CommunityNet Aotearoa

CommunityNet Aotearoa is an online hub where you can find and share resources designed to strengthen community organisations. It puts quality resources in one place making it easy to find the resources you need.

Watch a quick introduction of the new CommunityNet Aotearoa or click here to read a text version (external link) .

Click here to go to CommunityNet Aotearoa (external link)

Community Resource Kit

You can find the Community Resource Kit on CommunityNet Aotearoa. This is a good place to start if you are thinking about setting up a new charity. It is a guide to setting up and running community groups in New Zealand. It is for community, voluntary and iwi/Māori organisations, from small or emerging groups to more established organisations, and all the workers, volunteers and advisors working with these groups.

Contents of the Community Resource Kit:

  • Getting Started
  • Planning
  • Organisational Structures

  • Governance

  • Policies

  • Meetings

  • Financial Management

  • Record Keeping

  • Raising Funds

  • Employment

  • Communications

This latest online version of the Community Resource Kit builds upon the Community Development Resource Kit published in 1993 by the Department of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Social Development, and the revised version produced in 2006.

Click here to view the Community Resource Kit (external link)