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 14 | Rotorua Sustainable Living Strategy Toitū te oranga o Rotorua Where are we now? Our environment is contributing to the risk of unhealthy food choices and an increase in overweight and obesity in our community. Increasingly food is highly processed with limited nutritious value. More people are accessing food grants or food banks. There is growing interest in community gardens which can supply affordable fresh produce to our district. Having the option to select and purchase healthy food is affected by social, cultural and physical environments. Where are we going? Rotorua: a city of enterprising, active and healthy people: where our people can readily and capably grow or find and prepare affordable, fresh and local produce in ways that meet diverse cultural needs; where there is a thriving and sustainable local food economy and where opportunities for greater physical activities are everywhere. Objective 2 Kia tau te iwi o Rotorua ki te nuinga ngā kai ora, ngā kai pai ki te tiaki te mauri tū, te mauri ora People in Rotorua will at all times have access to enough safe and nutritious food for a healthy and active lifestyle Mataarae Marae at Reporoa has developed a thriving māra kai which they celebrated with a Harvest Festival inviting the wider community. Council’s Neighbourhood Matching Fund has been used to support the development of a number of community gardens across Rotorua district, providing supplies of fresh healthy vegetable and fruit produce and bringing members of the community together over the gardening.