Background on Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau
The Auckland Council developed Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau to respond more effectively to the needs and aspirations of mana whenua and Māori communities.
The journey to develop this framework began in 2015 in response to a Treaty of Waitangi Audit recommendation.
This document was formally adopted in 2021 and has since been embedded in our organisational strategy.
Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau is an evolution of the council's previous Māori Responsiveness Framework.
It has a strong focus on delivering outcomes for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Development of the framework
This framework was developed with mana whenua and Māori communities.
It aims to reflect te ao Māori, whilst being informed by
mātauranga Māori and Māori centric.
Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau is a framework focused on well-being. It shares the outcomes that Māori feel most matter to their whānau, marae, iwi and communities.
It is the first framework that brings together:
- Māori aspirations
- Auckland Council's contribution towards achieving those aspirations
- performance measurement of our
How Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau connects with the council’s key plans and budgets
Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau is linked to key plans and budgets created by the Auckland Council.
Māori identity and well-being is one of the six key outcomes is
The Auckland Plan 2050.
This key outcome is also found in the Auckland Council's 10-year budget,
The Long Term Plan 2018-2028.
In this document, 10 strategic priorities were set to advance Māori identity and well-being.
Aligning Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau
Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau aligns these strategic priorities with 10 mana outcomes.
These are the outcomes that Māori identified as mattering most to them.
Approval of Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau
The framework has received both governance and operational approval through the
Parks, Arts, Community and Events (PACE) Committee and the council’s
Executive Leadership Team.
How we use this framework to support Māori identity and well-being
The framework provides practical guidance for our staff to improve Māori outcomes.
It identifies focus areas where the council can best influence and support. It also provides measures to ensure consistent delivery.
A practical example of this
The following is one example of how we can use the Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurua framework to improve Māori outcomes.
Māori have identified that te reo Māori is essential to their sense of identity.
Based on this, a council objective is to support te reo Māori to be seen, heard, spoken and learned throughout Tāmaki Makaurau.
The proportion of Auckland parks and places with te reo Māori names is one measure of achievement.
Get a copy of the framework