Neighbours Forums connect people online in community life. To assist earthquake community recovery, a network of an initial 17 forums is being jump started. Find the forum that you identify with most closely and join up.
Each real name-based forum will open when it reaches 50 members. Forums are fully accessible for reading and posting via e-mail or the web (using technology built in Christchurch). They may also be followed via Facebook and Twitter once they reach 50 start-up members.
To get involved with the overall effort, join the long-time Canterbury Issues Forum.
- Christchurch Neighbours project notes - As forums open, project notes are moving here
Start-up Neighbours Forums
This is our start-up list of 17 Neighbours Forums that will be opening soon (rough map):
- Banks Peninsula
- Lyttelton and Bays
- Sumner and Mt. Pleasant
- New Brighton
- St. Albans
- Christchurch Central (live there, own a business, work)
The forum's description will further define the geographic scope along with the interests of the people who join.
If you feel a distinct community that should stand alone (the population should be over 5,000 and ideally at least 10,000) needs a forum and are willing to help start it up, drop us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
Know of existing local online spaces that connect Christchurch area neighbors in conversation? Add to the list below. The last thing we want to do is create an new online group that no one joins because they are better served elsewhere.
Existing Neighbourhood Places Online
This is a "wiki" - just press edit to make changes.
If you know of Facebook Pages, e-mail lists, social networks, place blogs, etc. with critical mass participation covering small areas within Christchurch, please list them here.
- List them here ...
- Addington Space
- New Brighton Project - Facebook Page
- St. Albans Community Centre
- Project Lyttelton
- Street Groups - There are street groups associated with Street Groups Limited, in two postcode areas.
Christchurch Neighbours.cc Notes
Team e-mail coming, for now email@example.com