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Te Aho a Ihi Aotearoa

Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa Māori Activation Plan 2021 - 2024
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Nei rā a Te Aho – Introducing Te Aho a Ihi Aotearoa

In keeping with Te Pākē, our Māori Outcomes Framework, the Māori Activation Plan is named Te Aho. Te aho are the horizontal threads in the pākē, a traditional rain cape woven to be strong, durable and to be worn outdoors in physical activity, and in this plan represent our strategic priorities (Aho Rautaki) and medium-term outcomes.  

While Te Pākē focuses on Māori long term outcomes, Te Aho, aligns and prioritises our strategies and actions for the next three years. As a result, Te Pākē and Te Aho are directly aligned and intertwined.  

Both Te Pākē and Te Aho represent an important strategic pillar for Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa in our journey towards building a Te Tiriti-led organisation and bicultural future. 

Using a wayfinding methodology, the activation plan includes information about some key coordinates to help us steer this waka: 

  • Te Pae Tata (the near horizon) - a snapshot of where we are now  
  • Te Pae Tawhiti (the distant horizon) a reminder of where we are going, our long-term outcomes as introduced in Te Pākē. 

It then aligns our key strategic priorities, identifying what we need to do as an organisation over the next three years. The three strategic priorities of Te Aho are: 

  • Kia Whakamana i Te Tiriti – Give effect to Te Tiriti 
  • Mauri Tū – Increase our cultural capability and capacity 
  • Mauri Ora – Our contribution to whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori wellbeing.  

 Te Aho also incorporates the Covid-19 Kaupapa Māori Response Plan initiatives, approved in 2020.

Learn about Te Pākē and Te Aho, our Māori Outcomes Framework and Activation Plan

Data shows Māori are significantly under-represented in leadership and management across the sport and recreation sector. Māori are also under-resourced and, for the most part, unable to participate in physical activities that are culturally appropriate to them.  

We’re committed to changing this. In this video presentation we introduce our Māori Activation Plan, Te Aho a Ihi Aotearoa, and Māori Outcomes Framework, Te Pākē o Ihi Aotearoa.  

Join our Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa Toihautū Moana-Lee Raihania and consultant Rangimarie Parata-Takurua for this wide-ranging discussion on our hīkoi (journey) to giving effect to Te Tiriti, how we’re building our cultural capability and capacity and how we are contributing to whanau, hapū, iwi, Māori wellbeing through physical activity in ways that are culturally appropriate to Māori.  

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