Good Practice

What can be better than having a high quality resource library at your fingertips?

At the Wheelhouse we've found the following national resources useful and relevant. These are fantastic for taking your group from good to great.

Community Matters

Community Matters has all the up-front guides and funding criteria for the Department of Internal Affairs, including the GrantsOnline tool for you to apply for the Departments funding rounds.

CommunityNet Aotearoa

CommunityNet is an information sharing resource for NZ community and voluntary groups. Here you'll find guides, news and tools for and by clubs, groups, charities, trusts and iwi.

Sport NZ

Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) is responsible for sport and recreation. Visit here for great resources and information to support your club or organisation.

Te Puni Kōkiri - Effective Governance of Māori Organisations

Welcome to Te Puni Kōkiri’s effective governance information.  This information is designed to help trustees and directors of Māori organisations with their responsibilities and role as guardians and leaders.

It aims to support those who have taken up that challenge by sharing best practice on the essential elements of effective governance. But there is no one “right” model of good governance. Māori trustees and directors have followed a variety of pathways to lead their organisations to success for now, and for the generations to come. We hope this site will provide insights to those journeys and show a little of what others have achieved.   Heoi ano, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.

Volunteering NZ

Volunteering NZ offers all you need to know about volunteering in New Zealand from how to volunteer to information for volunteer organisations.  Volunteering New Plymouth is a volunteer centre affiliated to Volunteering NZ providing a service to the New Plymouth District only


ImproveIT aims to help community organisations come to grips with information and communication technology (or IT, as it's commonly known). ImproveIT offers explainers, guides and templates tailored for the not-for-profit sector, and bulletin boards to discuss technology with others.

Institute of directors in New Zealand

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents directors' interests and facilitates their professional development through education and training. is the New Zealand government business website. The information and tools on this site are designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses, and the people who advise and support them. provides free access to a wide range of resources. It acts as a gateway to government and private sector business information, news and services.