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Passionate about Kawatiri/Westport? Join Love Kawatiri

We’re looking for people that are passionate about the future of Kawatiri (Westport and surrounding Buller District), are community-minded and have a desire to be involved in the development of our community for ourselves and future generations. If this sounds like you? Then we’d love to hear from you, please visit our Trustee Nominations 2020 … Passionate about Kawatiri/Westport? Join Love Kawatiri Read More »

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First Mobile Garden Bed Prototype Installed

We’ve just installed our first mobile garden bed prototype round at the Pensioner flats on Peel St. These are a collaboration between Love Kawatiri and Number 37 Community House with support from the Menzshed, while promoting others working to create edible landscapes in Kawatiri including Te Hā O Kawatiri and the Salvation Army. We’re hoping … First Mobile Garden Bed Prototype Installed Read More »

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Annual Community Survey 2019

What do you love about Kawatiri? Love Kawatiri is conducting a Community Survey which is aimed at evaluating our community’s sense of pride and if we feel engaged and empowered in developing the future of our community. We are passionate about “Unleashing Our Potential, Turning our Passions into Action” in the development of our community. … Annual Community Survey 2019 Read More »

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Lottery Community Grants gives $20k towards CDM Position

The Lotteries Community Fund has awarded Love Kawatiri $20,000 towards our soon to be appointed Community Development Manager position. We’re really grateful for the support from Department of Internal Affairs and the Lottery Grants Board for helping us with resourcing our organisation, supporting local community-led development and our objectives “to unleash our potential, turn passions … Lottery Community Grants gives $20k towards CDM Position Read More »

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Community Celebration & Planning Party – Outcomes

Thanks to everyone that made it to our Annual Community Celebration & Planning Party this year. We were really happy with how the day went and feel that the information and projects generated have provided us with a clear direction for where we want to go in the following year and beyond.  It was great … Community Celebration & Planning Party – Outcomes Read More »

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Foodstuffs South Island gives $3k to our Derby St. Makeover

It was a lovely surprise to receive an email from the Foodstuffs South Island Community Trust letting us know we had been awarded $3,000 towards a sculpture and bridge to be installed as part of our Derby St Park Makeover. It was such a surprise, at first we thought it was an administrative error, good … Foodstuffs South Island gives $3k to our Derby St. Makeover Read More »

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Upcoming Events:

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Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities

Chips N Jams – Music & Entertainment Coordinator

Role Description:

Do you love music and community events?
Like the idea of connecting and providing a platform for local musicians?

We’re looking at trying to get Chips N Jams back up and running as a regular monthly event and explore how we can make more cool stuff happen in our community.

We’re looking for someone that would be keen to help coordinate music and entertainment each month. It would mainly consist of communication and booking of local acts/performers and coordinating the setup of sound equipment etc.

Are you keen on getting more live music and cool community events/gigs happening each month?

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you.

We’ll be looking at putting together a project team that can help bring Chips N Jams back to life each month. While exploring and creating how we can work together in creating more cool events we can all enjoy.

Let’s make more of what we love happen in our community!

Role Description:

Do you love music and community events?
Like the idea of connecting and providing a platform for local musicians?

We’re looking at trying to get Chips N Jams back up and running as a regular monthly event and explore how we can make more cool stuff happen in our community.

We’re looking for someone that would be keen to help coordinate music and entertainment each month. It would mainly consist of communication and booking of local acts/performers and coordinating the setup of sound equipment etc.

Are you keen on getting more live music and cool community events/gigs happening each month?

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you.

We’ll be looking at putting together a project team that can help bring Chips N Jams back to life each month. While exploring and creating how we can work together in creating more cool events we can all enjoy.

Let’s make more of what we love happen in our community!

Project Type:

Chips N Jams

Est. Time Commitment:

4 hrs

Duration:

Monthly

Contact:

Love Kawatiri

Ph:

021-029-56498

I'm Interested

Project Type:
Chips N Jams
Est. Time Commitment:
4 hrs
Duration:
Monthly
Contact:
Love Kawatiri
Ph:
021-029-56498
I'm Interested
Events Photographers & Storytellers - Wanted!

Events Photographers & Storytellers

Role Description:

We’re looking for photographers and journalists that are interested in helping to document positive community events for our monthly newsletter and website.

This can be intermittent and involve going to community events that you care about.

Role Description:

We’re looking for photographers and journalists that are interested in helping to document positive community events for our monthly newsletter and website.

This can be intermittent and involve going to community events that you care about.

Project Type:

Community Newsletter & Storytelling

Est. Time Commitment:

1-3 hrs

Duration:

Monthly or Intermittent

Contact:

Love Kawatiri

Ph:

021-029-56498

I'm Interested

Project Type:
Community Newsletter & Storytelling
Est. Time Commitment:
1-3 hrs
Duration:
Monthly or Intermittent
Contact:
Love Kawatiri
Ph:
021-029-56498
I'm Interested

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