Help us Unfreeze Karamea’s CLDP applications

Community-Led Development Programme (CLDP)

September 2018 Update.

Help us Unfreeze Karamea’s CLDP applications.

On 11th September 2017, the 5-year CLDP (Community Led Development Programme) partnering agreement between the Karamea community and the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) was signed. Karamea Community Incorporated (KCI) was confirmed as the fundholder for any CLDP investment funding applied for and received, which was a pre-requisite for formalising the partnership.

KCI has also been filling a leadership role as described in the agreement.

The Department of Internal Affairs feel there are problems for KCI, effectively separating the governance responsibilities of KCI from the CLDP leadership group and have frozen all processing of Karamea applications until issues are resolved to their satisfaction.

In an attempt to “thaw” the freeze, at DIA’s request we are initiating further Community consultation seeking answers to their following questions:

  1. Do you support the leadership group, currently consisting of the following people: Peter Moynihan, Brian Corner, Rosalie Sampson, Brian Jones, Raramai Adcock, Sylvia Raikes, Clive Hellyar and Kathleen Gavigan.
  2. Are the current projects in the long and short term community plans, a true and fair reflection of the overall aspirations of our community? (Please see The KCI page on the Karamea community website, or copy at the Information Centre for details of the community plan and 2018-19 action plan))
  3. For those who didn’t attend consultation workshops are there any projects under way or potential projects that we should know about for inclusion?
  4. DIA feel there is a perception that the action plan for 2018-19 is closed to further applicants. How can we dispel this misconception?  
  5. Do we need to prioritise one project over another and would priority setting work for the community given the diversity and number of projects, projects in development, projects ready for investment or implementation and the goals or themes in the long term plan? KCI has deliberately tried to avoid prioritisation. How might we fairly and equitably prioritise projects?
  6. What mechanisms can be put in place to ensure there is flexibility in the one-year and five-year plans so that new ideas and projects that are ready for implementation or investment aren’t overlooked?
  7. To honor the CLDP partnership between the people in our community and DIA, we recognise that we (the leadership group) need to connect with our community and other stakeholders and maintain an open door policy in order to fulfil our promise to be open, accountable and transparent. Whilst we make good use of the Karamea website, Karamea Chronicle and Facebook sites, what other ways, methods and channels could the leadership group use to actively engage and converse with more people in the community? What works best for you?

KCI needs your input by 7 October 2018 to get the partnership moving again.

Submissions to:

Karamea Community Incorporated

Email: karameaciatgmail [dot] com

Hard copies to Karamea Information Center

Postal address : KCI, c/o Karamea Information Center, PO Box  94, Karamea 7894

 

nabby
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TRUE whole of community engagement

From a Karamea local living in Auckland.

I think one of the central issues is the lack of a true appreciation of the communities wants and needs as a whole.

Yes I haven't lived in the district for 12 years now BUT when I read the minutes of meetings, comments and initiative displayed here on the site, I ask people whom I remain in frequent and regular contact with about said issues, the common feedback I recive is:

a. They have no idea about what I'm talking about.

b. some vague repsonse with scanty information that they have picked up from thid parties.

With that said, I feel there is no surprise that there has been a freeze set in place as how can there be a community backed leadership team if the community is only vaguely aware of the plans in place, let alone who is in the leadership team, and what is this team trying to achieve.

It appears (again only from the outside looking in) that there is too heavy a reliance on; posting information to this site, word of mouth, small notices in local publications and pining the odd message on the notice board or shop/info centre window.

In a community where the much of the populaiton is NOT as connected as many of us these days, the messages/aims/goals/strategies that such community orgainisations are trying to broadcast are going unheard. The obvious danger here is the leadership teams of these organisations may make decisions based around a biased information. This could be due to the feedback they have recieved isn't representative of the community as a whole, but rather the percentile that follows (or is even aware that this site exists).

More face to face time is needed to raise awareness, canvassing doors, events, stalls, even outside in market cross for a couple hours on sat/sun with a few flyers at the likes. We as a small community will achieve more with real human interaction, one to one face time is worth a million website views plus some.

Perhaps the leadership team can more clearly identify what they are currently doing or plan on doing to address the issues posted also?

I think for an effective answer more education and awareness is also needed rather than just throwing out a few questions.


In an attempt to “thaw” the freeze, at DIA’s request we are initiating further Community consultation seeking answers to their following questions:

Do you support the leadership group, currently consisting of the following people: Peter Moynihan, Brian Corner, Rosalie Sampson, Brian Jones, Raramai Adcock, Sylvia Raikes, Clive Hellyar and Kathleen Gavigan.
- For the many whom are unaware, perhaps a blurb on the how the team was 'elected' into the positions and what positions and responsibilities/delegations/authorities they hold

Are the current projects in the long and short term community plans, a true and fair reflection of the overall aspirations of our community? (Please see The KCI page on the Karamea community website, or copy at the Information Centre for details of the community plan and 2018-19 action plan))
-can these be sent out in flyers, a couple team members spending a few hours a week enaging with community to pass the message to those who dont frequent the site, or are old school and prefer human interaction

For those who didn’t attend consultation workshops are there any projects under way or potential projects that we should know about for inclusion?
-Did everyone know about the workshops, were they "effectively canvassed" or just posted online and noticeboards? could a survey be organised with the local postage serivce so people could make suggestions and comments via flyers?

DIA feel there is a perception that the action plan for 2018-19 is closed to further applicants. How can we dispel this misconception?
-awareness?

Do we need to prioritise one project over another and would priority setting work for the community given the diversity and number of projects, projects in development, projects ready for investment or implementation and the goals or themes in the long term plan? KCI has deliberately tried to avoid prioritisation. How might we fairly and equitably prioritise projects?
-There should ALWAYS be a priority and strategy, ALWAYS. Without this it is inefficient and there is no trackability or accountability full stop. 

What mechanisms can be put in place to ensure there is flexibility in the one-year and five-year plans so that new ideas and projects that are ready for implementation or investment aren’t overlooked?
-what mechanisms (if any) are in place at the moment?

To honor the CLDP partnership between the people in our community and DIA, we recognise that we (the leadership group) need to connect with our community and other stakeholders and maintain an open door policy in order to fulfil our promise to be open, accountable and transparent. Whilst we make good use of the Karamea website, Karamea Chronicle and Facebook sites, what other ways, methods and channels could the leadership group use to actively engage and converse with more people in the community? What works best for you?
-DOOR TO DOOR, FACE TIME is key in Karamea. Market cross on weekends, stalls or similiar, flyers and surveys in mail etc. Too heavy a reliance on this site and non discript notes in the chronicle that blends in with the mass of advertising that it has become.

 

 

kathy
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Unfreezing CLDP applications

1  I would like to know more about how the leadership group was elected and chosen as the partnership group.

2 I do not know what the community plans are. I went to the info centre to get a copy and they did not have one.  I cannot find it on the KCI page on this website.

3 Clean Streams Riparian planting project. Celebration of the founding of Karamea.

4 A mailout clearly stating the role and purpose of the leadership group. 

5 diversity in projects is essential. 

6 Be flexible. 

7. Go to the saturday market with information on paper. Talk to people and ask them questions. Mail things to everyone in the area. Many people do not go out in the evening nor attend long meetings, but are out in the day. Have a meet the leadership group afternnon tea with free tea and cake and answer questions . Less fancy words and phrases and more direct speech.  

I began a application for funding  The application form was dificult to find, could not be saved or copied or shared. I suggest a standard onine form that can be downloaded ( for one's records) and that is accessable outside this website. At present only those registered with this website can apply for funds. 

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