Te Aka Whai Ora

Focused on providing hauora leadership across the health system, Te Aka Whai Ora works in partnership with the Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health and Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora to achieve better health outcomes for Māori. We work to foster a high-level of trust, a strong sense of whānau and an empowered Māori workforce – delivering for Māori.

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Join us and be part of the change. Whakahiko i te oranga whānau.

Tūria, tūria te mata hau no Rangi
Tūria, tūria te mata hau no Papa
Paiheretia te tangata ki te kawa tupua, ki te kawa tawhito
He kawa ora! He kawa ora!
He kawa ora ki te tangata
He kawa ora ki te whānau
He kawa ora ki te iti, ki te rahi
He kawa tātaki ki au mau ai
Tūturu o whiti, Whakamaua kia tīna
Hui e! Tāiki e!

“Whakahiko i te oranga whānau – invigorate the wellbeing of whānau”

Our vision serves to identify the destination for our organisation, under the conceptual framework of a waka hourua (voyaging canoe). It acknowledges that there are many routes, different conditions and environs to chart our way through in getting to our destination. It serves to provide hope for the whanau it seeks to serve, and inspiration to those charged with crewing the waka hourua.

This will be achieved by ensuring that the system has in place the following core components:

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and health equity embedded in all parts of the reformed health system
  • Whānau voice consistently informing how health services are designed, delivered and measured
  • Mātauranga Māori set as the foundations of hauora Māori informing strategic direction and implementation
  • Māori partnership mechanisms seamlessly dispersed across the health system, by the organisation itself and through the important roles of Iwi Māori partnership Boards

In order to guide the culture, values, and behaviour expected of the health sector, Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora will work in partnership to embody Te Mauri o Rongo – the NZ Health Charter. Te Mauri o Rongo guides how we relate to each other and serve our whānau and communities, to continually improve health outcomes and build towards pae ora.

Our team is committed to better health outcomes for Māori. Our purpose is woven into our work, and we thrive in a strong relationship-based environment underpinned by mātauranga Māori and whānau.



Corporate Healthcare Workers

Ā mātou mahi – Our work and priorities

Our purpose is to improve Māori health outcomes and embed the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our future health system. We are embarking on a journey to create lasting change for our people.

Ngā Tūranga Wātea

As a new organisation, we have many opportunities available for you to either begin or continue your health career journey. Many of these opportunities will align with your career aspirations and development, whānau priorities, skills and experience.

Nau mai, haere mai, we invite you and your whānau to navigate through our vacancies from full-time, part-time or contract.