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Member stories

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 Brunken 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

Meet Steven from Booragoon

Written by Editor, published on 06 November 2015

Steven was our runner-up in the Nabo Suburb Photo Competition, dazzling Nabo users with his breath-taking photo of the State Memorial at sunset. Long time resident of Booragoon, Steven is a web designer with a penchant and talent for photography, and a love for his local community.  What’s your

Meet Hendrix from Crawley

Written by Editor, published on 06 November 2015

Introducing Hendrix, the winner of the Nabo Suburb Photo Competition! Living in Crawley and studying at the University of Western Australia, Hendrix has a passion for photography and capturing the stunning sights around Perth. Hendrix shares his thoughts on his community and Nabo. What’s your

Meet Kirsty from Balmain

Written by Editor, published on 29 September 2015

Kirsty was one of our highly-commended winners in the Inner West photo competition for her great photo of the Waterview Wharf Workshops. She joined Nabo to find out what's going on in her local area and surrounds after moving here from New Zealand. What's the best thing about living in

Meet Toni from Abbotsford

Written by Editor, published on 29 September 2015

Toni from Abbotsford was awarded runner-up in the Inner West photo competition with her fantastic photo of a Balmain mural. What's your favourite place in the neighbourhood?I love going for long walks around all the lovely bays and foreshore parks in the Abbotsford area - the pelicans are

Meet Kimberley from Five Dock

Written by Editor, published on 29 September 2015

Kimberley was one of our highly-commended winners in the Inner West photo competition for her great photo of the bay. She joined Nabo to get to know her neighbours and learn all about her neighbourhood. What’s your favourite spot in the Inner West?I love Rozelle on the weekends. There's plenty

Meet Ben from Balmain

Written by Editor, published on 29 September 2015

Ben from Balmain was a highly-commended winner in the Inner West photo competition with this gorgeous photo of Ballast Point Park."It is my favourite park, called Ballast Point Park. It is an amazing spot and looks right onto the Harbour Bridge. It's in Birchgrove, just head to the end of Ballast

Lead Spotlight: Meet Al from Girrawheen

Written by Editor, published on 28 September 2015

Al is one of the most active and passionate Nabo Suburb Leads. Al actively promotes Nabo in his community and both attends and hosts local events to introduce new people to Nabo. He even appeared on Today Tonight for a Nabo segment! Here Al shares his story:My name is Allan, affectionately known

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