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A significant milestone, that places Hauraki District Council’s community at the forefront of what the future of Local Government might look like, was reached with the adoption of Council’s Manaaki Toiora Strategy recently.

The Manaaki Toiora Strategy, which replaces Council’s Social Strategy and the Economic Development Strategy, recognises that social, economic, and cultural wellbeing are all interconnected and should be addressed in a more holistic way.

“Keeping wellbeing at the heart of our decisions reflects the new community based direction for Local Government. It’s been a labour of love for the Manaaki Toiora Committee, made up of all the elected members, to capture what the future might look like and how we can get there with our communities’ involvement”, said Hauraki District mayor, Toby Adams.

“We know there’s heaps of things that make our place special, so we’ve set out five key areas to focus on over the next ten years to protect what’s unique about our rohe while growing healthy, happy, connected and prosperous communities. We chose the term Manaaki Toiora as it means to assist in the wellbeing of our communities or to lift one’s mana in the sense of wellbeing.”

Like a kete, all of the key areas, or strands, will weave together to build strong, interconnected partnerships and a healthy environment for our local communities and stakeholders.

The five key strands are:
  • Well-housed people
  • Healthy people
  • Vibrant creative spaces
  • Business attraction and supporting local, and
  • Growing skills and the local workforce.

View the Manaaki Toiora Strategy [PDF, 5.6 MB] PDF document

Manaaki Toiora  image showing a mother and child with the interwoven strands

Holistic, connected approach to community wellbeing 

“To have wellbeing, people need a healthy standard of living and quality of life. Our Council and the community want the people of Hauraki to thrive. This means everyone should have the opportunity to access the resources and capabilities they need to achieve their aspirations and that’s what this strategy sets out to achieve. We’re excited to get started” said Mayor Adams.

“I encourage everyone to read the strategy – there’s some good stuff in there about our approach and shows how we’ll go about achieving our goals together.”

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, kaora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

Manaaki Toiora   kete

Manaaki Toiora   cover page