Society for the Local Economy of Ashhurst & Pohangina

About LEAP

Contact LEAP using the easy form below.


Currently, LEAP does not have an office or a phone, but fill in this form and we'll be in touch soon!

We welcome additional volunteers. Roles include market day help, leadership, and project support. We're open to new ideas and initiatives.

LEAP promotes the local economies of Ashhurst and Pohangina

LEAP will serve a combination of the following purposes as capacity allows.

1. LEAP will work to enhance our area's economic resilience through initiatives such as a community market, a business directory, a local currency, and a volunteer time bank. 

2. LEAP will serve as an umbrella organisation for self-organising, informal groups that are developing local self-reliance, such as co-operatives or savings pools..

3. LEAP will promote 'buy local' and community-based ecnomic solutions that enhance economic resilience, social connectivity, and community well-being.

4. LEAP will raise awareness of ecnomic issues related to systemic social injustice, ecological degradation, and the weakening of communities of place.

LEAP is led by volunteers

Beth Jones, Chairperson

Phil Stevens, Treasurer

Harvey Jones, board member

Helen King, board member

Ian Stark, board member

Anne van-Brunt, board member

Secretary: This volunteer position is currently available.

Sharon Stevens, project volunteer