Creating a village through play

By Playgroup Australia* 11 March 2020 They say raising a child takes a village, but our villages have become smaller, more complicated and less connected. Playgroup Australia is looking to change that. Every year, playgroups across Australia open their doors during National Playgroup Week to invite new families and communities to experience the playgroup difference, to…

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Children need friendly communities

By Helen Fogarty National Communications Manager NAPCAN* 27 Feb 2020 The bus driver…  There’s a story that often comes up in discussion at NAPCAN. We’re not sure where it came from. We’re not sure if it’s entirely true. But it always helps us to explain the power of community. It goes something like this…  An adult…

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Nextdoor Australia

We’d love to welcome aboard our newest ‘Very Neighbourly Organisation’, Nextdoor Australia! Jennie Sager, Australia’s Country Manager for the world’s largest neighbourhood network, Nextdoor, sat down with us here at Neighbour Day to talk about the synergy between our organisations and how we can work together this Neighbour Day… Q: For those not yet on the…

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Measuring Neighbourhood Liveability – by people, for people!

By Ainsley Milton, Account Manager Place Score There are lots of ways government and business measure neighbourhood liveability, but only one that is measured by people living there! At Place Score we take a ‘human-centric’ approach to measure liveability by capturing the voice of the community. So far, over 10,000 people from across Australia have told us what they…

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Problem + Problem = Solution

We interviewed CEO Anthony Chesler about the amazing work of Thread Together and this is what he had to say. What can you tell us about Thread Together? Millions of items of unsold, brand-new clothing are dumped by stores into landfill every year. As a society we recognise that people need food and shelter –…

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And that was Neighbour Day 2019

By Sam Robinson, Neighbour Day Campaign Manager It was a huge year for Neighbour Day in 2019, with communities from all corners of Australia participating in variety of neighbourly events, from garage sales to street libraries to barbeques, parties, and even street art installations. The theme for Neighbour Day this year was: Loneliness: what neighbours can…

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What Neighbours Can Do to Create Connections

By Nick Tebbey, National Executive Officer Relationships Australia Neighbour Day is finally upon us, and I am excited to see how it has been embraced around the country as many Australians, from a variety of backgrounds, join in the Loneliness Challenge. This year’s Neighbour Day theme has shown just how important relationships and connection can…

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