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  • Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō (Levin Community Centre) 10 Bath Street Levin New Zealand (map)

THE RURAL-URBAN WELLBEING DIVIDE…

Discover exactly what wellbeing means, why it is important, and which areas need the most attention to improve the wellbeing of Horowhenua.

Brad Olsen is a Senior Economist at Infometrics. He focuses on regional economies and growth and government policy. He created the Infometrics Regional Wellbeing Framework, which allows local leaders and their communities to better understand how their area functions and design innovative actions to improve the wellbeing of the wider community.

Wellbeing is quickly becoming one of the most important concepts in the vocabulary of New Zealand’s public administration. However, despite its spike in significance, wellbeing is poorly understood.

We’re pleased to welcome Brad Olsen to Horowhenua. He will discuss his recent report including his views on the wellbeing divide between New Zealand's urban and rural communities.  Brad will explain how wellbeing can be calculated and compared across the country at a regional or territorial authority level.

You will have the chance to see how Horowhenua compares to other regions using indicators that focus on the past, present and future, such as crime figures, household income, and population age profiles. You will learn about the opportunities and challenges we face as wellbeing becomes an increasingly prevalent objective nationwide and you’ll get a grasp on how to use wellbeing data to inform your own decisions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about our regional economies and how wellbeing affects Horowhenua.

GENERAL ADMISSION 
$5.00 per person at the door.

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