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2017 COGS Committee outcomes

The following COGS Committees are listed geographically - from north to south. For more about each committee, its regional office and its committee members, go to Office locations and COGS Committee boundaries.

In addition to the local outcome priorities listed below, see more information on COGS funding priorities here: What does COGS fund?

Far North

  • People in our communities are able to find or access services and activities that meet their needs
  • Community organisations are well resourced and highly visible
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are well resourced and well trained
  • Community organisations can access professional services that support and improve what they do

Whāngarei/Kaipara

  • People in our communities are able to find or access services and activities that meet their needs
  • Community organisations are well resourced and highly visible
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, resourced and well trained
  • Community organisations can access professional services that support and improve what they do
  • Youth, particularly those at risk, have access to the services they need and feel safer, supported and valued

Rodney/North Shore 

  • Communities are strengthened and safer, more integrated, less isolated and vulnerable
  • Wellbeing for children, young people, men, women, older people and whanau/families is being achieved
  • More people are accessing services and activities that meet their needs
  • Volunteers are valued, well trained, supported and proactively encouraged
  • Social and cultural diversity is celebrated, validated and supported
  • People are engaged, connected and encouraged to participate in their communities to foster a sense of belonging
  • Whānau Ora or Kaupapa Māori services are well resourced and supported

Great Barrier 

  • Local people, particularly those who were vulnerable, lonely or isolated, are able to access services and activities that meet their needs
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, resourced and well trained
  • Local community organisations are well resourced and highly visible

Waitakere 

  • Services, programmes and projects support the well-being of children, young people and their families
  • Our communities are strengthened and safer, less isolated and less vulnerable
  • Volunteers  and community organisation staff are valued, well-trained and resourced
  • People in our communities achieve their potential through access to training and education opportunities.

Auckland City

  • People in our local communities are supported, celebrated, strengthened, less isolated or vulnerable and experience greater wellbeing and inclusiveness
  • Organisations promoting Kaupapa and Māori services are supported
  • Volunteers are valued, well trained, supported and resourced
  • People can find, access and participate in community activities and services, including those living in isolated communities
  • Communities are safer, have reduced crime and unemployment
  • Existing organisations helping poor or vulnerable people, or those impacted by poverty are more sustainable
  • Children, youth and families are valued and mentored towards positive community engagement and resilience

Manukau 

  • Families and parents are equipped with parenting skills; and are actively engaged in accessible community activities
  • Families and at risk people, particularly those who are vulnerable, lonely, isolated or living in poverty can access local services and activities that meet their needs
  • Maori and Pacific communities are supported
  • Migrants and newcomers are well supported and integrated into the community (e.g. language skills)
  • People with disabilities are empowered and well supported by accessible local services
  • Senior citizens are engaged, involved and participate in community activities.
  • Volunteering and collaboration between community groups are encouraged and supported
  • Youth and children are valued and mentored towards positive community engagement and resilience.

Papakura/Franklin

  • Our communities are strengthened, safer and have reduced crime, and local people are less isolated, more connected and resilient
  • Children, young people, their parents and families are able to find and easily access the programmes and activites they need to reach their full potential.
  • People experiencing poverty due to long-term unemployment are well supported and have access to development opportunities
  • Volunteers are more valued, better trained and supported.
  • Inequalities are addressed, particularly through kaupapa Māori services, or those that directly empower the voices of people with disabilities or services which strengthen the effectiveness of community organisations.

Hauraki

  • Local organisations, particularly those with limited access to funding, are supported to deliver services and activities that make a difference in our communities
  • Groups that network, share resources and/or provide multi-purpose services are contributing to our local and rural communities
  • Volunteers  are valued, resourced and well trained
  • All people are encouraged to be actively involved in our communities
  • Local people can access services and activities that meet their needs, including training in technology

Waikato West

  • Local community organisations and iwi initiate and provide services that address specific local needs
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, well-trained and resourced
  • Families/whānau in need in our communities benefit from services that are well targeted, supportive and accessible
  • Seniors/kaumātua in our communities are healthy, safe and connected
  • Youth/rangatahi and children in our communities benefit from locally accessible development opportunities
  • Our communities thrive when cultural expression and identity is encouraged and supported
  • Our communities are healthy, safe and connected

Kirikiriroa/Hamilton

  • Local community organisations collaborate and deliver appropriate services to priority sectors  in Hamilton
  • Families are strengthened
  • Communities are strengthened
  • Local organisations, particularly those with limited access to other funding, are being supported to make a difference in our communities
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, resourced and well trained

South Waikato

  • Our communities benefit from locally delivered family and community crisis support services
  • Our youth are valued and  benefit from leadership and development opportunities in our communities
  • The wellbeing and quality of life for special needs and sector groups in our communities has been improved and enhanced.
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, resourced and well trained
  • Our communities benefit from locally delivered ‘hands on’ community services

Tauranga Moana 

  • Volunteers are utilised, valued, supported and resourced
  • Community organisations are well resourced and have access to capacity and capability development opportunities
  • People are able to reach their potential and access services that meet their age, ability, ethnicity, housing or circumstance
  • Community organisations are responding collaboratively to support community-led development.

Rotorua 

  • Community organisations are working collaboratively to deliver social services in the Rotorua district, providing greater impact and benefits
  • Volunteers and other community workers have opportunities to be well trained and supported to enable the sustainability of services needed in the district
  • Families/whānau in Rotorua are strengthened through learning and support that nurtures children, youth and parents/caregivers
  • People are able to be connected to their communities through support and services that address isolation resulting from location, disability, age, ethnicity or circumstances

Tongariro

  • People are supported to learn, lead and share their skills
  • The vulnerable are valued and safe
  • Barriers (related to rural and social isolation) are reduced to enable participation in community activities and services
  • Communities respond in a collaborative manner to community needs
  • Local organisations and people have increased opportunities to connect with each other
  • Volunteers are recognised, valued and celebrated

Mātaatua 

  • Culture, heritage and identity initiatives are support and enhanced
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are recognised and valued
  • Rural and urban communities are connected, engaged and independent
  • Children, young people, their parents and families are supported to improve their wellbeing and  reach their potential
  • Diverse communities are celebrated, validated and supported

Tairāwhiti

  • People/whānau/families in our community experience increased wellbeing and quality of life through services, activities and events which respond to their needs and aspirations and reduce barriers to their participation
  • Community organisations in our region are valued and supported to collaborate effectively, respond to local needs, are accessible and inform people of the opportunities available to them
  • Māori culture and identity are strengthened and promoted in our region
  • Our children/tamariki and youth/taiohi are supported to reach their potential and are using their strengths
  • People in our communities have strengthened financial, environmental and digital literacy knowledge

North Taranaki

  • Access to education, parenting and life skills, and Māori cultural competencies has improved
  • People are less isolated and have access to services locally through improved outreach or transport services
  • Volunteers are well resourced and supported
  • People are less vulnerable and better supported through an holistic approach to health, housing and family violence prevention
  • Organisations demonstrate a willingness to collaborate

South Taranaki 

  • Community organisations support and contribute to our communities being safe, connected and engaged
  • All people have opportunities to participate in their communities
  • People in our communities have access to the information and resources they need locally
  • Collaboration is evident

Kahungunu ki Heretaunga 

  • Increased independence
  • Improved quality of life
  • Better access to appropriate services
  • Better informed and educated communities
  • Improved opportunities for networking and working collaboratively

Tamatea/Tāmaki-Nui-a-Rua 

  • Elderly people in our communities have access to the services they need and feel safer, supported and valued
  • Volunteers are recognised, resourced and valued to contribute in our communities
  • Community organisations are effectively addressing issues of social and rural isolation for people in our communities
  • Community organisations' volunteers and staff are valued, resourced and well trained
  • Families/Whānau, youth and children have access to the services they need and feel safer, supported and valued

Whanganui/Waimarino/Rangitikei 

  • Community cohesion is being achieved in the Waimarino communities
  • Organisations serving Waimarino communities celebrate the outcomes they achieve by the numbers and by their stories.
  • People in our communities are less isolated, more involved and benefitting from better access to appropriate services
  • Volunteers  and community organisation staff are valued, well-trained and resourced.
  • Waimarino communities demonstrate whanaungatanga
  • People with disabilities in Whanganui have access to the services they need and feel safer, supported and valued
  • In Whanganui, our children and youth are being empowered to reach their potential
  • Families/whānau in Whanganui, particularly those in need, benefit from services that are well targeted, supportive and accessible
  • People in our Rangitikei communities are benefitting from better access to appropriate services
  • Older people/matua in our Rangitikei communities are well supported and able to access services and activities that meet their needs
  • Rangitikei families/whānau/'aiga are well supported and able to access services and activities that meet their needs
  • People in Rangitikei are connecting and engaging  in their communities
  • Volunteers are valued, resourced and well trained

Manawatu/Horowhenua 

  • Community wellbeing and connectedness through: volunteering/pride/rural – urban/collaboration
  • Community wellbeing through: education/coaching/mentoring/professional – organisational development
  • Community wellbeing through: Health/Wellbeing: safe communities/wrap around support for people with disabilities
  • Community wellbeing through: Overcoming Isolation: transportation/access
  • Community wellbeing by eliminating child abuse

Wairarapa 

  • Our communities benefit from locally focused organisations who collaborate and provide visible, accessible services that meet the needs within our communities.
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, well-trained and resourced and have access to appropriate supervision and mentoring support.
  • People in our communities are less socially or rurally isolated and have ready access to services, transportation and technology. 
  • People accessing mental health, disability, and early intervention services are supported and integrated into the community.
  • Young people engage and contribute positively to their local communities.
  • Families/Whānau in our communities are  strengthened and empowered through culturally appropriate and accessible services.

Whitireia 

  • Organisations have trained, well-equipped and resourced staff and volunteers to deliver quality community services
  • Reduction in rural and social isolation, enabling better access to services and support
  • Vulnerable populations have access to services that address physical, emotional, psychological or educational needs.

Hutt Valley

  • Improved sustainability of community organisations by addressing operational funding gaps
  • Community resilience is enhanced by enabling equitable access to services that address the holistic (physical, social, emotional and intellectual) wellbeing of people, family and whānau in the community
  • Local needs are addressed through collaboration and connectedness
  • Community organisations have trained and well-equipped staff and volunteers to deliver services that meet the needs of the community

Wellington 

  • Volunteers  are valued, well-trained and resourced
  • Staff are valued, well-trained, supervised and resourced to address community needs
  • Core expenses of  service delivery to address community needs are supported
  • Positive outcomes are achieved for our communities by sustainable community organisations that work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in the sector
  • Reduction in geographical and social isolation

Nelson Bays

  • Our communities are strong, connected, caring and inclusive
  • Organisations connect, communicate and collaborate, and staff and volunteers are supported, resourced and valued
  • Services and activities supporting people to live safe, healthy, happy and sustainable lives are visible and accessible
  • Our children and young people are engaged with their communities and empowered to reach their potential

Marlborough  

  • Social and physical isolation are being addressed, particularly for our earthquake impacted areas, contributing to safe, healthy and connected communities
  • The needs of youth and rural people are being addressed, contributing to physical and emotional well-being in our communities
  • Organisations in our communities are relevant and planning for the future, and raising awareness of the services that are available for people in our communities
  • Community leadership is supported, resourced and valued

West Coast

  • People of the West Coast have access to all available services; and health, age and isolation are not barriers to access
  • People of the West Coast are employed, trained and have the skills and support needed to be effective in their communities
  • West Coast community organisations are well resourced to support people in their communities

Canterbury Rural

  • People are connected, aware of and have access to services, information, activities and resources
  • Cultural and regional diversity; migrants and newcomers, and volunteers are recognised and valued
  • Community projects and activities are collaborative, and meet identified community needs

Christchurch City/Banks Peninsula

  • People have access to appropriate, inclusive and effective services that meet their needs
  • Community connectedness is encouraged, and people feel a sense of belonging and safety in their communities
  • Services and initiatives are community-led and respond to identified local community needs.

Aoraki

  • People living in Aoraki communities are less isolated, and more connected and involved in their communities
  • People in Aoraki are aware of and access a range of  local services appropriate to their needs
  • Aoraki communities and families/whānau - including youth - are strong, healthy and vibrant

Chatham Island 

  • Children and youth have experiences that they would not otherwise be able to have.
  • Health, safety and wellbeing are promoted and accessible to all residents of the Chatham Islands
  • Local events for the whole community have been enabled
  • Community facilities can broaden their services
  • The community can attend training locally
  • Local elderly have a better quality of life

Central Ōtago

  • People in our communities are able to access services and activities that meet their needs, contributing to safe, healthy and connected communities
  • Vulnerable, socially and physically isolated members of our community have adequate support
  • New residents are well supported and have their social needs met
  • Community organisations are collaborating and working together for the benefit of our people
  • Community volunteers are well managed, supported, resourced and valued
  • Whānau and communities are happy, healthy and prosperous

Coastal Ōtago/Waitaki

  • People in our communities are benefitting from better access to technology and digital skills
  • Communities are informed and better resourced
  • People in our communities are less isolated, more involved and benefitting from better access to appropriate services
  • Communities have access to the services they need and feel safe, supported and valued
  • Our communities benefit from groups working collaboratively
  • People in our communities are reaching their potential through training and education
  • Community organisations are well resourced and highly visible
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, resourced and well trained

Southland 

  • People in our communities are benefitting from increased independence
  • People in our communities are benefitting from better access to appropriate services
  • Better informed and educated communities
  • Improved opportunities for networking and working collaboratively
  • Rurally isolated communities and organisations are valued and supported
  • Community engagement is supported, building community resilience

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