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Making New Zealand better for New Zealanders


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    Outcome 1

    People can easily access the services and information they need


    People’s ability to access services and information affects their lives and wellbeing. We work across government to identify opportunities to make services and information more easily accessible to those who need them.

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  • Outcome 2

    Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving


    Communities are important to people’s wellbeing. People have the best opportunity to thrive and prosper when the communities they live in are safe and resilient. While risk and harm cannot be eliminated completely, they can be reduced, and communities can be supported to manage risks and challenges and empowered to form and realise their own aspirations.

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  • Outcome 3

    People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand


    A strong sense of belonging is important for New Zealand to be a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone. Many factors influence people’s sense of belonging and connection. When people lack a sense of belonging and feel excluded there are high social costs, for individuals, communities and society.

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  • Outcome 4

    New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy, across central and local government


    Both central and local government have big impacts on the lives of New Zealanders. The smooth running of New Zealand’s democratic institutions is important to the accountability and transparency that gives people trust and confidence in democracy. The mechanisms and support needed to make government functional contribute to people’s willingness and ability to participate in society.

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