Te Aka Whai Ora has an important role in supporting the Crown in its relationships with Māori and giving practical effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 
Working in partnership with Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, we are addressing intergenerational Māori health inequity and creating positive change for all New Zealanders. 
We provide expert, evidence-based advice to the Government to ensure it is responsive to Māori health. We also monitor and review the Government’s progress towards its hauora Māori goals and priorities.  
This kaupapa is the result of decades of mahi by all those who have strived to advance Māori health approaches and solutions. He mihi mutunga kore ki a koutou.  
We embrace this responsibility.   
It’s time to accelerate our action, to drive the design and delivery of health services to better meet the needs of whānau Māori and all our hapori (communities).