Monday 9 November 2015

NGO Networking Party - 25 November, 7:30pm

Keep this date!
7.30pm Wednesday 25 November
BYO drinks and small plate

at the WEA Centre 59 Gloucester St 

UPDATE :  We are pleased to let you know that our invitation to the statutory partners involved in the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy has been accepted by Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers, Selwyn Mayor Kelvin Coe, Christchurch City Councillor Phil Clearwater and ECAN Commissioner David Caygill. We are awaiting confirmation from Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu CEO as to who will attend.

We look forward to hearing from Dr Chrys Horn, who has been researching our Sector who will join us and share some findings that have emerged as a result of the Sector workshops.  She will also share some things that perhaps the Sector can drive.
Let's enjoy each other's company and share ideas about how we can best support next steps together as a Sector. 

This final OVTRK Forum for 2015 follows on from the October 2015 One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) Forum which was led by two researchers contracted by CERA Chrys Horn and Sarah Wylie. We focussed around two key questions:
· What would a thriving and fully recovered Third Sector - all community-initiated organisations, sports groups, clubs and NGOs - look like? 
· What steps do we need to recover and move towards thriving.

Initial feedback from the Forum has been posted on OVTRK blogspot for the past two weeks.

Communication / networking / support within our Sector was seen as most important, followed by the idea of promoting an new type of "Anchor Project" - a Community Initiatives Regeneration Plan.Greater transparency, participatory democracy and Sector mindfulness were also highlighted.