Māori Organisations

There is a fundamental obligation under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Aotearoa on the part of the Crown for Māori to have active, authentic participation and control in delivering health, disability and social services.   Māori Organisations are Māori governed and owned businesses that provide diverse services or programmes that are controlled and delivered by Māori.  

Some Māori Organisations provide primary health care services, some deliver comprehensive Whānau Ora services, some are specialised in specific areas such as mental health, addiction, disability, youth, and social services but all are holistic in their approaches or models of practice.  

Māori Health Reforms and Hauora Māori strategies have enabled policies and programmes to advance Māori development for cultural advancement, Māori and service development, social equity and inclusion.  By reducing Crown delivered programmes, a devolution of resource and investment into the community and investment means that support for Iwi and Māori Governing Organisations is possible. These pro-Equity and pro-Te Tiriti o Waitangi approaches have helped foster strategies to enhance Māori perspectives, capital assets and worldviews especially for building the critical mass needed for health, disability and social services and programmes. 

The delivery of Community based Māori Non- Government Organisations has increased dramatically over the last twenty years,  and these will continue to thrive in the future. 


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About Us

To improve Māori Health through leadership, education, research and evaluation, health workforce development and innovative, systemic transformation. We strengthen Māori health and wellbeing through nationally navigated and locally led solutions.