March 31, 2009

Ladder Award: Steve Wratten for noting presence of many unnoticed local inhabitants

His explanation of the need for biodiversity is interesting and easy to understand.
March 4, 2009

A local connection-based social work model

When I was a local government representative in the mid 1990s, I relied heavily on the wisdom of people I referred to as ‘Community Translators’ - people such as Rick Kahukiwa
November 12, 2008

A tragic death: Dr Steve Luke – a huge loss

A tragic death and loss: Dr Steve Luke - a huge loss to Village conversations and to the project of building community, policy and academic connections.
October 6, 2008

Ladder award: Gareth Morgan for commentary on NZ & global economy

John Gallagher nominates Gareth Morgan, a well-known New Zealand economic commentator, for this week's Ladder award.
September 2, 2008

Conversations about social futures

There are many calls for people in local community to be able to help address problems and open up new creative possibilities. However, there is little serious attention given to the “how” question.