Below you will find the reports from the Our Way Southland project:
2010 Southland Quality of Life Report
Our Way Southland commissioned a regional Quality of Life survey of 1,520 people to better gauge Southlanders’ perceptions of local and national social, economic and environmental conditions. The survey used a questionnaire based on that used for the www.bigcities.govt.nz project, modified in order to better capture trends at a regional and local level, incorporate both rural and urban perspectives, and provide baseline qualitative data for ongoing outcomes monitoring.
The results of the telephone survey, which was conducted in May 2010, indicated that 91% of Southlanders consider that they have a 'good' or 'extremely good' quality of life compared with the 90% of New Zealanders surveyed for the New Zealand 12 Cities Quality of Life report. This key result reflected a trend across many indices measured.
Other key findings include:
Open 2010 Southland Quality of Life Report (1.9MB PDF)
2009 Outcomes Monitoring Report
The Our Way Southland project has produced the first monitoring report for the Southland community and its outcomes, covering the period 2005 to 2008. This report presents a snapshot of the general state of Southland's economic, environmental, social and cultural outcomes, and indicates whether the region has improved, stayed the same, or deteriorated since 2005.
Open 2009 Outcomes Monitoring Report (2.0MB PDF)
2005 Community Outcomes Report
The Our Way Southland Community Outcomes Report is the result of over two years of collaboration between Southland's four councils to identify the collective vision which Southlanders have for their region. The seven outcomes described in the report are those most wanted by Southland residents for themselves, their families and their communities.
Open 2005 Community Outcomes Report (1.4MB PDF)