Auckland Inspiring Community News – May 2015

This month we feature stories on people who have stepped up and put themselves out there for the things they believe in.
They do what needs to be done in the company of others ensuring it is more likely to succeed – and it adds to the enjoyment. Read what they say about upcycling tyres to make seats in a Sandringham Reserve, reducing rubbish in Glen Innes and persuading all of Auckland to be plastic bag free.

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Inspring Communities Newsletter #46 – March 2015

In this issue, we share three diverse examples of creatively engaging communities to encourage and inspire local voice, participation and contribution.



Inspiring Communities Newsletter #44 – December 2014

To cap off a busy year, our December newsletter tells how two West Coast communities, Ross and Kumara, are mining community gold, together.
There are also reviews of recent seminars by Margaret Wheatley and Jim Diers



Inspiring Communities Newsletter #43 – November 2014

News items including; The Z Nail Gang; Neighbourly; Finding hidden treasures in Nelson and Inspiring Communities Plans.


Inspiring Communities Newsletter #42 October 2014

The role of local communities in co-creating positive wellbeing is a powerful global trend. IBM has predicted that in five years, “local will beat online,” Forbes Magazine reported that the #1 hottest food trend in 2014 would be “locally sourced everything.”

The ‘local’ trend was highlighted at the international Community Development conference held in Glasgow in June 2014 under the theme “Community is the Answer.” 15 kiwis participated in, and contributed to this conference.

This newsletter shares some of the powerful stories from the conference. There is much inspirational material in this newsletter, including details of an advanced ‘Community Building’ Auckland workshop by Jim Diers (21/22 October) and a one day Wellington seminar with Margaret Wheatley on ‘Community is the Answer’ (21 November). Enjoy!

October 2014 Inspiring Communities National Newsletter

Inspiring Communities Newsletter #41 July 2014

With the mid-winter Matariki stars now above us, many Kiwi communities are coming together to  celebrate and plan for the year ahead.
“Strengthening Neighbourhoods” is a key focus for Inspiring Communities and in this ‘neighbourhood  focused’ issue we bring you inspiring community success stories from Southland and Masterton.

Huge thanks to our local story tellers Gerry and Sandy!

Our next issue will have an ‘international’ focus – with recent Kiwi delegates to the IACD conference  in Glasgow sharing their presentations and learning.

Enjoy the stars and please note the dates for Neighbours Day 2015 – March 28-29!