Why people matter. Regional policies for national prosperity

The Canterbury Region offers extraordinary opportunities for sustainable prosperity which can only be realised through appropriate policies and thoughtful management. Our goal should be “sustainable prosperity” – a community where cultural, social, environmental and economic objectives can be achieved together, over time, for the benefit of current and future generations. Cantabrians are endowed with land, water and renewable energy. We live in a stable, educated, participatory democracy. The endowment comes with the obligation to use these natural and institutional  resources wisely – to cultivate not plunder, to conserve not waste, to develop not exploit and to enhance not degrade...

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