Category: News

The Colville Project: building a healthier rural community

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The emergent issue facing Colville and the wider Coromandel area is a lack of infrastructure, meaning the community has to travel out of Colville for many essential services. The Colville Project has an inspiring solution.

Growing a movement for child well-being

Kids in park, Waitangirua, 2015

Lisa Woods, our Child Rich Communities (CRC) Lead, talks about the CRC Project and what needs to be done to secure better child well-being in Aotearoa.

Jim Diers’ latest reflections

Inspiring Communities has been working with Jim Diers since 2012. Over this time he has met with many communities, governments and local officials here and around the world. Here are his latest reflections, based on that experience.

Our July newsletter

All the latest news and information from the team, including a blog from Deloitte, the report from the Weaving our Strengths Forum, a visit from Jim Diers, upcoming workshop dates and more.

To Embrace Community We Must Embrace Complexity

IC’s David Hanna met recently with the team at Deloitte to discuss the complexity of systems and the resilience and potential of communities. Read the key takeaway points here.

Our June newsletter

Here’s Inspiring Communities’ June 2018 newsletter, just in case you missed it! All the latest news here.

Weaving our Strengths forum report

We thought you’d be interested in our report from the Weaving our Strengths forum in May 2018. Here’s the report as well as some fantastic illustrations and photos from the day.

The Pūkeko Centre: A shared vision in East Christchurch

The Parklands community in East Christchurch was badly affected by the 2011 earthquakes. This is a story of how two unlikely collaborators came together to create something new for the whole community, using a community-led approach.

Jim Diers available to come to Aotearoa

Jim Diers is available to come back to Aotearoa New Zealand from 11th – 18th August. Always popular, Jim can run workshops, masterclasses or sessions with your team.

From Complexity to Collaboration: a new paper

Using a community-led development lens, this paper discusses public policy and implementation for complex problems such as child poverty. Ideas from Inspiring Communities, Whānau Ora, Vibrant Communities Canada, the Scottish Community Development Centre and more are included.