This page provides useful links to the Council's community development priorities
that contribute to the continuing growth and diversity of the
Community Development Team
Community Development Team has a role in supporting the community and
voluntary sector. The Team is responsible for developing
community initiatives, managing networking meetings and presentations,
as well as helping people come together to define their common needs and aspirations. Their work is informed by the Community Development Strategy 2007-2016 (pdf, 356 kB).
welcome morning tea for new volunteers and workers in the community
sector is held at the Council Chambers, Rangiora Service Centre, usually
in April each year.
For more information on the Community Development Team
please see the Community Team Report Card 2011-2012 (pdf, 9 MB) or follow the team on Facebook.
The Council has close key networks with various community organisations, including North Canterbury Youth Worker,Youth
Development Opportunities Trus, Strengthening
Families Local Management Group and Neighbourhood Support.
Some locally grown community initiatives the Community Development Team has supported include the Rangiora and
Kaiapoi Community Gardens, and the Community Café in East Belt, Rangiora.
Networking Meetings and Presentations
monthly meetings and presentations provide an opportunity for
networking and information sharing amongst members of the voluntary,
non-government and government sectors. They also help to enhance the
support and collaboration between all providers who deliver services to
the people living in the Waimakariri and North Canterbury communities.
topics discussed will help you familiarise yourself with the changes
taking place in the district and how this will impact on people you work
alongside, for example youth unemployment and emergency housing).
When Do the Meetings/Presentations Take Place?
meetings/presentations occur around the District on the second Tuesday
of each month. Networking meetings are between 12 noon -1pm and follow
on from a presentation if one has been organised.
taken at the meeting and can be made available by contacting the
facilitator if you are unable to attend. Feel free to bring your
questions and we will provide hand-outs on the day, along with