Community Development in Tasman District

This page outlines support available to community groups in the Tasman District, including   local support meetings and national websites.

Community Whanau Meetings

Regular meetings with the volunteer and community sector are held at midday across the region at the following venues and dates.

  • Motueka Community House - first Wednesday of the month
  • Nelson Salvation Army Rooms - second Thursday of the month
  • Golden Bay Community Centre - fourth Thursday of the month

Charities Commission

The Charities Commission provides advice and information for not-for-profit groups. If you are setting up a charity, or have questions about operating a charitable trust, their website is full of information.

Tools to Help Run a Community Organisation or Club

  • Sport NZ Club Kit will give you tips and resources to run a successful club and have a lot of fun while you're there.
  • Community Matters - promoting good governance.
  • Community Net Aotearoa - an information sharing resource for NZ community and voluntary groups. Here you'll find guides, news and tools for and by clubs, groups, charities, trusts, hapu & iwi.
  • The TrustPower Community Awards are annual awards open to all voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations from health support groups and school PTA's to sports and service clubs. 

Community Advice Bureau

The Community Advice Bureau is a community service where people can go to learn about their rights and obligations and also how to use this information to good effect to get the best outcomes.

Further Information

Contact Mike Tasman-Jones – Community Partnerships Coordinator, Tasman District Council