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Since 2011 we have been engaging with our community on a range of topics.

Over 2000 community members have spent over 4000 volunteer hours working collectively to influence policy-making in the Queenstown Lakes District.

We have helped shape policy using public forums and task forces to create reports and deliver recommendations that reflect community consensus. We have relied on a well-tested formula, involving a public forum leading to a volunteer task force creating a strategy report, which goes back to the forum to become endorsed and presented as recommendations to the government.

Our world changes and our methods of engaging have too. We use surveys, online sessions and host talks as ways of getting a conversation started with you.

Latest News

5 days ago

Shaping Our Future
Invercargill looking smart. 👌A CBD spruce up can foster a bit of pride for your place. We've received a lot of feedback from our #callmesouthland survey and workshops about the urge for councils to clean up town centres. Hopefully this effort trickles down to our rural townships.☀️We're loving our new City Streets furniture – and so is everybody else, there’s always someone having a sit or a chat!We especially love that the furniture has been designed to naturally turn a beautiful, graceful silver as it ages – no having to re-stain or treat the natural wood 🪵 ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Shaping Our Future
We're 1 week out from our AGM! Happening this time next week at Lake Wanaka Center We have a special Panel Discussion at this years' annual. The subject; "Is it possible to control growth?" By 'control' we mean: limit, manage, minimise impacts of ... , increase benefits of...We're keen to learn what tools we have in the toolbox. Register your interest by clicking 'Going' to our event.fb.me/e/39RuPwJkr ... See MoreSee Less
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Share our successes;
Be part of our future.

Since 2011 we have been engaging with our community on a range of topics.

Over 2000 community members have spent over 4000 volunteer hours working collectively to influence policy-making in the Queenstown Lakes District.

We have helped shape policy using public forums and task forces to create reports and deliver recommendations that reflect community consensus. We have relied on a well-tested formula, involving a public forum leading to a volunteer task force creating a strategy report, which goes back to the forum to become endorsed and presented as recommendations to the government.

Our world changes and our methods of engaging have too. We use surveys, online sessions and host talks as ways of getting a conversation started with you.

“We are in the right place and moment, so we have to act collectively and act now.”

FRANCO, Forum participant

Have an idea for a forum, talk, or discussion?

Please get in touch with us; we are community-driven and welcome feedback and ideas.

For more information, including final reports, minutes, and updates, please click on one of the Forum Topics listed.

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