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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.

Subscribing will also sent you Community and Whānau Nelson Network Meeting 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 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 Monday 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 Nelson Network Meetings)

Latest Community News

Long Term Plan 2021-2031 Consultation

The Nelson City Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-31 is now open for consultation. You have probably seen that The Elma Turner Library redevelopment project is part of a key issue identified as a priority in the consultation document and we’d really like to hear from community groups around the city on our proposal for a new library precinct, which includes building a new, larger, five star Green Star rated library on the corner of Halifax and Trafalgar Streets. I know that it is often those individuals who use the library services the most that can find it difficult to make a submission. As Volunteer Nelson members work closely with these individuals, we encourage you to make a submission as an individual or group. These submissions will help us get a better sense of what is important to you and so we can hear your ideas for the future of our library and our city. Please note, all feedback is considered public under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, so it may be published and made available to elected members and the public. Public submissions must be received by 21 April 2021. For more information and to make a submission please visit
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Suicide Bereavement Support- Aoake te Ra

Aoakea te Ra is a new national suicide bereavment support service now available in Nelson and Marlborough. Up to 4 free face to face or online sessions with trained counselors.
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Motueka Seniors Hub

Happy Easter everyone & here is our April Program! We hope to see you there ... (for local Motueka/Tasman people 50 plus)
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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 Park Pavilion off Trafalgar Park Lane (map)

(the blue X marks the building)

  • 10 February
  •  10 March (Combined hui 9.15 am – 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 1:30 pm, except for the March Combined Hui (see above for times). 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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