Community development

This page provides useful links to the Council's community development priorities that contribute to the continuing growth and diversity of the Waimakariri District.20151012_132533 

Community Development Team

The 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.

A 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 Team, please see the Waimakariri Community Development Strategy (pdf, 388.2 KB).

Staff contacts: Phone: 03 311 8900

Madeleine Burdon: Residents Associations, health and social, funding advice.
Email: madeleine.burdon@wmk.govt.nz

Wendy Howe: Volunteering, supporting access to an online society.
Email: wendy.howe@wmk.govt.nz

Denise Wiggins: New and developing communities, migrants and refugees.
Email: denise.wiggins@wmk.govt.nz

We support a range of community issues and promote community information via our Chatter Newsletter and Facebook page. Additionally we have available a range of Community Information and resources.

We also support capability initiatives that strengthen and empower the community sector. Useful links in relation to this area: