There are only three days left until Neighbours Day Aotearoa, as the "countdown cup" held by Marilla Mullon of Mary Grace Pl, in Blenheim, shows.
Marlborough is joining the celebrations for the first time this year, and organisers hope neighbourhoods throughout the region are busy organising street activities for the weekend. The purpose of the event is to get neighbours talking to each other and getting to know one another on a first-name basis.
Ms Mullon, who is the Mary Grace Pl neighbourhood support co-ordinator, said she felt happy and safe knowing her neighbours. She was in full support of Neighbours Day, but was physically unable to organise any street activities herself.
The neighbourhood faced a constant uphill battle to keep up with their neighbours, as they moved into and out of rental properties, she said.
"There is a very high turnover here and it becomes a challenge making a point of going to meet everyone new and keeping in touch with them all.
"On Saturday, though, I will certainly get over to a few new neighbours and make myself known to them – welcome them into our neighbourhood."
Ms Mullon was also planning to get a disabled access ramp built leading into her house so one of the wheelchair-bound neighbours could visit and share a cup of tea or coffee.
Tell us what activities your neighbourhood has planned for Neighbours Day Aotearoa, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone reporter Sam Morton on 035208916.
- The Marlborough Express