Vision and values

District vision, mission and values

Vision: He Whenua Rangatira - A District of Sustainable Prosperity and Well-Being.
Mission: Creating great places, supporting our people.

Our values - tikanga

  • Manawatopu:  Unity of purpose and working together
  • Kaitiakitanga:  Environmental stewardship and sustainability
  • Mana tangata:  Respect and fairness
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi:  Partnership
  • Tu tangata:  Strong cultural identities
  • Whanaungatanga:  Family, community , connecting and sharing

Tumanako - Our expectations

  • He wahi ataahua:  Valuing the outstanding beauty of our District
  • He waka hourua:  Fit-for-purpose infrastructure underpinning success
  • Kokiri tahi:  Empowered communities working collaboratively
  • Oranga taiao, oranga tangata:  Nurturing the environment so it nourishes us
  • Oranga kainga:  A thriving, sustainable local economy
  • Mana i te whenua:  The role of tangata whenua is valued and respected
  • Te ira tangata:  Rich heritage and diversity respected and celebrated
  • Tangata whai ora:  Happy, healthy, safe and purposeful people
  • Whanau:  A great place for our families to flourish 

Community outcomes

  • Communities that are healthy, safe, connected and sustainable
  • Connected and engaged communities prepared for the unexpected
  • Proud, vibrant communities
  • Prosperous communities supported by a sustainable economy
  • A wisely-managed and treasured environment that recognises the special role of tangata whenua as kaitiaki 

Strategic priorities

  • Better data and information
  • Affordable core infrastructure
  • Improved Council capabilities and performance
  • Address affordability
  • Civic leadership and advocacy
  • Empowering communities