Quick introduction to CommunityNet Aotearoa

The Home page

You can return to the home page at any time by clicking on the CommunityNet Aotearoa logo or on the Home button on the top navigation bar.


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On the home page you can see the newest resources that have been added to CommunityNet Aotearoa.

Newest resources



You are able to search for any resource by keyword or phrase by using the Search option at the top of each page. On the home page, you can also filter resources by broad categories (like People, Relationships, Governance etc).

To search from any page, type a keyword or phrase into the 'Search for a resource' field in the header section and click on the  search symbol 

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On the home page you can also search for or filter resources by category by clicking on one of the categories:

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Scroll down to view your search results. 

Learn more about filtering results by category 

Order of results

Search results are initially ordered by date so you see the newest resources first, but you can change the order of the results of your search by using the drop down option: 

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  • Date: the most recently posted resources will be shown first
  • Rating: the most popular resources will be shown first
  • Posted By: will be ordered alphabetically by the names of the organisations who contributed the resources

Learn more about searching


Search results

The search results display a quick view that allows you to quickly find the resources you are looking for.

The resource quick view includes:

  • Title
  • Short summary of the resource
  • Who contributed the resource
  • When it was posted
  • The type of resource
  • How popular the resource is

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The five types of resources

There are five types of resources on CommunityNet Aotearoa. They are colour-coded to help you quickly identify what type of resource you are viewing.

How to guides

  • How-to guides: for community organisations new to a process or topic

Stories and case studies

  • Stories & case studies: about organisations experiences and learning

Information and advice

  • Information & advice: such as new research, useful examples and thinking about topics relevant to community organisations

Tools and templates

  • Tools & templates: such as tips, checklists and documents that organisations can use and/or modify

Shared links

  • Shared links: to recommended and useful websites


View the full contents

To view the full contents of a resource, click on the title or read more»

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You will then see the full contents of the resource as well as information about the resource. 

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