Meeting started 7:00 p.m.
"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."
- Vaclav Havel
Pete Howard (Buller REAP)
Dyan Hansen (Department of Internal Affairs)
1: Karamea Community Forum "Love our Community."
Discussion on proposed date for the community forum: It was decided after considerable debate to stick with the original date of August 12, 2017.
Discussion on the CLDP: Dyan Hansen informed the committee that the CLDP is very much a programme "under development" and that Karamea and the other communities around New Zealand were pilots for the programme. The DIA was looking to the programme as a means of increasing investment in communities and said there would be $3.4million available in the first year of the alliance (to be spread across the communities involved according to applications made and accepted by DIA).
**Karamea is one of five communities nationwide to have achieved the CLDP collaboration with DIA and the only community on the South Island to be accepted into the programme.**
Clive Hellyar's effort on behalf of KCI to successfully apply to DIA to include Karamea in the programme was acknowledged.
It was also acknowledged that KCI has already been working on several CLD projects and the CLDP alliance with DIA will further enhance progress already made through enabling access to DIA; information, connections, resources, advisors and with co-investment (the DIA may contribute "partnership funding" to assist projects that are already partially funded and underway to enable successful completion of the projects. The formal CLDP association with DIA will add weight to funding requests made by KCI for CLDP projects and increasing the chance of success of the funding applications.
The possibility of employing a "community coordinator" was discussed and the committee generally agreed that this was not required and support for local people who have already initiated CLD projects would be a more favourable and productive outcome.
Practical progress is what we seek as a community and the committee discussion pointed to the celebration of community initiatives that are already underway, are being successfully implemented and managed and ways to support those projects.
Discussion on the "Inspiring Communities" Forum: After a brief recount of forums held in the similar communities of Blackball and Rununga, the committee discussed the upcoming forum to be held in Karamea on August 12, 2017. Facilitator Megan Courtney will come to Karamea to lead the forum, which will focus on bottom-up community-led development projects, explain just what that means and demonstrate how KCI could become a support agency to connect councils and community groups as well as being an open forum for community members to discuss and raise awareness of existing community initiatives and demonstrate how others can get involved in working to improve our community. The forum will also be utilised to draw up an "asset map" of community resources and groups as a reference.
At the forum, participants will also discuss positive community initiatives and celebrate their success and this will create additional support for project drivers in the community.
Examples of such community initiatives:
Answers to the following questions will also be provided and thoroughly explained at the forum.
What is CLDP?
What are the principles of CLDP?
What is KCI's role in CLDP?
What is DIA's role in CLDP?
The forum will include 3-4 community presentations that celebrate successful community projects as well as deliver examples of 3 successful CLD projects in other regions.
Desired Forum Outcomes:
That Karamea people fully understand CLDP
A clear idea of which community projects we want to focus on
List of people keen to get involved and assist progress
A clear understanding of the possibilities and opportunities for the community from the DIA alliance
Discussion on how to maximise community participation in the forum:
2: Community Building Improvement Update
Motion: To proceed with the Karamea Community building improvements on the basis of the updated document (Appendix 1).
Moved Clive Hellyar/Seconded Ian Hedgeman
3: Review Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Add to previous minutes that KCI will register for GST to meet DIA expectations
4: General Business
Motion: That KCI agrees in principle to act as the account holder to facilitate the transfer of funds (approximately $2,000) from KCBL to the Web site group for the purpose of community Web site development.
Moved Raramai Adcock/Seconded Clive Hellyar
KCI Secretary Paul Murray expressed frustration that he was not receiving some KCI correspondence and asked that all KCI correspondence be forwarded to him for the records and to enable him to prepare the documents for KCI meetings. It was agreed that this would happen.
Next Meeting: August 11, 2017 (meet with "Inspiring Communities: Megan Courtney ahead of the Karamea forum) 4:30 p.m. at LR Café (Peter Moynihan to arrange this with Ed)
Meeting Closed at 9:30 p.m.