Thank you to everyone who shared their views on the draft outcomes framework, which sets out what wellbeing looks like for Māori as tangata whenua and everyone in Aotearoa.
Consultation closed on 11 September 2020 and we are now analysing feedback.
If you weren't able to share your feedback but want to have your say in future phases of this work, please email email@example.com.
The six areas of wellbeing are overlapping and interconnected. The ‘for everyone’ and ‘for Māori as tangata whenua’ sections should not be read as direct translations. They represent related concepts of wellbeing from different world-views. ‘For everyone in Aotearoa’ also includes Māori.
Our vision: Tū tangata mauri ora, flourishing together.
This will be achieved when all tangata/people, whānau/families and hāpori/communities in Aotearoa...
Whānau and communities are culturally strong and express and live awhi mai, awhi atu (reciprocal support); whānau thrive through the practical expression of ritenga Māori (Māori customary rituals), tikanga Māori (Māori philosophy and customary practices) and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge).
Whānau and communities enjoy pae ora (healthy futures) which includes wai Ora (healthy environments), mauri ora (healthy individuals) and whānau ora (healthy families).
Whānau and community hauora (health) needs are met, and unfair differences are eliminated. Equitable health outcomes are the norm as one enabler of pae ora.
Whānau legal, human, cultural and other rights framed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi are protected and privileged. Rights are also recognised and framed by te ao Māori (the Māori world), which includes recognition and application of te ao Māori interpretations of Lore - intergenerational ‘tikanga’ (practices and behaviour) passed down by tupuna (ancestors).
Communities benefit from whānau rights being upheld.
Whānau thrive in environments of arohatanga (the practice of love); and enjoy the benefits of collective flourishing. This supports the best possible intergenerational kaupapa and whakapapa (genealogy) whānau, hāpori, hapū and iwi relationships.
Māori attain and maintain relationships, enabling kin and communities to strengthen ties between one another.
Unity through active whakawhanaungatanga is honoured.
The mauri (life-force) and wairua (spirit and essence) of tangata, whānau, hapū, hāpori and iwi is ever-increasing intergenerationally. Māori have a recognised sense of identity, uniqueness and belonging.
Taonga Māori are restored and Māori have a unique relationship and spiritual connection to the taiao (environment), their whenua (land), whakapapa (genealogy) and whānau.
Māori exercise their authority and autonomy to flourish.
Whānau have hope and the resources they need to determine their own futures.
Māori can apply rangatiratanga in their communities, expressed through autonomy, leadership and participation.
People, families and communities are cohesive; they enjoy close, nurturing and caring relationships that are bound by kindness, respect and aroha (love).
People have a sense of security and belonging in a family and social group, and can form meaningful relationships. Where people experience disconnection, they are enabled to reconnect with themselves, their family, whānau and communities.
People and families feel secure, safe and accepted – individually and together - and live in, work in and visit safe, inclusive places.
People have the economic resources needed to provide for their children, grandchildren, and other dependants.
People and families enjoy their best possible level of health and experience equity of health.
People and families have what they need to be healthy and feel supported to regain or retain their wellness across their life course.
This includes (amongst other things) access to healthy kai (food), healthy and safe homes, safe physical activity and economic security.
Communities are healthy places to live.
People and families have their rights upheld, and are treated with dignity and in ways that reflect a just and fair society.
People and families can fully participate in their communities and broader society and are able to live free from all forms of racism, stigma, discrimination, such as, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, sanism, ageism and xenophobia.
Rights framed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, other New Zealand law and international commitments are protected and privileged.
All people, families and communities are valued. People are able to contribute in meaningful ways to thriving communities, and be recognised for their contributions in their chosen roles across education, employment, volunteering, parenting and/or caregiving. Lifelong learning is a right not a privilege.
People and families are celebrated for their diversity and are connected to their culture, language, beliefs, religion and/or spirituality, which supports self-determined wellbeing. This includes the freedom to express and enjoy their identity in ways that are relevant and meaningful.
People and families experience connection to the natural world, and exercise kaitiakitanga (guardianship) to care for the environment for future generations.
People, families and communities are optimistic and resilient, and enjoy emotional wellbeing and freedom from addiction. They have the skills, knowledge and support they need to cope with and bounce back from adversity.
People and families are able to experience and manage a range of emotions, and experience growth and healing.
People, families and communities celebrate their strengths and practice empathy and compassion – personal and collective. Other people believe in their strengths and capacity for healing.
Communities, institutions and services support people and families to grow and heal.
People, families and communities have a sense of purpose and meaning, are hopeful about the future and have the resources and autonomy to make it happen.
Their voices, perspective and opinions are heard and respected and they can exercise agency to pursue their goals, dreams and aspirations.
Communities of belonging, such as rainbow communities and mental health consumer communities, have agency, trust and resources to develop solutions for themselves to address challenges they face.
The following image and text is an example of how the outcomes framework can, in the future, be flexible to describe wellbeing for priority groups. This provides a Pacific peoples example.
Pacific peoples and families are able to thrive in the community as they maintain their identity and relationships with one another, family, land and environment.
Values and beliefs of Pacific peoples and families continue to evolve given their growing diversity.
Pacific communities maintain their cohesion and cultural integrity with strong relationships.
Within a Pacific world-view, Pacific peoples and families live longer in good health.
Pacific families can afford and have access to healthy food, affordable quality housing and live in safe and connected environments.
Pacific peoples and families feel supported to make independent and informed decisions about their health within a culturally appropriate environment and networks of support.
Pacific peoples and families feel their identity, cultural norms and values are respected and are able to contribute to a thriving, flourishing community in Aotearoa.
Pacific peoples and families live free from discrimination and racism. They are able to maintain and transform their cultural integrity and identity throughout current and future generations of Pacific people in Aotearoa.
Pacific peoples and families are ‘ola manuia’ (live well) mentally, spiritually, culturally and socially.
The Pacific culture is celebrated and shared throughout the generations and across the ‘sea of islands’ through expressions of knowledge, beliefs, customs, morals, arts and personality. The Pacific community is recognised for the diversity they bring, their knowledge and unique contribution to Aotearoa.
Pacific peoples and families can freely express and connected to their identity, culture, religion and language.
Pacific peoples and families are able to draw on their strengths and values to respond to the significant stressors and adversities that impact on their community. This may include a family and/or faith-based approach to lead resilient lives.
The family (āiga, kāiga, magafaoa, kōpū tangata, vuvale, fāmili) is fundamental to resilient Pacific peoples and communities. Their holistic worldviews, spirituality- and community- oriented approach to life remains central to their resilience and wellbeing.
Pacific peoples and families lead interdependent lives with one another and their communities in Aotearoa and across the ‘sea of islands’.
Pacific peoples and families have hope and faith to lead lives that serve their family, community and identity.