Our community

Learn about who we work with, in what capacity, and who we’re funded by.  

Manawatu District Council

We receive funding from Manawatu District Council as part of their Community Development Strategy, which has the vision to offer a high quality of life for all residents.

The Community Development Strategy follows Te Whare Tapa Whā, a model of health developed in 1982 by Mason H. Durie (Ngati Kauwhata), which encourages a holistic way of viewing health and wellbeing using four key perspectives or dimensions:

  • Te taha wairua (spiritual wellbeing)
  • Te taha whānau (social wellbeing)
  • Te taha tinana (physical wellbeing)
  • Te taha hinengaro (mental wellbeing)

Neighbourhood Support Manawatu contribute to the social, physical and mental wellbeing dimensions, through our Music & Movement programme, Buddy Reading, and CDEM support.

New Zealand Police

Neighbourhood Support has a nationwide memorandum of understanding with New Zealand Police. At a local level, we work closely with Feilding Police to support each others’ objectives and improve outcomes for our communities.

Feilding Police also support us by providing us with with a home! Our office is located in the station at 93 Kimbolton Road.

Community Patrol Feilding


Community Patrol New Zealand is a nationwide organisation that aims to prevent crime and reduce harm through the active presence of trained patrollers.

We share similar goals and work together wherever we can to increase our collective impact.

Senior Hub (Manchester House)


Senior Hub offers a place of belonging, purpose and social connection to our older communities in Feilding. They offer a variety of activities and opportunities including an exercise programme, computer literacy, art classes, games, and entertainment. They also run the biennial Senior Expo.

We communicate regularly and share ideas of how to make sure the needs of our older communities are met, and we collaborate on community singalongs several times a year.

Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Neighbourhood Support is a nationwide community-led movement that brings people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient and connected communities. As our umbrella organisation, the national office based in Wellington supports local Neighbourhood Support organisations like us around the country with organisational development, community engagement, communication and branding, and operations. They also contribute to our funding.

Thanks to the following organisations or businesses who support us with funding:
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