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.

Our Theory of Change

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

A CLD Election Manifesto

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

Sport Waitakere Hub – a community collaborative affair!

The situation In December 2015 Sport Waitakere’s tenancy at the Trusts... 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

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