Te whakahaere Roopu ā Iwi
Running a community group
Useful resources from around Aotearoa / New Zealand on community group creation and administration.
If you are running a community group, or want to start one, then knowing what tools, advice and resources are available is a good start. Remember to engage with mana whenua and get necessarily land permissions early.
These resources will help you:
- understand the common structures available to community groups
- find documents and tools to administer, manage and record interactions with your group and external parties.
Start with these resources
Community Resource Kit
Legal resource to support organisations working in the community (not-for-profit) sector.
Communications toolkit and guidelines for community groups
A toolkit to help your group with communications, e.g. social media, media releases etc.
Resources for organisational planning and management
Resources, templates and policies to help with governance, health and safety, risk management, finances, employment, volunteers, and managing charitable status.
Setting up a community group
Setting up and running a community group
A range of resources for choosing a community group structure.
From Seed to Success: A guide to community conservation projects
DOC's guide to community conservation projects.
From Seed to Success: A toolkit for community conservation projects
DOC's toolkit for community conservation projects.
Formal organisational structures
Read Community Net Aotearoa's summary of the advantages of becoming an incorporated society.
Tools and resources for community groups
Ecological collaboration and tracking. Engage and record community information and interactions. This software when configured allows you to organise your operation into neighbourhoods and collect a range conservation management data.
Simple CRM for small business
Once your organisation reaches a certain size, you might need to start managing relationships by recording interactions and more. Xero summarises what customer relationship management software is and what it can do for you.
Resources for organisations who use volunteers
Information, policies and templates for volunteers including referee checks, application forms, a code of practice and exit interview form.
Resources for organisations that employ staff
Information, policies and templates for recruiting and inducting staff, general human resources, performance management and exiting staff.
Resources for registered charities
Information, policies and templates for charities managing their finances and performance, recording conflicts of interest and protecting against fraud.
Responsible pet ownership messaging
SPCA Keeping your cat safe and happy at home
Whether you’ve just adopted a new cat or kitten, or are considering how best to care for your existing cat, this guide can help you keep your cat at home in a way that works best for you and your cat.
Enrichment tips for cats
Just like people, cats like to explore, appreciate nice smells, admire views, and observe interesting objects.
Cat Tracker NZ
Some of the mysteries of cats relate to where they go and what they do; this is especially true of cats that go outdoors. We open our doors. They leave. Just where they go, we can’t be sure. Or rather we couldn’t be sure, until now.
Make a bird-safe collar for your cat
This tutorial video will show you how to make a simple bird-safe collar for your cat
Cats in Harness/on Leashes
SPCA supports the walking of cats in harness provided the equipment used is appropriate, well-fitted, and secure, the cat’s physical, health, and behavioural needs are met, and the activity is stopped if the cat shows signs of stress.
Cat facts and control tips
Aotearoa New Zealand has the highest rate of cat ownership in the world. Cats are unusual in that they are a predator of our native species, as well as being popular pets and companions.
Responsible Pet Ownership Best Practice Messaging
This presentation examines what responsible cat ownership involves and the social science behind messaging and behaviour change
Pet Ownership Brochure Pest Free Waitākere Ranges
Easy steps to responsible pet ownership. A guide for owners of dogs and cats around the Waitākere Ranges.