Inspiring Communities Newsletter 38 – September 2013
As we focus on our country’s determined participation in the America’s Cup, it’s wellworth reflecting on what enables our tiny nation to excel on the world stage.
Inspiring Communities Newsletter 37 – July 2013
Over time, our national participation rates in elections are declining, with under 50% of eligible citizensbothering to exercise this most basic right of citizenship in the 2010 local body elections.
Inspiring Communities Newsletter 36 – May 2013
Our Newsletter this month celebrates the growing community-led development movement around Aotearoa.
Making Good Cents in Porirua Story
Completing a Good Cents course has had many benefits for Kay (not her real name.) A $2,000 debt with the IRD has been cancelled; she has managed to repay outstanding… Read more
Getting Started – the ‘Back2Back’ experience. Story
The Back2Back project emerged out of a joint funding proposal to the Department of Internal Affairs in 2008. With a multi-party partners group in place from the get-go, street-level engagement… Read more
Changing the Common Story around Debt: Collective and individual financial transformation in Porirua. Story
Helping people to help themselves also helps communities grow resilience, especially when many diverse members of a community work together to create new opportunities and new ways of doing… Read more
People, place, reflective practice and transformational change: Makerita’s story Story
Initiative: Good Cents Porirua.Theme: Leading in and leaderful. Download PDF Personal journeys are interwoven with the places in which we live. Context can be critical, and this is just as… Read more
Partnering and growing together: Good Cents, WINZ and course graduates. Story
Initiative: Good Cents Porirua.Theme: Working together in place Download PDF The Good Cents course is more than budgeting and offers new approaches of getting back in control of a person’s… Read more
A ‘light touch’: Good Cents enables significant change at a range of levels. Story
Initiative: Good Cents Porirua.Theme: Leading in and Leaderful Download PDF With the Good Cents course now being run from the Community Link centre in Porirua, there are now more and… Read more
Failing Forward: Good Cents skills help tackle budgeting blues. Story
Initiative: Good CentsTheme: Leading and leaderful failing_forward_good_cents_skills_help_tackle_budgeting_blues Completing a Good Cents course has had many benefits for Kay (not her real name.) A $2,000 debt with the IRD has been… Read more