Support for Community Groups and Organisations

Are you planning a sports event or a small festival but not sure where to start? Then Kia Rite Hoea is for you!

Kia Rite Hoea (previously Get Set Go!) is your one-stop-shop resource and training package to running a safe and successful community event or programme.

We are running a Kia Rite Hoea workshop to give you tools that are user-friendly and ready to use immediately. Including 27 templates and 55 pages of jam-packed guidance, checklists, hot-tips, and case studies, these resources will save you many hours of research and indecision.

Dream it. Plan it. Run it. Review it.

Here's what we'll cover during the workshop:

  • Dream it - You have a great idea, what to do next, who else might be interested, setting objectives.
  • Plan it - Resources, funding, budgeting, organising team, volunteers, venues, admin, accessibility and inclusion, sustainability and waste management, health and safety, promotions evaluations.
  • Run it - On the day checklists, trouble shooting, recording.
  • Review it - Feedback, reflection, reporting.

Limited spots available – Registration is essential. $35 per person.

Please note this workshop is for organisers delivering community focused (non commercial) events. This may include fundraising activities, if the funds raised are for a community focused, not for profit project or organisation.

Dates and Times: 

Full Day Workshop, Friday 17 May 2024, 9am-3pm, Ruataniwha - Kaiapoi Library. To register click here

On Track 2024

Capacity Building Training series for Community Groups and NGO’s

  • Ensure your organisations future success
  • Improve your governance skills and knowledge
  • Ideal for volunteer boards and committees, managers

On-Track workshops will cover key information to help your community group or not for profit organisation ensure it is on track to success. This training will be ideal for board or committee members, managers or sole employees who may have taken on a new role and others who would simply like to be re-energised and refresh their knowledge.

Workshop topic

Date and time


Incorporated societies law update and constitution builder

10 May 2024, 10.30-1pm

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre

Visit the Community Team's Humanitix page to register for each event.

Here’s what people who attended previous workshops thought:

"We found the workshops very useful as we worked through the process of setting up a new charitable trust. We’ve previously been involved in community organisations but at each workshop we learned new things or easier ways of doing things." - Rhonda and Ronel, Waiora Links Community Trust.

"On Track highlighted a number of things we could improve on including our social media profile and the programme was a great help." - Ian, The Person to Person Help Trust.

“I am pleased to see you are running On Track again. Having attended the last time, I think they were very interesting and contained a wealth of information and sound practical advice for volunteers running community groups and clubs.”  - David Gambold. Secretary, Ashley RFC.

“I highly recommend this course for those involved in the voluntary sector. As members of the governing board of a relatively new Trust, we found it very useful. It gave us tools to set up governance, financial and administrative structures. It was a great opportunity to meet managers, staff and volunteers, and learn from their experiences”  - Judith, Waimakariri Biodiversity Trust.

“For me, one of the most important takeaways from the On-Track seminars is the fantastic opportunity to learn and interact with other community leaders.”  - Padi Nistala GLOW Global Locals of Waimakariri/Timebank Waimakariri.

Last reviewed date: 03 May 2024