The perfect excuse for Palmerston residents to connect with their neighbours. Neighbour Day is celebrated on Sunday 26 March.

The purpose of Neighbour Day is to encourage people to connect with their neighbours and strengthen relationships within their communities. It provides an opportunity for people to reach out to their neighbours, whether they are old friends or new acquaintances, and to engage in acts of kindness, generosity, and community spirit.

Neighbour Day is not just about sharing a cup of tea or having a chat with your neighbours, it's also about promoting social cohesion, building stronger and more resilient communities, and creating a sense of belonging. 

It can be celebrated in many different ways, such as organising a 1000 Play Streets, hosting a barbeque, or simply by saying hello to your neighbours and checking in on their wellbeing.


Have you leant a hand with household chores, hosted a morning tea, or rallied your neighbours together during a tough time? Tell us about it!

As part of the Neighbour Day celebrations, we are asking for residents to share their wholesome stories and experiences of Palmerston community spirit from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March.

Stories can be about:

  • Acts of kindness
  • Generosity
  • Community spirit 

We will be sharing the most heart-warming tales on our socials on Neighbour Day.

Submissions can be in the form of a written story and/or a photo, or by tagging @CityofPalmerston on Instagram and Facebook.

Enter here.