Raising funds for a community barbecue

A Neighbourhood Support barbecue at Horoipia Park using a borrowed barbecue.

Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support is launching a Givealittle campaign to raise funds for a community barbecue.

Manager Bruce Banks says the barbecue, built on a trailer with all facilities included, will allow the organisation to bring neighbourhoods together during spring and summer months with events in local parks.

“We’ve already raised $8500 and need a matching amount to have the facility built in time for spring weather,” says Bruce.

“Communities can meet up in a local park to get to know each other, and we can use it at events with emergency services and council activities.”

Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support is part of a nationwide community-led movement that brings people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient and connected communities.

About 16,000 households are already members and volunteer area coordinators and street coordinators work alongside Police, Fire and Emergency NZ, Civil Defence and other partners from Pukehina, Pāpāmoa, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga to as far as Ōmokoroa.

“Our goal is to raise $17,000 to fund this barbecue. We need people’s help to raise the remaining $8500,” says Bruce.

People wishing to donate can do so here: Banks said:

Advertising deals for corporate or large sponsors are available to connect them with the project.

Businesses keen to be involved can contact Banks at

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