Category: News

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 – Bright Spots

Check out our Bright Spots webinar; we examine 3 lessons that emerged from the Bright Spots report. Lizzie McMillan from Wesley Action Waitangirua and Jenny Jurgens from Whanganui CBK provided great case studies to demonstrate these learnings in practice.   Please read and share our Child Rich Communities Report . This was commissioned  with UNICEF, Plunket… Read more »

June Newsletter – Momentum

Because community-led development is about changing whole systems the work is long term. Just like nature, expect constant change and be prepared to pro-actively adapt. As the Inspiring stories in this newsletter illustrate there is no right place to start. Begin from where you, your organisation or community is and weave CLD principles and practice… Read more »

February Newsletter – Building Connections

Community-led development is all about relationships so building connections is the theme of our first newsletter for 2016. We’re also introducing a new feature: a blog called I’ve Been thinking….. Our team will take turns to share their experience. As promised there is a report on our November Network survey, we highlight some other initiatives we have… Read more »

October Newsletter – Leadership

Effective leadership is pivotal to successful community-led development (CLD) and in our experience it often pops up in the most unlikely places. In this issue we go deeper into  the kinds of leadership that matter, with articles by our valued colleague Margy Jean Malcolm who has studied leadership extensively, we showcase a great new initiative… Read more »

Auckland Newsletter – October 2015

The people who have written articles in this newsletter are all doers, that is true, and they know that whatever they do, it will be more successful on so many levels if they organise it with others and if they pass on their organising and other skills to others too. As it turns out gardening is… Read more »

Inspiring Communities Newsletter June 2015

The Power of the Small Kia ora! Think Big – now there is term that conjures up a myriad of contrasts from the Muldoon era to Sex and the City. In amongst those contrasts community-led development lies, thinking big more often than not is seeded in something small that starts to create change. Locally- led… Read more »

Auckland Inspiring Community News – May 2015

This month we feature stories on people who have stepped up and put themselves out there for the things they believe in. They do what needs to be done in the company of others ensuring it is more likely to succeed – and it adds to the enjoyment. Read what they say about upcycling tyres… Read more »

Inspring Communities Newsletter #46 – March 2015

In this issue, we share three diverse examples of creatively engaging communities to encourage and inspire local voice, participation and contribution.      

Inspiring Communities Newsletter #44 – December 2014

To cap off a busy year, our December newsletter tells how two West Coast communities, Ross and Kumara, are mining community gold, together. There are also reviews of recent seminars by Margaret Wheatley and Jim Diers