Joint Council Approach to Community Directory

21 November 2016

A new way for community groups to connect with residents is being launched by Taranaki’s three district councils.

Groups.org.nz is a combined community directory that covers the entire Taranaki region, and community groups are encouraged to add their organisations to the directory. 

“It made sense for the three district councils to work together to make things easier for community groups,” says New Plymouth District Council Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts.

“This new service makes it easier for people to find community organisations throughout the region, and gives groups more control over their listings.

“It’s especially useful for groups who provide services in more than one district – they have only one place to go to keep their listing updated rather than keeping track of two or three separate community directories on the councils’ websites.”

People can either go directly to groups.org.nz or click on links at stratford.govt.nz or newplymouthnz.com. South Taranaki District Council is currently contacting community groups in their area and will go live before the end of the year on southtaranaki.com.

Community groups can set up their own login accounts that will enable them to update their own listings, load photos and logos and link to their websites, social media pages and YouTube accounts.