Taiahaha Taiahaha - Mãori Wellbeing Framework


Kia ora tika te mau o te aho tahuhu hei whangai ko te piko o te mahuri tera te tipu o te rakau kia uhi wero kia  uhi taia mo nga mokopuna I whai ake nei…. Haumi e hui e taiki e.

  1. Ensure the fibre that weaves the pathway is strong; set flawlessly to shape and determine future directions for the health and wellbeing of our children
  2. Navigating new potential to ensure equity for Māori through strategic alignment underpinned by Mātauranga Māori.

In 2014 the Midland region held a two day Māori Summit, “Hei Wero, Hei Taniwha”  The Summit highlighted the innovation occurring across the Midland region with an opportunity for Māori to network.  The Māori Summit evaluation report was released to the regional networks and published on the Midland MH&A website.

In 2013 a Midland Family Whānau Competency Framework was developed gathering robust information and feedback from the five Midland DHB areas.  Two Māori specific consultation hui led by Hine Moeke-Murray occurred in Taranaki and Tairāwhiti to develop Māori for Māori competencies.  A draft competency document was developed from the consultation feedback and was placed on the programme for final consultation at the October 2013 Whanau Summit “An Unskilled Workforce…..Yeah Right!”

As part of determining a way forward following the He Ara Oranga report a Steering Group was formed with representatives from each DHB area invited to participate.  Further to this Werry Workforce Whāraurau and Te Rau Ora was invited as the Workforce Centres focusing on the wellbeing of Māori and tamariki across the continuum.  From this planning a wãnanga was organised and held on the 02 October 2019 "Taiahaha Taiahaha - Maori Wellbeing Framework" in Rotorua to bring together whãnau to hear their voices and use this to develop the framework, please click here for the programme. 

The purpose of Taiahaha Taiahaha is to articulate the aspirations of Māori to ensure future survival, development and prosperity through a Māori Wellbeing Framework.  This project will affirm the Youth, Addiction and Whānau Wananga in solidifying the identified values, aspirations, principles and intentions to ensure an equity lens is captured for Māori across the generations.

Please click here to read the Final Draft Midland MH&A - Taiahaha Taiahaha: Maori Wellbeing Framework Discussion Document

Feedback is invited from all Midland Mental Health and Addiction Stakeholders. Options for providing feedback are:

  • An e-survey: click here to access a confidential electronic survey
  • Postal survey: post completed survey to Akatu Marsters, Business Support Coordinator, Private Bag 3023, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046.  You can copy the survey provided in Appendix 5 of the report.
  • Electronic response to Akatu akatu.marsters (at) healthshare.co.nz
  • Verbal feedback via telephone or Zoom: contact Akatu Marsters at akatu.marsters (at) healthshare.co.nz to arrange a time.

Feedback deadline: Friday, 06th March, 2020.