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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/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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Latest Community News
2019 Combined Community & Whanau Network Meeting
Date: Wednesday 6th March
Time: 9:30am till 2pm
Venue: Trafalgar Pavilion (off of Hathaway Terrace), Trafalgar Street , Nelson
Morning tea and lunch provided – please RSVP by 28 February to [email protected]
9:30 to 9:45 Sign in and have a cuppa
9:45 to 9:50 Opening welcome/karakia/briefing – Jacqui Irwin MC
9:50 to 9:55 Introduction- Brian McGurk
9:55 to 10:15 Report back on Strengthening Community Governance – Matt Walters & Rebecca Mason
10:15 to 10:30 The Community Funders Network will provide an update and summary of past and current activities
10:30 to 10:45 Age Connects – Age Concern, Caroline Budge
10:45 to 11:00 MORNING TEA BREAK
11:00 to 12:00 Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace- panel discussion – Mindz
12:00 to 12:10 Short break
12:10 to 12:45 Hon Peeni Henare (15 minutes speech, 20 mins questions)
12:45 to 1:00 Wrap Up – Jacqui & Gordon
1:00 to 2:00 LUNCH
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.
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.