First published on 24th March 2016

Here’s a rundown of the 2016 Victory Village Forum: a collaboration between Victory Village, the Families Commission and Inspiring Communities.

This community, once characterised by high levels of crime, high numbers of families moving away, low school achievement and low access to health care has transformed itself within a decade. It is now a community that thrives, with students achieving very well, high levels of safety, a settled population that remains similar in make up to 10 years ago and, to top it all off, it was the winner of the 2010 Community of the Year.

This is what we learned about at the Victory Village Forum in Nelson, 27 – 29 July 2016. We also learned about other communities with family-centred, community-led initiatives that are thoughtfully and energetically building on the strengths of their communities to achieve tangible changes.


Download the post-forum report below:

Click here to view the programme.

Read the research report:

Watch the video about Victory Primary School:

Read about Victory Village winning New Zealand Community of the Year in 2010.

Drawing on footage from the Forum, we developed a community resource about family-centred community-led development. Watch the video here.

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