Ā mātou mahi – Our work and priorities

Te Aka Whai Ora works together with Iwi-Māori Partnership Boards, Māori health providers and professionals, iwi, hapū and Māori communities to understand Māori health needs and aspirations across Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Delivering Better Outcomes for Māori.

Our purpose is to ensure the needs and aspirations of Māori are reflected in the priorities and plans of the health system, and how services are designed and delivered, including through the use of Māori wellbeing models and the application of mātauranga Māori in the system.

Our vision is to build a stronger Māori workforce, support the growth in capability and capacity of hauora Māori healthcare providers, and encourage more innovation in services that deliver better outcomes for Māori.

This purpose-filled and meaningful work will impact the health and wellbeing of Māori for generations to come.

This is the karanga to join us as we embark on this once in a lifetime journey to create lasting change for our people.

Our Commitments to Te Tiriti Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We are grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, and we engage with diverse stakeholders, working with Māori to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We work collectively to make a meaningful difference for New Zealanders now and in the future. We have an important role in supporting the Crown in its relationships with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi. 

We are unified by a spirit of service to our communities and guided by the core principles and values of the public service in our work.

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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.