Hauora Māori strategy consultation

Closed 15 Mar 2023

Opened 22 Feb 2023


As part of the next stage of the health reforms, we are developing a range of strategies to help guide our health system to achieve pae ora, healthy futures. One of those strategies is the Hauora Māori Strategy which will set the direction of the new health system for improving Māori health and wellbeing.

Manatū Hauora and Te Aka Whai Ora are developing the interim Hauora Māori Strategy as part of a suite of health strategies within the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act. These strategies will set the strategic direction for the health system. They’ll also guide health entities like Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora in their future planning, investments and priorities.

The interim Hauora Māori Strategy will be foundational in setting the direction for how the system upholds and delivers on its Tiriti o Waitangi obligations and will inform Hauora Māori priorities  across the suite of Pae Ora strategies, reflecting the direction and approach set out in He Korowai Oranga and Whakamaua.

This is an interim step ahead of a more fulsome review and comprehensive engagement process will be undertaken in 2024 to update He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy and Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025, when the foundations of the reformed system are in place. 

Why your views matter

Insights people have shared during previous engagements have helped shape what we think the Hauora Māori Strategy could look like, but we want to hear from Māori and the health and disability sector to make sure the updated strategy aligns with current and future priorities for Māori health and wellbeing.


  • Members of the public
  • Health sector
  • Disability sector
  • Ministry staff


  • Māori health