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New Out West Meeting (NOW) Meeting: What is Empowered Communities?

November 23, 2018 at 11:54 AM

From the Waitakere Ethnic Board

New Out West Meeting (NOW) Presents:

Strategic Brokers Manager from Auckland Council Community Empowerment Unit, Dr Mary Dawson presenting: What is Empowered Communities? An empowered community is one where individuals, whanau and communities have the power and ability to influence decisions, take action and make change happen in their lives and communities.

Where: Waitakere Community Resource Centre  8 Ratanui Street Henderson Auckland

When: Thursday 29th November 2018, 12:30pm networking and lunch followed by meeting 1:30pm - 2:30pm



In addition to this the Office of Ethnic Communities would like to hear your views on ethnic community participation in civic processes by conducting a short survey:

  • Democratic and political processes (e.g.) enrolling to vote, voting and completing the Census
  • Local government and council (e.g. involvement in council decision making processes and attending council meetings)
  • Community engagement and Voluntary work within the community (e.g. involvement in community and school boards)

The Waitakere Community Resource Centre is located at 8 Ratanui St, Henderson.  Access is up the service lane directly behind the shops  –  we are on top of the grassy bank, next to Harvey Norman.

If driving please note there is very limited visitor parking on site, your best parking options are:

  • The multi-storey Wilsons car park, entrance off Trading Place, $1.00 per hour
  • Public car park on Corbans Hill, Great North Rd (5 min walk) $4.00 per day
  • Public car park next to The Falls restaurant, Alderman Drive, (5 min walk) $4.00 per day
  • Henderson Valley Rd, just under railway bridge, 3 hour free parking. 5 min walk
  • Side Roads – free, with a walk.
  • If taking public transport, you can catch a train to Henderson Station and walk for 5 minutes up Ratanui St or catch a bus and alight across from Unitec. Check out for your public transport options.

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