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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Changing the Common Story around Debt: Collective and individual financial transformation in Porirua.

  Helping people to help themselves also helps communities grow... more

People, place, reflective practice and transformational change: Makerita’s story

Initiative: Good Cents Porirua. Theme: Leading in and leaderful. Download... more

Partnering and growing together: Good Cents, WINZ and course graduates.

Initiative: Good Cents Porirua. Theme: Working together in place Download... more

A ‘light touch’: Good Cents enables significant change at a range of levels.

Initiative: Good Cents Porirua. Theme: Leading in and Leaderful Download... more

Failing Forward: Good Cents skills help tackle budgeting blues.

Initiative: Good Cents Theme: Leading and... more

Good Cents Community Pantry: Growing skills, social connections and food.

Initiative: Good Cents Porirua. Theme: Creating and sustaining... more

Good Cents Core Group: Lived diversity

Initiative: Good Cents Porirua. Theme: Creating and sustaining... more

Looking for leadership in unexpected places: Good Cents course

Download PDF The Good Cents course is about more than budgeting. It has been... more

Neighbourhood development – no one size fits all

During 2010-2011 with a sound foundation, community mandate and an experienced... more

Building Neighbourhood Connections in Arch Hill.

Arch Hill is a small central Auckland suburb sandwiched between Great North... more

Rakiura Community Expo

At a September 2011 ‘Snack and Yak’ gathering of community groups in... more

Victory Village Forum, Nelson

NZ’s inaugural conference about Family centred, Community-led development A... more