Sport Hawke’s Bay has been given a vote of confidence by its regional stakeholders, with a Sport New Zealand survey giving the organisation a rating higher than average compared to other Regional Sports Trusts (RST’s) in New Zealand.
The nationwide survey on the performance of RST’s also ranked Sport Hawke’s Bay as performing better across all measures than in 2016, the last time the survey was conducted.
Sport Hawke’s Bay chief executive Mark Aspden said the survey was a positive sign that the organisation and its 60 strong team is doing some great work in the community.
“We are very happy with the results, both in terms of stakeholder views about the positive impact we are having and also gaining great insights into the areas in which we should increase our focus.
“There were double the respondents from 2016, so that’s a significant improvement too – that our stakeholders are keen to engage with us and provide feedback,” Mr Aspden said.
The purpose of the survey is to support the continued development of RSTs as strong regional leaders, working with the stakeholders in the regions to support and enhance the sport and active recreation system.
“I am particularly pleased that our stakeholders see us as being keen to work closely with them and being effective in assisting them to achieve their goals.
Key highlights of the survey are:
Comments in the survey included:
Mr Aspden said areas to work on are listening to stakeholders on specific initiatives and seeking advice when dealing with issues that impact on the region.
“There’s been some big regional issues over the last couple of years such as the shortage of indoor court space and the development of aquatic facilities across the region. We need to ensure that we can provide an independent viewpoint while taking account of our stakeholders’ varying views.