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"Turning strangers into neighbours and streets into neighbourhoods" in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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Neighbours Day was initially launched in Auckland in 2009 and became a nationwide initiative in 2011. It's supported by thousands of Kiwis and continues to grow. It aims to get everyone a step closer to knowing their neighbours on one weekend of the year. The organisations behind Neighbours Day Aotearoa are Lifewise, Inspiring Communities, Neighbourhood Support (New Zealand Inc) and Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. In the Bay of Plenty region Neighbours Day has also been supported by BayTrust. 

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Getting to know your neighbours helps communities to become stronger and more resilient, and enhances the wellbeing of individuals, family/whanau and the wider community. Just one act of neighbourliness can make a difference to the street you live in and building better relationships on our streets can transform whole neighbourhoods into healthy, fun and vibrant places to live. We want to encourage these acts of neighbourliness every day, not just for one weekend of the year. For more information check out the Neigbours Day website http://www.neighboursday.org.nz/

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                           Page updated 22 April 2016 

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General Rules

Inclusive Learning Environments: Pou Whakaaro strives to ensure that learning is open and available to all members of our community and will attempt to provide assistance to those learners that require additional support. With this in mind, please be aware that the pace of class teaching and learning will depend on the needs and aspirations of all students.

Acceptance and Payment of Fees: Please consider that your enrolment is confirmed once you have returned a completed enrolment form and payment to us or direct to the tutor (where this is advised in any advertising) Fees are generally charged on a whole course basis and no refunds or discounts will be made where the student is unable to attend.

Cancelled Classes and Refunds: If there are insufficient enrolments, courses may be cancelled and we will attempt to inform you as early as possible. Full refunds will be made to students as soon as possible. NO refund will be made if you decide to withdraw from a class once it has started.

Compliments and Complaints: In the first instance, please speak directly to your tutor, or if you require contact the Community Education Coordinator in writing or by phone on 07 308 8170

Behaviour: I agree to treat the venue, equipment, tutor/s and other students with respect at all times. I understand that I may be asked to leave a course and forfeit fees if I act disrespectfully.

Please return this enrolment in person or by post to:

Community Education
Pou Whakaaro
40 Te Tahi Street
PO Box 2025 Whakatane