Māori Health / Hauora Māori

Check out our māori health / hauora māori resources.

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Te Kaupapa Hauora Māori recognises the integral link between Hauora and Te Ao Maori

Increasing health and well-being outcomes for Māori students assists settings to meet their obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to meet Ministry of Education requirements for Māori students.

By improving the health of Māori children and young people, we also improve retention rates and academic outcomes.


What WAVE can do:

  • Support settings to weave a cultural component through the curriculum, including sharing links to existing resources e.g. on the WAVE website
  • Increase knowledge and skills to ensure a welcoming environment for Māori students that values their language, identity and culture
  • Enable links and relationships with the wider Māori community
  • Provide access to resources on the WAVE website - see the Links & Downloads section

Check out this video on how WAVE helped Rural Scholars Early Learning Centre foster Māori Health initiatives into their curriculum.



On Top with Te Reo - Makikihi School

The teaching team at Makikihi School realised there was a gap with regards to staff and students’ understanding and comfort around Māori language (Te Reo) and culture (Tikanga), so after discussion with their WAVE facilitator, they worked out a plan. 

Here is Makikihi School's story on their visit to Waihao Marae, incorporating Te Reo signage throughout the school grounds and classrooms, increasing their use of Te Reo in every day language, and learning/playing Traditional Māori Games:  On Top with Te Reo - Makikihi School

 Makikihi School

Makikihi students preparing to play some Traditional Māori Games


Ngā Taonga Tākaro / Traditional Māori Games 

To find out more about Ngā Taonga Tākaro and how this can be incorporated into every day practice, see the Ngā Taonga Tākaro section under our Links & Downloads section.


Useful links and downloads

We have various toolkits, programmes and useful links that you can access to help with your investigation into Te Ao Māori.



[1] http://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/indicators/main/student-engagement-participation/1955