Our community outcomes are developed with the community to help us promote Islanders’ social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing.

Social Wellbeing: Resilient community
Ensure everyone has a sense of belonging and can access information to participate in decision making to help shape the future of the Chatham Islands. We will build and maintain relationships to strengthen active participation in the best interests of the community. Communities are prepared and can recover from the changes in the environment, including natural disasters.
Cultural Wellbeing: Embracing diversity
We celebrate our unique identity through arts, culture, heritage, sport and recreation. We will work with imi and iwi to ensure that appropriate regard is made to miheke/taonga and culturally significant matters. We recognise and value the voices of all cultures and ages within the communities we serve.
Economic Wellbeing: Growth builders
People and goods can move safely and efficiently while reducing impact on the environment. The economy is supported by appropriate infrastructure that protects people and assets. We will support growth of a skilled workforce, increased employment, and opportunities for everyone to contribute to and benefit from a vibrant and prosperous economy.
Environmental Wellbeing: Sustainable action
Unique ecosystems, landscapes and indigenous biodiversity are valued and stewardship/t’chiekitanga/kaitiakitanga exercised to safeguard our environment for future generations. The quality of freshwater and coastal water is protected and improved for community wellbeing and ecosystem health. Living and working environments are sustainable, contribute to healthy communities and minimise waste.

A safe and healthy community

  • Access to affordable, quality housing
  • Access to and serviced by a health provider that is accommodating to the needs of the community
  • Access to education opportunities for all ages
  • Access to quality infrastructure services

A safe and secure community

  • Access to recreation and sports facilities
  • A community able to live within its means whilst enjoying a standard of living
  • A community that has employment opportunities

An enterprising and innovative community

  • A community that promotes economic development for its fishing, farming and tourism industries
  • Up-to-date telecommunication and information technology that supports economic growth
  • An educated, skilled workforce
  • Access to reliable and affordable transportation services

An environmentally conscious community

  • A community that protects, sustains and enriches the environment for future generations
  • A community that acknowledges and values Chatham Islands’ cultural heritage and its uniqueness

A culturally enriched community

  • A community that values the Chatham Islands’ ‘way of life’ and traditions
  • A community that acknowledges and values the importance of ‘tangata whenua’ as an integral part of our community
  • A community that values and supports the arts as a means of sustaining our heritage
  • A community that values its ‘taonga’/treasures