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He Tohu Ora - May Update

He Tohu Ora Regional Wellbeing is at the heart of our work and we are acutely aware that the overall wellbeing of many people, whanau, communities and businesses are in variable states of flux as we start to fully realise the impacts of Covid19 for our region.

In the last half of 2019 we asked our communities a simple question - what matters to you? We received thousands of insights from a good cross-section of Tairāwhiti communities and worked through that feedback from January to March this year, prior to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Our challenge now is to take what we have learned and finalise our wellbeing framework in a way that critically acknowledges where we are placed, what we are dealing with now and, more importantly, what we aspire to achieve that is impactful, sustainable and underpinned by equitable wellbeing outcomes throughout Tairāwhiti.

Finalising and implementing the first version of our regional wellbeing framework and the development of a tool for measuring impact will happen over the next two months. It will involve:

  • understanding the findings of our community data within a ‘real world’ context. 
  • finalising baseline indicators and measures so we know there is a positive impact.
  • Operationalising the framework and testing it with a range of current projects.

We look forward to releasing He Tohu Ora Regional Wellbeing Framework alongside our Annual Report and Statement of Intent in July.

If you would like to discuss this important project please email Community Engagement Advisor Erina Hurihanganui to arrange a time to talk.

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