CED Bulletin: March 2013

On March 14, 2013

Hello CED practitioners and supporters, What a fabulous summer we are having, and the year is also getting off to a good start for CED and social enterprise…   OCVS survey reveals diverse, mature and active social enterprise sector in NZ A survey run by the Department of Internal Affairs has revealed a social enterprise [...]

CED Bulletin: November 2012

On November 29, 2012

Hello CED practitioners and supporters, Apologies – it has been a while since I managed to get a CED ebulletin out to you. Over the last two months, I have been flat out travelling right around the country to interview CED and social enterprise practitioners for the CED research project. Since I returned from living [...]

CED Bulletin – September 2012

On September 3, 2012

Hello CED practitioners and supporters, Doing Real Good Last week I attended the SOCANZ “Doing Real Good” Conference in Wellington. Congratulations to Viv Maidaborn and Shaun Lines for creating an event that provided a space for innovative ideas and inspiration to be shared and discussed. Highlights for me were: The inclusion of a Maori work [...]

August bulletin

On August 18, 2010

13 August 2011   Hello community economic developers and supporters,   I have just come back from the blessing of the new Community Waitakere premises that will incorporate a hub for social Innovators in West Auckland.  The team followed our Kaumatua as he blessed the many spaces in the building.  I was diverted by a [...]

July Bulletin

On August 8, 2010

Friday 9 July 2010 Hello community economic developers and supporters, This has been such a busy and exciting month, so many opportunities, never enough time, but from the many conversations that have come my way, I have no doubt that the national interest in community economic development is growing fast. Sometimes I wonder how effective we [...]

June Bulletin

On August 8, 2010

Friday 11 June 2010 Hello CED supporters, Through the many conversations I have participated in over the last month about next steps for CED in New Zealand,  it has been increasingly clear to me that we are continually being hampered by limited access to social finance. Like many of us, I am fortunate to work [...]

May Bulletin

On August 8, 2010

Wednesday 19 May 2010 Hello Community Economic Development supporters, It is now three months since the successful Community Economic Development (CED) Conference that was held in Waitakere -  and the ripples are still flowing out into our communities around the country.  Post conference feedback was overwhelmingly positive with many reports of inspired activity at the grass [...]