Thames-Coromandel case study "surfing the empowerment wave"

Coromandel is well known for its sandy bays, surfing, Pohutukawa trees and strong views on protection of the environment. But right now TCDC is demanding attention not only for its beaches but its balance sheet.

The Thames South example is one of dozens across the Coromandel which TCDC is hailing as a success of its new 'Community Empowerment' model.  Community Empowerment or returning power to the people to decide is about moving the 'good examples' that every council has into the everyday way of operating right through the Council and delivering community solutions cost effectively.

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