CoBoP Resources: Collaborative Practice - experience and resources
This section highlights information related to CoBoP's priority of improving efficient and effective working together across sectors in the Bay of Plenty.
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Motu Trails Cycleway project recieves SOLGM award
Opotiki District Council has received a commendation award for the Motu Trails Cycleway project in the ‘Joined Up Local Government’ category at the Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) Excellence Awards.
What we are Learning about community-led development in Aotearoa New Zealand
Inspiring Communities publication "What we are Learning about community-led development in Aotearoa New Zealand" presents the examples and over 40 individuals and communities actively involved in community-led initiatives throughout Aotearoa.
The document also shares a summary of the bigger picture thinking and approaches to societal change and innovation that currently influence our work.
Putting Partnering into Practice: Collaboration on Complex Issues – Healthy Homes
A resource about collaboration among multiple agencies working on complex issues.
"Putting Partnering into Practice" presents themes, comments and experiences of collaboration from a cross-section of people working in Healthy Homes initiatives across the country. Healthy Homes is an emerging issue and a key area demonstrating collaboration between central and local government, iwi, business and communities.
Communityoutcomes.govt.nz - archived website
This archived website has a number of links to good practice advice guidance, and resources to assist agenices to work together to achieve community outcomes.
Putting Pen to Paper
The first publication in the Putting Pen to Paper series produced by The Department of Internal Affairs, in co-operation with Waitakere City Council. It focuses specifically on the development of partnership agreements.
Putting Pen to Paper guides those entering into new multiparty relationships and highlights some of the challenges and opportunities in developing and implementing partnering agreements in New Zealand. While the focus is on interagency working between central and local government, many of the principles will apply more widely.
Putting Pen to Paper - Profiles
The second publication in the Putting Pen to Paper series, Putting Pen to Paper: Profiles is a collection of actual partnering agreements, and an in-depth look at the process of reaching them. The 11 case studies detail the background and benefits of the partnering agreements how the agreements were developed and what helped or hindered the process what has happened since the agreements were signed advice for others embarking on collaboration.
Putting Pen to Paper: Profiles gives examples of partnering agreements from all over New Zealand and from a range of organisations. Key themes are identified, to serve as a reminder of what really matters for partnering agreements to succeed.
Community Engagement in the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Context
This Best Practice Guideline on engaging communities in civil defence emergency management in their area, including enhancing preparedness and creating resilience to disasters. Guidance includes templates and checklists for identifying and engaging with communities, and evaluating projects.
How to build a network to change a system
Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System is an in-depth case study of the environmental network RE-AMP. For six years, RE-AMP has been focused on the single audacious goal of reducing regional global warming emissions 80 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2050.
2011 Communities Collaborating Institute Resources
The Future State
This paper presents the results of a scan of available futures' material to identify the cross-cutting challenges facing New Zealand over the next 20 years and considers the ability of the current public management system to address those challenges. The paper identifies powerful global forces that will shape the context for New Zealand, and identifies influences that are unique to New Zealand.
The Spirit Level – Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better
Summary of a 2009 book by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, researching international comparisons of inequity within countries, backed up by comparisons between the 50 states of the USA. This summary goes through the basic premise of the book, how it relates to our political and social environment, and some commentary on what it might mean for future social wellbeing planning in New Zealand.
Identifying, Assessing and Addressing Gang Issues
Local Government New Zealand guidance designed to assist councils to develop local responses to mitigate and/or eliminate the negative impacts of adult gang activities on their communities.
What's Next for Philanthropy
Key thinking on social issues: solutions-focused, innovative, high trust and family-centred
This paper outlines the early themes from the from the Families Commission’s 50 Key Thinkers forum.
New tool to provide funding transparency
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has unveiled the Government’s new cyber contract mapping tool, detailing community providers’ locations and the Government funding they receive around the country, on a publicly accessible website.
Mainstreaming Sustainable Development
In the UK the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has unveiled its strategy for ensuring sustainability issues are central to all policy and procedural operations in government departments. The report covers reducing government waste and carbon emissions as well as improving the green procurement policy and frequent publication of sustainability metrics.
Partnering for Results Workshop
Consider this opportunity seriously - workshop being held in Waikato!
This workshop and mentoring session is designed for those beginning, or actively involved in, partnerships across Government, business, community and philanthropic sectors. Come as a group of partners, or as an organisation planning your collaborations, and do real work together to accelerate your partnerships.
The Potential of Neighbourhoods: A regional workshop led by Jim Diers
A development opportunity for funders, local and central government agencies, businesses, Iwi, social services, neighbourhood and community organisations and networks.
Friday 10th August, 9.30am-1.30pm, Rotorua Convention Centre
Te Kaha on TV!
The highly successful gold kiwifruit development at Te Kaha, and the sustainable employment initiative being driven by Te Whanau A Apanui Fruit Growers Inc were featured on Country Calendar, TV One.
How to explain community development in under one minute to anyone of any age!
Taupo DC wins IPANZ GenI Public Sector Excellence Award in the ‘Crown–Maori Relationships’ category