Street / block connection

host a street / block bbq with a free $100 food voucher

We know that recently it’s been hard to get together with your neighbours and many new residents haven’t met those in their street yet. So we reckon it’s time to reconnect and grow the resiliency of our neighbourhood.

In partnership with Community Waitakere, we’re making that easy by providing a $100 local food voucher for every street / block that gets together between March – June 2022. Simply contact the HCT Community Initiatives Team and we will provide you with the food voucher and some resources to help your block check that you are ready if there is an emergency in your community that will affect you, your family or your neighbours.

We’ve also got an amazing street resource kit (see below) that you can book for free for your gathering too. Easy as!

Voucher Details:

  • Those organising their street/block gathering will be given a voucher that will provide you with a reimbursement of up to $100 of local food (no alcohol) purchases for your gathering.  If you expect your event to be larger than 30 people, additional funding may be available on request.
  • A gathering needs to have at least 5 households from your street/block to qualify.
  • Gatherings may be in Hobsonville Point, Scott Point, Hobsonville or Whenuapai
  • Local food could be from local supermarket, pizza, sushi, Farmers Market food or whatever is available within Hobsonville
  • Reimbursement will be made on HCT receiving your GST receipt + photos of your event (NB: these must be able to be used for reporting/event promotional purposes)
  • In return, you will be given some materials from Auckland Emergency Management to share & discuss with your gathering to help your street be prepared for if an emergency strikes our community.
A big thanks to the Upper Harbour Board, Team Byron, Harcourts Cooper & Co and Hobsonville Point Residents Society for their support too!

Street Resource Kit

Hobsonville Community Trust has an amazing street resource kit that is available for community events, block/street parties and other gatherings. The kit is free to use and has been made possible by a range of supporters over the years including Upper Harbour Board, Harcourts Cooper & Co, and Ryman Healthcare.