Back in 2007, community leaders of the Southland town of Mataura had received some concerning research about the health of the community and rallied the locals to come together to do something about it.
At about the same time, the Community Trust of Southland (CToS) Chief Executive, John Prendergast, had begun to champion ideas of community-led development following a study tour to Canada led by Mary-Jane Rivers, who later founded Inspiring Communities. With support from CToS, the Mataura Taskforce was born.

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