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May's Top 5 Posts

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 24 May 2018

Farewell autumn, hello (reluctantly) winter! Before things get too chilly, let's have a look at our favourite posts we've seen from the Nabo community this month. We love finding these gems amongst the thousands of posts we see each month and I hope you enjoy reading about them! 

April's Top Five Posts

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 26 April 2018

One thing that separates Nabo from other social media networks is its commitment to connecting our members to their local communities. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to get the ball rolling though, so each month we highlight some of our favourite interactions on Nabo from across Australia.

#NaboNeighbour of the Week: Richard from NSW

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 04 April 2018

Our fourth and final #NaboNeighbour is Richard from NSW! Nabo member Catherine is amazed by how much time he has for his community. Even as a full time carer, Richard has the time to build his community on Nabo.

Top Five Posts in March

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 29 March 2018

Over 300,000 Nabo members all over Australia use Nabo in a variety of different ways. Whether it's using the site to make new friends, or sharing local information or just a smile, it makes all the hard work at Nabo HQ worth it.

#NaboNeighbour of the Week: Mary from QLD

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 20 March 2018

Another week, another amazing collection of nominations from Nabo members all across Australia. Neighbours just like you are taking the time to celebrate the people who make their day shine just a little bit brighter.

Toulouse's Travels: A Trans-Tasman Adventure

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 07 November 2017

On Sunday 4 June, Nabo member Cathy D’s beloved cat, Toulouse, escaped from his home in the Victorian suburb of Balaclava. Two days later and with Toulouse still missing, she sent out a post on Nabo asking her neighbours to check their garages and sheds. Unlike the French city...

You've Got Mail...Or Do You?

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 23 October 2017

Ever taken a day off work to wait for an important parcel and somehow still received a card in your letterbox or an SMS asking you to come to the local post office because they’ve missed you? Nabo users located in Coogee and surrounding suburbs know this struggle all too well and are fed up...

Trivia Buffs Answer the Call on Nabo

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 11 October 2017

Elermore Vale resident Gail H joined Nabo back in 2016 with the intention of connecting more within her community. This July, she sent out a post to see if anyone shared her interest in forming a trivia group for a local competition. Within the week, Gail received dozens of responses...

National Broadband Network Divides the Nation

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 04 October 2017

The ongoing rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Australia has been followed with interest by residents and media alike. Nabo forums have proved to be no exception to the rule, with many members seeking further information from their neighbours as well as sharing their own...

Inner West Nabo Members Drive Support for Bulk-Billed Psychology Practice

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 29 September 2017

For over ten years, Rachael H has been practicing psychology in the Penrith CBD. After her adult daughter left home last June, Rachael moved to Sydney’s Inner West for a new start. Her practice, however, was less mobile. After months of commuting over three hours each day, Rachael needed...

Marilyn Celebrates a Year on Nabo with New Friends

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 27 September 2017

On 12 September, Marilyn S from Griffith, NSW, celebrated her one year Nabo anniversary. Though only moving in to the area 12 months earlier, Marilyn hasn’t let that stop her from making new friends. 

Stolen Handbag Returned Through Nabo

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 22 September 2017

In the early hours of 13 July, Nabo member Rebecca Hansen and her husband were left shaken by an unwelcome intruder in their home. Rebecca first sensed something was amiss when her cat jumped from their bed to investigate something in the living room and her worst fears were confirmed...

Nabo Member Helps Friend Back on his Feet

Written by Tara Fernandez, published on 22 September 2017

A little under a month ago, member Mandy D reached out to her community through Nabo on behalf of her friend of 13 years, Matty. After being essentially homeless for the last five years, Matty was given a fresh start with a tenancy from the Department of Housing...

Community Initiative Supports Those Affected by Cancer

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 09 July 2017

Cancer affects many Australians in one way or another. According to the Cancer Council of Australia, either yourself or a family member will be affected by the disease. Thankfully for the residents of Orange, a rural town in New South Wales, Sheran recognised the importance of communal...

Longtime Kingswood Resident Makes New Connections

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 03 July 2017

Louise G has lived in Kingswood for over two decades now, so you might think that she knew all there was to know about the Western Sydney suburb. After signing up with Nabo, Louise soon found that this wasn’t the case.

Launceston Welcomes Nabo Member with Open Arms

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 20 June 2017

When Anna B moved from Melbourne to Launceston, it was with both excitement and apprehension. Happy to have escaped the “madness of Melbourne”, Anna was keen to dig in new roots.

Deception Bay Residents Find Friendship on Nabo

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 05 June 2017

When Chris M left the small, inland town of Beaudesert for a sea change, she left behind 25 years of friendship and community. Deception Bay is almost four times the size of Beaudesert, but as we all know, sometimes the more neighbours you have, the harder it is to create lasting...

Bookworms Wriggle Out of the Woodwork on Nabo

Written by Annabel Thompson, published on 29 May 2017

Kerry Pinzone joined Nabo last July when she moved from the picturesque Gippsland, Victoria, to stunning Nelson Bay in the New South Wales’ Port Stephens area. Kerry initially joined the site in her search for a walking partner, but found so much...

Lead Spotlight: Heidi Hunt

Written by Editor, published on 08 January 2016

Heidi Hunt from High Wycombe WA moved to Australia two years ago after falling in love with the place on a holiday from her native United States. Why did you join Nabo?I saw an ad for Nabo on TV and thought it sounded like a great way to get to know people in my area as I was new to the

How to: Start a community event in your area

Written by Editor, published on 09 November 2015

Nabo Suburb Lead James is actively involved in his community of South Brisbane and loves to meet new people, go to gigs in the West End and explore his local area. Here James shares his tips on launching a new community event in your local area: Community building events are a great way to meet

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