AMI and Neighbourly share a mutual passion to make New Zealand a better place to live by helping build safer, stronger and more resilient communities across the country. We believe one of the first steps in doing so is to help people to connect, which starts with getting to know the people in your neighbourhood.
Whether it’s someone who can keep an eye on your house when you’re away, to borrow a lawn mower from, or to keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your street – we could all benefit from knowing a few more of the people living around us. These are just some of the reasons why we’re proud to partner with Neighbourly, New Zealand’s first free and private website that helps kickstart relationship building in our communities and is designed to make them better, safer places to live.
Through Neighbourly you can keep up with what’s going on in your neighbourhood, or use it to share information on everything from local events, after school activities, local services like babysitters or trades people and lost and found to more serious issues like crime and safety, with people who live in your neighbourhood.
AMI Community Grants
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Neighbourly to create a programme to support community organisations and projects around New Zealand that are helping to make our Neighbourhoods stronger and safer places to live. Neighbourly members and organisations can apply for a grant to help them with projects that will benefit their local community, or for projects they want to get off the ground. Applications for our 2017 programme have now closed. To find out more about AMI Community Grants, click here.
To find out about the amazing organisations and individuals who received an AMI Community Grant in 2018, click here.
Crime and Safety
Neighbourly offers a crime prevention service for members within its communities. Here you can share suspicious activity or anything of concern, report an incident that happened nearby, discuss tips and advice on keeping your neighbourhood safe, discuss how your community will react in the event of an emergency. Members can also inform each other instantly of any urgent crime or safety updates via SMS text message.
If a burglary, fire or some other unexpected loss occurs it’s important to have a record of the things you own (especially those of high value), kept somewhere safe and secure. Recording product information and serial numbers can assist Police in tracking down any stolen items, and can assist your insurance company if you need to make a claim. The Contents Locker is a user friendly, free online tool you can use to store information about valuable items in your house. Best of all, your information saved on Neighbourly can only be accessed by you! AMI Contents Locker.
AMI Helpful Hub
A hub of useful information and tips around home and road safety, disaster prevention and recovery, being prepared for the seasons and how you can help keep yourself, your loved ones and your belongings safe from the unexpected.Being neighbourly is a simple yet powerful concept and it’s really easy to be a part of if you’re not already.
For more information on Neighbourly or to join up click here.