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.

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

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

Sport Waitakere Hub – a community collaborative affair!

By Pauline Butt and the Sport Waitakere team The situation In December 2015... more

My Inspiring Community – Halo Whakatane

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

Discovering what works

  By Rachel Jury- Recreation Services Manager, Upper Hutt City... more

My Inspiring Community- South Alive

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

Benefits to taking a CLD approach to economic and social policy

Traditional social and economic policies are failing to generate the changes... more

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