Already signed up as a street coordinator? See our Coordinator help centre for useful resources. 

Become a member

As a member of Neighbourhood Support Manawatū you’ll have the option to join your street or area contact group and stay connected with your neighbours. You’ll also receive regular newsletters from us with news about our work, community updates, and crime alerts when something has occurred in your area.    Please use the Join Here tab to sign up to our  Vulnerable Persons Register and our Emergency Response Skills Register.


(link takes you to a form connected with our database)

Become a Coordinator for your neighbourhood

You can support your neighbours by acting as the Coordinator for your street or area. Coordinators play an essential role in helping us maintain connections in the community.

What does being a coordinator involve? 

We’ll send you some customised letters so you can do a letterbox-drop in your street or area. These will include forms for your neighbours to add their details to our database, which they can return to you. You have the option of direct access to our database to enter the information, or you can send the forms back to us so we can do it for you. 

Once your group is established, you can circulate contact lists to the group and you’ll be our key point-of-contact for the group in the event of emergencies. We’ll also depend on you to keep members’ details updated as people come and go from the neighbourhood. 

Beyond that you can choose how involved you wish to be with your group – some coordinators organise regular group meetings and social gatherings.

How do I determine where my street or area group starts and stops?

This is entirely up to you. You can opt to be the coordinator for a handful of houses in your immediate vicinity, for your whole street, or for a number of streets (this is most common in rural areas where there are fewer households). 



(link takes you to a form connected with our database)

Volunteer for us

We’re always on the lookout for more volunteers for our buddy reading programme, and occasionally we need helpers for community events and initiatives. 

Email us at and let us know how you’d like to be involved. 


Volunteer Central

Volunteer Central is a volunteer organisation that caters to volunteering roles. We work a lot with them to provide valuable opportunities across the community!

Check out other roles on their website here  
or contact them at 

Make a donation

Like most charities, it’s a big job for us secure funding. If you’d like to make a donation to contribute to the work we do, please deposit to our bank, below. If you’d like to donate regularly, you could also set up an automatic payment. 

Every dollar helps us support our community. Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Manawatu District Neighbourhood Support




As a registered charity, you can receive tax credits for your donation to us. If you would like to claim this credit, please email to request a receipt for your donation. For more information about claiming tax credits for donations, visit IRD’s website. 

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