Community Resource Kit

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The Community Resource Kit 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.

The current online edition of the Community Resource Kit builds upon the Community Development Resource Kit first published in 1993 by the Department of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Social Development, and further revised in 2006. An extensive revision of the kit was undertaken in 2018.

Help to access the Kit online is available from community advisers at Department of Internal Affairs' regional offices and at Citizens Advice Bureau. It can also be accessed via free internet sites available in places such as public libraries and information centres.


We sincerely thank all those people who have previously contributed to the Community Resource Kit as writers or reviewers.


The NZ Navigator Trust, along with the Department of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Social Development (the original publishers), have endeavoured to ensure that the information in this Kit is correct and up-to-date. Current curators, the NZ Navigator Trust, take no responsibility for any error, omission or defect which may have occurred during its production or in subsequent revisions. The listing of a resource or organisation within this Kit does not imply or express any endorsement of a business or service by the publishers. Readers are reminded that the contents of this Kit do not constitute legal advice and therefore should not be relied on for that purpose.


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Serves the following communities
Any sector
Based in the following regions
Wellington City