Measuring community wellbeingTe ine i te hauora o te hapori
Every year NCC's Community Strategies Team asks Napier citizens a series of questions to assess their current quality of life. The findings from this survey help us formulate policies and initiatives to enhance the social wellbeing of our community.
Eight out of ten respondents were negatively affected by the Cyclone. Impacts included damage to property and/or valuables, health impacts, work loss or disruption, travel delays, and affected family members.
Mental health and wellbeing concerns were reported by two out of three people (66%).
Overall sentiment about life in Napier was lower than in 2022, with 60% rating their life as good or very good (down from 70%).
Feelings of safety declined, with 38% reporting they feel safe, down from 62% in 2022.
Social connections were high post-Cyclone (78% average agreement score, up from 74% in 2022).
Levels of personal and community resilience were high - linked to strong social connections and the community coming together in the aftermath of the Cyclone to help each other out (77%).
Emergency preparedness increased as a result of the Cyclone, with 72% of people saying they have subsequently arranged essential items such as food, water, cash, gas/fuel, a radio, and alternative cooking methods and lighting sources.
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