Equitable & effective government performance for Māori

Māori have improved outcomes across key areas of government investment.

Last updated: Monday, 12 February 2024 | Rāhina, 12 Huitanguru, 2024

Focus areas for this strategic priority

Whānau-Centred Approaches

Goal: Grow the influences of whānau-centred policy and the investment in Whānau Ora across government and into our communities.

Outcome: Public service implementation of whānau-centred policy and approaches is robust and authentic.

As the Government’s principal advisor on Māori wellbeing and development, Te Puni Kōkiri recognises that effective delivery to Māori requires interventions that are whānau-centred, locally led, and government enabled.

Māori Public Policy Leadership

Goal: Lead policy thinking across the public service of the roles and obligations agencies have to Māori as citizens and as whānau.

Outcome: Te Puni Kōkiri is the principal policy advisor to the Government on Māori wellbeing and development, providing policy advice across the sectors and in area where we are uniquely placed to have an impact.

Te Puni Kōkiri undertakes engagements and initiatives that inform, support and drive our overall approach to, and system leadership of, whānau-centred, locally led and government enabled
Māori public policy.

Māori Wellbeing Monitoring

Goal: Lead the development and monitoring of system indicators for how well public services perform for Māori as both citizens and as whānau.

Outcome: Public service performance for Māori is improved through innovation, partnering and evidence-informed insights.

Te Puni Kōkiri supports agencies to better understand what does and doesn’t work for Māori
communities, and whether proposals will be able to effectively address system inequities. Te Puni Kōkiri monitoring function provides agencies with advice on how to measure performance to better trace and understand the impact government investment has for whānau.