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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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

Te Hā o Mātauranga towards prosperity

Te Hā o Mātauranga – Learning in Kaikōura is a community hub.  Local... more

Community Coaching

Are you after some support? Would you like four sessions with one of our... more

Our CLD Election Manifesto

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

Our Theory of Change

CC-A-NC-ND Inspiring Communities has developed a new Theory of Change... 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