Tēnā koutou katoa,

It was wonderful to welcome both Arsalan Abdollahi and Heather-Lynn Potgieter to our Rotary whānau and I look forward to working with them during the year on various projects and events.

Our guest speaker that day was Beyond 2025 project lead Bobbi Brown who spoke about the work she has undertaken during the past 18 months.

If you missed the presentation, the document is attached to my message.

Bobbi successfully launched the Beyond 2025 long-term plan for Southland, which has highlighted important and pressing priorities, the region needs to address. Bobbi highlighted two areas for us to be aware of:

  1. The Circle Diagram – this represents the three areas of focus including enablers and guiding principles
  2. The five enablers that will ensure that our long-term vision is achieved. These include housing, workforce, data, energy, and regulatory & planning.