Restored bike track brings old school BMX back to Wairarapa

The dust has barely settled on the recently refurbished Central Wairarapa BMX track, and yet the locals are already turning up in droves each weekend to give the latest improvements a test run.

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Connecting communities through community-led development

Amazing things are happening in Kiwi communities but most of the time we don’t hear about them, and often other communities don’t get to benefit from knowing what’s working and why.  This is why Inspiring Communities was created – to help fill the gap and to connect people and communities working in locally-led ways and build a national movement for change.

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ChangeAbility Inc.

When you need support and counselling, finding the right place to go can be a challenge. For folks in Wairarapa there’s a place where there’s always a welcoming smile and professional counsellors to meet with.

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PNSV distributes free soup on Saturday nights

A quarter-century of community love

For the last 25 years the team at Palmerston North Street Van Inc. (PNSV) have been out in the community every Saturday night in Palmerston North, giving out hot drinks and food, and keeping people safe.

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Rowan House front entrance

Answering the call

When the team at Rowan House needed to upgrade their call bell system, they applied to Eastern & Central Community Trust (ECCT) for funding to help make it happen.

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Consolidating community connections for a wonderful Wairarapa

If you’re part of a community group doing great stuff, it’s often hard to work out who else in your area is doing similar work and how they’re doing it.

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Groups of people waiting for BBQ food served by local policemen

Pumping positive energy into Horowhenua youth

How do you turn around statistics in an area known for crime? For the last five years the Taitoko community in Horowhenua have been collaborating with others to turn the tide on crime, and it’s shown some stunning results.

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two women standing in front of the Dannevirke Toy Library sign

Dannevirke community Toy Library

With the cost of everything skyrocketing, how do you keep young children affordably amused? Dannevirke community Toy Library has been a go-to resource for the community for 35 years, and it’s cemented a place in the hearts of Tararua’s children. 

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SuperGrans Tairawhiti Gisborne sign at sunset with pink and yellow clouds above and buildings towards the back

Not all superheroes wear capes

Life can throw up all kinds of challenges, and sometimes you need a guiding hand to help navigate the storms. SuperGrans Tairawhiti is leading the way in their region, helping whanau improve their daily lives with practical help.

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