Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40Page 12 | Rotorua Sustainable Living Strategy Toitū te oranga o Rotorua Where are we now? Te Arawa iwi are the tāngata whenua people of the Rotorua district, and Māori culture and heritage is a special characteristic and strength of this place. There are notable health, education, income and other socio-economic inequalities in Rotorua especially among Māori and Pacific ethnicities. In order to live well, people need to be able to afford quality housing, food and health care. Education underpins people’s future earning ability. Employment is required to secure financial security. Where are we going? Māori culture will continue to be a strong and iconic feature of Rotorua, evidenced by kaitiakitanga of natural resources, equitable social, health and economic outcomes for Māori, and use of te reo and tikanga in formal and every-day settings. The population of Rotorua is changing, with an increased proportion of older adults and increasing ethnic diversity. Rotorua will be a place where children, youth, the elderly, and those with disabilities are valued, their voices heard and included. We will celebrate ethnic and cultural diversity and incorporate it into our community on a bicultural foundation. We will respond and adapt positively to continuing challenges of change including technology, climate, work roles, communication and mobility which affect how we play, learn, live and work. Our networked community will be resilient to civil defence risks. Rotorua people will be well-educated with high levels of skilled employment, participation and have a sense of place and belonging in the community. The Ngapuna community is the first to work with Council on a Neighbourhood Reinvigoration project which aims to work across all areas of Council with the community to plan what’s needed. A hīkoi around the neighbourhood included many residents in the planning. Improvements have been made to street lighting, paving, roads and playground. Council supports the Mokoia Community Association through a Partnership Agreement. MCA has made a commitment to using community-led principles in working alongside its Eastside communities to create and achieve locally owned visions and goals. Over 80 volunteers share their skills and knowledge in a number of ways: from delivering the newsletter, assisting in the office, helping in the gardens, serving on the Board and completing specific projects. Objective 1 He hapori pūmanawa, He hapori ngāwari People are resilient to change, and able to adapt and thrive