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.

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

Being in – and of – service vs providing services

Faith based organisations around the world are at the forefront of... more

Sustaining Victory

I’ve been Director at Victory Community Centre for 8 years now, since our... more