Powering Up Communities to Deliver Local Wellbeing Resource
This report was commissioned by Western Bay of Plenty District Council (WBOPDC). Its aim is to spark thinking about local structures and approaches that can enable communities to improve their own wellbeing.
Child Rich Communities – we all want what’s best for our tamariki! Story
After the launch of the Child Rich Bright Spots Report back in 2016, a number of the community-led initiatives featured in the report came together to share learning and ideas…. Read more
Mary-Jane Rivers becomes an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit Story
First, to go back to the early 2000s. Mary-Jane was extremely concerned at the way communities had been hollowed out by the massive socio-economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s. They brought… Read more
Re-weaving community: Across the generations, everyone contributing to a good life Story
The heart of Wesley Rātā Village is its incredible community – the residents, Village Guiding Group, Te Āti Awa, Hutt City Council, and the many supportive locals and businesses. More than just… Read more
Meri kirihimete! Dec 2023
In this final pānui for 2023 we celebrate some of the incredible communities who have been paving the way for CLD this year. And before we close our laptop lids… Read more
Oct/Nov 2023 – Supporting and growing CLD
As we near the end of the year, we are starting to plan for a new year ahead. Steering the direction of our waka into 2024 and the opportunities and… Read more
Welcome Kōanga/Spring 2023
This month we welcome Kōanga/Spring, a wonderful time to connect with others in your community! In this pānui we celebrate some of the people and places around the motu that are doing just that, uniting for their shared vision.
The value of indigenous knowledge – August 2023
This month we highlight the value of indigenous knowledge in shaping our thinking, actions, policy, planning and our communities.
Make the Move Learning Series Training
Register now for our learning series, which weaves knowledge, inspiration, practical experience and collective intelligence to build your capability as a public policy professional supporting community-driven change.
A view from a different place Story
Last Christmas, longstanding Inspiring Communities team member, Margy-Jean Malcolm, stepped out and into a new stage of community life in her new home town of New Plymouth. With a lifelong commitment to community development that spans back to the 1970s in Wellington, we want to acknowledge the huge contribution that Margy-Jean has made to understandings and practice of community development here in Aotearoa. Her various professional and volunteer roles have seen her inspire, guide and support communities and leaders right across the motu, with her generosity of spirit, time and wise counsel appreciated by many.