Value Reports


Understanding Māori wellbeing is important for informing policy direction and for monitoring the impact of policy interventions. The Māori Value Reports are innovative and pioneering in how they promote Māori values as concepts for guiding measures of Māori wellbeing that are relevant to Māori.

The five Value Reports each represent a Māori value:

The reports measure Māori wellbeing in line with Māori experience and from a strengths-based view. Click on each value to download the corresponding report.

The five values underpinning the Māori Value reports also carry the Board’s main instrument, The Māori Plan and Issues of Significance (2017). This plan builds on 20 outcome areas that Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau have emphasised as central to their wellbeing.

The Māori Plan and the Māori Value Reports promote the idea that Māori worldviews should contribute to policies and plans that affect Māori, and do so in a way that is meaningful and affirming of Māori interests.

However, measuring and monitoring wellbeing from a Te Ao Māori view requires data collection methods and measurements that are fit for purpose. When producing these reports, the Board identified several data challenges at local and central government level. These challenges are addressed in the Data Issues of Significance report.

Who are the Māori Value Reports for?

The Māori Value Reports are designed to assist in prioritising and promoting issues of significance for Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau and can be used by:

  • Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau and across Aotearoa, to discuss wellbeing based in concepts from Te Ao Māori.
  • Decision-makers that work with Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau, for example councillors, planners and policy advisors that deliver programmes and initiatives for Māori.
  • Researchers and agencies to study trends in Māori wellbeing, to guide the development of research programmes, and to address data gaps.