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About Us

Top of the South Neighbourhood Support is a new regional charitable  organisation formed in July 2020 from three separate organisations covering Marlborough, Nelson and Waimea areas.

We have 6000 households as members, and we bring people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient and connected communities.

We work alongside New Zealand Police, Civil Defence, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and Age Concern to equip neighbourhoods to improve safety, be prepared for emergencies and support one another so that our communities are great places to live. We are part of a national and international movement.

Being involved in Neighbourhood Support comes in many shapes and forms.

You could meet regularly or as needed, stay connected online or by email, host barbecues or events, volunteer to be a street coordinator, undertake some neighbourhood projects, or even start your own group.

Whatever works best for you and your community!

Motueka  Districts Neighbourhood Support is not part of our new regional organisation. However if you live in the Mapua/Motueka/Moutere/Marahau areas and wish to join Neighbourhood Support, you can do so by clicking on the Join Now button below. Please go to our contact page for their contact details if you require further information.

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We believe in a New Zealand where all people can feel safe in their own communities, know their neighbours, and be prepared for whatever Papatūānuku or life throws our way.


Meet the Team

Top of the South Neighbourhood Support is run by a small but dedicated team.

The dedicated team bring their unique skills, experience and passion to deliver services to our members and the community. We strive to keep improving our services by working efficiently and effectively. Meet our staff below.

Katy Steele


I am passionate about the importance of strong neighbourhoods in ensuring connected and resilient communities. The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly reminded us of the value of our neighbours. 
I am really looking forward to developing the new organisation to support and connect more with neighbourhoods across the region.

Aniquah Stevenson


I am interested in building stronger relationships between members and their community by partnering up with local organisations to provide training and learning opportunities, help build neighbourhood connection and resilience, and advocating for social wellbeing and environmental care.

Sarah Baldwin


Sarah joined Neighbourhood Support Nelson with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

Charlotte Wood


Bio coming up soon



Top of the South Neighbourhood Support Governance Team

Our volunteer governance team are dedicated and experienced. We are honoured to have them steer our new organisation. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.


Lysbeth Bradley

I emigrated to Nelson in 2003. When I stopped travelling abroad as a school inspector, I wanted to use my skills and experience to make a contribution to our community. I have volunteered in local schools and at Adult Learning Support and am treasurer of the local Taoist Tai Chi Society.  I joined the NSN committee 18 months ago and recently took on the role of acting chairperson of Top of the South Neighbourhood Support interim board. I work with a committed and diverse group who have a wide range of skills and interests. We are motivated by the opportunity to make a difference as a stronger organisation in supporting our communities in Marlborough, Nelson and Waimea post Covid-19


Our Strategic Plan

We have a one year interim strategic plan for 2020 focusing on the establishment and development of the new organisation.
A longer term strategic plan will be developed in 2021.


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