Path to Well-Being Conference 2012
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2012 Rangitikei Path to Well-Being Conference at Rata Hall and Marae on 26 October 2012. The weather was perfect and feedback we have received shows that you all had a good time. Below is a selection of photos courtesy of Paul Marcroft. Click here to view the album
Further information from the day will be uploaded imminently……
As a relatively large District with a relatively small population, Council believes that in order to provide better services, at a better value to ratepayers, we need to work together with other agencies. We are developing a range of partnership projects with other local statutory, community and public agencies particularly in health, community safety and education.
- Good Access to Health Services
- A Safe and Caring Community
- Lifelong Education Opportunities
- A Treasured Natural Environment
- A Buoyant District Economy
- Enjoying Life in the Rangitikei
These theme groups link together through the Partnership Board
A Path to Well-Being – where it all began.....
In 2010, Council initiated the Rangitikei – a Path to Well-being initiative with a conference in Taihape.
On 16th April 2010, over 130 delegates from 68 different organisations gathered at Taihape Area School for the first "Rangitikei - A Path to Well-Being" conference.
Delegates were asked to participate all day in one themed workshop. In total there were six different workshops based on the Rangitikei Community Outcomes.
Following the 2010 conference, theme groups were established around each community outcome. These are multi-agency and District stakeholder groups that work together to achieve agreed outcomes.
Please click here - Community Outcomes Report for a copy of the 2010 Community Outcomes report to Council, which includes workshop notes for each theme group from the 2010 conference.
On 6 October 2011, delegates gathered at Arahina Conference Centre in Marton for the second "Rangitikei - A Path to Well-Being" conference.
Delegates were asked to choose three out of the five workshops. The five workshops were as follows:
- Community resilience: looking at volunteer capacity
- Growing the District: promoting the Rangitikei as a place to live
- Small business development: growing our business base
- Health and social welfare agencies: delivering services across a dispersed population
- Inter-agency collaboration: education case study
Please click here - Path to Well-being 2011 Report for a copy of the report back from the 2011 conference to the Partnership Board.
In May 2011, Council commissioned a report “Making Rangitikei Home: Strategies on how to keep families, retirees and indigenous people” which highlighted common themes around successful partnership and collaboration. A full copy of the report can be found here - Making Rangitikei Home
Examples of success came from:
- Developing, with partners, the right mix of service provision to complement the attractions of the natural landscape and vibrant communities
- Developing and promoting family-friendly policies through partnership working
- Particularly working to develop transport services that meet the needs of the existing population and possible migrants
- Developing community partnerships to build local support networks to implement the care and transition of school leavers, to ensure that young people will contribute effectively as citizens in the future
The Partnership Board and six theme groups of the Path to Well-being Initiative, are particularly focusing on these activities.
If you think there is a way you or your organisation to contribute to the actions or goals, please do not hesitate to contact the Policy Team on 0800 422 522 at Rangitikei District Council.