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 – so here’s some stories from a community as well as community stories. There’s a diverse range, covering regions, ideas and effective practice. Feel free to search by topic to find the best stories for you.

Using ‘It’s not OK’ at Rugby League

By He Tauaa Rugby League Club Acting President Fipe Fa’amoe. The... more

My Inspiring Community – Randwick Park

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

Selwyn Steps up .. and out

By Michael Wilson, Executive Officer, Selwyn Sports Trust The Situation In... more

Pipiwharauroa: Hikoi for Healthy Nature

A CLD Case Study by Erena Hodgkinson , Kaiwhakapa-Storyteller, Healthy Families... more

Mangakino & Whakamaru Heritage Trail

The Mangakino and Whakamaru Heritage trail has been blessed and opened. When... more

Walk with us Albany

A CLD Case Study by Jenny Lim, Sport Capability Project Manager at Harbour... more

Strong relationships matter

By Rachel Fonotia – Manager Aranui Community Trust. I work for the Aranui... more

Think local and let local do

By South Waikato Mayor, Neil Sinclair A truly multi-cultural District the... more

Saving more than the birds

By Kelvin Hastie – Crofton Downs Predator Free I’m a guy who was out the... more

Stone Soup – a mix of vision and action 

By Judy Kumeroa Te Ora Hou is based in Wanganui – we are a Maori,... more

Small Village, Big Vision

Te Kowhai is a small village north west of Hamilton. There’s a green grocer,... more

Cherry Chaos Creates Connections

What better way to welcome people into a community than with a huge food fight... more