Connecting through kai

COLAB would like to introduce our friends & followers to Neighbour’s Day Aotearoa. Neighbour’s Day is an annual event, being held over 18-27th March 2022, that celebrates and encourages communities to connect with their neighbour’s.

This year’s theme is Kai Connections and whether your intention is big or small, it all makes a difference towards building a more connected and stronger neighbourhood. Some ways you and your neighbour’s can take part are:

  • Drop off some surplus fresh produce from your garden to your Neighbours
  • Crop or seed swap
  • Host a picnic, BBQ, potluck, afternoon tea or community breakfast
  • Share a skill (fillet a fish, make a chutney, preserving)
  • Share a cuppa or a recipe with a friend or neighbour
  • Or talk to us about the development of a pataka kai (community pantry)
To find out more or to register your event please visit or if you have any questions flick us an email at