I’ve been thinking… Resource

…that it’s Time for New Community-Led Governance Models.

Megan discusses the need to rethink governance approaches for CLD.

Me Mahi Tahi Tātou – Working Together Resource

A workbook written to explore community leadership as well as how to build collaborative leadership skills and capacity.

AgeConnect: looking out for our older generations Story

AgeConnect Nelson Tasman is an initiative started by Age Concern Nelson Tasman to support the older generation living in the area by asking the community themselves for ideas.


CONNECT is an online Community of Practice for community activators. It’s our way of saying ‘let’s learn and share insights together, no matter your place’.

Reflections and Learning from Great Start Taita: A Final Kitchen Table Conversation Resource

Learning from what doesn’t work matters too. The below case study shares insights from the Hutt Valley based Great Start Taita initiative whose journey ended abruptly in 2017.

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Our Top Ten Tips Resource

Here are our Top tips for getting started in community-led development.

Mapping Community Strengths and Assets Resource

This resource describes how to take a strength- or asset-based approach and is a useful tool to help explore and capture the gifts, talents and strengths in your community.

Localism and Devolution Resource

The latest Policy Quarterly, published by Victoria University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, and contributed to by our very own Megan Courtney examines Localism.

Tensions, Learning and Adaptation Resource

There will always be times when uncomfortable tensions arise. Leaders need the courage to challenge unacceptable behaviour and acknowledge their own weaknesses too.