The Māori community used He Korowai Oranga as an elucidation of the wellbeing of the mantle. For the Māori culture, this strategy was a way of cultivating the citizens' welfare in physical and spiritual means, termed "mana e Tangata." He Korowai Oranga had its main objective to attain the maximum wellbeing in terms of the mental and physical health of Whānau, the Māori people.

The Whānau, having more than three social members, is acknowledged as the foundation of the He Korowai Oranga. The Māori Strategy worked hand in hand with the Government through the New Zealand Health Strategy to struggle against ill health. Although the partnership had some sophisticated elements acting as limitations, the civilians at stake highly benefited as its result.

1) He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy

i) Definition.

Being the Māori wellbeing Policy of New Zealand, He Korowai Oranga establishes an effective platform that directs the New Zealand Health Department to attain an optimum Māori healthcare outcome. The plan was revised with feedback from around the sector during 2013/14 to maintain its importance in the future. Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) is the goal and target for the changed policy of the Government. It helps to make the primary data base of Mauri Ora (Healthy Individuals) and Wai Ora (healthful conditions) to provide Whānau Ora (wholesome family members).

ii) Explanation.

He Korowai Oranga has its main focus on serving the Whānau ora. Services relayed to the Māori community were propelled towards positivity in the citizens' livelihoods. The Māori health strategy had its objectives being: increasing the lifespan of the Whānau, ensuring a better-quality life of the citizens and, enhancing both the mental and physical stability of the Māori people hence helping them be in full control of their destiny. He Korowai Oranga advocated for unity, making its implementation more effective in regions where the citizens could offer and receive help quickly, not mentioning safety and people's socio-economic ability as the core elements accommodating strategy's success.  

He Korowai Oranga strongly advised the New Zealand departments in charge of health and disability to divert their attention to the civilians whose health is influenced by decisions made based on mass assessment. The strategy further recommends that these sectors make an effort to reach out to the civilians socially but not based on what they can see on the outward appearance. The authorities could use Whānau Ora as the primary tool in the health and disability departments to ensure the iwi, Māori providers, and communities can be compatible since it was powerful. This bond is mandatory for better quality lives and reduces disparity rates among New Zealanders.  


The primary concern of He Korowai Oranga, describing the cloak's wellness, was to ensure a proper livelihood of the New Zealanders. Due to the slow transition in the Māori community due to sophisticated elements, the ministry of health and disabilities, through the protection policy, had to enhance equity throughout the country. This standard could be made possible by concentrating in the Māori community, to raise the people's living standards to match the other citizens' standards.

The authorities in charge of strategical planning applied He Korowai Oranga in two phases. The importance (kaupapa) of the cloak strategy's wellness was in full support of the Māori culture and beliefs concerning wellbeing and disability. It appreciates the community's efforts in the struggle to make positive changes in its healthcare sector.  

The strategy supports the initiatives upheld by the Māori people in the fight against poor health. This support enhances unity since the society under consideration comes into a decision after people from all walks present their views on concern matters. Through this support, the culture becomes the creator of its future. Therefore, the community speaks in one voice hence can sustain their actions.

Secondly, the kaupapa of the strategy was to boost the productivity of the Māori people. Continuous delivery of medical equipment and services by the ministry of health in New Zealand changes diversifies the people's health status in the region. The diversification makes it possible since plotting, funding, and administration of healthcare activities keep changing until the best results the point where the outcomes are favorable to the citizens.


iii) Analysis.

He Korowai Oranga has played a significant role in health enhancement over the past ten years and still has more to offer. The strategy has made a lot of effort to attain its goals; involvement in the treaty of Waitanga is one of the significant events. The Government supports this treaty to strengthen the relationship between the iwi and the crown under the agreement.

The treaty of Waitanga is safeguarded by the three significant P's being Partnership, Participation, and Protection, directed by the Royal Commission on Social Policy. Partnership represented the social unity among the iwi, Whānau, and Māori citizens to develop a way forward in health advancements. Participation called for people of all social classes to present their views on how the agencies should implement the strategies while Protection was to ensure equity between the Māori and the non-Māori in terms of wellbeing with the Māori cultural beliefs and practices maintained regardless of the situation.

In cooperation with the ministry of health, the Government of New Zealand has raised significant concerns about the protection policy. The Māori, being the people with the lowest health and wellness status, needed an urgent response from the Government to increase their lifespan in tandem with the quality of life lived. Education and occupation levels are the main factors causing the lag in the health status in the Māori community. People in this community report a lower literacy rate, which leads to a lower income generation. Money being a limitation, these people end up receiving low quality if no healthcare, calling for critical support from relevant authorities. This issue needed urgent adherence by the ministry of health and the Government working in line with the Māori community due to the sophisticated nature of the situation.

2) He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy and NZ Health Strategy

       i) Definition of NZ Health Strategy

 The NZ Health Strategy is the Government'sGovernment's pathway to relay health information, showing the procedures to be used in curbing a problem and the results of measures taken towards a pandemic (King, A, and Turia, T. (2002)). He Korowai Oranga, NZ Health Strategy, focuses on creating a supercilious health environment for all New Zealanders, including the Māori. They are given much priority due to their lag.

       ii) Māori Health Strategy alignment with the NZ Health Strategy. (Through)

He Korowai Oranga elevates the NZ strategy by providing detailed information on the steps to be taken to attain the desired health level in the Māori community. Through this partnership, other Health Strategy plans have risen in the Māori community i.e., Healthcare, Health of Older People, and Public Health Strategies.

     ii) Māori Health Strategy alignment with the NZ Health Strategy. (reason)

He Korowai Oranga being compact since it has its top concern on a single subject, the Māori people work hand in hand with the NZ government under the NZ Health Strategy by highlighting critical regions that should be under management. The Government receives detailed information from He Korowai Oranga due to its reliability and accuracy.


3) Health Initiative Implemented to Support the Māori Health Strategy

      i) Definition of Hauora Taiao.

 This initiative has its objectives being to protect the environment dwelt on (Papatuanuku), the sky (Ranginui), and the sea (Tangaroa). The natural environment (Hauora Taiao) should be protected from air, land, and water pollution to ensure the prosperity of the Whānau.

    ii) Explanation of why the Hauora Taiao was developed.

The environmental health initiative was developed since Papatuanuku, Ranginui, and Tangaroa are the creators of all resources we use in our daily lives. Additionally, food production is a direct result of the natural environment hence an urge for conservation. More so, initiatives that put the environment (te taiao) under consideration increases the bond between the Māori and the Ministry of Health as they work together.

  iii) Analysis of how Hauora Taiao works in practice.

According to the Resource Management Act of 1991, environmental conservation prevents a disease outbreak before it happens, hence covering the people's wellbeing. The community should come together and engage in social activities e.g., tree planting or cleaning the environment as a way of environmental sustenance.

4) Hauora Taiao achieves positive health outcomes for the Māori Community; He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy

Environmental Health leads to a proper supply of raw materials for consumption by the people. These resources can either be food for subsistence consumption or other useful materials primarily for economic gains. In either way, people benefit from the outcomes of conservation hence increasing their living standards. Furthermore, Hauora Taiao makes other private sectors responsible for their environmental impacts by generating rules governing the background. These rules should be adhered to without hesitation.


In conclusion, the Māori Strategy has more positive impacts on the New Zealanders, hence fully incorporated into the Government. The partnership between the Government through the NZ Ministry of Health Strategy and He Korowai Oranga leads to an increased living standard among the Whānau Ora. A continued working relationship between the strategic groups is beneficial to the civilians hence recommended for a better future.