"Whakahou Taketake Vital Update – Tauranga" is a research project centred on understanding the people and communities in Tauranga, and what their needs, wants and aspirations are for their neighbourhoods and the wider city.
Tērā koia te tautara ki Maunganui,
te rūpeketanga a nunui, a roroa ki te pō.
Okioki atu rā koutou ki te pō nui,
Takoto atu rā koutou ki te pō roa,
Tēnei te pō, nau mai e te ao.
E ngā rauru o Tauranga moana,
E ngā kārure o Tauranga tangata,
Tēnei te pou, te pou nō Rongo,
Te Pou Taketake e rāhiri nei,
haere mai, nau mai, tautī mai rā.
Following the inaugural community research project that we undertook in 2020, Tauranga City Council, the Acorn Foundation, TECT and Bay Trust have worked together again on the 2023 edition of ‘Whakahou Taketake Vital Update – Tauranga’, facilitated by independent research company Key Research.
The findings have reiterated some things we already know, but they have also helped us to gain a deeper understanding of the diverse communities within Tauranga and what is most important to them.
Through this research, we now have rich and insightful data that is representative of our communities, including: our Ageing population (65+ years), Youth (13-24 years), Māori, Pacific communities, Ethnic communities, Disabled people (including carers), People experiencing homelessness, Rainbow community, Children (5-12 years) and Parents & caregivers.
The reports below provide some insights into the information that is available. Use the dashboards to explore, compare and extract the data that is relevant to your community and operations.
We want to thank everyone who participated in the survey for sharing their voice. This data* will be used to inform and influence council’s projects and plans, but it is also available for the community to use. It will help shape our city’s future.
*NOTE: The privacy of the Vital Update respondents is safeguarded in accordance with Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) Code of Practice and the Privacy Act 2020.
For the best user experience and optimal accessibility, we recommend accessing the dashboards on a desktop.