Who we are

CNA is an organisation:

  • based on grass-roots membership of regional networking organisations.
  • committed to recognition and work in partnership with tangata whenua.
  • takes the voice of the community and makes it heard.
  • that is supportive, informative and dedicated to helping its members.

CNA is a catalyst for change by:

  • monitoring government policy
  • taking the pulse of communities
  • ensuring proposed changes to legislation are informed, commented on and feedback is collected
  • bringing this feedback to the notice of the Crown

CNA is a strong national office that is:

  • a supporter and resource centre for its membership network
  • a model of good governance on behalf of its members
  • sustainably funded and professionally staffed

CNA is a connector that:

  • informs its nation-wide membership and works well with other networks
  • informs its members about what is happening at local and central government levels
  • builds strategic partnerships with other organisations

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