Rau Tipu Rau Ora: A comprehensive recovery plan for the future
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| 11th June 2020

An action plan to guide the region’s post-COVID-19 recovery, Rau Tipu Rau Ora, was launched by Mayor Rehette Stoltz this week. Mayor Stoltz is co-chair of the regional forum that oversaw the plan’s development, which includes chairs of the local iwi authorities, Trust Tairāwhiti, Eastland Group, Eastland Institute of Technology and Hauora Tairāwhiti.
The plan is a combined effort of many organisations and stakeholders including Manaaki Tairawhiti.
“We are pleased to launch Rau Tipu Rau Ora, which lays out our key recovery challenges and opportunities,” Mayor Stoltz said.
“It also reaffirms our long-term aspirations as a region socially, economically and environmentally. The plan also builds on the many good things we did, especially through Alert Level 4, to assist our people and communities.”
Rau Tipu Rau Ora identifies crucial issues such as housing, employment, health – including the isolation caused by COVID-19 and the risk of future pandemics – stimulating the economy, and education and training. The Plan also sets out actions to support local industries, businesses and locals who lost work because of the pandemic’s impact. Those actions include fast-tracking infrastructure projects already underway, rapid roll-out of ‘green’ training and employment initiatives across local catchments and reserves, and high value projects from the Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan.
Short and medium term goals in the plan include:
• Establishing a Manaaki Tairawhiti commissioning agency to steward new investment for greatest impact.
• Speeding up delivery on Manaaki Tairawhiti key result areas Housing Addiction family Violence and Child Wellbeing.
• Continuing to progress priority actions from the Manaaki Tairawhiti housing strategy.

A copy of Rau Tipu Tau Ora is available here.

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Leslynne Jackson

Lead, Manaaki Tairāwhiti
Cellphone: 022 436 6770

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