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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

Showcase your community group at the All Blacks Game Day Street Party – 8 September

In celebration of Nelsons first test match with the All Blacks and Argentina on September 8th we are throwing a street party and market in the CBD from 1-5.30pm. We are welcoming up to 10 community groups to join us with a free stall to showcase your projects and raise awareness to Nelson and the world. Please contact me ASAP to book a place [email protected]
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Mediterranean [email protected] Library – 31 August

Join us for a relaxed conversation about "Mediterranean food". Share recipes, exchange ideas and enjoy tastings. Discover gorgeous cookbooks and have fun with trivia.
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Art [email protected] Library – 3 September

Improve your drawing skills with artist Marian Painter. Learn basic tips to make drawing easier. Bring paper, pencils, eraser, stiff card to lean on. $10 to pay on the day, Morning tea provided. Phone 528 1047 to register interest.
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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:  THIRD TUESDAY of each month, contact coordinators Marrit Walstra-Russell and 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.

Boards and Committees

If you are part of a community organisation board or committee or would like to be, have a look at our Boards and Committees 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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