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Kia takatū tātou – Supporting long-term social and economic development


We will look to the future and ready ourselves in the here and now. We will take a long-term strategic approach to community, regional and economic development.

  • We will support our clients to acquire adaptable, flexible and transferable skills for current jobs and a changing job market.
  • We will make better use of our regional network and local connections to provide greater opportunities for clients to participate positively in society and to achieve their aspirations and reach their potential. This may mean volunteering, training and development for sustainable employment or caring for whānau and families.
  • We will work closely with employers, industries, community partners and other government agencies to understand and anticipate changes and trends in regional employment, and in community and housing needs. This will make us aware of the opportunities and demands on services for us and those we work with.
  • Focusing more closely on regional social and economic development, we will maximise opportunities for people, whānau and families, iwi and communities.

Like the kōmako’s role in regenerating the natural environment, MSD has an important role to play in supporting and developing our communities, so they have a strong and sustainable future.