Local boards:Manurewa, Papakura
Topics:Demographics and societyEconomy, business and industryEducation and skillsHousingQuality of lifeTransport
Kaitāia | Whangārei | Manurewa | New Plymouth | Hornby | Tīmaru
Extract from the Executive summary:
...This project is a snapshot of six local communities from around our beautiful country. It measures the ‘temperature’ in these communities. And it tries to give an opportunity for these local communities to tell their story, and to shape their own narratives.
In the end, The Salvation Army submits that the key themes and storylines in these six communities are possibly reflective and indicative of the story of New Zealand in 2018. We believe this, because the strengths, challenges, views, opinions, experiences, aspirations and hopes of locals in these communities reported here are, in our opinion, likely to reflect the same aspects for many New Zealanders. Therefore, the State of our Communities (SOOC) ideally tells an important part of our national story—the New Zealand story. ...
The summary report: The state of our communities. Summary