Aotearoa New Zealand is a great place to belong and call home, and Te Korowai Whetū Social Cohesion is about all of us being connected, included, respected and safe here.
On 27 October 2022, the Government released plans to help strengthen Te Korowai Whetū Social Cohesion in Aotearoa New Zealand, including a $2 million fund for community-based social cohesion initiatives.
Alongside communities representing Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich diversity, a package of tools and resources was developed to support New Zealanders’ collective social cohesion efforts. This includes a Te Korowai Whetū Social Cohesion strategic framework and other helpful information resources. The Te Korowai Whetū Social Cohesion package of tools and resources can be used by government, individuals, communities, NGOs and other private sector organisations to strengthen social cohesion through their own mahi. Everyone can make a contribution to social cohesion.
About the name Te Korowai Whetū Social Cohesion
‘Te Korowai Whetū Social Cohesion’ comes from the whakatauāki, “Whatua te korowai i ngā tini whetū”, meaning: “to weave the korowai (cloak) from the myriad stars”
The name ‘Te Korowai Whetū Social Cohesion’ reflects the vision of social cohesion in Aotearoa New Zealand described in the social cohesion strategic framework, where we can support each other to thrive and shine bright like whetū or stars together. This vision was developed in collaboration with diverse communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.