Communities and coast:

Te Puāwaitanga o te Tātai me ngā hapori me te tahatai

Te Puāwaitanga ō te Tātai communities and coast

​The actions in this priority area are cross-cutting as communities are on the frontline of all major challenges facing Tāmaki Makaurau.

From inequality to pandemics, unemployment to homelessness, criminal violence to poor health, poverty to systematic exclusion, communities are the theatres where these problems play out and hence where they can best be addressed.

This speaks true for climate change and climate induced migration as well - this multiplicity of challenges covered under this priority area justifies its linkage to six of the principles under Te Puāwaitanga ō te Tātai namely:

  • Manaakitanga
  • Rangatiratanga
  • Mātauranga
  • Ōritetanga
  • Tōnuitanga
  • Kaitiakitanga.

Economically and culturally strong, healthy and socially cohesive communities are a necessary prerequisite for a climate resilient Tāmaki Makaurau.

The specific Ngā Mahi a Te Ora/ Well-being Activities that relate to the community and coast priority include:

  • co-design kaitiakitanga and stewardship framework between mana whenua and the council
  • restoration and rejuvenation of our moana, our repo, our puna wai and our mahinga kai
  • establishing rangatahi role in governance and monitoring (building capacity to participate in decision-making)
  • intergenerational education programmes
  • measuring the state of Māori wellbeing of Tāmaki Makaurau
  • using our dual knowledge systems to determine what it could look like for Tāmaki Makaurau
  • enabling whānau to prosper, be resilient and strong as we transition away from carbon dependence.