Financial support alleviates burden on families

In 1990 a group of Christians in Palmerston North had a vision to assist people who were struggling financially. They wanted to enable and empower people to live in financial freedom.

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Books a hit with kids thanks to Summer Reading Programme

Palmerston North City Library has recently completed its twenty-third successful Summer Reading Programme to the delight of more than 500 children.

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Connecting communities through community-led development

Amazing things are happening in Kiwi communities but most of the time we don’t hear about them, and often other communities don’t get to benefit from knowing what’s working and why.  This is why Inspiring Communities was created – to help fill the gap and to connect people and communities working in locally-led ways and build a national movement for change.

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Growing generations of great gardeners

How do you get young people interested in the food they eat? By showing them how it all works – from plant to plate.

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PNSV distributes free soup on Saturday nights

A quarter-century of community love

For the last 25 years the team at Palmerston North Street Van Inc. (PNSV) have been out in the community every Saturday night in Palmerston North, giving out hot drinks and food, and keeping people safe.

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young Chinese girl and her mother seated on the ground with items to build Chinese lanterns

Creating space for a diverse community in Manawatu

With aging facilities and an increasingly diverse population in its region, the Manawatu Chinese Association devised a plan to create a more effective space to foster intercultural understanding.

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