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Moving Forward: Strengthening Community Governance

When: November 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Where: Trafalgar Centre – Northern Extention, Paru Paru Rd, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Strong, skilled and resilient governance is an important driver for healthy communities. This event explores the issues and opportunities for the governance of community groups in Nelson/Tasman. Nelson/Tasman combined Community and Whanau meetings and the Social Services Sector Scan commissioned by Rātā Foundation have indicated that there is an unmet need in terms of governance development here in Nelson/Tasman, and that the incredible experience and knowledge in the sector is …Read More

Finance for Non-financial Managers

When: October 24, 2017 @ 5:30 am – 7:00 am
Where: Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Room S106

A 2-part seminar mini-series to give you confidence in dealing with your organisation’s finances. All board member and managers who receive financial reports or are involved in budgeting, would benefit from attending this course. Part 1 – Understanding Financial Statements – Tues 24 October 5.30 – 7pm Dazzled or confused by financial statements?  Let Bill Heritage of Tupiza Ltd remove the mystery. Financial language explained The balance sheet made clear Other …Read More

Workshop by Rob Jackson – Developing Meaningful Roles for Volunteers NOW FULL

When: November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Trafalgar Pavilion, Trafalgar Park enter from Hathaway Terrace off Trafalgar Street

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL Developing meaningful roles for volunteers A half day workshop facilitated by Rob Jackson from the UK. Developing roles for volunteers is an aspect of volunteer management that gets little attention compared to the more popular topics of recruitment and selection. Yet without well designed, meaningful and motivating volunteer roles, it is often much harder to get and keep volunteers. This workshop will provide a method …Read More

Youth Summit 2017

When: August 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Trafalgar Pavilion


Roadshow for Volunteers and Volunteering Organisations: Your responsibility in safeguarding children

When: May 3, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Sport Tasman Boardroom, Sporthouse, Saxton Field., Saxton Field, Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand

Child Matters and Community Networks Aotearoa are jointly delivering a nationwide roadshow providing presentations to volunteers and volunteering organisations. This roadshow will provide education and information to those in the volunteering and community sectors to assist in understanding roles and responsibilities when engaging with children and provide access to resources to assist in developing safe child protection systems and environments. This presentation is aimed at: Volunteers Community sector organisations Community …Read More

Combined Nelson/Tasman Community & Whanau Meeting

When: March 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Netball Pavilion, Saxton Field, Stoke, Nelson, Saxton Rd, Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand

Please RSVP before 24th February with any special dietary requirements as a light lunch will be provided. 2017 Combined C&W flyer

Volunteering Best Practice Workshop

When: March 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: ACC Room, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

Scott Miller, CE of Volunteering NZ will present the workshop on Volunteering Best Practice using the Volunteering NZ guidelines. Learn how to: Identify your current reality; Reveal what you want the future to look like; Unleash your potential by working together as a team on what changes you want and how you’re going to make the most of them. To read more about Scott, here is his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmilleronlinkedin/ To …Read More


When: June 10, 2017 – June 11, 2017 all-day
Where: Saxton Oval, Saxton Rd, Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand

RSVP by Friday 5 May – full payment is required by this date to confirm your place. Full refunds available for cancellations received before 10 May. No refunds for late cancellations after this date or no shows however you may nominate another person to take your place. Please bring your own lunch (tea and coffee will be provided) Payment $20 per person must be made with your registration to reserve …Read More

Volunteer Nelson Project Management and Team Collaboration Training

When: February 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Library Activity Room, Elma Turner Library 27 Halifax St E, Nelson City, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

A workshop facilitated by Axel de Maupeou, Festivals  Team Leader for the Nelson City Council. How to work together in the digital space, keep up with tasks and priorities and ensure that information and workload are easily passed on. Participants will need to bring along a laptop. Come anytime from 9am for a coffee or tea and to set up your laptop for a 9.30am start. To register go to: https://www.volunteernelson.org.nz/workshop-registration/