Health & Wellbeing


Western health models focus on isolation and individual health plans. Koiora takes a much wider view because the shared vision is based on healthy and thriving communities populated by healthy and thriving people who are culturally strong.

You told us that hauora is all encompassing and intergenerational because it reaches beyond the individual and into the whaanau, whakapapa and through the generations. We know that hauora can only be achieved when we factor in; physical, spiritual, environmental, heritage, community and our unique cultural elements.

And so the Koiora strategy has been framed specifically to the maatauranga and tikanga of Waikato-Tainui.


Koiora Model and Strategy

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How the Koiora strategy works

Ngaa Whainga Maatua
Outcomes we expect to achieve

After collating and analysing the data, three key strategic priorities were identified:

  • Waikato-Tainui people will achieve their full health and wellbeing potential
  • Waikato-Tainui people are leaders in health and wellbeing
  • Our models of holistic care and innovation will lead to sustainable health and wellbeing outcomes for whaanau
  • There is improved accessibility and quality support for whaanau engaged with the health and social wellbeing sector.

Ngaa Whainga Maatua are the outcomes we expect to achieve from the Koiora Strategy. To achieve those outcomes, we have identified 3 areas to focus or Pou. For each Pou there are strategic goals that will be accompanied by actions to achieve the Koiora outcomes of our Waikato Tainui whaanau.

Ngaa Pou
Focus Areas

To achieve the Whaainga Maatua, we’ll focus on these 3 areas:

  • Mana Motuhake
    Self determined Health and Wellbeing

  • Leadership
    Carrying the voice of the people

  • Designing our future
    Doing it our way

Ngaa Whakaraakei
Strategic goals

For each of these pou, there is a set of strategic goals.

Mana Motuhake

  • Whaanau Driven Health and Wellbeing
  • Partnership Supported
  • Whaanau-Enabled


  • Iwi Leadership
  • Influence and Advocate
  • Waikato-Tainui Model of Care

Designing our future

  • Data and Technology Solutions
  • Collective Impact
  • Invest and Innovate