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Community & Whānau Network News

Community & Whānau Network News 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.

Subscribing will also sent you Community and Whānau Nelson Network hui information.

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 & Whānau Network News 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 & Whānau Network News.
To ensure inclusion in the next issue, please submit items by 5pm the Monday before publishing.

Subscribe to C&W Network News

Subscribe to receive fortnightly Community & Whānau Network newsletter to your e-mail.
(This will also sign you up for information about monthly Community & Whanau Nelson Network Hui)

Latest Community & Whānau Network News

*Free* Child Protection Seminar in Nelson- Register Now!

*FREE SEMINAR* Recognising and Responding to Grooming Seminar with Safeguarding Children Join us in Nelson - Tasman on Wednesday, 8 December 2021  6pm - 8.30pm *Funded by Network Tasman Charitable Trust* This course is for parents, caregivers and anyone working with families, children and young people. Whether your safeguarding journey is just starting, part way or near completion.
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Sanam Mukhtar as the Regional Head for Nelson by PANZ

PANZ welcome Mrs Sanam Mukhtar as the Regional Head for Nelson on this exciting journey.
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Nelson City Council Youth Strategy funding is now open.

Nelson City Council are seeking expressions of interest for youth programming focussing on youth into…

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Community & Whanau Network Hui

The Nelson Community & Whanau (C&W) Network hui 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 hui.  We email out a reminder a week before each meeting and minutes are usually sent out within ten days of the hui. Subscribe to the Community and Whānau News above and you will receive both the newsletter and the reminders for the hui.


2021 Remaining Nelson Community & Whānau Nelson Hui dates

  •   10 November
  •  ·8 December

2022 Nelson Community & Whānau Nelson Hui dates

  • January  – no meeting
  • February 9
  • March 9 – combined hui in Motueka (details to be advised)
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

Meetings start at 12 noon and finish at 1:30 pm, except for the March Combined hui (advertising closer to the time but usually all morning and then lunch). Teas and coffee are available, and you are welcome to bring your lunch with you.

There are also Community & Whanau Network hui 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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