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People are important. All members of our community are empowered to participate in decision-making and to contribute to society. We celebrate diversity and welcome newcomers, while recognising the special role of tangata whenua.
Having a population rich in heritage, cultures and languages provides enormous social, cultural and economic benefits. The arts are important for adding to community strength and identity, and are recognised for enabling communication across a range of different groups within society. Voting is a way that people can participate in decision-making, to be fairly represented and to seek redress for discrimination.
Strong and tolerant community is made up of 12 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the strong and tolerant community outcome definition (shown above). Data relating to each individual indicator (for the 2001 to 2016 period) is provided via the menu below. The index that measures change in the strong and tolerant community outcome (pictured below) shows the composite average of the individual indicators.
Using GDP, smoking has traditionally been counted as a benefit to the economy. With a GPI, smoking is regarded as a cost
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Māori language and culture are integral to the national identity of Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Kohanga Reo early childhood education centres and Māori medium schools provide culturally specific learning experiences such as mihimihi, karakia, waiata, poi, and haka that impart Māori knowledge through the use of Māori language, and enable children to internalise not just the language but also Māori culture. Children’s immersion in Māori culture and participation in learning the Māori language are essential for the retention of the Māori knowledge and values into the future. Māori is an official language of New Zealand, and an essential component of national identity.
The number of children enrolled in licensed te kohanga reo services and Maori medium education expressed as a function of the total number of enrolments in licensed early childhood services and schools.
Ministry of Education
Last updated April 2017
Indicators are updated in April and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
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