Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Council to host Pacific Protocol signing

13 November 2005

Christchurch City Council to host Pacific Protocol signing

Christchurch's biggest players in service delivery have agreed to sign a Protocol of Agreement aimed to improve Pacific people's economic, social and cultural outcomes in the city.

On Friday, 18 November, from 4-5pm, the chief executives of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Christchurch City Council, Canterbury District Health Board, and Canterbury Development Corporation will sign a Protocol of Agreement in the Christchurch City Council Chambers, Tuam Street.

The protocol will record an agreement between the parties to work closely together with the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs to increase Pacific communities' participation in their city's vision for its future.

This will be done through: * Improved effectiveness of policy advice to local and central government about Pacific issues; * More Pacific responsive and effective services and support, and * More effective monitoring and evaluation of the parties' responsiveness to the needs of Pacific peoples in Christchurch city.

The chief executives of the partners have agreed to meet annually to discuss and review their respective strategic directions and key priorities for the coming year regarding appropriate initiatives that aim to improve the lot of Pacific people.

Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore says he is pleased that the City Council and the Canterbury Development Corporation - the economic development arm of the Council - are making this commitment. He says it will draw a far tighter and more effective safety net with the health sector and the Ministry charged with improving the Pacific participation nationally.

"We don't all of us have the answers to some of the issues that our Pacific communities have in health and education, for example, but by pooling our skills, resources, and ideas across the sectors, we have a far better chance of putting more effective systems in place for Pacific people.

"I suspect the signing of this protocol will become a milestone that we can all look back at years from now, and recognise it as a turning point in empowering Pacific communities in Christchurch," Mr Moore says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Rivals For The Covid Saliva Testing Dollar

If you want a good insight into what the limits of tiny, barely discernible steps to reduce poverty actually look like, delve into the latest Statistics Department figures on poverty in New Zealand Most of the nine measures utilised reveal little or no progress in combatting poverty over the 21 months to March 2020... More>>


Government: Reserve Bank To Take Account Of Housing In Decision Making

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today. Changes have been made to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee’s remit requiring it to take into ... More>>


RNZ: Alert Levels Remain

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says at least half of the Papatoetoe High School community have been tested and the results that have come through so far have all been negative... More>>


Stats NZ: Latest Release Of Child Poverty Statistics

All measures of child poverty were trending downwards, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, across the two years since year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. The COVID-19 lockdown in late March 2020 affected Stats NZ’s ability to collect data from households ... More>>


NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

Parliament: Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More>>

The Dig: An Illogical Ideological Struggle

Dig beneath all the trade wars and the arguments to the effect that the USA should not permit China to achieve economic and technological superiority, or even parity, and you find the real reason behind the conflict... More>>

Travel: Government Eases Visa Restrictions For Visitors In New Zealand

Visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions for those still here, the Minister of Immigration has announced. More>>




InfoPages News Channels