The Manaakitanga pathway recognises that some aspects of Dunedin life need improvement (or sometimes just better information) to make our city a more attractive and welcoming place, both for current and potential residents. This can be the case for new migrants, visitors, temporary residents such as students, potential migrants to our city and existing residents.
As well as being about hospitality, the concept of manaakitanga can also mean showing kindness, caring for others, treating people with respect, nurturing relationships and more. The Manaakitanga pathway aims to help Dunedin people access the information and services they need to make good choices about jobs, education, housing, social and other opportunities.
This implementation pathway links to the Economic Development Strategy (particularly the strategic themes ‘A Magnet for Skills and Talent’ and ‘Compelling Destination’) and also builds on the findings of the Settling In Dunedin: Migrant Communities Speak report.
The main actions identified for this pathway are as follows:
- formation of Manaakitanga pathway team
- scoping and needs analysis, development of detailed action plan
- review of community funding delivery and effectiveness
- consideration of Settling In priority actions
- work with Economic Development Strategy partners to develop retention strategies
- work with Stronger Communities team to identify participation opportunities for new migrants
- review of availability and suitability of information and resources for existing residents
- work with Stronger Communities team to identify community safety initiatives
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