News Archive

Connecting communities one repair at a time

Nowadays the need for a circular economy is a statement that’s hot on... more

Ngā mihi o te tau hou!

Ngā mihi o te tau hou! Happy New Year! We're back after a relaxing and... more

Our 10 year celebration video

We've been supporting community-led change in Aotearoa for 10 years! We... more

Snapshot 2018

We spent 2018 celebrating ten years of supporting community-led change in... more

A Village within a City: How Grey Lynn 2030 has created change over the last decade

Like Inspiring Communities, Grey Lynn 2030 is celebrating its 10 year... more
TONIC conference 2018

November 2018 newsletter

Here's our latest newsletter! In our third and final blog in the 10 year... more
Rākau Tautoko

Building sustainable change: Why it’s important for community to own this challenge

When community development worker Tara Moala walks away from a project, she has... more
Treaty of Waitangi

Applying a Te Tiriti lens to our work and our lives

Jen Margaret, a Treaty advocate and educator, has been working with Inspiring... more

10 year anniversary blog series: part three

Inspiring Communities is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. So... more
Board showing what the community wanted

Community is at the heart of solutions for Point Chevalier

Project Background In 2017 the Albert Eden Local Board allocated funding for... more

Sustainable change through leadership: lessons from Sport Waitakere

Sport Waitakere’s purpose is simple – to make a positive impact on West... more

10 year anniversary blog series: part two

Inspiring Communities is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. So... more

Reflections on Community Change

TWO COUNTRIES, TWO PERSPECTIVES, ONE VISION FOR MOVING FORWARD A paper... more
Table made by the Mataura Mens' Shed

Our September newsletter

This past month has been busy, so we have a packed newsletter for you!... more

10 year anniversary blog series: part one

Inspiring Communities is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. So... more
Tamariki at Mataura Primary

Mataura: a community transformed

Ten years ago, the small Southland town of Mataura wasn’t seen as a very... more

Auckland Symposium 2018

Join us to engage with 13 people from different places and perspectives... more

Our revised CLD principles

As part of Inspiring Communities' journey, we've been refining our... more

Our August newsletter

Have you read our latest newsletter? In this edition: We have lots of... more
Facebook promotion for the project

The Colville Project: building a healthier rural community

Picturesque Colville sits near the top of the Coromandel Peninsula. Located... more
Kids in park, Waitangirua, 2015

Growing a movement for child well-being

Lisa Woods, our Child Rich Communities (CRC) Lead, talks about the CRC Project... more

Jim Diers’ latest reflections

In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, we wanted to talk to experts who've... more

Our July newsletter

For all the latest news and information from the team, including a blog from... more

To Embrace Community We Must Embrace Complexity

Our National Coordinator, David Hanna, met recently with the team at... more

Our June newsletter

Here's Inspiring Communities' June 2018 newsletter, just in case you missed it!... more

Weaving our Strengths forum report

We thought you'd be interested in our report from the Weaving our Strengths... more

The Pūkeko Centre: A shared vision in East Christchurch

The Parklands community in East Christchurch was badly affected by the 2011... more

Jim Diers available to come to Aotearoa

Jim Diers is available to come back to Aotearoa New Zealand from 11th – 18th... more

From Complexity to Collaboration: a new paper

  Donna Provoost, Chair of the Inspiring Communities Board Using a... more

Our May newsletter

Have you read our May newsletter yet? For all the latest news, workshops and... more

Our new CLD Capability Framework

Inspiring Communities' team member Margy-Jean Malcolm led the development of... more

Our April newsletter

Titiro whakamuri Kokiri whakamua Look back and reflect So you can move... more

The Capability Framework

Whatever our community-led development focus or role is, it’s HOW we work... more

Our March newsletter

In our March newsletter, you can find out where your nearest CLD skills... more

Inspiring Communities’ February Newsletter

February's newsletter is bursting with good stuff! We have details of all our... more

2017 Snapshot

2017 was a busy year. We are noticing a marked increase in people across all... more

Network Survey 2017 Results

CLD Trends and Next Steps for IC – What you’ve told... more

Our Advice to Incoming Ministers, Nov 2017

Take a Community-led Approach to Achieve Government Objectives one... more

October Newsletter

Read stories from Ōpōtiki and Kaikōura - some how to cld tips, Bright Spots... more

Our August Update

There's a heads up about our Bright Spots webinar,  CLD workshops, an... more