There are many inspiring community initiatives throughout Aotearoa that are making an impact and which have caught our attention.

Part of our role is to shine a spotlight on what works and how to improve what doesn’t.  Here are a diverse range of community stories, covering different regions, ideas and different ways of achieving effective practice. You can search each story based on topic by using the search field located at the top right of the page.

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Whangaroa Community Playground

The residents of Kaeo - a town of 450 in the Far North - have come together to... more

Hemp venture places community at the heart of business

Hikurangi Enterprises, a charitable company based in Ruatoria, is placing local... more

Ōpōtiki

The're sure doing things the community -led way. The long journey continues.... more

Network Survey 2017 Results

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

Action Builds Westport Community

What started as a dream for a few members of the Buller Cycling Club to... more

Blackball: Embracing Opportunity

The town of Blackball is stepping up to meet the opportunities predicted to... more

October Newsletter

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

Ōpōtiki using their taonga to harbour a dream

Decades ago, some Whakatōhea kaumatua advocated farming the sea, and... more

Te Hā o Mātauranga towards prosperity

Te Hā o Mātauranga – Learning in Kaikōura is a community hub.  Local... more

Community Coaching

Are you after some support? Would you like four sessions with one of our... more

Our CLD Election Manifesto

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

Our Theory of Change

Inspiring Communities has developed a new Theory of Change which has... more