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A Framework for Developing Sustainable Communities - Discussion Paper (204k)*
This framework on building strong, sustainable communities has been developed in discussion with officials of the Department of Internal Affairs (Community Development Group Policy Team), Ministry of Social Development (Community Policy Unit), Child Youth and Family, and the Community Employment Group. It is based on the experiences of New Zealand communities and community workers, as well as published research. It has been the subject of consultation and comment from a range of government agencies.
*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

A Framework for Developing Sustainable Communities - Powerpoint Summary (275k)*
Powerpoint summary of the contents of discussion paper above.
*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

Community Development Resource Kit
The Community Development Resource Kit is a comprehensive tool kit for community workers and other people working alongside community organisations. It covers the processes and information needed to set up and run community projects and groups. This publication is also available in print version. (See contact details below).

Community Based Youth Development Fund - Evaluation Report 2002 (304k)*
In 1998 the Department of Intenal Affairs established seven youth projects funded by the Community Based Youth Development Fund (CBYDF). The CBYDF was developed as part of New Zealand Youth Suicide Prevention Startegy. This Evaluation of Youth Development Projects was released in April 2002.
*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

Community Internship Programme - Evaluation Report 2002 (99k)*
The Community Internship Programme provides grants for the placement of experienced people from the public, private or community sectors, on six-month internships with host community organisations. This report is the result of an evaluation survey of the twenty internships funded in the 2001 year. There are five additional appendices. To access appendices click on the links below:
Appendix 1 (182k): A description of the host organisations, interns, home organisations and internship projects.
Appendix 2 (16k): Interviews guides for interns and host and home organisations.
Appendix 3 (25k): Community Internship Programme questionnaire.
Appendix 4 (40k): Social Audit - Independent verifier's report.
Appendix 5 (20k): How respondents heard about the Community Internship Programme.
*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

Communities Online: Information and Communications Technology Case Studies
This booklet has been put together to help iwi, hapu and whanau, and community organisations make informed choices about using information and communications technology (ICT). It features case studies of ten projects and websites from throughout Aotearoa detailing success factors, lessons and achievements. There is also a section on Internet based resources to help organisations get online. This publication is also available in print version. (See contact details below).

Print Publications

To order any of these print publications please contact:
Information, Department of Internal Affairs, PO Box 805, Wellington
Phone: (04) 495-7200
Fax: (04) 495-7222
Email (click on this address or copy and paste into address bar of your email message):
info@dia.govt.nz

New Training Resources for Community Groups - Legal Structures for Community Groups
This training kit provides a process to assist community groups to establish a legal structure. It outlines the different structures, provides information on choices and a step by step process for dealing with the documentation needed.
83 pages - NZ$32.00 (postage and packaging NZ$5.00)

Are you Ready for Funding?
This training kit helps groups assess their readiness to receive and manage funding, how and where to apply, and suggests simple systems to reduce the time and effort spent on funding applications.
60 pages - NZ$32.00 (postage and packaging NZ$5.00)

Community Development Resource Kit
The Community Development Resource Kit is a comprehensive tool kit for community workers and other people working alongside community organisations. It covers the processes and information needed to set up and run community projects and groups.
226 pages - NZ$35.00 (postage and packaging NZ$5.00)
Note: The information in this publication is available online at: http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Resource-material-Community-Resource-Kit-Index?OpenDocument

Communities Online: Information and Communications Technology Case Studies (booklet)
This booklet has been put together to help iwi, hapu and whanau, and community organisations make informed choices about using information and communications technology (ICT). It features case studies of ten projects and websites from throughout Aotearoa detailing success factors.
28 pages (postage and packaging NZ$5.00)
Note: The information in this publication is available online at:http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Community-Advisory-Services-Communities-Online?OpenDocument

Ideas into Action: Planning Community Projects
This training kit goes through the steps involved in taking a project from idea to action. It introduces simple planning monitoring and evaluation methods for community projects, programmes or other activities.
57 pages - NZ$32.00 (postage and packaging NZ$5.00)

Training Kit Companion
The Training Kit Companion has been produced to assist people with a limited background in training who find themselves taking workshops, seminars and training courses in their communities. There is a section on the needs of adult learners, some suggested activities and exercises, and a resource section.
41 pages - NZ$32.00 (postage and packaging NZ$5.00)

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