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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.

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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.

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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

Suicide Prevention and Postvention in Nelson

The Suicide Prevention Coordinator will continue to work full time from home over the lock-down and is available by mobile phone – 022 0136 898. Please continue to use the supports listed below but I will always try to give you information about where support is available (although this will be remote help). We will continue to receive notifications of a suspected suicide from the National Initial Investigation Office and share that information with relevant agencies in order to ensure that support is offered. Note that Victim Support will continue to provide support after a suspected suicide; but remotely.
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Wakefield Apple Fair: CANCELLED for 2020

Thank you for placing our 'Call for Volunteers' flyer on your page. With regret, we have cancelled the 2020 Wakefield Apple Fair, due to the COVID-19 situation. We will be back in 2021 and would love you to get in touch with us then, if you would like to be a volunteer at the Apple Fair. Kind regards, the Wakefield Apple Fair organising committee.
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Youth Volunteering, Leadership and Governance training

Volunteer Nelson, Youth and Community Works and Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective are pleased to offer Nelson based Young People and Community Organisations training in volunteering, leadership and governance. Training for groups of young people can be tailored to suit by our facilitation team of experienced peer facilitators and youth workers. Training for organisations will be developed from discussions with those who have expressed an interest. This will likely be a hands on training with presentations from organisations already involving young people at all levels, insights into international best practice and action planning for more youth involvement in volunteering, leadership and governance in your organisation. Read more to find out how to get involved.
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Due to the rapidly changing situation with regard to the Covid19 pandemic, the Community & Whanau meeting scheduled for 8th April will go ahead via Zoom. Invitations will be sent out, but if you don’t see one in your inbox, please email us at [email protected] for details.

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.

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 meetings.  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 meeting.

2020 Nelson Community & Whanau meeting dates

Venue: Trafalgar Pavilion off Hathaway Terrace (map)

  • 12 February 2020 (Please be aware there will be limited parking, due to contractors on site, so please come early as you may need to park outside the venue)
  • 5 March 2020 (Combined meeting to be held St Thomas’s Church in Motueka)
  • 8 April 2020
  • 13 May 2020
  • 10 June 2020
  • 8 July 2020
  • 12 August 2020 (Meet the Candidates Forum, facilitated by CAN)
  • 9 September 2020
  • 14 October 2020
  • 11 November 2020
  • 9 December 2020

Meetings start at 12 noon and finish at 1:30pm. Teas and coffee are available, and you are welcome to bring your lunch with you.

There are also Community & Whanau Network meetings 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.

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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