Northland Inc is facilitating the development of Te Ōhanga Rautaki Whānui o Te Tai Tokerau, a Regional Economic Development Strategy in partnership with local and central government, Te Tai Tokerau iwi and hāpu, regional communities and industry. 


The strategy will be a co-designed and Te Tiriti-based strategy with the aim of tackling the major issues affecting Taitokerau Northland such as equity, inclusivity, productivity, high-value job creation and climate change action. 

The strategy strives to take an intergenerational view of key issues, with the goal of enabling community capacity and capability to create transformational change and better outcomes for whānau now and into the future. 

The intention of Te Ōhanga Rautaki Whānui o Te Tai Tokerau is to pursue a sustainable approach around key pillars of social, cultural and environmental priorities as outlined in He Tangata, He Whenua, He Oranga.

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Steering Group

A Steering Group for the strategy has been assembled to set the strategic direction and vision, identify priorities and provide input into an actionable work programme and advocate for strategic outcomes within regional networks. Through collaboration the aim is to have eyes to the horizon yet address key issues still affecting Taitokerau Northland such as equity, inclusivity, resilience, productivity, the need for higher value jobs, better infrastructure, climate change, community capacity and capability, to achieve better outcomes for whānau to thrive.  

Members of the Group 

These members were selected by an appointments panel made up of a representative from:

  • Te Kahu o Taonui  
  • Whāriki  
  • Northland Inc  
  • Regional Public Services Commissioner – Tai Tokerau
  • Joint Regional Economic Development Committee

The current members of the Steering Group are: 

Blanche Morrogh
Carol Berghan
Justice Heteraka
Justin Blaikie
Kathryn De Bruin
Lindsay Faithfull
Liz Oliver
Mihi Harris
Shane Witehira
Sir Brian Roche
Tania McInnes and;
A representative of Te Kahu o Taonui, the regional iwi Chairs’ forum.  

Responsibilities of the Group 

  • Set the strategic direction and vision for the strategy Te Ōhanga Rautaki Whānui  
  • Agree and provide input into an intergenerational strategy framework 
  • Agree a co-design strategy process and engagement model 
  • Identify priorities and provide input into an actionable work programme  
  • Oversee and monitor the strategy development pace 
  • Be a champion and advocate for the strategy within your networks 
  • Commit to attending Steering Group meetings and to pre-read, participate in discussions, add substantive value, and provide guidance at bi-monthly meetings


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