Vision, Mission & Values

He Kaupapa | Vision

“Whanāu Ora is about Whānau self managing and taking responsibility for their own economic, cultural and social development.”

The Te Arawa Whānau Ora mission defines our role as a Whānau Ora provider collective. We believe it is important that our services and our service approaches reflect the needs and aspirations of whānau. Therefore, by focusing on whānau centred services we want to support individual health needs but also provide whānau centred approaches to issues that are more systemic and intergenerational and require a range of service responses to address. As is articulated in Te Pā Harakeke we want to use a cultural framework that provides a focus on addressing the “root” (pakiaka) cause of issues, including social determinants of health, because we know that addressing determinants within a cultural framework will make a significant impact on whānau wellbeing.

He Tikanga | Values

“Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Whanaungatanga, Kotahitanga, Wairuatanga, Ūkaipōtanga, Kaitiakitanga”

Te Arawa Whānau Ora is guided and influenced by the values embedded within the concept of piripoho including manaaki, awhina, aroha, tautoko and tiaki. Our kawa and tikanga guide the practices that will assist us in developing and maintaining positive and constructive relationships across all providers that are part of Te Arawa Whānau Ora.

Mahinga Pai | Mission

“To deliver whānau centred services based on a kaupapa Māori world-view”

This mission defines our role as a Whānau Ora provider collective. We believe it is important that our services and our service approaches reflect the needs and aspirations of whānau. Therefore by focusing on whānau centred services we want to support individual health needs but also provide whānau centred approaches to issues that are more systemic and intergenerational and require a range of service responses to address.