The Waikato Wellbeing Project

a research, knowledge and storytelling project focused on environmental and social equity in the Waikato. 

Our Vision

Our mokopuna are thriving 

Our Mission

To hear our people and transcend their future through positive impact

Priority Workstreams

Tuatahi: Poutoko

Lead, Facilitate and Fund Impact Projects

Tuarua: Te Ara Poutama

Waikato Wellbeing Knowledge Initiative 

Tuatoru: He pakipūmeka

Lots of Little Fires

Tuawha: Waha

Use Our Voice To Advocate For Positive Change

Tuarima: Waikato

Support the region’s community leaders and work in partnership to achieve our shared goals

Our Theory of Change

A Theory of Change describes the strategies, actions, conditions and resources that facilitate change and achieve outcomes. It explains how particular activities or actions will lead to particular outcomes. In a simple sense, it is an “if: then” explanation of what we do and how it works.

Our Theory of Change builds on the vision, mission, purpose and goals of the WWP, and helps to identify what action we will take to contribute to these. It helps to clarify what value we will add, how we will work as well as framing our stakeholders’ expectation of our impact.

Our Theory of Change also provides the framework for how we measure our progress and value. Our measurement framework is set out in the implementation section of this plan.

Business Plan 2024-25

This business plan sets out the priorities for the Waikato Wellbeing Project for the next 12 months (May 2024-April 2025).

The plan reflects work by the WWP project team and Kaitiaki Advisory Board, conversations with funders, Manu Taki and project stakeholders in 2023 and early 2024.

Our current initiatives

Current Research

Tell us what matters most

Tukua tō reo kia rere

Our Targets

The following describes the 10 Waikato Wellbeing targets we believe are most likely to lead to an environmentally sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive Waikato region by 2030 and beyond.

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