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.

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.