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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

Hope School Country Fair – Saturday 21st September

Would you like to help out at our school fair? We would love volunteers to help us. Tasks could include:
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Masked Parade volunteers

The 2019 Mask Parade and Carnivale will take place on Friday 18th October. The streets will be closed to celebrate this wonderful city and the opening of the 25th Nelson Arts Festival.
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Therapy Group in Nelson – places are available now!

Therapy Group in Nelson, places are available now! Tuesdays for anyone feeling anxious or stuck or who is looking for a new direction. Facilitated by professional Life Linc counsellor. Please phone 03 548 2400 to book your place, or email [email protected]
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Community & Whanau Network Meetings

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.

Thanks to a generous donation from The Car Company, we are able to continue our recognition of local community champions. We invite community organisations to nominate a volunteer that makes a great contribution to their organisation. This is the kind of volunteer that stands out from the crowd, that you know you can rely on to be there, and get the job done. Volunteer Nelson will select one nominated volunteer each month and will present them with a certificate, supermarket voucher and a tasty contribution towards morning tea.  We will acknowledge the volunteer, with their permission, on our Facebook page.

If your group or organisation is not registered with Volunteer Nelson and would like to know more, please give the team a call on 03 546 7681 or email [email protected]

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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