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Te Pūrongo a Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau ngā huanga Māori. Auckland Council Group Māori outcomes

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Te Pūrongo a Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau ngā huanga Māori 2019-2020. Auckland Council Group Māori outcomes report 2019-2020

From the executive summary:

The Auckland Council Group has created The Auckland Plan 2050, a 30-year plan for Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).The plan sets the council group’s strategic outlook and focuses on six key outcomes, one of which is Māori identity and wellbeing.

The council group’s 10-year budget connects to this key outcome and sets 10 strategic priorities to advance Māori identity and wellbeing. Keeping the aspirations of Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau at its heart, the Māori Outcomes Report demonstrates how the council group is meeting these 10 priorities and showcases what we have achieved for Māori. Auckland Council published its first Māori Outcomes Report in 2019. This second edition flows on from the first and also provides information on how council is supporting a Māori response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reports aim to provide a comprehensive picture of annual progress to decision-makers across council groups, Māori partners, elected members, leaders in governance and whānau Māori.

The 10 strategic priorities

The strategic priorities below were set to guide progress over three years, in keeping with the refresh cycle of the budget, and this report reflects on year two (FY2019-2020) of this approach.

Māori business tourism and employment

Marae development

Te Reo Māori


Māori housing and papakāinga

Realising rangatahi potential

Māori identity and culture

Tāmariki and whānau wellbeing

Effective Māori participation

An empowered organisation.

During 2019-2020, the council collaborated and partnered with mana whenua groups and Māori communities who are targeting resources towards these priority areas.

Key Findings for 2019-2020

  • The new structure of Ngā Mātārae elevates Māori outcomes leadership and enables strategic oversight and a unified drive, meaning that responsibility for delivering Māori outcomes is more evenly spread across the Auckland Council Group
  • Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau, a Māori outcomes performance measurement framework, will guide and monitor the progress towards delivering on Māori outcomes moving forward• While COVID-19 disproportionately impacts on Māori, it also provides the council group an opportunity to support and collaborate more closely with Māori entities
  • In year two, the council group continued its foundational work around building relationships and refining processes while increasing delivery
  • Council had its best ever financial performance for Māori outcomes. It spent 88 percent of the Māori Outcomes Fund, with the balance being redeployed to support Māori-led projects that support recovery from COVID-19.


Te Pouwhakarae – Council made a significant effort to support Māori communities during the COVID-19 lockdown through Te Pouwhakarae (a Māori-specific function run through Auckland Emergency Management). Post-Level 4 lockdown, Ngā Mātārae bridged support through projects and targeted Manaaki funding for its Māori partner organisations. Treaty audit – The council group undergoes a Treaty of Waitangi audit against legislative obligations every three years. Of the 80 recommendations from the most recent audit, 25 were closed this year, with 71 closed in total. 

Ngā Mātārae - With a new vision and operating model, the Māori Outcomes team was given a new name. Formerly known as Te Waka Anga Mua, this name was released during a dawn karakia.

The Manaaki fund - This was set up to respond to COVID-19 by supporting Māori-led response and recovery initiatives. The fund approved $959k for 11 Māori partner entities and will continue into the FY21.

Māori Outcomes Portfolio - Successful year with $14.3m Māori Outcomes funds fully allocated (verses $9.7m in FY19). Achieved $12.6m actual spend (including $959k Manaaki fund) in FY20 (vs $6.0m in FY19).

November 2020

See also

Other Māori outcomes reports

Auckland Council website

Māori Outcomes Department

Ngā Mātārae
Ngā Mātārae helps us deliver on Māori Outcomes across the Auckland Council group.