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Title Heartland strong : how rural New Zealand can change and thrive / edited by Margaret Brown, Bill Kaye-Blake and Penny Payne.
Imprint Auckland : Massey University Press, 2019.

Subject Rural development -- New Zealand.
Community development -- New Zealand.
Regional planning -- New Zealand.
New Zealand -- Economic conditions.
Alt Name Brown, Margaret (Social scientist),
Kaye-Blake, Bill,
Payne, Penny,
Add Title How rural New Zealand can change and thrive
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Note Archived by the National Library of New Zealand in EPUB.
Authors: Dr Margaret Brown, Dr Vicki Burggraaf, Dr Estelle Dominati, Dr Robyn Dynes, Dr Kirsty Hammond, Bonny Hatami, Dr William (Bill) Kaye-Blake, Dr Alec Mackay, Dr Michael Mackay, Dr Fleur Maseyk, Tracy Nelson, Penny Payne, Dr John Rendel, Dr Bruce Small, Dr Willie Smith, Dr Ronaldo Vibart, Garry Watson.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- 1. What is happening within New Zealand's rural communities?: Chapter 1. On-farm changes that have affected rural communities in the past 20 years -- Chapter 2. Wairoa: Resilience and change -- Chapter 3. Talking to communities: How other small towns view their resilience -- Chapter 4. The Sustainable Land Use Initiative: A community's response to an adverse event -- 2. Making sense of these facts and experiences: Chapter 5. A new framework to measure resilience -- Chapter 6. Creating an integrated perspective with modelling -- Chapter 7. Pathways to future resilience: The TSARA programme -- 3. How will intersecting drivers affect the future of rural communities?: Chapter 8. The resilience of Māori land use -- Chapter 9. Southland: An adapting landscape -- Chapter 10. How will technology affect the fabric of rural communities? -- 4. How will these changes be integrated?: Chapter 11. Entrepreneurship on New Zealand family farms -- Chapter 12. Increasing indigenous biodiversity in farming landscapes -- Chapter 13. An integrated approach to farming: Learning from matauranga Māori -- Conclusion: The future of rural resilience in New Zealand -- Notes -- About the author.
Summary "The future of New Zealand's rural communities is often in the news. Empty shops, depopulation and lack of jobs are offered as signs that many towns are dying. There is no getting away from the challenges to the rural sector. But what if you consider economics AND demography AND the environment, aiming for a holistic description of rural communities? Then the picture looks quite different. Rural communities have shown themselves to be resilient over many years, and that is likely to continue. Most importantly, people in rural communities, in townships and on farms, have options. This important book, based on years of research, shows how, and provides useful insights into the ongoing process of change in rural communities and the resources on which they draw to support their resilience. It offers a positive message and some blueprints for progress"--Back cover.
ISBN 9780995113572 (epub)
9780995109599 (print)
OCLC # 1119391312
Additional Format Print version: Heartland strong 9780995109599.

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