Our vision:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Every whānau and every household is actively engaged in and benefiting from growing a thriving Hawke's Bay economy.

Our Foundation and Way of Working

Woven through the MAP are guiding principles that will help us navigate as we develop each action into project plans. These are:


The Hawke’s Bay economy is thriving; however, socially inclusive and economic success is not shared across all communities.  We have identified that our focus now needs to be on inclusive growth; that is growth that enables the widest range of people and places to be a part of, contribute to and benefit from socially inclusive economic success. We will focus on the quality of our growth and increasing prosperity in our communities to address the social and health needs of all whānau.

Embedded in this theme is the importance of different sectors coming together to create collective impact. We will work with and alongside each other in the spirit of co-design and partnership. To be authentically inclusive, through korero and action, we will weave people and communities together ensuring that the right people are having the right discussions at the right times. 


As leaders we need to recognise our role as kaitiaki. We will ensure our work areas and actions promote sustainability across economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeings.  We will work hard to meet our present needs and build our people’s capability without compromising the needs of our future generations. Our focus will be on whai rawa; using our resources in a holistic and sustainable way.


In the spirit of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; partnership, participation and protection are fundamental to our way of working. This means iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities will be involved at all levels across strategy, decision-making, planning and delivery with a focus on co-design and safeguarding Māori cultural concepts, values and practices.


Our capacity to raise our standards of living depends on our ability to lift the amount of goods and services our workers produce and the value they add; basically, working smarter to get better results for less effort. Focusing on increasing our productivity performance and labour force participation are key drivers for economic prosperity, higher wages and higher living standards. 


Developing an enterprise mindset with innovation at the core of what we do to drive the thinking that goes behind economic growth to enable equitable outcomes for every household and every whānau. Through social procurement we can have impacts across all pou to drive the intergenerational changes we need to meet our vision.


In Aotearoa New Zealand, people have different health and social outcomes that are not only avoidable, but unfair and unjust. Equity requires that each partner shall demonstrate an authentic commitment to the ideals of health and social equity including respect, access and dignity, delivered through the MAP.


This is an action plan. The focus will be the execution of projects and actions and the demonstration of progress. Through taking a collective impact approach, partners and contributors can feel part of a meaningful process and proud of successes, and beneficiaries can see the evidence of their support playing out in their lives and communities.