Category: News

Our Theory of Change

Our Theory illustrates how sustainable change happens using a CLD approach- beginning by understanding that all communities have the ability to thrive and that effective change is dynamic.

A CLD Election Manifesto

We are asking all political parties to put local solutions advocated by local communities more at the centre. We have called for a number of actions that we believe will enable Government to act more as a partner.

My Inspiring Community – Halo Whakatane

HALO was born from a shared vision that the community can expand on the success of their volunteer restoration programmes, like the Whakatāne Kiwi Project, taking conservation to the next level, creating a sanctuary for the whole community.  

My Inspiring Community- South Alive

South Alive is a South Invercargill urban rejuvenation group, that is led by the community for the community. Their goal is to create a community that is proud of where they live and work. Here is their story-My Inspiring Community-South Alive 

March 2017 Newsletter – locally-led solutions

Responding to the call for locally-led solutions, a blog from our Chair, a feature on a rugby league club that has teamed up with It’s not ok, tell you how we can help and lots more..

My Inspiring Community – Randwick Park

Congratulations Randwick Park – 2017 Community of the Year! In a video story Maree Beaven recently talked to us about how they created change in their place.

2016 snapshot

We’ve produced an illustrated reflection of 2016. Small and beautifully packaged it focuses on just six highlights from what was been an action packed year. Enjoy!  Read our 2016 Snapshot

August 2016 Newsletter – Starting Local

We’ve had a spruce-up!  We hope this makes it easier for you to navigate all the wonderful stories and information we have on offer. This month we’re celebrating the energy created from the hugely successful Start Local. Seminar we co-hosted with Local Government NZ and IGPS In late June. Hot off the press is the Start Local… Read more »

Child Rich Communities Report

Check out our recently released Child Rich Communities Report we commissioned with UNICEF, Plunket and Every Child Counts. It showcases community-led development initiatives making a difference for children.