Strengthening Communities in Tāmaki Makaurau

Strengthening Communities in Tāmaki Makaurau

February 27, 2024Category:

What does good look like and how do we get there?

A collective response to Auckland Council Budget 2023-24

This report (link below) is based on findings from an online survey, in person conversations, written responses, and a half-day hui that focused on what ‘good’ looks like in terms of strong communities in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. The work was co-funded by Department of Internal Affairs, Inspiring Communities, Community Waitakere, ANCAD, Auckland Council, Catalyse and Walk Together.

106 people contributed information via an online survey, in-person conversations and written responses over two weeks in November 2023. Most were part of communities, community group or community organisation, with only 13 working for local or central government or for philanthropic funders. Almost 90% said strengthening regional community relationships and connections is either extremely or very important at this time.

92 people attended the half-day hui in December 2023. Attendees came from a diverse range of roles, regions of Auckland, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Most of these people were also from communities, community groups and community organisations.

The report summarises the key themes of what ‘good’ looks like and identifies milestones for 3 and 6 years. It also discusses why and how communicating the value of strong communities and community work is important and highlights key challenges to achieving these goals.

This information is designed to inform steps that can be taken now. It is free to use and share.

The link to the report can be found HERE.


Strengthening Communities in Tāmaki Makaurau Hui – March 13, 2024

A warm thank you to those of you who have participated in our survey, conversations, and last year’s hui. We have heard from you that a further hui to share our findings and plan collaborative action together would be useful.

This hui is open to everyone whether you have participated in the earlier work or not. There is no cost to attend. We’d love to see you there.

Join us on 13 March, 1.00pm to 4.30pm, for afternoon tea while we focus on:

· Discussing findings from the survey, conversations, and hui – what did you tell us?

· How we can collaborate to implement these findings and work towards ‘what good looks like’.

· Strategically aligning and working with the Auckland Council Long Term Plan.

. Building on our mosaic of good community practice, relationships, and values.

Our programme has been designed based on the thoughts and contributions made in our recent regional survey, conversations, and a hui held on 5 December, 2023.

Your thoughts and insights are invaluable to our aspirations for communities in Tāmaki Makaurau – join us! And bring friends and colleagues.

This hui is supported financially by;

Inspiring Communities, Community Waitakere, and ANCAD, with support in kinds from many other amazing organisations and individuals across our region.

To attend this hui, you can register HERE.


*Content and images used on this page are sourced from Inspiring Communities resources.