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 is 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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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

To Embrace Community We Must Embrace Complexity

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

The Pūkeko Centre: A shared vision in East Christchurch

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

Find out what we have to offer you

Did you know that we offer advisory services, events, workshops, coaching,... more

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