Resources, Tips and Tools

There are many incredible community groups and organisations in Central Otago who are all working hard to make Central Otago a great place to live, work and play. Here you'll find helpful resources, tips and tools for your community group.

Setting up a Community Organisation  

Here are some references or links to information that we think will be helpful when setting up or running a community organisation or project.

The Community Resource Kit - Find out about the best organisational structure to suit your core activities and objectives (developed by Department of Internal Affairs).

Non-profit Organisations - Find out about tax implications for Non-profit Organisations (Inland Revenue Department).

Building Community Skills & Education

Volunteering Central - Find out about willing volunteers for your community project, as well as recruiting and looking after volunteers.

Central Otago REAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) - Find out about courses and workshops to upskill community representatives and make them feel valued and empowered.

Cromwell Ambassador Programme - Find out about the Ambassador programme including where and when courses are held and how to book. Cromwell Ambassador is a 3-hour course designed for businesses, their staff and the community to build their knowledge about the town and its history and to give them the information and tools to confidently connect with visitors and customers.


Community Directory
Community Planning
Community planning is about obtaining local peoples' views on the place that they call home. It involves celebrating the things that make their community special and creating a vision of what the community would like for the future. Read More

Community Funding
There are a range of funds available to assist communities with projects and events that will help Central Otago to maintain and grow its vibrancy as a place to live and visit. Read More
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference
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Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
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Food & Wine
Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
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