The Manaakitanga Report
Improve Quality of Life: “Satisfaction with our environments and standard of living.”
Manaakitanga is about nurturing relationships, looking after people and caring about other’s wellbeing. Manaakitanga can be demonstrated in the home environment as well as in cultural landscapes and sites of significance.
As Tāmaki Makaurau continues to grow and develop, this has substantial impact on Māori to express Manaakitanga within their rohe. In the Manaakitanga Report, we discuss how affordability of living costs and transport costs affects options for housing, employment, education and health for Māori.
The desired outcome for Manaakitanga within the cultural pou of the Māori Plan for Tāmaki Makaurau, 2017 is that Māori communities are culturally strong and healthy. The use of te reo Māori is considered as a major indicator of Māori being culturally strong and healthy. Manaakitanga is the cornerstone of Te Ao Māori (Māori Worldview) and a powerful way of expressing how Māori communities may care for and engage with one another.
The Māori Plan indicates that within the social pou of Manaakitanga the outcome is that Māori enjoy a high quality of life. Manaakitanga is an enabler for ensuring that Māori have access to quality health care and provision. Embracing Manaakitanga ensures that Māori are having positive experiences with their health and wellbeing.
The outcome from Manaakitanga within the economic pou is that Māori are earning income and returns that fulfil their lifestyle expectations. Manaakitanga places people first. Organisations that foster Manaakitanga and demonstrate an inclusive, supportive and caring environment will thrive.
The Manaakitanga perspective within the environment pou of the Māori Plan is that the mauri of Te Taiao in Tāmaki Makaurau is enhanced or restored for all people. By safeguarding the environment, everyone will have better access to clean water, parks and reserves. Māori are intrinsically connected to the environment, not only as the sustainer of life, but also upheld through whakapapa and is as a tupuna.