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Community Outcomes seeking TDH endorsement not Ten Year Plan

2 Jun 2009

Community Outcomes seeking TDH endorsement not Ten Year Plan

Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) was not asked to endorse the Draft Ten Year (LTCCP) plan at its May meeting. The document they were being asked to endorse was 'Tairawhiti by Choice'.  The Local Government Act requires council to support the community to identify its outcomes every 6 years.  In 2008 community groups were asked what they wanted for this community though a process facilitated by council.

"TDH participated in the process of revising our district's community outcomes in the document now branded 'Tairawhiti by Choice.  At least 67 community groups and businesses participated in the planning process.  Seven organisations were asked to collectively endorse the final document and TDH was one of these organisations" said manager of Community Planning and Development Nedine Thatcher. 

The other co-signatories were:

  • Te Puni Kokiri
  • Tairawhiti Polytechnic
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Department of Conservation - East Coast/Hawkes Bay conservancy
  • Gisborne Police

Council has a role facilitating the outcomes but does not own them. However, the activities of council and the projects outlined in the Ten Year Plan are expected to contribute towards the outcomes community has identified.  Council endorsed 'Tairawhiti by Choice' at their meeting on 28 May.