Neighbourhoods, Groups & Networks

Council networks

The Council has close key networks with various community organisations, including North Canterbury Youth Worker, Youth Development Opportunities Trust, Strengthening Families Local Management Group and Neighbourhood support.

Some locally grown community initiatives the Community Development Team has supported include the Rangiora and Kaiapoi Community Gardens , and the Community Café in East Belt, Rangiora.

Network meetings and presentations

The monthly meetings and presentations provide an opportunity for networking and information sharing amongst members of the voluntary, non-government sectors. They also help to enhance the support and collaboration between all providers who deliver services to the people living in the Waimakariri and North Canterbury communities.

The topics discussed will help you familiarise yourself with the changes taking place in the district and how this impacts on people you work alongside, for example youth unemployment  and emergency housing.

When do the meetings and presentations take place?

The meetings/presentations occur around the district on the second Tuesday of each month. Network meetings are between 12 noon and 1 pm and follow on from a presentation if one has been organised.

Notes are taken at the meeting and can be made available by contacting the facilitator if you are unable to attend. Feel free to bring your questions and we will provide hand-outs on the day along with refreshments.