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Te Pae Tata – Māori Strategy and Action Plan

Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Future, signals the organisational shifts we are making to achieve better outcomes for all New Zealanders.

We know we need to deliver better for Māori – to play our part in helping lift social and economic wellbeing of whānau. It aligns with our commitment as a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner. Te Pae Tata – our Maori Strategy and Action Plan – sets out how we will work to achieve better outcomes for Māori.

We want MSD people to have the capability to do their best for whānau, hapū and iwi. Te Pae Tata is helping us think differently about the way we work and will help us embed a Māori world view throughout our organisation.

Te Pae Tata is the collective effort of many. It draws on the wisdom and experiences of whānau, hapū and iwi who have engaged with us and our Māori reference and leadership groups, and of our people who work with our Māori clients or whose work impacts whanau.

Our vision for Māori

Whānau are strong, safe and prosperous – active within their community, living with a clear sense of identity and cultural integrity and with control of their destiny – Te mana kaha o te whanau!

Our mission for Māori

To embed a Māori world view into our organisation that will honour our commitment as a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner and prioritise the needs of whanau.

Ka huri te kei o te waka ki te pae tawhiti
Kia hoe ngātahi ki te pae tata
Ki te whai ao to ao mārama

The waka turns towards the distant horizon
Let us make headway and paddle as one
Through the glimmer of dawn to the break of day