The Waitaha CLD Network was formed to grow and strengthen regional connections for Community-led Development (CLD) practitioners in our region. Through opportunities for networking, peer support, growing CLD skills and knowledge, celebrating successes, resolving challenges and championing CLD approaches we will build this network together. Steve Jones-Poole has been engaged as a Coordinator for the Waitaha CLD Network. He can be contacted for more information by email: WaitahaCLD@inspiringcommunities.org.nz

Waitaha Hui

This was held in June 2022, with all places filled weeks before the date! Watch the video overview of the day here.

Read the post-event Panui here, and watch this space for more outcomes and a video from the day.


The current CONNECT sessions are now full. We will update here if further dates become available. Our Waitaha CONNECT brings together small groups of around 6 people working in CLD across our region to create a supportive, peer-mentoring environment. Participants bring what’s alive for them as current joys and challenges of supporting effective CLD practice in their place, gain support and new perspectives from group members, and leave with new insights, inspiration and affirmation to keep going.  

What does it cost?

Total cost for this series of 4 sessions is $95.00 + GST. Please talk with us if funding support may be required.

Activating Community-led Change – Waitaha | Canterbury Workshop

2023 Date to be announced

Community-led development (CLD) aims to strengthen the vitality of local communities by activating and weaving the contributions of everyone connected to a place.

Success is enabled by being creative, engaging multiple voices and perspectives, inspiring hope and possibility, and through finding ways for individuals to take action.

$69+GST (not for profit organisations)
$195+GST (central & local government, business, community funders)

Contact person for questions: Steve Jones-Poole, Coordinator, Waitaha CLD Network waitahaCLD@inspiringcommunities.org.nz

“I got honest, frank and considered suggestions and guidance as well as a lot of reassurance that gave me the confidence to deal with the many challenges that come with managing community development projects.”

“The fact that you are sharing your challenges and successes helps you put things in perspective. There is a group of ideas that exists outside your own community, and this has become a real encouragement for me.”

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