“If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got.”

IT’S TIME TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY…

Now more than ever, there is strong support across the community to change the game. People are ready to level up and shift the dial so that the people and community of Otara are no longer just getting by….Nah! bugger that- we want Otara to be THRIVING. Why? Whānau is why!!! A community is thriving when whanau are healthy, vibrant, resilient and successful.

IT STARTED WITH A PAUSE…

A small group of people stopped looked up and realised that with all the hard work and good intention they were pouring into Otara, the dial wasn’t shifting – it still looked and sounded the same. They went back to the drawing board and more people came on board – the call for change was heard and grew.

Two years later, following 14 workshops and 1003 residents’ surveys, we are confident of what and how things need to change. The voices of those living and serving in Otara have been heard. It is time to work in ways we haven’t tried before – be brave take risks and give new things a go. A new era for Otara has begun and the Thriving Otara movement is leading the charge.

VISION

ALL People in Otara are Thriving.

MISSION

To catalyse for positive change in Otara by encouraging and facilitating life transforming opportunities for personal and professional growth.

INNOVATIVE

We seek out different ways of doing things and make changes to achieve new opportunities.

CELEBRATION

Being the biggest cheerleaders to ALL our community successes.

COMMUNICATION

Staying connected and in touch to have a stable lasting impact.

HONESTY

Being open, real, genuine and ready to journey together.

COMMITMENT

To the vision, mission and heart of helping Otara ‘Thrive.’

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