Innovative infrastructure and information

Mā te whakātu, ka mōhio, mā te mōhio ka mārama, māte mārama ka mātau, mā te mātau ka ora-with discussion comes knowledge, with knowledge comes light and understanding, with light and understanding comes wisdom, with wisdom comes wellbeing. To become a more connected and knowledgeable region we need to have access to good data. This in turn will highlight gaps, identify opportunities for investment and inform better decision making.

In order to grow creativity, innovation and business, irrespective of where you live or work across the region, there is a need for reliant and resilient infrastructure. There are many opportunities underway within our region including new roads, housing developments, water restoration and allocation and 5G networks. Advocacy is key in this area to ensure that our Māori communities are considered in the development and integration of key infrastructure.

Sr. No.Key actionsTimeframes
1Share and promote local and regional stories – for Māori, by Māori1–3yrs
2Establish a database of iwi, Māori businesses and organisations across the region1–3yrs
3Support initiatives to meet Māori housing needs4–7yrs
4Māori land database established to understand and progress with potential development opportunities4–7yrs
5Establish a Māori skills and job matching database1–3yrs
6Advocate for key infrastructure to be established including internet and water access where needed4–7yrs

Drivers and enablers: Iwi, Māori business networks, WellingtonNZ, Te Puni Kōkiri, Kāinga Ora, Te Tumu Paeroa

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A collection of local and regional stories is in place for Māori to learn from and celebrate.

There is an established database of Māori businesses and organisations easily accessible to Māori that is regularly updated and used on a weekly basis by the community to procure goods and services.

We have reduced by at least 25% the home ownership rate gap between Māori and non - Māori (currently 22%), with more papakāinga established throughout the region.Sustainable funding established for all active Māori business networks across the region

A stocktake of all Māori land is in place, a minimum of 10% previously not under governance is now ready to take on development is some shape or form.

The employment rate is on-par with non-Māori.

All Māori whānau have access to clean running water and have the opportunity to connect to the internet from their homes.