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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.

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

Motueka Library: Stitch with us! Stitching Bee

Take part in our Community Quilt project and celebrate the incredible effort we made together under Level 4 Covid-19 Lockdown. Come along and join Kim Lawrence for a “Stitching Bee” workshop. bring your quilt piece and work on it during the workshop. Morning tea provided.
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Strenthening our Community Sector – A Development Programme for not-for-profits in the Nelson Tasman Region

Nelson Tasman Business Trust, in partnership with Rata Foundation, is looking for up to ten Community organisations to enrol for 12 months of individual tailored mentoring with an experienced Business Mentor, four targeted training workshops and regular group meetings. Full details on the attached file. Expressions of interest are open until 30th August to [email protected]
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Motueka Library: Art workshop; what colour is blue – 31 August

Explore historical and artistic elements of “blue” with local artist Marian Painter. How do artists use “Blue” to interpret their world of art? Have a go at creating your own “blue” picture. Bring water paints and a brush, crayons or pens and paper.
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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.

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.

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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