Building Vibrant Communities

We all have memories of a golden childhood – playing with the kids next door, learning to ride a bike, swimming at the local river.

Our communities were safe and they were fun and exciting – there was plenty to do.

Well, nothing has changed. We want the same things for our children, ourselves and our parents. We want communities where there are lots of things to do. We wanted them yesterday and we want them tomorrow.

We want vibrant communities.

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Who we are

Giblin Group is a regionally focused, professional services consultancy.

Founded in 2008, we’re a proven performer, leveraging our specialist skills and extensive (local to national) networks for client benefit.

Living and working in regional New Zealand is key to our credibility and expertise.

We operate with integrity. We’re determined and professional. Our approach is purpose-driven, delivering clients high-quality outcomes.

People are central to everything we do. We form client relationships which stand the test of time. We’re real and pragmatic.

Our clients say we’re fun and easy to work with.

Head – We’re Thinkers 

We have the skills and experience to make your projects happen. We provide our expertise to a range of organisations so that they can better serve their diverse communities. We connect with those organisations, work with their teams and connect them into our networks. The shared goal is a vibrant community life.

Heart – A Regional Renaissance

We care about our towns and regions. We know a stronger New Zealand will be built on stronger communities throughout the country, especially in our heartland. We have a vision of vibrant communities and economic success stories. This is the renaissance of regional New Zealand. It is the vision that drives us on every project we handle.

Hands – Driving Change 

We’re hands-on. We make things happen. We have strong relationships with local and central government, business, NGO’s iwi and hapū and community organisations.

We know how they work and how to reach them to build vibrant communities.

Our Services

We’re adept at providing Regional perspectives to National issues and National perspectives to Regional issues.

Our Team

We’re a group of professionals with significant services experience and expertise across a wide range of sectors throughout regional New Zealand.

Our Work

Our diverse experience portfolio spans grassroots projects to those having New Zealand-wide and international impact.

Since 2011 I have worked with Jenni and Christine on a number of highly successful fundraising initiatives in support of the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Project. With their help and expertise, we have raised more than $28.8m from central government and Lottery sources. The Giblin Group are a pleasure to work with and have provided great advice on many occasions concerning communications and public engagement. I can certainly recommend their services.

Greg Anderson, Director, Sarjeant Gallery

Giblin Group supported Blue Oyster with developing a robust Funding Strategy that took into account the specific needs of our organisation and activity. Jenni and Jess offered substantial advice and support in, not only establishing this strategy but giving us helpful tools for implementation and always prioritised sustainability throughout. Their enthusiasm for our space and activity was truly felt and appreciated – our relationship with them will be nourished and valued well into the future.

Grace Ryder, Gallery Director, Blue Oyster Gallery

“As our thinking evolved, Giblin Group showed a steady commitment to deepen their understanding of our needs. We always looked forward to our coaching sessions which were stimulating and inspiring. Jess and Jenni became valued colleagues that supported and provoked thinking with rigour and generosity. They’re now not only valuable advocates for BATS but part of our whānau.”

Jonty Hendry - General Manager, BATS Theatre

“Jenni did a fantastic job in helping us to secure critical partnerships and funding support for our internationally significant Len Lye Centre project – what’s more we really enjoyed working with her.”

Barbara McKerrow - Former CEO New Plymouth District Council

“Giblin Group’s knowledge of government practices and procedures on a national and local level is invaluable, and I often find that they are well connected with staff and officials on all levels of Government. Giblin Group scopes their assignments well, provides accurate cost estimates for their services, delivers within the agreed timeframes and always deliver excellent quality work – no project manager can really ask for more!”

Kritzo Venter, Senior Stormwater Engineer, Wanganui District Council

“The work that the Giblin Group completed, in collaboration with our staff, was instrumental in the success the project has had in securing significant funding to this key City initiative. In particular we have found the experience of the Giblin Group to been invaluable in seeking funding from a variety of sources in an increasingly challenging environment.”

Lance Vervoort, General Manager – Community, Hamilton City Council