Auckland DHB recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand. 

Ōritetanga as set out in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, connects our commitment to Māori as tāngata whenua (people of the land) and our work to improve health equity.

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How we translate this into practice:

  • Leadership at all levels including - Chief Advisor Tikanga (Executive leadership), GM Māori Health (Senior leadership) and  Kaunihera Kaumatua (Council of esteemed elders)
  • Free on-site Te Reo Māori classes for staff and their whānau
  • Matāriki Awards: Celebrating everything our people do to improve  our whānau experience, eliminate health inequities for Māori and / or develop the Māori workforce through our values
  • Kahui Hononga Māori Staff hui three times per year to showcase Māori intelligence and connect champions of Māori health gains
  • It is essential that our workforce engages effectively with our culturally diverse community, so we offer developmental opportunities to help you identify resources, build knowledge, and link with networks related to improving health equity
  • Valuing and utilizing Māori intelligence in the design and delivery of health services