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Rejuvenating a community hall

In 2014, Darryl, a resident in a Housing NZ retirement village, approached Roskill Together at a community event and shared his idea about rejuvenating a community hall that hadn’t been used in 10 years.

Using community-led development principles, Roskill Together helped Darryl establish a committee and develop a programme of activities based in the hall for the village residents.

Watch the video to find out more about how Darryl and his team have become self-sufficient and continue to use the hall regularly for social and community activities.

Mt Roskill was one of four communities that agreed to work in partnership with Community Operations to pilot the Community-led Development approach over five years.

What is the Community-led Development Programme?

This programme uses a community-led approach to support communities and hapū to achieve their goals by working together, building on their strengths, encouraging wide participation, developing local leaders and action plans to measure and celebrate their achievements.

Who took part in the Community-led Development pilot?

Four communities took part in the pilot – North East Valley (Dunedin), Mangakino (Waikato), Mt Roskill (Auckland), and Whirinaki (Far North). Their journeys and stories are strong and meaningful, and reflect deep connection and care within each community.