News Archive

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

Public Policy with a Community-led Development Lens

The ultimate objective of public policy is to improve people’s lives and... 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
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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

Our CLD Election Manifesto, 2017

Inspiring Communities  has developed an election Manifesto that outlines... more

Our Theory of Change

CC-A-NC-ND Inspiring Communities has developed a new Theory of Change... more

My Inspiring Community – Halo Whakatane

HALO was born from a shared vision that the community can expand on the success... more

My Inspiring Community- South Alive

South Alive is a South Invercargill urban rejuvenation group, that is led by... more

March 2017 Newsletter – locally-led solutions

Locally-led solutions is certainly a common theme presently, as agencies and... more

My Inspiring Community – Randwick Park

  They began asking locals what would improve their place ... a few... more

2016 snapshot

We've produced an illustrated reflection of 2016. Small and beautifully... more

November 2016 Newsletter – Being Prepared

It's been a busy few months. Planning is now well underway for Activate - a... more

August 2016 Newsletter – Starting Local

We’ve had a spruce-up!  We hope this makes it easier for you to navigate all... more

Child Rich Communities

The overarching goal of the Child Rich Communities project is to grow a... more