Thought Leadership April 2022

Thought Leadership April 2022



Diving deep into How Communities Awaken, addressing the strengths of community-led development (CLD) and honouring Te Tiriti, and we share a video story of how the the communities of the Whanganui River are thriving through Tamaūpoko Trust CLD mahi.  


February Training & Events 2022

February Training & Events 2022

Kicking off the year with online opportunities.

January 2022

January 2022

Welcoming fresh conversations.

In this newsletter, read about Active Citizenship, register for Mobilising your Neighbours with Jim Diers, and find out about gaining a micro qualification in Community-led Facilitation at our upcoming Edubit information session.
We’re also seeking new members for the Inspiring Communities Board. We welcome applications from across the motu.

December 2021

December 2021

In this newsletter, we wrap up the highlights of the year for you to enjoy.

October Newsletter 2021

October Newsletter 2021

There’s loads of great ideas and reading in this issue, across a broad spectrum of thinking – from the strengths of community-led development (CLD) and honouring Te Tiriti, to the story of how the small community of Rakiura has brought another big vision to life, and how to activate a national collaborative process.

August – September 2021 Newsletter

Our August – September Newsletter is ready to read!

Catch up on all the incredible mahi and stories that have been taking place around the motu in the last couple of months:

  • Get to know the vibrant community of Avondale and the ways in which they celebrate their people, place and stories.
  • Watch the recording of our latest webinar: Stories of Change and Success or download our latest guide that identifies how you can better involve community when shaping policies and services.
  • Read a report from IPANZ that outlines a more relational model of public service: The Social State – From Transactional to Relational Public Service.
  • Get in the know for our next Community Building Block: Leaderful Communities – Coming your way on the 16th of September.
  • Listen to a recent community hui on the topic of Funding for Equity – Funding for Change.

Plus plenty more! Read the latest newsletter here.

June – July 2021 Newsletter

Our June – July 2021 Newsletter is ready and waiting for you!

Here is what we have been immersing ourselves in over the past couple of months and what you can involve yourself in too:

  • Read about the incredible mahi happening from a decommissioned cheese factory in Waimamaku.
  • Our Resource Hub is a great place for those wanting to get involved with community voices, create authentic engagement and form better relationships while increasing trust in our system of governement.
  • Learn about Hui E!’s grant writing support.
  • Download ‘Bringing ‘Equity to Implementation’ – an invaluable resource that illustrates core elements of equitable implementation.

And so much more! Read our latest newsletter here.

April – May 2021 Newsletter

Without much further ado, we have our latest newsletter for you!

Here’s what’s been covered this month – a kete of stories, resources and perspectives:

  • a blog piece examining a way of working that is human-centred, prioritises learning, and takes a systems approach
  • introducing our upcoming webinar on kai sustainability
  • a fantastic local initiative providing affordable, locally sourced kai and a place of connection for locals in West Auckland
  • the six Shifts our team continues to advance to keep the process of adaptation and innovation alive

Read our latest newsletter here.

February – March 2021 Newsletter

Without much further ado, we have our latest newsletter for you!

Here’s what’s been covered this month:

  • Looking at the year ahead and which systems shifts will enable us to create a future that supports us all
  • A new inspiring community story from Ngā Kōrero about the Heathcote Village Project
  • Lots of free and inspiring community activities across the motu for Neighbours Day 2021
  • Introducing our 2021 Training and Events program with CLD CLinics, Community Building Blocks and new CONNECT groups
  • A new kete of CLD tools and resources on our website

Read our latest newsletter here.

December 2020 Newsletter

Without further ado, we have our latest newsletter for you!

Here’s what’s covered this month:

  • We reflect on all the learnings of this tumultuous year captured in our Shaping the Future report
  • Introducing our new consultancy arm, Powerdigm
  • Our 2020 community story highlights from Ngā Kōrero
  • Farewells and welcomes on the Inspiring Communities Board of Trustees
  • And finally, an overview of our 2020 Training and Events program which we were lucky to be able to host both online and in-person across the motu.

View our final newsletter for 2020 here.