Leading and monitoring transformational change
for the hauora health and wellbeing needs of whānau Māori

Our kaupapa

  • Manifesting the aspirations, objectives and imperatives of whānau, hapū and iwi
  • Directing and guiding the entire health system to understand and respond to needs of whānau Māori
  • Upholding the wairua of collective contribution - leading to greater health and wellbeing for all in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Indigenising the health system - driving growth within the Māori workforce by supporting our existing staff, and ensuring Māori have a clear pathway into hauora health mahi.

Whānau will be the voice and capability that drives the design and delivery of health services in Aotearoa, better meeting the needs of Māori.

Whakahiko i te oranga whānau will become our reality with realising tino rangatiratanga as both the pathway and goal.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

We commit to upholding and honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and giving expression and practical effect to all four articles:

  • Embedding Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the entire health system as its foundation
  • Ensuring iwi, hapū and whānau can exercise tino rangatiratanga in their decision-making authority over hauora matters of importance to them
  • Taking a Te Tiriti-based approach to identifying and tackling the factors within the health system that contribute to inequities, including racism and bias.

To realise this, we will:

  • Guide and lead the hauora health system to give full effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and bring tino rangatiratanga, equity and evidence to the heart of decision-making
  • Connect with iwi, hapū and whānau to create wellbeing supporting environments, improve service quality, whānau service experiences and outcomes
  • Monitor system performance on whānau health and outcomes.

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We acknowledge the past and those with the vision for change

Why change is needed to improve hauora Māori

Te Pae Tata Interim New Zealand Health Plan

How our health reforms are being rolled out