The NSNZ Operational guidelines are intended to supply our organisations with grassroots procedures, tips, tricks and resources needed to ensure they have all that is required to establish and run an effective Neighbourhood Support group locally.

This section will assist an organisation to:

  • Understand the steps to starting a Neighbourhood Support Group

  • Provide tips on how to maintain a sustainable network

  • Understand what resources are available and how to go about ordering them

  • Understand what is involved in running events

  • Scope the requirements and options for a local database


It is important to note that NSNZ is working very hard to create national consistency, whilst recognising that each community is different in one way or another.

The Neighbourhood Support model is a nationally recognised brand with the flexibility to enable localised communities the ability to add local flavour, ensuring a workable programme best suited to their diverse community.

If you have any suggestions for additional information you would like to see included in this section, please email our Community Advisor, Kelsey Scarr

Useful Documents

Neighbourhood Resilience Plan

Creating safe, resilient, and connected communities.


Creating safe, resilient and connected communities.

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