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Community News and Views

Community News & Views (CN&V) is a twice monthly e-newsletter administered by Volunteer Nelson, and is distributed on the first and third Tuesday’s of the month.  Anyone from a community organisation can submit their information about: news, events, meetings and training opportunities taking place across the Nelson Tasman region. Due to size and administrative constraints, your post will only appear for a maximum of two consecutive newsletters. Please resubmit to have your item included after this time.

Subscribing will also sent you Community and Whānau Nelson Network hui information.

The Networker

The Networker/Te Kupenga Newsletter is a monthly health related e-newsletter produced by the Public Health Services of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. It is incorporated into Community News & Views and is distributed on the first Tuesday of every month.

Share your news

Upload an item to be included in the next issue of Community News and Views.
To ensure inclusion in the next issue, please submit items by 5pm the Monday before publishing.

Subscribe to CN&V

Subscribe to receive fortnightly Community News and Views newsletter to your e-mail.
(This will also sign you up for information about monthly Community & Whanau Nelson Network Hui)

Latest Community News

I-Tech transcribing position

Writer required - someone with their own device to transcribe handwritten work to a compendium. Part time, flexible, hourly rate.
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Healthy Homes Initiative: Expansion Roadshows

As you will be aware, the Government announced additional funding to roll-out the Healthy Homes Initiative, nationwide from July 2022. We will be hosting a series of roadshows to promote the HHI in the new regions (New Plymouth, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Nelson, Christchurch, and Dunedin). Further information is attached - please share this poster with your wider networks. Please note, if COVID-19 and alert levels prevent the face-to-face regional roadshows, virtual sessions will be provided. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Alana Hislop at [email protected]
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Job Vacancy – Vinnies

Job Vacancy: Retail Operations Manager, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul 18-month fixed- term contract, 30 hours, 4 days per week We are looking for a leader to support and empower the 3 busy Vinnies shop teams in our region (Nelson, Stoke and Richmond). Strong interpersonal, computer and marketing skills required and at least 3 years retail/business experience. The successful applicant must be committed to the values and vision of SVDP – helping people in need. Job description available from: [email protected] Or phone – 03 548 9734 Please email your application letter, with a CV (including 2 reference contacts) addressed to: Jos Pattison Area President [email protected]
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Community & Whanau Network Hui

The Nelson Community & Whanau (C&W) Network hui are an opportunity for staff and volunteers from community organisations to get together on a monthly basis.  These meetings provide a forum where issues, ideas or projects of interest can be raised and discussed, and valuable information, ideas and strategies shared.

Please contact [email protected] with Community & Whānau in the subject line if you require any further information, or to register your interest to speak at or facilitate one of these hui.  We email out a reminder a week before each meeting via the Community News and Views mailing list, and minutes are usually sent out within ten days of the hui.

2021 Nelson Community & Whanau Nelson hui dates

Venue:  Habitat for Humanity/Restore

Please note that the hui on August 11th  will be at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, the new home for Volunteer Nelson!  Watch this space for the venue of future meetings – they will be updated here and be in the regular invitations that are emailed out.


  • 10 February
  •  10 March (Combined hui 9.15 am – 1.15 pm)
  •  14 April
  •  12 May
  •  ·9 June
  •  14 July
  •  11 August
  •   8 September
  •   13 October
  •   10 November
  •  ·8 December

Meetings start at 12 noon and finish at 1:30 pm, except for the March Combined hui (see above for times). Teas and coffee are available, and you are welcome to bring your lunch with you.

There are also Community & Whanau Network hui in Richmond, Motueka and Golden Bay.

Richmond: QUARTERLY, coordinator Caroline Budge, [email protected]

Motueka: FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month, contact coordinator Rae Dozell, [email protected].

Golden Bay: FOUTH TUESDAY of the Month coordinator Jo Sharpe at Mohua Social Services, [email protected], 03 5259728

Community Governance

If you are part of a community organisation board or committee or would like to be, have a look at our Governance Page for information, training, recruitment and support.

Volunteer Nelson are a part of the Strengthening Community Governance Project. The Strengthening Community Governance Project began in 2017 and is steered by Rata Foundation, Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, Volunteer Nelson, Te Putahitanga and community representatives who have been working with the governance community to develop an action plan. There a number of initiatives happening or in the pipeline, to support the governance community.

CNA website

CommunityNet Aotearoa is an online hub where you can find and share resources designed to strengthen community organisations.

An easy search function on the homepage helps you quickly find what you are looking for and you can add your favourite resources to your Toolkit.

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