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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

Piano Tuner

The White House are looking for someone to tune their piano
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Coffee & Connections

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Community Lunch – 3 October

‘Out To Lunch’ Community lunch 11:45am Wednesday October 3rd at St Barnabas Church Stoke (opposite Countdown) Gold coin donation. All welcome
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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.

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.

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