Spanning from Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland to Ōtepoti, Dunedin, we’re a tight-knit and passionate team committed to community development and social justice in Aotearoa. We aim to bring the Neighbours Aotearoa kaupapa to life, working with everyday people to activate their knowledge and skills to better know their neighbour.
The Neighbours Aotearoa kaupapa is led by experienced Community Developer Cissy Rock since 2018. Cissy has been working alongside community for over 15 years in various roles with local government and community organisations.
Creative thinker, doer, prolific list maker. Harriet is the project manager behind Neighbours Aotearoa - she makes sure everything happens when it should! Harriet has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector in marketing, fundraising, and event roles.
Regular walker, daily reader, thoughtful approach. Duncan specialises in organisational development and advises on fundraising, budgeting, technology solutions and planning for Neighbours Aotearoa.
Connectors will help activate Neighbours Aotearoa across the motu, spread awareness and work alongside communities to organise activities and events. They will be your go-to people for any advice, tips, or support!
Networker, communicator and bold go-get-this-party-started human.
Sacha is originally from Amsterdam, but made Aotearoa home over 20 years ago. She lives with two wonderful teenagers in Berhampore, Te-Whanganui-a-Tara. Sacha is a celebrant, a death walker and she has been working in events, marketing and PR for over 25 years. She has a passion for art, music and community development projects. Her pride and joy is the community library out their front door and the pātaka kai out their back gate. Sacha has taken the role of Lead Connector to support a team of Connectors spread out over the motu.
Creator, meditator, nature-lover.
Lucette has been involved in the arts and community sectors for over twenty years, with a particular interest in community-led projects addressing climate change, waste reduction and environmental issues. She’s right into empowering, grass-roots, creative stuff.
Lucette is a Neighbours Aotearoa Lead Connector based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.