Positive response from academics and agencies on our report into rangatiratanga during COVID-19

Feedback has been very positive in the media from the Ministry of Health and Te Aka Whai Ora on our latest report into wellbeing during COVID-19. 

Our latest report shows Māori-led initiatives played a key role in protecting the health and wellbeing of communities, supporting connection with individuals and whānau, and sharing information and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Māori exercising rangatiratanga during the pandemic showed that Māori have knowledge and skills to support not only the wellbeing of their whānau and communities, but also the wider response,” says Te Hiringa Mahara Director Māori, Maraea Johns.  

“Māori wellbeing is often referred to as being collective, and exercising rangatiratanga (self-determination, sovereignty, independence, autonomy) is a contributor to a range of positive wellbeing outcomes for iwi, hapū, and whānau.”

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