Cliffs in the Chatham islands

The Chatham Island’s Strategy “Our Islands’ collective approach to priority projects” was launched to the community on Tuesday 23 April.

The Chatham Island’s Strategy has been developed by the four island governance entities, the Chatham Islands Council, Hokotehi Moriori Trust, Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust and Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust on behalf of the Chatham and Pitt Island communities.

The vision

The Strategy asserts and represents the collective ‘voice’ of the Islands, its community and our vision of achieving a better future.

In realising our vision and addressing the many challenges that currently face our isolated, remote community, it is pivotal that sound working relationships with central government are established and enduring. This strategy provides a platform for strengthening relationships with government agencies and takes a focused and forward thinking approach to each of the wellbeing outcomes, through working groups led by the Four Entities.

Wellbeing outcomes

There are four wellbeing areas: infrastructure, economic, environmental, social and cultural that provide detailed pathways for the realisation of outcomes. Achieving these outcomes will enable our community to have enhanced growth, be more sustainable, prosper and continue to have pride and place as island residents.

It is with unity as a community that we continue to be empowered, create and strive for a better future now and for the future generations to come.

The online version of the Strategy will be available on our website on 5 May.