Thriving whānau

Te Aka Whai Ora and Te Whatu Ora are a ‘Waka Hourua’ – a double-hulled canoe. We represent two knowledge systems and worldviews, moving together in a common direction.    

Our vision is to create a new health system focused on pae ora (healthy futures) for all people, patients, whānau, and our healthcare workforce.  

At the core of this is tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake, driving self-determination in our communities.  

There are three interconnected elements in achieving our vision: 

Mauri ora | healthy individuals 

Shifting the mauri (life force) of a person from one that is languishing to one that is flourishing. 

Whānau ora | healthy families  

Creating strong, healthy, empowered whānau, enabling them to uplift their own health and wellbeing.   

Wai ora | healthy environments 

Acknowledging the crucial connection and impact of the whenua and living environment to the health and wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.