A young Hamilton couple are the winners of this week’s Good Neighbours Award, instituted by the Neighbourhood Support.
Residents of Wha Street, Hamilton, the winners, Kauri Harry and Brooke Thompson exemplify what Neighbourhood Support is all about.
The “wonderful young couple”, Kauri and Brooke have been looking after a neighbour’s property after they were caught on the wrong side of the Tasman when lockdown began. For the past five weeks they have been doing everything from watering gardens, feeding fish (and a chook), mowing lawns, and ensuring that the house is safe and sound.
Nothing has been too much trouble and they have even helped to retrieve much needed work equipment from the house so that their neighbour can continue to work from his temporary home in Australia.
In addition, Kauri mows the front verge for other neighbours and has started a Free Box to share excess fruit and vegetables with anyone who needs it.
In fact, Kauri was nominated three time by his grateful neighbours.
Neighbourhood Support Chief Executive, Tess Casey, says that it was hard to go passed the three nominations for Kauri and Brooke when choosing a winner for this week’s awards.
“Their nominators describe them as a wonderful young couple who, despite the fact that they are busy with a young family and both studying to be nurses, always have the time to help others.”
Earlier this month, Neighbourhood Support New Zealand launched the weekly awards to celebrate Kiwis supporting each other, by helping those who live nearby.
Know of a standout neighbour who is making a difference on your street or in your community during New Zealand’s lockdown?
Nominate them for a Neighbourhood Support Good Neighbour award here: neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz/good-neighbour-awards
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