Who are we?
Takapuna North Community Trust employs the Takapuna North Community Coordinator and is supported by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and Auckland Council.
The Takapuna North Community Coordinator provides community development services on a local level from Hauraki Corner to Sunnynook, east of State Highway 1. There are two community coordinators providing services to the community in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area. The Devonport Community Coordinator and Devonport Peninsula Trust support the area south of Hauraki.
What does the Community Coordinator do?
The role of the Community Coordinator is to engage with, empower and enable the community to achieve their goals through:
COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING: increasing community participation in local events and volunteering and by encouraging community interaction and self-determination.
NETWORKING: identifying key community stakeholder groups and maintaining regular contact with key community members.
BROKERING: enhancing collaboration and cooperation between individuals and groups by arranging regular networking meetings and through the sharing of visions, processes and outcomes.
ENABLING: supporting and empowering people and groups to achieve their vision for community benefit by providing support to achieve local projects,
COMMUNICATING: ensuring key community stakeholders are informed about areas of interest including funding opportunities and Auckland Council processes. Ensuring the voices of local communities are heard in Council planning processes,
EVENTS: Providing and supporting free community events including Preschool Play; Intergenerational Dialogue; International Day of the Older Person; Families in Parks; Family Fun Days; Neighbours' Day events; Environmental Clean Ups; Accessible events and Youth events.