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Te Pākē o Ihi Aotearoa and Te Aho a Ihi Aotearoa

Our new Māori Outcomes Framework and Activation Plan
17 March 2022
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Today we’re excited to announce the release of Te Pākē o Ihi Aotearoa and Te Aho a Ihi Aotearoa, our new Māori Outcomes Framework and Activation Plan. Both Te Pākē and Te Aho are major milestones in our journey towards building a Te Tiriti-led organisation and bicultural future. Below are the details of a new webinar for anyone that is interested in learning more about Te Pākē and Te Aho and our hīkoi (journey) to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Learn more about Te Pākē and Te Aho here.

Nei rā a Te Aho – Introducing Te Aho a Ihi Aotearoa, our new Māori Activation Plan

While Te Pākē sets the direction, Te Aho aligns and prioritises our strategies and actions over the next three years. More than ever in a COVID-19 impacted world, the strategies outlined in Te Aho will help to keep Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa focused on where we are heading and tell us how we are going to get there.   

It has been almost three years since Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa made its Te Tiriti commitment statement. The new Māori Activation Plan, unveiled today, ultimately seeks to move Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa beyond this and reflect that commitment to action.  

Features of Te Aho, the new Māori Activation Plan are: 

  • More culturally distinctive pathways will be available to Māori across the country 
  • More Māori organisations will be sustainable and supported by Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa 
  • He Oranga Poutama, one of the longest standing Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa initiatives, will be extended nationwide to more communities across the country 
  • Tapuwaekura, that runs parallel to Healthy Active Learning, will be rolled across the country into Kura Māori Levels 1 and 2 
  • A National Māori Sport Collective will be established, and a Te Tiriti partnership formed between the Collective and Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa, and 
  • A new Māori play plan will be implemented. 

We recognise that Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa cannot achieve the outcomes outlined in Te Aho and Te Pākē by ourselves, so it’s about the relationships we have with our partners in the sector, and the government, to make sure we can improve on the experiences of Māori. 

Implementing Te Aho we will seek to explore new relationships with Māori as well as strengthen current partnerships. 

He Ara Whakamua – How we will measure progress 

Te Pākē presents the long-term Māori outcomes of Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa. In Te Aho, we introduce the intermediate outcomes that describe what we expect to achieve within the next three years and how we will measure it.  

Key outcomes in Te Aho we seek to achieve are: 

  • More Māori in leadership and management across the sector 
  • More bicultural pathways and pathways that are culturally appropriate to Māori 
  • Internal and sector inequities identified and plans to address them 
  • Māori organisations able to access support to develop and strengthen their infrastructure 
  • New relationships with Māori as well as the strengthening of current partnerships, and  
  • A plan to support sector cultural capability. 

Mana Ōrite – Recognising the equal status of the two frameworks 

It is important to highlight that Te Pākē and our Sport NZ Outcomes Framework carry the same status in the spirit of mana ōrite (partnership). It is the strength of the two frameworks that will propel us toward our vision of Every Body Active. 

Te Tūārongo - Background

Te Pākē, our Māori Outcomes Framework, draws substantially on insights from the lived experiences and knowledge within the Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa Rautaki Māori team; the Futures Work; wānanga (workshops) with Te Tuarā and Te Rōpū Tūmau Futures Groups; reports and feedback from Māori National Sport Organisations; He Oranga Poutama Kaiwhakahaere; the Te Puni Kōkiri An Indigenous Approach to the Living Standards Framework; Te Tai Ōhanga, The Treasury He Ara Waiora Māori Wellbeing Framework;Active NZ insights; and the 2017 Māori Participation Review

This work is built on three years of extensive research, consultation and meaningful conversation. Feedback to date has been overall positive and supportive and has informed the evolution of this framework. Thank you to everyone in the sector for their contributions and input to this framework.  

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini/Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

Learn more about Te Pākē and Te Aho here.

Te Pākē and Te Aho Webinar

Today we launched Te Pākē o Ihi Aotearoa and Te Aho a Ihi Aotearoa, our new Māori Outcomes Framework and Activation Plan. 

You can now sign up to one of our webinars designed to introduce you to Te Pākē and Te Aho, Sport NZ’s Māori Outcomes Framework and Activation Plan. Join this wide-ranging discussion on our hikoī (journey) to giving effect to Te Tiriti, how we’re building our cultural capability and capacity and how we are contributing to whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori wellbeing.

This webinar is open to whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisations, marae, sector partners, key funders, government agencies and researchers.  We are hoping that you will share this pānui with your networks that would be interested in registering too. 

There are three opportunities to join this webinar:

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