Neighbourhood Support Waitakere 2022

Manaaki Street — NSNZ Book Launch Neighbourhood Support New Zealand have today released their new children’s book, Manaaki Street. Manaaki Street, which has been in production for over a year, is written by Neighbourhood Support New Zealand’s Chair and Neighbourhood Support Waitakere Coordinator, Louise Grevel, and illustrated by Kerin Casey. The book tells the story of what Neighbourhood Support is all about, by following a child and their mother on a simple walk through their neighbourhood. It offers an easily accessible way for our young tamariki to understand the benefit of caring communities. Manaaki Street will be shared as a resource for local schools and early childhood centres, School Community Constables, local libraries. Regional Neighbourhood Support groups will also be distributing copies in Children’s Day packs, at Neighbours Day Aotearoa events, and with specific families in need of educational resources for their children. Neighbourhood Support New Zealand’s Chair & Neighbourhood Support Waitakere Coordinator, Louise Grevel, stated that she was very excited that the books would soon be in the hands of children across New Zealand. “It’s been a long time in the making so I am very ready to see the younger members of our communities hearing and sharing the story.” The book launch coincides with Neighbourhood Support’s March campaign, Celebrate Community, a campaign that asks people to find fun and unique ways to strengthen the bonds in their communities. If you know of a primary school or preschool who may be interested in having this fabulous resource to utilise, please email Louise directly Louise Grevel Writer of “Manaaki Street” NSNZ Chair & NS Waitakere Coordinator 11 Page