The Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Survey (TWS) was launched in October 2022, designed to build comprehensive data about how we’re doing as a region. 

The intent was to improve the local data available to the region and better understand the wellbeing of our people. 

While Stats NZ already captures wellbeing data through their biannual NZ General Social Survey (NZGSS), this data doesn’t accurately reflect our region due to the small sample size. This means Tairāwhiti data is always lumped in with Hawke’s Bay. 

The TWS is made up of three modules. The first two are condensed versions of the NZGSS and the third module is region specific.

The intent is to roll the survey out every one or two years. Over time, we will be able to see patterns and trends and whether our regional wellbeing is improving.  

The next survey will launch on 26 October 2023 – make sure you take part and share your perspective.


2022 Wellbeing Survey Numbers

  • The survey ran for nine weeks from 12 October to 12 December 2022.
  • 1026 people completed the core wellbeing modules of the survey.
  • 935 completed the entire survey.


Data and insights from the 2022 Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Survey are now available, comparable to national wellbeing data. 

Data Dashboards

2022 Insights

2022 Data Tables