Northland Forward Together - Kokiri Ngatahi Taitokerau
Northland Sustainable Economic Development Strategy Steering Group
Northland Regional Economic Development Strategy. The strategy development process was led by the Northland Regional Development Strategy Steering Group. This group included the general managers of the three local authorities in Northland, the general manager of the Northland Regional Council, business people nominated by each of the district councils in Northland, Maori representatives, and central government representatives. The economic development strategy was a “bottom-up” initiative spearheaded by the Northland Regional Community Trust, whose mission is “to promote and encourage sustainable economic development for the benefit of the people of Northland”. The consultation processing included questionnaires distributed through locals newspapers, interviews with key community leaders including local authority mayors, consultation with community leaders, a school essay competition, e-mail submissions, meetings with Maori leaders and meetings with Northland businesses on a sector and geographical basis. APR received a reward for this work.