Community ICT 28/3/03 Meeting - Sector Notes Summary
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Assets

Challenges

Uniqueness

Images/Icons

Existing Activities
Tokoroa Businesses
Existing Businesses
Multiple Media in District (Print and other)
Land and Building Prices
Transport Links and Location
Increase Customer Base
Overcoming Reluctance
Marketing/Awareness
Education
Making it Work Properly
Make Benefits Clear
Getting People Connected (25%)
Figuring out our own objectives
Packaging with Voice – low costs
Regaining Market Share from Local workers who don’t reside in District
eCommerce - Cash Movement
eEmployment – Connected Staff 
eEmployment – Office /Building Base
Stand to benefit from increased Tourism
Too busy in town (Tension point between increased Tourism/Busy in town)
Green – lots of images of activities
Welcoming town entrance – use as the icon
Project reasons to stop (in Tokoroa) – early warning
TANGS
BITC
Biz Info
SWDT

Here for:
Opportunities for business
Keeping in touch with progress
Looking for things to help our business
How can we assist?

Pacific Islands

Community
Our Churches
Facilities
Our Schools / Pre-Schools
Our PC’s at home
Culture – Craft, Music, Dance
National PI women’s group allied to Women’s Affairs in Government
Tourism Potential

Literacy
Technology (i.e. phones, computers)
Money
Language – English, IT, PI
Education – overall
Personal Interaction (linking with culture)
Location
Communication
Health – ergonomics

Culture
Family Orientated and extended family
Team Players
Great sense of humour
Passionate
Religion / Spiritual
Language
Sports Orientated
Great at Cooking
Hospitable
Unity of all PI cultures
Loud and Proud but humble

Flowers
Coconut Palms / Tree
Food – PI Flavour (fish, taro, seafood)
Shells – Sea, Pearls
Music – Drums
Tapa Cloths
Pareu
Tivaevae
Jandals
Corned Beef
Vaka – canoe
People
Religion
Bright Colours
Marine Life (Turtles, Sharks)
Lei’s (Necklace) / Ei (Head Gear)
Traditional Dresswear
Kava
Tattoos
Carvings
Role Models – Pacific Achievers
All Pacific designs, arts and crafts

Language Classes
Computer Classes (basic)
Language Nests
Cultural Festivals (Uapou, Polynesian Festivals)
PI Health (general) – Drumbo Aerobics / Ballroom Dancing
Social Services (Cook Island Wardens, CYPFS)
Church congregations (Sunday School)
Craft Classes (Quilt making)
Sports teams / Organisations
PACIFICA National Womens’ Group) – Pacific Allied (Women’s) Council Inspiring Faith in Ideal Concerning All
Maori

 

No belief – no access to computers.
No buildings that offer services
Lack of Knowledge

Maori are a unique people. English and other languages can be world-wide. Maori is found and taught only in New Zealand

 Tourism – they come to see Maori culture. When people find out that we have a unique Maori culture in NZ, visitors to the Internet will want to explore.

Maori culture groups available to the public
Maori Trust Boards
Wananga
Government

Environmental Sustainability
Infrastructural Development
Networking - Communication 
Financial and Human Resources
Access to information

Economic Transformation
Social Development
Maori Development and Advancement
Return on taxpayer’s money

Captive Audience – delegated
Discretionary Involvement
Statutorily bound
Varied activity

Growing Heart of NZ
Lakes
Waikato River
Trees
Clean and Green
Think Fresh

Statutory Planning Requirements
LTCCP
Foundation Education / Pathway to tertiary education and employment
Services – libraries, churches, pools, community halls, ethnic communities
Youth
Volunteers
Youth
Maori & PI Support
Marae
Culture (Wider Context)
Secondary Schools and tertiary

Learning Opportunities
Socio-economic Status
Volunteer Commitments
Integrated Learning Approach
Conditioning
Transportation
Rural Community access: Transport

Last Frontier town
Relatively new social structure
Social conscience
Peer Pressure – what’s cool

American influence – music, clothes, food
Graffiti artwork
Vehicles
Extreme Sports
Video Games / Playstation
Extreme Sports
School Sports
Skate Board Ramp
Community Pojects
Bluelight
Youth Forums
YMCA
Education

Hardware in Place – range of quality
IT Expertise
Web Sites – Te Waotu, Lichfield, Tokoroa High School, Forest View High School, Waiariki, Wananga, Raukawa
Networking with each other and agencies

Maintaining Currency of Hardware, Training, Software, Knowledge
Funding
Providing Support for Staff
Shift from class-based learning to distance learning / community learning
Compatibility of Systems
Access to IT for all
Technical expertise / advice
Time to learn / do
Interaction between all educational levels

Wide Range on Community
Professional Educators
Youth orientated/focused
Under friendly i.e. people come to us
Captive Audience
Dedicated facilities
Positive influence
Multi-cultural
Government Funding
Holistic views of individuals
Registered quality systems
Passionate
ICT Literate

Appeal to our Sector
Children / Families / Communities
Cultural tolerance i.e. Basket of knowledge
Lifelong Learning
Passionate
Baskets of knowledge cycle

Schools
Camps
Out of School Youth
Senior Net
Web sites
Night Classes
Local promotions – Spring into Summer, Arbor Day, Sunflower Day, Calf Club Day, Christmas Parade, Water festivals, etc.
Polynesian Festival
Welcome-Ins
Supporting Cultural Events
Business / Farming / Work Place
Public Health / Fitness
Sports
Church
Youth Work Experience
Lion Nathan Business Challenge
Blue Light Camps – Police Initiative
D.A.R.E.
S.A.D.D.
Project K
Music
Tirau

Vibrant Business Community
Existing School – 15 Computers – has own web site
Lots of individual web sites
People with talent / enthusiasm
Large Number in Community have Computers
Highest growth area in South Waikato – bounced back after losing banks / Post Office
Event Centre
Tirau is a tourist destination – the gateway to the South Waikato
“Hub” – meeting place - “meeting of the roads”

Getting Broadband to Tirau
Not being left out of the picture
Money
Tirau Telecom Exchange
Have Tirau classified as a tourist destination. Everything is there except for Classification and Telecommunications

Unique because we have a lot of people with a lot of needs – young families, elderly people, access to medical facilities

Cabbage tree is an icon within itself. 
Honey Ice cream, Sheep, Dog, Castle, Corrugated Iron, Good Shepherd, Antiques, Crafts, Cafes

Large Industries – Richmond, Putetere, Excell (48 staff), Dairy, Hydroponics
Community activities are on all of the time
Tirau – attracts entrepreneurs
Great community Spirit
Have own guide dog – town raised $22000 in 18 months
Strong Community – pulls together
2 Golf Courses – Good Shepherd
Little crime
School Swimming Club
Tennis Club (100 members)
Temperate Climate
Golden Oldies

Coordinate local like-minded people

 Time of day to meet etc
Transport to meetings
Learn to use own programmes
Poor eyesight, hearing, arthritis etc

 

Age – negative
Have to be persuaded to use technology
Large
Humourous

 

Computer Club
Senior Citizens Club
Over 60 Club
Library
Grey Power
No Senior Citizens Computer Club
Unemployed

Cheap land and housing

Finding jobs and getting upskilled using our talents (usually no jobs at the end of a course)
Growing Industry 
Existing day to day watching the money
How to get real jobs for real wages
Permanent Jobs, changing government attitudes towards us, centrification
Accessible assistance for personal growth and to progress our own business ideas
Cheap access to information by phone, computer, radio, TV, newspapers

Hometown / friends and family connections

The images are of queues outside unemployment offices

 

Maybe community groups. Not clear.
Setting up an office to coordinate all of the ideas together for the benefit of the unemployed and finding suitable employment for others not through Government Departments but community-based projects.
Individuals also do their own projects e.g. Local History
Community Groups
People
Volunteers
Skill sets (specialised)

Community Database - What do we know about each other
Consistent infrastructure – Bitsy with a lack of community co-ordination
Lack of funding (info) resources. – applications for grants
Lack of promotion
How To? Lack of knowledge
Lack of general business skills
Connectivity
Enquire Within

People and talent (Focus)
Non-profit (orientation)
Support Community

Linking Hands
“Paper cut people”
Timber
Natural Environment
Communication Diversity

 

Community Diary
Christmas Parade
Noticeboard in Library
Music Festival
Radio
Provide a sense of community – networking opportunity
Arts Festival every 2 years – 2003
Spring into Summer
Posters / Banners
Kids Market Day
SWDC Web Site
Information Centre
Club Activities and Programmes
Social/ Health

Understanding People
Access to knowledge and information / source
Variety of networking
Holistic approach to people’s awareness
Focus on the well-being of community
Mobility within the community
Supportive – without judgement
Appropriate Treaty focus

Establishing trust
Breaking down barriers
Education people – Health, Developmental needs
Conservatism
Gate keeping
Collaboration

Open mindedness
Holistic
Front line
Nut about us – it’s about them
Focus on outcomes and process – not numbers
Facilitation skills
Individualism
Communication skills

Doves, Complete Man (as per da Vinci), Yin/Yang, Tapa Wha, Poutama, Southern Cross, Star of David? 

Work on Health / Services Provider database
TCOSS Directory
Health Days
Local Newspaper
Sporting Activities

Things being talked about:
Social / Health sector networking afternoons
Collaborative JV’s
Newsletter
Recognised as an area needing work and improvement
Promotion of each other, of the need. Build links, reduce isolation, support for groups / people etc.
Central Theatre

 Social Services

PCOSS
TCOSS
Social Services Waikato
Good communication networks – know who to contact and how to access them
Share Resources and Knowledge
People
Funding
Communication – between Business, Social Services, Economic Development
Access to Information and Equipment
Public Awareness and Perception
Volunteer Recruitment and retention
People helping people
Voluntary Workforce
Not for Profit
Direct effect on community
Our aim is to help people in their everyday lives
Family
Community
Helping
Hands
Heart
Skull & Crossbones??
Community Centres – Putaruru and Tokoroa
We help because we care
PCOSS and TCOSS meetings, newsletters, Open Forums, Open Days
Kidsafe Week
Early Childhood Expo
COGS Accountability Meetings
Funding Expo’s
Rural  Business / Farms

Knowledge and Skills
Rapid adoption of new technology
Innovativeness
Strong Community Networks
Strong Links with industry associations
Diversity of activity (e.g. Quad bikes and farm business)
Wider picture:
Land and Natural Resources
Processing Facilities
Entrepreneurship
Central Location – Taupo North

 

Lack of ICT structure. E.g. bad phone lines, electric interferences, can’t get Jetstream
Lack of provider willingness to invest in rural infrastructure – cost
Terrain Shadows hinder communication
Selling the idea – e.g. tourism businesses – lack of capital
Wider picture:
Commodity prices create economic pressures
Environmental pressures – RMA
Social Isolation
Rural Education

Diversity of lifestyles
Reduced access to resources – e.g. cultural and social, Government Services
Diversity of industries – Forest, Pasture, Drinking Water
Outdoor Environment – Water, Forestry, Pastoral

Fresh Air
Green, Clean
Open Space
$$
Family
Being own boss
Tourism – isolation – uncrowded
Tourism – cows and sheep

 

Schools
Halls
Sports and Recreation Clubs
Council
Fonterra
Federated Farmers etc and Other Associations
Employment – Farming, Forestry, Rural Enterprises, Local Shops.

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