Cultural Development Strategy
In 2004, we brought together the following group of key partners to develop a cultural (arts and heritage) development strategy for the district:
- Ngati Tuwharetoa
- Destination Lake Taupo
- Lake Taupo Development Company
- Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery
The strategy for district cultural development was created through a consultative process involving all the key partners. The core principles which underpin work on the Cultural Development Strategy are leadership and partnership, a collective strategic and integrated approach, efficiency and effectiveness.
The Strategy has five goals:
Effective cultural partnership between us and Ngati Tuwharetoa, its hapu and other stakeholders that result in co-operation that adds value to cultural development for the community and visitors.
Increased knowledge of and pride in district, history, people, stories, achievements and arts.
High quality care and conservation of significant objects, buildings, collections, including historical trees, records and stories of the district for current and future generations.
Facilities, Events and Services
World class cultural facilities, events and services in the district which complement our natural heritage and increase access, quality of experience and satisfaction for the community and visitors.
Distinctive cultural products for local, national and international investors, operators and visitors, including accommodation, food, merchandise and visitor experiences (creative enablers).