Whakapuāwaitia Ngāi Māori 2030 Thriving as Māori 2030

by L Ihimaera & K Maxwell-Crawford


All New Zealanders deserve to live longer, healthier, more independent lives, and enjoy the same access to timely, quality health care irrespective of location, financial resources and ethnicity. Health equity for Māori is one of the major challenges to achieving this. Whakapuāwaitia Ngāi Māori 2030 provides direction for workforce development priorities and will support the health and disability sector to:

  • deliver on health targets that cannot be achieved without improvements to Māori health outcomes
  • lift health sector performance through recognition that clinical and cultural competence are inseparable and greater integration of Māori cultural competence will enhance Māori engagement, and access to and through health care
  • improve the health of older people, given the Māori population over 65 is expected to almost triple from 2006 to 20261 and the high proportion of DHB hospitalisations that areMāori kaumātua, and
  • deliver services in a way that enhances and supports Whānau Ora.