Thursday, October 08, 2009

Neighbours (nah, not the soap)

Saturday 17 October 2009 is Auckland’s first Neighbours Day but similar days are already happening in other places around the world. In Australia it took a tragedy to get people turning their streets into neighbourhoods. In Europe, Neighbours Day started with the residents of one just area of Paris - ten years later and it has spread to 29 countries.

There are some great stories of what it was like to grow up in Auckland as a child on the NZ site from a bunch of well-known Aucklanders (they call them 'celebrities' but I don't think NZ really does 'celebrities;' we all know each other too well).

Just in case you don't know what a neighbour is (I mean, the bloke in the New Testament had to ask, didn't he?) here's what's on the Aussie site. Plainly they needed a dictionary definition to help....

Neighbour = neighbor n. 1.
someone who lives near another.

2. a person or thing that is near another.

3. a fellow being subject to the obligations of humanity.

courtesy Macquarie Dictionary

Okay, you go into your house through the door on the right; your neighbour (see above) goes in and out that door that's obscured by the tree.

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