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COGS Local Distribution Committee Priorities 2022/23

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

LDC  Priorities
Aoraki
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Improved community wellbeing through building strong whānau/families and resilient communities in response to community need and/or aspirations.
  • Accessible services, programmes and activities to support people to live their best lives.
  • Connected inclusive  communities/neighbourhoods where isolation is reduced, people are safe and respected. 
  • Volunteers and community organisation staff are  supported, valued and resourced. 
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 hauora outcomes on the Chatham Islands.
  • Support local events and community facilities.
  • Support opportunities for the Chatham Islands community that they may not otherwise have due to our isolation.
Christchurch City/Banks Peninsula
  • Inclusive and safe communities where everyone is respected, valued and heard.
  • Services information and resources are accessible to all.
  • Communities are safe, healthy and thriving.
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.
  • People in our communities have easy access to services they need to feel safe and supported.
  • 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.
  • Community-led initiatives, in response to a community need or aspiration, are resourced and celebrated.
Far North
  • People in our communities are able to find or access services and activities that meet their needs.
  • Community organisations are well resourced, highly visible, and can access professional services that support and improve what they do.
  • 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 promote community wellbeing and resilience, and are effectively providing services to the community.
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.
Hauraki
  • Strengthening tangata, whānau, whenua and community wellbeing through locally grown strategies and activities.
Hutt Valley
  • Support will be given to grassroots organisations with a clear local footprint who demonstrate active collaboration in one (or both) of the following areas:
    • Whānau – pepe to kaumatua – have access to holistic practices and services for their mental, physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
    • People in insecure housing are supported to achieve oranga / wellbeing.
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 thriving communities supported by community-based organisations/groups who foster collaboration and value all aspects of well-being for everyone.
Manawatu/Horowhenua
  • People in the community are supported, connected and less isolated.
  • Older people are actively participating in their community.
  • Communities have the skills to more effectively manage their circumstance.
  • Volunteers are leading local initiatives they helped to design and maintain.
  • Arts, culture and heritage are accessible to all sectors of the community.
  • Priority will be given to locally based organisations.
  • Lower priority will be given to:
    • requests where there is perceived duplication
    • requests from organisations that currently receive government funding, but are unable to show community need and benefit over and above their contracts.
Manukau
  • 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.
Marlborough
  • Social and physical isolation are being addressed, contributing to safe healthy and connected communities.
  • The needs of youth and elderly and rural people are being addressed contributing to physical and emotional well-being in our communities.
  • people particularly those who are vulnerable, lonely, isolated or living in poverty can access local social services and activities that meet their well-being needs.
  • People experiencing psycho-social distress have access to support networks and local providers that enhance their well-being.
  • Māori, Pacific and other ethnic groups are supported to live well and achieve their full potential.
Mataatua
  • 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
  • Housing food and employment security is enhanced.
  • Isolation is reduced through the increased awareness and connection to appropriate services.
  • Mental health is supported
  • Māori, Pacific, and other ethnic groups are supported to live well and achieve their full potential
 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.
 Papakura/Franklin
  • Our diverse 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.
  • Local care and support is available for physical, chronic, mental health, including addictions, suicide prevention.
  • People experiencing poverty and isolation are well supported and have access to development opportunities.
  • 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 and/or wellbeing of the community.
  • Local volunteers are valued, supported, recognised and resourced. 
 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.
 Rotorua
  • 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.
  • People in insecure housing are supported to achieve wellbeing. Ngā tāngata e noho kore whare ana kei te tautokohia, kia eke ki tōna oranga angitu.
  • Families in our community experience increased wellbeing through services, activities and events which respond to their dreams, needs and aspirations. E harikoa ana ngā whānau ā hāpori i te āwhina a ngā rātonga i āna mahi e orite ana ki a rātou moemoeā, hiahia, tirohanga tōmua hoki.
  • People are able to be connected to their communities through support and services that address isolation and especially to services that support their mental, physical, emotional and social needs to improve their overall wellbeing. Isolation could be the result of location, disability, age, ethnicity or circumstances e.g. lack of digital access. Ma te kaha tautoko a ngā rātonga e tuhono ai te marea ki ngā hāpori, te ropu āwhina i te hunga nohowehe, mate hinengaro, mate tinana, mate kare-a-roto, hoa kore hoki hei whakapai ake i tona oranga katoa. Tera pea, nā tōna wāhi noho, tōna hauatonga,ōna tau āna tikanga, āna āhua katoa, e noho wehe ana ia.
 South Taranaki
  • Our community is safe, connected and engaged through education, support and awareness.

  • All people are empowered through opportunities to participate, connect and thrive in their communities.

  • Children and Youth are connected to opportunities and thrive to reach their potential.

  • All people have access to services, information and resources they need locally.

  • Community organisations are connected, and collaboration is enabled.

  • Transport is available to access services.

 Southland
  • 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.
 Tairawhiti
  • 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.

Tamatea/Tamaki-Nui-A-Rua
  • 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.
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 maintain or reach their potential and/or access services that meet their age, ability, ethnicity or circumstance.
  • Community organisations are responding collaboratively to support community-led development.
 Tongariro
  • People are resourced and supported to learn, lead and share skills in health, wellness and all areas of life.
  • All people, especially those in vulnerable situations are supported, safe and valued.
  • Rural and social isolation barriers are acknowledged and/or reduced to enable participation in community activities and services. 
  • Communities are collaborative in responding to local needs and aspirations.
  • Volunteers are valued, trained and celebrated.
 Waikato West
  • Thriving communities that support cultural and creative expression, diversity, kaitiakitanga and social inclusion where whānau, kaumātua, rangatahi and tamariki are safe, valued, connected and benefiting from collaborative, accessible community initiatives. 
  • Community organisations and groups are appropriately resourced to support their staff and volunteers who are valued, recognised and well trained.
 Waikato South
  • Empowering community wellbeing through building strong whānau/families and resilient communities with a focus on social connectedness and social inclusion.

  • Community organisations/groups are working collaboratively, valuing volunteers and delivering accessible services and activities.

 Wairarapa
  • 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. 
 Wellington
  • Community needs are met by organisations with a clear local footprint; demonstrating collaboration and building community resilience.
  • Māori, Pasifika and Ethnic community aspirations are enhanced and supported.
 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.
Whanganui/ Waimarino/Rangitikei
  • Grass-root organisations are strengthened and sustained.
  • Local communities are connected, vibrant and thriving.
  • Communities have equitable opportunities to engage.
  • Community volunteers are recognised, supported and valued.
  • Priority will be given to locally based organisations.
 Whangarei /Kaipara
  • Older people and those with disabilities 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.
  • Our communities and diverse ethnicities 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.
 Whitirea
  • Organisations have trained and well-resourced staff and volunteers that enable the delivery of quality services.
  • Geographically and socially isolated members of our community are connected and have access to services.
  • Vulnerable people have access to holistic practices and services that address their 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).
  • Our communities benefit from grassroots organisations with a clear local footprint who provide visible and accessible services that meet community needs.