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Draft Revised Strategy

February 8th, 2021

In 2015 the Ornithological Society of New Zealand / Te Kāhui Mātai Manu o Aotearoa celebrated its 75th anniversary.  As the contribution to this moment in the Society’s history we adopted a strategy for the 2015 to 2024 period that is intended to advance our Purpose, Aim and Objectives and for achieving improved public understanding and wider acceptance of the Society throughout New Zealand.  The framework provided by the strategy has served us well since 2015 but Council considered that a mid-term revision was needed because of several changes that now influence our governance.

In late 2020 / early 2021 a draft revision of the strategy was assembled by Council and endorsed by RRs and Scheme Convenors. It looks ahead to 2024 and incorporates various amendments that are appropriate to the Society’s present circumstances.  Important amendments include steps to encourage engagement of Māori, and increasing opportunities for participation of young people in the Society’s activities.

In order to broaden the basis of consultation Council now encourages members to submit their views on the draft revised strategyComments are invited and should be emailed to the Executive Officer not later than 10 April 2021.

Ian Armitage