Brief History of Community Networking Trust (Eastern Southland) Inc - CNT
With the initiative of some local people, and after the results of an Internal Affairs survey in August 1999 on the needs of youth in Southland, and the comments of an international youth consultant speaking at the Croydon Lodge later that year, a brainstorming session with some key community people was held in December 1999. In May 2000 a public meeting was held and there was a call for interest to set up an initiating group and form a committee. This meeting outlined the CNT as an umbrella group, discussed a purpose intended for a community house, held an open forum for views to be aired and verified how this project met all three avenues of the Gore District Councils mission. An initiating committee was set up and funding was the next step. The Community Networking Trust (Eastern Southland) Inc. CNT was formed with the following aims.
In October 2000 premises were leased for the Community Connections Centre, and a number of groups have come to operate from there. The 8th of November 2010 marked the 10th Anniversary of the CNT and the official opening of the new premises at 1 Charlton Lane.
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