Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Community Development Wins Award

from Hutt City Council

6 October 2003


Hutt City Council's Community Development Business Unit won an "Outstanding Service" award at the recent Local Government Community Development Conference in Hastings.

The honour, presented as part of the bi-annual National Local Authority Community Development Awards, was in recognition of Hutt City Council's "Good Practice Guidelines".

The Guidelines were produced primarily for the Hutt's community houses and centres to help them achieve best management and operational practice, but are also relevant for all community groups and organisations in the city.

The "Outstanding Service" award recognises projects or processes that have shown outstanding commitment and success in strengthening people and communities.

The Guidelines contain practical information on many aspects of running a community group including meetings, developing policy, event planning and evaluation, employment matters with examples of job descriptions, advice on managing finances and health and safety issues.

Community Development Officer Whiti Turner was primarily responsible for overseeing this project, which took more than 12 months to complete.

"I am absolutely rapt by this award," she said. "And especially proud that the 'Good Practice Guidelines' have been recognised as such a valuable resource for community groups."

The "Good Practice Guidelines" are available to borrow from any Hutt City Library, or by ringing Community Development on 570 6644. They can also be downloaded from the Council's website at www.huttcity.info/council/services/community


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Zimbabwe: New Democracy, Or A False Dawn?

Gordon Campbell: Robert Mugabe = Hosni Mubarak. The current jubilation on the streets of Harare at the fall of Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe is genuine, and one hates to be negative about the country’s future. Yet the situation is eerily similar to the scenes in Cairo in early 2011, when a popular uprising swept Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>


Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>


Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election