The Community Services Council has an emphasis on services, with its key services including training, networking meetings, advocacy and guest speakers.





Many thanks to everyone who attended this year's Social Wellbeing Forum.

The main purpose of the forum was to find solutions to items discussed at the 2012 forum.

We feel that we made good progress with this, and now it is about putting these actions into practice!

Keep your eye on this space for the 2013 Final Report.


Social Wellbeing Forum-2013 Final Report



Training - Te Whakangungu


The Community Services Council provides training on a range of areas every year.  The training schedule is determined by the membership of the Community Services Council, but the training offered is open to everyone.  An intense round of training opportunities has just been completed, but there will be more coming your way soon.


A schedule of future training will be provided here as the information becomes available.  Notification of upcoming training events will be available in News and Notices, Flax, and through other networking avenues.


Contact the CSC Administrator to register your interest or to find out more about what is coming up.



Networking Meetings - Ngā Huihuinga Whātuitui


The networking meetings or regular meetings of the Community Services Council are a popular way for member groups and others to find out what is going on in the community sector of Palmerston North.  Attendees also take the opportunity to network with others in an informal manner.  For 2016, the regular meetings are at 10am on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 17 February
  • Wednesday 20 April
  • Wednesday 22 June
  • Wednesday 17August
  • Wednesday 19 October
  • Wednesday 14 December


Aside from these regular meetings, the Community Services Council from time-to-time organise and encourage network meetings for specific groups among the membership.


The Community Services Council email network is a further way for member groups to keep in touch with each other, and share their news and notices.  Contact the CSC Administrator for further information.



Advocacy - Te Taunaki


The Community Services Council advocates on behalf of its member groups.  Please contact the CSC Administrator to find out more.



Guest Speakers - Ngā Kaikauhau


Guest speakers are often invited to speak to Community Services Council members on a particular issue or topic.  Upcoming guest speakers are advised in Flax.



Articles on CSC Member Groups


The Community Services Council produces monthly articles on member groups.  This is a quarter page feature in The Guardian on the first Wednesday of every month.  If you are interested in having an article about your organisation in The Tribune, or if you want to find out more, contact the CSC Administrator.