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The Mosgiel and rural Taieri communities are invited to give their input into the future work of the Taieri Network at two community hui.
Taieri Network community connector Leisa de Klerk said the more community ideas that were available for the network team to draw on, the more inclusive, supportive and connected it could be.
"We are planning for the hui to be led by the community, so we can hear what they regard as the challenges, and also the things that are working well," Ms de Klerk said.
The Taieri Network had been busy gathering ideas through community surveys, and was very much aware that the needs of the fast-growing Mosgiel community differed from the rural community, she said.
The network team has also been hearing from the community through its website, www.taierinetwork.co.nz, as well as via one-on-one conversations with residents.
"The more ways that we can engage, the better," Ms de Klerk said.
The Taieri Network arose out of the Encouraging Safety Project and registered as a charitable trust at the end of 2021.
Funded through the Dunedin City Council’s place-based funding scheme, the network is based at Taieri Rugby Club.
"Our work is based on community development, with a focus on supporting all of the community," Ms de Klerk said.
"We are still finding our feet, so at present we are working on gathering as much information from the community as we can."
The community meetings will be run workshop-style, giving people the chance to brainstorm and tackle community challenges.
There will be two meetings, one in Mosgiel that focuses more on the urban community and one in Allanton that focuses more on the rural community. All are welcome.
- The Mosgiel meeting will be held on May 30, from 6pm until 7.30pm, at Taieri Rugby Club, 35 Reid Ave.
- The rural Taieri meeting will be held on May 31, from 6pm until 7.30pm, at Allanton Community Hall, 13 Douglas St, Allanton.
- For more information contact the Taieri Network on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org