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The Waiapu community possesses significant social capital. This plays a major role in underpinning a basic level of resilience. The community is highly resourceful but with a declining or literally eroding resource base. Low natural and financial capital, in particular, has trapped many in a cycle of incremental change unable to make the transformational changes that will significantly improve their wellbeing or the health of the catchment.