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What are the COGS priorities for each of the regional COGS Committees?

Each of the COGS Local Distribution Committees (LDC) have their own committee outcome priorities.  These are listed in the table below.

Local Distribution Committee (LDC) LDC Priorities

Aoraki

  • An engaged, connected and positive Aoraki community.

  • Improved health and wellbeing of the Aoraki community.

  • A safe and supportive community that values youth and families.

  • Individuals develop an identity and feel valued in the community.

Auckland City

  • People in our local communities are supported, celebrated, strengthened and less isolated.

  • Our communities benefit from locally focused organisations who collaborate and provide visible, accessible services that meet community needs.

  • Volunteers are valued, well trained, supported and resourced.

  • Existing organisations helping vulnerable people, or those impacted by poverty  are more sustainable.

  • Children, youth and families are valued and mentored towards positive community engagement and resilience.

Canterbury Rural

  • People are living in inclusive, connected and safe communities with access to services and awareness of resources.

  • Volunteers are supported and recognised.

  • Locally identified community needs are responded to and well being is improved.

Central Otago

  • 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.

  • Community organisations are collaborating and working together for the benefit of our people.

  • New residents are well supported and have their social needs met.

  • Community volunteers are well managed, supported, resourced and valued.

Chatham Islands

  • Children and youth have experiences that they would not otherwise be able to have.

  • Health, safety and well being 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.

Christchurch City/Banks Peninsula

  • Community wellbeing and resilience are strengthened by connectedness, diversity and social inclusion.

  • Volunteers are supported, recognised and valued.

  • Organisations are collaborating to provide viable initiatives that will promote positive and inclusive communities into the future.

Coastal Otago/Waitaki

  • People in our communities are benefiting from better access to technology and digital skills.

  • Communities are informed and better resourced.

  • People in our communities are less isolated, more involved and benefiting 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.

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.

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.

Hauraki

  • Local organisations, particularly those with limited access to funding, are supported to provide and 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.

Hutt Valley

  • Members of the community are physically, emotionally and socially well.

  • Young people are empowered to engage and positively contribute to their local communities.

  • Organisations are connected and collaborate to achieve community outcomes.

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.

 Kirikiriroa/Hamilton City

  • Strong families and communities supported by skilled local community organisations who collaborate, value their staff & volunteers and have limited access to funding make a difference to our well being.

  • Local community organisations collaborate and deliver appropriate services to priority sectors in Hamilton.

  • Families strengthened.

  • Communities are strengthened.

  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, resourced and well trained.

  • Local organisations, particularly those with limited access to other funding, are being supported to make a difference in out communities. 

Manawatu/Horowhenua

  • Activities, programmes or services which result in a reduction of social isolation and/or increased connectedness of all people within the community. This includes encouraging social interaction, health and safety, and inclusion in normal daily life.

  • Activities, programmes or services which improve awareness of and access to education, literacy and numeracy and/or help people learn new skills. This includes people of all ages within the community.

  • Increase access to local physical and mental health care and/or encourage healthy lifestyle of citizens in the area.

  • The promotion of environmental awareness and education, restoring local flora and fauna, and/or encouraging participation in environmental action.

Manukau

  • People, particularly those who are vulnerable, lonely, isolated or living in poverty can access local services and activities that meet their needs.

  • 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.

  • Youth and children are valued and mentored towards positive community engagement and resilience.

Marlborough

  • Communities are connected, strong and resilient.

  • The needs of youth and rural people are being addressed, contributing to physical and emotional well being in our communities.

  • Our young people and older people are connected and learning from each other.

  • A volunteer workforce that is resourced and empowered – allowing people to participate and contribute to community outcomes.

Mataatua

  • Cultural, heritage and identity initiatives are supported and enhanced.

  • Community organisation staff and volunteers are recognised and valued.

  • Rural and urban communities are connected and engaged.

  • Children, young people, their parents and families are supported to improve their well being and reach their potential.

  • Diverse communities are celebrated, validated and supported.

Nelson Bays

  • People in our communities are resourced and empowered to lead safe, healthy and happy lives.

  • Our communities are informed, connected and involved in creating their own destinies.

  • Children and youth are equipped to create bright and prosperous futures for themselves and their communities.

North Taranaki

  • Access to education, life skills and Māori cultural competencies is improved.

  • Isolated people are more connected and have access to transport and local services.

  • Organisations are well resourced to support staff and volunteers.

  • An holistic approach to health, housing and family violence prevention fosters people's wellness and safety.

  • Organisations demonstrate collaboration.

Papakura/Franklin

  • Our communities are connected, strengthened, safer and have reduced crime.

  • Children, young people, their parents and families are reaching their potential and building their resilience.

  • People experiencing poverty due to long-term unemployment are well supported and have access to development opportunities.

  • Local care and support is available for mental health, suicide prevention and postvention.

  • Inequalities are addressed, particularly through kaupapa Maori services, or those that directly empower the voices of people with disabilities or services which strengthen the effectiveness of community organisations.

Rodney/North Shore

  • Communities are strengthened, safer, more integrated, less isolated and vulnerable, more people are accessing services and activities to meet their needs.

  • Well being for all people is being achieved and people are engaged, connected and encouraged to participate in their communities to foster a sense of belonging.

  • Volunteers are valued, well trained, supported and proactively encouraged.

  • Whānau Ora or Kaupapa Māori services are well resourced and supported, social and cultural diversity is celebrated, validated and supported.

Rotorua

  • Community organisations are connected and/or working collaboratively to deliver social services in the Rotorua district, providing greater impact and benefits.

  • Volunteers and community workers have opportunities to be well trained and supported to enable the sustainability and quality of services.

  • Families, whānau and individuals are strengthened through the provision of support and learning to reduce drug and alcohol harm.

  • 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.

South Taranaki

  • People in South Taranaki have transport to access services.

  • 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.

Southland

  • Whānau/families are more engaged in their community by increasing independence and reducing social and geographical isolation.

  • Whānau/families in our community have increased support to access appropriate services and resources.

  • Community collaboration and partnerships, working together to build stronger communities.

  • Volunteers are valued, trained and resourced.

  • Kaumātua, elders and the senior citizen community have increased support and resources that enhance their well being and quality of life.

  • Te Āo Māori/Māori aspirations are enhanced and supported in our rohe/region.

  • Rangatahi, youth are valued and have increased mentoring support to achieve their potential.

Tairawhiti

  • All people/whānau/families in our community experience increased well being 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.

Tamatea/Tamaki-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.

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 or circumstance.

  • Community organisations are responding collaboratively to support community-led development.

Tongariro

  • People are supported to learn, lead and share their skills in all areas of life including health and wellness.

  • All people especially the vulnerable are safe and valued.

  • Barriers (related to rural and social isolation) are acknowledged and/or reduced to enable everyone the opportunity to participate in community activities and services.

  • Communities respond in a collaborative manner to community needs.

  • Local organisations, stakeholders and individuals have increased opportunities to connect with each other.

  • Volunteers are valued, trained and celebrated.

Waikato South

  • Our communities benefit from locally delivered family and community support services.

  • Our youth are valued and benefit from leadership and development opportunities in our communities.

  • The well being 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.

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.

Wairarapa

  • Organisations are connected and collaborate to achieve community outcomes.

  • Geographically and socially isolated members of our community are connected and have access to services.

  • People accessing mental health, disability, and early intervention services are supported and integrated into the community.

  • Young people are empowered to engage and positively contribute to their local communities.

  • Vulnerable people/families/ whanau are strengthened and empowered to be socially and physically and mentally well.

Waitakere City

  • 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.

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.

West Coast

  • Transport, isolation and funding barriers are reduced for people of the West Coast.

  • West Coast people, especially our youth are able to access opportunities, services, employment, training, community, and the environment.

  • Organisations are well resourced and are working proactively and collaboratively to support communities on the West Coast.

Whanganui/Waimariono/ Rangitikei

  • Activities, programmes, or services which will result in increased connections within the community and builds sustainable and capacity for local grass root organisations providing services to our communities.

  • Older people in the community, including those with dementia and their carers, have appropriate access to assistance, advocacy and support.

  • Disadvantaged or vulnerable families/whanau, foster-families, children, and youth will have access to respite and support.

  • Activities, programmes or services that promote socio-economic development and community sustainability.

  • Activities, programmes or services that support volunteers and promote increasing levels of volunteering in the community. 

Whangarei/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.

Whitirea

  • 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.