Tena korua Sumita and Trudi

A HUGE thanks for the copies of the magazine which were an exciting discovery in the letterbox (and a welcome change from the more common and much less welcome small window variety!).

It’s a wonderful publication we can’t wait to share with all our supporters and networks and is a credit to you both for all the hard work compiling everything.

We are planning a graduation ceremony for our ‘Canine Comrades’ team at Government House next year, so if you have one more spare copy we can share on the day, that would be very much appreciated.

I have already scanned our pages and will email them through to our Patron next week.

Many thanks again for so kindly including our charity in this wonderful publication. We hope it will reach all those in need of our support who are not yet aware of our presence in the community and are indebted to you for assisting us to inform all potential beneficiaries of our services of our existence – very much appreciated.

Noho ora mai
Naku noa


Kotuku Foundation Assistance Animals Aotearoa
Registered Charity CC42226
PO Box 7122
+64 21 298 4741

Her Excellency The Right Honourable
Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO
Governor-General of New Zealand
Wanganui Area Neighbourhood Support would like to say thank you very much for our 2017 issue of ‘Eye on Communities’, Wanganui book. The book is very well laid out, fantastic photos and articles. Thanks very much to the kind sponsors who supported the book and have advertised in the issue.
The 2015 edition of Eye on Communities West Coast is now available free from various locations throughout the West Coast. These booklets are an initiative of the Neighbourhood Support New Zealand Organisation.

Thanks to Markat Promotions Ltd, the producer of these booklets for a very generous $1,000 donation to Buller Civil Defence. We are excited to be able to purchase some much needed equipment to help us be better prepared for emergency situations!

Atila de Oliveira – Compliance & Emergency Team Leader, Buller District Council
November 2015

Christchurch Eye on Community booklet publisher Phil Cowan, left, donates $3500 to Blenheim Blue Light Venture Trust members Senior Constable Russ Smith, centre, Senior Constable Dean Buckley, second from right, and trust treasurer Andrea Cunliffe.
Blenheim’s Blue Light Venture Trust is $3500 better off after a generous donation from the Christchurch publisher of a crime prevention booklet.

Eye on Communities publisher Phil Cowan, of Markat, handed over the cheque to Blue Light Venture Trust member Senior Constable Russ Smith.

The funds were made possible by advertising revenue generated from the crime prevention booklet which is distributed nationwide, Cowan said.

The money will be used to help various Blue Light Venture activities planned this year for youth in Blenheim.

Five thousand copies of the 50-page booklet are available through Neighbourhood Support groups to the Blenheim community. The booklet is designed to help people in need find support organisations in the community.

“There are thousands of ways people’s lives can become disrupted, either through poor health, natural disasters or being victims of crime,” said Cowan.

“The booklet provides useful tips from various support organisations, including Women’s Refuge, Citizens Advice or Neighbourhood Support groups.”

Smith said the generous funding was welcomed by the group.

“It is difficult at the best of times to find funding and this cheque will enable some surety for us that the trust can go ahead and organise a number of activities for youth in Blenheim this year.”

Blue Light Venture organise activities such as under-age “rages” and camps designed to develop social and leadership skills for youth.

The booklet will be put in a ‘goodies’ bag and given to all secondary school students during Youth Week to be held between May 23-31.

– The Marlborough Express

Otago Neighbourhood Support Charitable Trust wishes to acknowledge the support received from community funding bodies and trusts: Lottery, COGS, DCC, United Way, NSNZ; and also the donations received from our communities. It is with this support and that of our communities that we are able to continue our work.

Canterbury Neighbourhood Support Co-ordinator Dave Wilkinson (R) receiving the latest donation from a recent edition of Eye on Communities (July 2014)