Māori injury prevention

We’re working to protect the wellbeing of whānau by investing in iwi-led, community and whānau-centred approaches. We want to deliver positive injury prevention outcomes for whānau, hapū, iwi, and hapori Māori.

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    Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Whāia Te Tika Māori Strategy

    We’re committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi by providing space for kaupapa Māori leadership to lead, support and develop approaches, tools, actions and knowledge that creates space for Māori and Tangata Tiriti (non-Māori).  

    Our Te Tiriti o Waitangi direction is guided by the Whāia Te Tika - ‘Pursue What is Right’ – Māori Strategy. It illustrates ACC’s commitment to understanding and responding to whānau-centred needs, expectations, and aspirations that lead to minimising the incidence and impact of injury for whānau, hapū, iwi, and hapori Māori. 

    We do this by upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles of:

    • Partnership
    • Active protection
    • Tino Rangatiratanga
    • Equity
    • Options.

    Ā mātou mahi | What we do

    Maōri Injury Prevention Portfolio

    The establishment of a Māori Injury Prevention portfolio demonstrates a conscious and purposeful approach to address the needs of whānau, hapū, iwi, and hapori Māori in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

    It ensures that ACC is committed to actively addressing our commitment and obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This is evidenced through detailing the breadth and depth of scope for each kaupapa including, but not limited to the impact, investment, scale, and longevity of each kaupapa.

    Ngā Tini Whetū | Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency

    We’re investing in a new cross-agency initiative aimed at keeping tamariki and whānau safe and giving them the best start in life. We're working collaboratively with Te Puni Kōkiri and Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children to develop a whānau-centred early intervention prototype to lift wellbeing and resilience for tamariki and whānau. 

    The prototype will focus on a system change allowing us to explore and evaluate how whānau ora and mātauranga Māori practises can prevent injury and harm across a range of inter-related areas. We're working with AIKO and our partners to develop an evaluation plan, and the first step is the Lessons Learnt report.  

    Ngā Tini Whetū Lessons Learnt report: key findings

    Ngā Tini Whetū Lessons Learnt report

    Whangaia Ngā Pā Harakeke 

    We’re supporting iwi to deliver a kaupapa Māori approach to collectively address the underlying causes of violence, and which promotes strong whānau, resilient communities, together with NZ Police.

    The model focuses on adopting culturally effective ways to engage with whānau and to work in a way that supports and strengthens families and whānau to achieve their goals and aspirations.

    Iwi-led approaches to injury prevention

    We’re supporting a collective of iwi providers to test and trial a kaupapa Māori approach to injury prevention. These approaches are modelled mātauranga Māori, tikanga and kawa that is specific to the mana whenua of a particular area or region.

    This is based on the shared belief that solutions exist within iwi systems.

    Kuputaka | Glossary

    Whānau   Family(s)
    Iwi  Tribe
    Hapū  Sub-tribe
    Hapori  Community(s)
    Kaupapa  Activity, subject, event
    Tamariki  Children
    Whangaia   Foster
    Pā  Fortified village
    Mātauranga  Knowledge
    Tikanga  Custom(s)
    Kawa  Protocol(s)
    Tini  Innumerable 
    Whetū  Star(s)

    Last published: 14 November 2023