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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.

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 Friday 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 Meetings)

Latest Community News

Community accounting schemes – please let us know what you think

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Local Arts Funding Available

Closing date for the Nelson City Creative Communities Local Arts Funding Scheme is 1st March 2019.
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Free Governance Workshop

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Community & Whanau Network Meetings

2019 Combined Community & Whanau Network Meeting

Date: Wednesday 6th March

Time: 9:30am till 2pm

Venue: Trafalgar Pavilion (off of Hathaway Terrace), Trafalgar Street , Nelson

Morning tea and lunch provided – please RSVP by 28 February to [email protected]


9:30 to 9:45       Sign in and have a cuppa

9:45 to 9:50       Opening welcome/karakia/briefing – Jacqui Irwin MC

9:50 to 9:55       Introduction- Brian McGurk

9:55 to 10:15     Report back on Strengthening Community Governance – Matt Walters & Rebecca Mason

10:15 to 10:30   The Community Funders Network will provide an update and summary of past and current activities

10:30 to 10:45   Age Connects – Age Concern, Caroline Budge

10:45 to 11:00   MORNING TEA BREAK

11:00 to 12:00   Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace- panel discussion – Mindz

12:00 to 12:10   Short break

12:10 to 12:45   Hon Peeni Henare  (15 minutes speech, 20 mins questions)

12:45 to 1:00     Wrap Up – Jacqui & Gordon

1:00 to 2:00       LUNCH

The Nelson Community & Whanau (C&W) Network meetings 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.

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

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

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

Golden Bay: LAST TUESDAY of the month, coordinator Wendy Earle at Heartlands, Takaka.

Please  contact the Nelson coordinator [email protected]  if you require any further information.  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 two days of the meeting.

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.

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