you can give a donation, please contact Loretta 0220966215, or Nick on 0211204841, or Carol at Oak Development Trust.
And a fundraising event to help in Connor's ongoing treatment is to be held at the Halo Bar, 668 Wharenui Road, Riccarton, on Saturday 28 July.
Entertainment will be provided by the Blues Brothers and friends, and ticket numbers will be limited to 350.
Richard K Lee has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Riccarton Neighbourhood Support Group (RNSG).
Here he introduces himself, and the aims of the Support Group.
"Kia Ora. My family moved into the Riccarton area from Wellington in 200 and have settled in the neighbourhood since. Originally from Kuching, the Borneo side of Malaysia, I first set foot in Wellington in 1978 to pursue my tertiary education at Victoria University. I continued with my post-graduate studies at Massey University in Palmerston North.
Red Maddock is an active member of the Riccarton community, cleaning up the same walkway for nearly 30 years.
Retirement for most generally involves relaxing and taking things easy. But for one man, it's the complete opposite. After nearly 30 years of cleaning the Brockworth walkway in lower Riccarton there's no stopping this volunteer.
Abbey Wakefield from the NZ Broadcasting School meets an 87-year-old making a difference.
This story was broadcast as part of METRONEWS on Facebook Live..