Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022

The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022(external link) took effect on 1 July 2022, establishing three new entities:

  1. Te Aka Whai Ora Māori Health Authority as an independent statutory authority to drive improvement in hauora Māori
  2. Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand as the national organisation to lead and coordinate delivery of health services across the country
  3. A new Public Health Agency within Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health to lead and strengthen public health.

The Act also establishes Iwi-Māori partnership boards to represent local Māori perspectives on the needs and aspirations of Māori with respect to planning and decision-making for health services at the local level.

Statement of intent

Our statements of intent describe our strategic goals, what we intend to achieve or contribute to, and promote public accountability.

Te Aka Whai Ora Statement of intent 2022-2026 [PDF, 2.6 MB]

Statement of intents reflects:

  • our legal responsibilities and operating framework, including functions and vision
  • our strategic intentions and objectives for the next four years.
Statement of performance expectations

Our statements of performance expectations explain how we’ll assess and report on our performance as we work towards our strategic goals, and sets out our planned outputs for each financial year.

Te Aka Whai Ora Statement of performance expectations 2022-2023 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

The statement of performance expectations sets out:

  • our goals and proposed performance targets for the next year
  • our forecast financial information.
Quarterly reports

Here is a reflection of the first three months of our organisation’s establishment and delivery of Te Aka Whai Ora strategic objectives, covering the period 1 July – 30 September 2022:

Te Pūrongo o Te Aka Whai Ora - Quarterly Report, Hūrae July – September Hepetema 2022 [PDF, 2.9 MB]


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