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COGS Local Distribution Committee Priorities 2021/22

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
  • Inclusive and safe communities where everyone is respected, valued and heard. 
  • Improved access to  activities, services and programmes that promote hauora/wellbeing. 
  • Connected Communities/neighbourhoods where isolation is reduced. 
  • Volunteers are supported recognised 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 safety outcomes on the Chatham Islands.
  • Support local events and community facilities.
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 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.
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 vibrant 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 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, cultural 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.
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.
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 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 mental health, addictions, suicide prevention.
  • People experiencing poverty are well supported and have access to development opportunities.
  • 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.
 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.
  • 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
  • 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 which are collaborative and demonstrate wider community benefit.
  • Māori, Pasifika and Ethnic community aspirations are enhanced and supported.
  • Community resilience and connections are strengthened.
 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 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.
 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.

 

  • Inclusive and safe communities where everyone is respected, valued and heard