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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

Funding Coordinator – Nelson Environment Centre

Nelson Environment Centre – Funding Coordinator The Nelson Environment Centre is a social enterprise that helps the Nelson Tasman community live more sustainably and reduce its impact on the environment. We’re proud to have been serving our community since 1976. Our aim is to inspire, inform and assist people to meet today’s environmental challenges. We help people to recycle, reduce waste and energy use. We empower them to create healthy soils and gardens, and to live well.
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Nelson Women’s Centre – women board members wanted!

We are seeking 4 general governance members - those in the community who have a strong interest in women's issues, health and/or wellbeing. We are also seeking a treasurer: someone with accounting skills who can oversee our financial systems and processes and assist with the end of year account preparation.
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Mauria te Pono

Mauria te Pono, Believe in Yourself. Mauria te pono is an 8week course for rangatahi in a farm setting with animal-based therapy included. For three hours a week the group will be immersed in animal interactions and care, group projects, connecting with whenua and enjoying natures treasures while also taking part in general farm duties. Individual sessions will be available on request by group members if required. The program includes 2 overnight stays on the farm. 1 personal discovery night and 1 group celebration stay. Culminating in a full whanau gathering of celebration in recognition of believing in themselves.
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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.

2021 Nelson Community & Whanau meeting dates

Venue: Trafalgar Pavilion off Hathaway Terrace (map)

  • 10 February
  •  10 March (Combined hui 9 – 1.15 pm)
  •  14 April
  •  12 May
  •  ·9 June
  •  14 July
  •  11 August
  •   8 September
  •   13 October
  •   10 November
  •  ·8 December

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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