Community Development Expert Coming to the Hurunui
Community Development guru Peter Kenyon is coming to the Hurunui and will be presenting a range of workshops and seminars during the first week of April. Peter is a much sought-after motivating and inspiring story teller, social entrepreneur and community enthusiast who has worked with 48 countries and more than 1000 communities.
The Hurunui District Council is facilitating a series of events where Peter will spend most of his time in Waiau and Cheviot, connecting with Hurunui councillors, residents and business owners. Attendees will get to hear from Peter as he shares his knowledge on how small towns can build the best possible future for themselves.
Community Team Leader, Rochelle Faimalo, says through community conversations and events Peter will present fresh and creative ways to stimulate community and economic development.
“It is anticipated these events and consultations will formulate and support any further community development work that is required in the District. So I am looking forward to seeing the results of this and how my team can help in this space moving forward.”
The series of events is as follows:
- Waiau Community Event, Wednesday 4April 6-8pm, Waiau Hall
- Cheviot Community Event, Thursday 5 April 6-8pm, Cheviot Fire Station
- Hurunui Business Forum, Thursday 5 April 12-1pm, Cheviot Fire Station. For more information and to register for this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hurunui Youth Forum, Friday 6 April 6.30pm, Cheviot Area School. The event is for young people aged 12-25 and transport is provided. For more information and to register, visit www.hurunuiyouth.co.nz
Mayor Winton Dalley says these events will be a useful platform for further discussions on business growth and community connectivity in the District.
“I am looking forward to seeing the positive results that are bound to come from Peter’s insight and knowledge-sharing throughout his time with us. I encourage our residents and businesses to make use of this wonderful opportunity.”
Peter Kenyon’s visit to the Hurunui has been made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Internal Affairs Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund.