OUR VISION AND PURPOSE
TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON GREAT BARRIER ISLAND
Our purpose is to help local people establish, develop and grow sustainable businesses and in doing so, create new job opportunities by:
- Activating talent, raising awareness and building capability for social enterprise
- Supporting high-potential social enterprises to deliver scalable solutions to Great Barrier’s pressing social and environmental challenges
- Facilitating new market and investment opportunities for social enterprise
The following values are expressions of the trust’s character that it wishes to encourage as it seeks to advance its mission.
Boldness; openness and responsiveness to the people and activities that can accelerate a sustainable future; ambition; collaborative; inclusive; transparent.
We are a community trust that exercises effective leadership in a variety of ways including: as a facilitator/enabler and/or as an educator and community resource for innovation and community building aligned to our mission.
Local Board; the Auckland Council; Great Barrier farmers; Ngati Rehua NgatiWai ki Aotea ; on island and off island communities; the off-the grid communities; local businesses and start-ups; island food producers.