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What are the 2020 COGS priorities for each of the regional COGS Committees?

Each of the COGS Local Distribution Committees (LDC) have their own committee outcome priorities.

LDC  Priorities
  • Improved health and wellbeing in the Aoraki community through a whole of community approach to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in this region.
  • The Aoraki community is welcoming, and inclusive of diversity through services and activities that increase the understanding and awareness of the benefits of unity.
  • Existing and future volunteers are recognised and encouraged.
  • Reduced isolation by increased awareness and connection through opportunities to participate or by accessing services.
Auckland City
  • People in our local communities are supported, celebrated, strengthened and less isolated.
  • Our communities benefit from locally focused organisations who provide visible and accessible services that meet community needs.
  • Volunteers are valued, well trained, supported and resourced.
  • Organisations helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people are more collaborative and sustainable.  
  • People are valued and mentored towards positive community engagement, wellbeing and resilience.
Canterbury Rural
  • Inclusive communities where everyone is respected and valued.
  • Improved access to activities, services and programmes that promote hauora/wellbeing.
  • Volunteers are recognised, supported and resourced.
  • Connected communities where isolation is reduced.
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.
  • Community volunteers are well managed, supported, resourced and valued.
Chatham Islands
  • Youth, and elderly experience enhanced wellbeing. 
  • Enable positive health and safety outcomes on the Chatham Islands.
  • Support local events and community facilities.
Christchurch City/Banks Peninsula
  • Inclusive Communities where people have a sense of belonging, diversity is valued and Te Tiriti is honoured.
  • Everyone having access to services, information and resources that respond to identified needs and contribute to safe, healthy and thriving communities.
  • Connection and collaboration being valued and practiced to increase participation and promote community resilience.
Coastal Otago/Waitaki
  • People in our community are supported to use technology in a way that protects physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Our community fosters a sense of belonging; people are well connected, valued and less isolated.
  • Communities have access to the services they need and feel safe, supported and valued.
  • People in our communities have easy access to services they need to feel safe and supported.
  • People in our communities are reaching their potential through training and education.
  • Our community is well resourced to support the mental health needs of our people.
  • 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.
  • That focus be on services to be delivered in the Far North.
  • Community organisations can access professional services that support and improve what they do.
Great Barrier
  • Local people, particularly those who are 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.
  • Strengthening family/whānau and community wellbeing through locally grown strategies and activities.
Hutt Valley
  • Members of the community are mentally, physically, emotionally and socially well.
  • Whanau/families – pepe to kaumatua - are empowered to engage and positively contribute to their local communities.
  • People in insecure housing are supported to achieve wellbeing.
  • People in our local communities are supported, celebrated, strengthened and less isolated.
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
  • Building resilient families and vibrant communities supported by community based organisations who foster collaboration and value all people to support social and environmental well-being. 
  • Reduced social isolation and/or increased connectedness of people within the community.
  • Increased participation in communities and thriving communities through collaborating organisations and people working together to achieve a common purpose.
  • Improved health and general wellbeing of older people.
  • Organisations and/or individuals have developed their skills to more effectively manage their circumstance.
  • Volunteers are supported in providing community services, particularly in activities which they help to lead, design, and maintain.
  • Improved community access to local art for artists and audiences.
  • People, particularly those who are vulnerable, lonely, isolated or living in poverty can access local services and activities that meet their wellbeing needs.
  • Migrants and newcomers are well supported and integrated into the community.
  • People with disabilities are empowered and well supported by accessible local services.
  • Senior citizens are supported, engaged, empowered and actively participate in community activities.
  • Youth and children are valued and mentored towards positive community engagement, innovation or resilience.
  • Māori and Pasifika aspirations are enhanced and supported.
  • COVID-19 responses are supported.
  • Social and physical isolation are being addressed, particularly for our earthquake impacted areas, contributing to safe healthy and connected communities.
  • The needs of youth, elderly and rural people are being addressed, contributing to physical and emotional well-being in our communities.
  • Organisations in our communities ae relevant, future focused and accessible.
  • A volunteer workforce that is resourced and empowered – allowing people to participate and contribute to community outcomes.
  • Tuakiri where culture, heritage and identity initiatives are supported and enhanced.
  • Ringa Hapai where community organisation staff and volunteers are recognised and valued
  • Whanaungatanga where rural and urban communities are connected and engaged
  • Whanau where children, young people, their parents and families are supported to improve their wellbeing and reach their potential.
  • Kotahitanga where diverse communities are celebrated, validated and supported.
Nelson Bays
  • Isolated communities have increased access to services that enable well-being and resiliency.
  • Youth, Seniors and the disadvantaged are supported to participate in the community, enabling intergenerational connection and cultural diversity.
  • Volunteer services are supported and well resourced. 
  • Community organisations are collaborative, connected and environmentally aware creating stronger more sustainable communities.  
 North Taranaki
  • Access to education, life skills and maori cultural competencies is improved.
  • Communities are 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 peoples wellness and safety.
  • Improved capability, networking and collaboration is demonstrated.
  • Youth Children and those with special needs have equal opportunities.
  • Our communities are connected, strengthened, safer and have reduced crime.
  • Children, young people, their parents, grandparents 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, addictions, suicide prevention.
  • 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.
 Rodney/North Shore
  • Communities are strengthened, safer, more integrated, less isolated and vulnerable, more people are accessing services and activities to meet their needs.
  • Wellbeing 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, resourced and proactively encouraged.
  • Whānau Ora and/or Kaupapa Māori services are well resourced and supported.
  • Vulnerable people are empowered and well supported by inclusive services that validate cultural, physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Community organisations are connected and/or working collaboratively to deliver social services, providing greater impact and benefits.  Kotahitanga:  E mahi ngātahi ana ngā kōmiti kia piki te kounga ō ngā mahi hai tautoko i te hāpori.
  • Volunteers and community workers have opportunities to be well trained and supported to enable the sustainability and quality of services.   Whakapiki Pūkenga:  Inā ngā ara, ngā  huarahi hai whakapiki i ngā  pūkenga ō ngā tūao, kia pai ngā  mahi mō te hāpori.
  • Families, whānau and individuals are strengthened through the provision of support and learning to reduce gambling addiction, drug and alcohol harm. Tarukino:  Inā te maha ō ngā  huarahi hai tautoko i ngā  whānau kia kore rātau e hinga ki ngā  mate waipiro, aha rānei, aha rānei.
  • Families/whānau are strengthened through learning and support that nurtures children, youth and parents/caregivers.  Mātauranga:  Inā hoki te maha ō ngā  huarahi hai ora tonu ai ngā  kete o te mātauranga, mō te katoa.
  • People are able to be connected to their communities through support and services that address isolation.   This could be as a result of location, disability, age, circumstances or ethnicity.  Tātau tātau:  E āhei tonu te hāpori kia noho mokemoke i tēnei wā.  Nā te pakeke, te wāhi noho, te hauā pea, aha atu, aha atu.
 South Taranaki
  • Transport is available to access services.
  • Our community is safe, connected and engaged through education and support.
  • All people have opportunities to participate, connect and thrive in their communities.
  • All people have access to services, information and resources they need locally.
  • Collaboration is evident.
  • Children and Youth are resilient and thrive to reach their potential.
  • Families, youth and elderly are more engaged in their community and have increased support and resources that will increase independence, improve health, well-being and reduce social and geographical isolation.
  • Community collaboration and partnerships, working together to build stronger communities for all.
  • Volunteers are valued, trained and resourced.
  • Te Āo Māori/Māori aspirations are enhanced and supported in our rohe/region.
  • Whānau/families/people in our community experience increased wellbeing through services, activities and events which respond to their moemoeā/dreams, needs and aspirations.

  • Community organisations are accessible, supported and encouraged to respond to local needs.

  • Te Ao Maori is strengthened and promoted in our rohe.

  • Our tamariki/children and taiohi/youth are supported to reach their potential.

  • Services and communities affected by Covid 19 are restored and improved.
  • Elderly people have access to the services they need and feel safer, supported and valued.
  • Volunteers are recognised, resourced and valued.
  • Social and rural isolation is addressed effectively.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • People are resourced, supported to learn, lead and share their skills in all areas of life including health and wellness.
  • All people especially the vulnerable are supported, 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 and support to connect with each other.
  • Volunteers are valued, trained and celebrated.
 Waikato West
  • Thriving communities that encourage cultural and creative expression, diversity and social inclusion where whānau, kaumātua, rangatahi and tamariki are safe, valued, connected and all benefit from supportive, collaborative and accessible services and activities.
 Waikato South
  • Empowering community wellbeing through building strong whānau/families and resilient communities with a focus on social connectedness and social inclusion supported by community organisations who collaborate, value volunteers and deliver accessible services.
  • Organisations are connected and collaborate to achieve sustainable community outcomes.
  • Geographically and socially isolated members of our community are connected and have access to services.
  • People accessing mental health, disability, prevention and early intervention services are supported and integrated into the community.
  • People are empowered to engage and positively contribute to their local communities, including the environment.
  • Vulnerable people/youth/whanau are strengthened and empowered to be socially and physically and mentally well. 
  • Volunteers are valued, well trained and resourced.
  • Te Āo Māori/Māori aspirations are enhanced and supported in our rohe/region.
 Waitakere City
  • People have access to programmes and/or services to support their wellbeing.
  • 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 community have access to training and education opportunities. 
  • Sustainable community organisations with a clear purpose achieve positive outcomes in our communities.
  • Community needs are met by organisations which are collaborative, connected and demonstrate wider community benefit beyond their membership.
  • Community needs are met by supporting operational expenses. 
 West Coast
  • Transport, geographical and social isolation are reduced for West Coast people and communities.
  • West Coast people, especially our children, youth and most vulnerable people are able to access the resources and opportunities they need to thrive and prosper.
  • The West Coast is a place where people and communities build on their collective strengths to enable inclusion, prosperity, wellbeing and connection.
  • The aspirations of Māori in our region are enhanced and supported.
  • Organisations are well-resourced and are working proactively and collaboratively to support West Coast people and communities.
Whanganui/ Waimarino/Rangitikei
  • Build capacity and sustain grass-roots organisations.
  • To encourage and support connectivity in communities.
  • Develop thriving and vibrant local communities.
  • To ensure that all people, in all communities, have equitable opportunities to connect with diverse community activities.
  • Community volunteers are supported, valued and well-resourced to provide their services.
 Whangarei /Kaipara
  • Older people are connected, involved in the community and have access to the services they need.
  • The wellbeing and aspirations of Maori are supported and valued.
  • Children and young people are supported to thrive.
  • Communities are healthy, resilient and can meet their own needs.
  • Community organisations are well-resourced and valued.
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are valued, resourced and well trained.
  • 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 holistic practices and services that address physical, emotional, psychological, social or educational needs.
  • Communities are connected, strong and resilient.
  • Communities are responsive to and inclusive of diverse cultural needs and emerging issues (culture is not exclusive to ethnicity).