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Te Pae Tata: Māori strategy and action plan consultation

18 January 2019.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is developing a Māori Strategy and Action Plan to help us improve the way we work with Māori and we need your help.


Since March 2018 we have been working with service providers, staff and a group of whānau on the development of the Strategy and Action Plan (known as Te Pae Tata).

To identify themes to form the basis of Te Pae Tata, they were asked three simple questions:

  • What is MSD doing well?
  • What does MSD need to improve?
  • How can MSD recognise/acknowledge Māori culture in the organisation?

Their views are summarised in the ‘voices of our people’ below.

Voice of whānau
Voice of staff
Voice of providers

Based on the voices of our people and general insights and understandings we have gained over time, (from stakeholders and whānau), we drafted the initial content for Te Pae Tata (see below).

Draft Te Pae Tata strategy

Te Pae Tata - MSD draft Māori strategy and action plan

How can you help?

By giving us 10-15 minutes of your time, you can help us by telling us whether Te Pae Tata feels right to you. We’ll use your feedback to make changes where they need to be made. Your answers are anonymous so feel free to be honest. We really just want to know what you think.

We are really keen to hear from:

  • Māori who receive services from MSD
  • MSD staff (both Māori and non-Māori ) who deliver services to, or whose work impacts Māori
  • Providers (both kaupapa Māori and mainstream) who deliver services to Māori clients on behalf of MSD.

If you don’t fall into any of these groups, you are still more than welcome to provide us with feedback on Te Pae Tata. However, rather than completing the survey, please email us at

Take the survey

The survey closes on 20 February 2019, so please complete it before this date so you don’t miss out on having your say. Please read the draft Te Pae Tata strategy before you begin.

We hope to publish the final version of Te Pae Tata later this year.

Start the survey in Survey Monkey
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