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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 2021/2022. Auckland Council Group Māori outcomes report 2021/2022

From the executive summary:

Strategic background

Auckland Council Group has developed The Auckland Plan 2050, which looks 30 years ahead and outlines the group’s approaches to anticipated priorities and challenges 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 previous 10-year Budget (2018-2028) connected to this key outcome and set 10 strategic priorities to advance Māori identity and wellbeing, with the most recent 10-year Budget (2021-2031) continuing this connection. The Māori outcomes performance measurement framework, Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau, aligns these 10 strategic priorities with 10 mana outcomes – areas that Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau have identified as mattering most for them.

Māori Outcomes Reports

The annual Māori Outcomes Reports demonstrate how the council group is delivering against these 10 strategic priorities and their related mana outcomes and showcases what we have achieved for Māori. The council group published its first Māori Outcomes Report in 2019. This fourth edition flows on from earlier reports and provides information on our performance, including how the council has been supporting a Māori response and recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

Each report aims to provide a comprehensive picture of annual progress to Māori partners, elected members, leaders in governance, decision-makers across the council group and whānau Māori.

The 10 mana outcomes and strategic priorities

Auckland Council Group uses the mana outcomes and strategic priorities set out in Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau to guide our progress. The outcomes and priorities are:

Kia ora te umanga – Māori business, tourism, and employment
Kia ora te marae – Marae development
Kia ora te reo – Te reo Māori
Kia ora te taiao – Kaitiakitanga
Kia ora te kāinga – Papakāinga and Māori housing
Kia ora te rangatahi – Realising rangatahi potential
Kia ora te ahurea – Māori identity and culture
Kia ora te whānau – Tamariki and whānau wellbeing
Kia ora te hononga – Effective Māori participation
Kia hāngai te kaunihera – An empowered organisation.

During 2021/2022, as part of our own ongoing initiatives and activities, we also engaged with mana whenua entities and Māori communities who are targeting efforts
towards these priority areas.

Key findings for 2021/2022

  • Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau, the Māori outcomes performance measurement framework, provides clear direction for the council group by identifying focus areas to best influence and channel resources. This year, Ngā Mātārae has completed an implementation strategy for the framework and set out key investment priorities for the Māori Outcomes Fund for the next three years.
  • While COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Māori, it has also provided the council group with an opportunity to collaborate more closely with Māori entities through two iterations of the council’s Manaaki Fund.
  • Learnings from this collaboration have proven valuable as, over the long term, we aim to move to a Māori-led funding approach by partnering with Māori organisations with similar aspirations.
  • Projects funded by the Māori Outcomes Fund have faced several delivery challenges this financial year, which has meant that the fund has spent $14.3 million of its $18.7 million budget. The impact of COVID-19 issues resulted in the postponement of Te Matatini ($1.2 million) from 2022 to February 2023, and $1 million worth of investment in the Marae Infrastructure Programme delivery was delayed. This $1 million underspend has been carried forward into financial years 2024/2025 and 2025/2026.
  • A decision was taken to postpone a rollout of $3 million of funding for Māori-led initiatives until financial year 2022/2023 to ensure the funding can be properly targeted.
  • The council group undergoes a Te Tiriti o Waitangi audit against legislative obligations every three years, with the latest audit completed in 2021.

There are four outstanding recommendations from previous audits and a suite of 13 new recommendations from the 2021 Te Tiriti o Waitangi audit.


Manaaki Fund 2021 – During Auckland’s longest COVID-19 lockdown, the second iteration of council’s Manaaki Fund contributed to Māori partners’ COVID-19 initiatives, which supported whānau wellbeing by responding to lockdown related needs. Auckland Council fully approved 30 applications and allocated a total of $297,570 to support whānau.

Continuing success of Toi Tū Toi Ora – A year-long programme of work in support of last year’s hugely successful Toi Tū Toi Ora exhibition included the creation of an online exhibition, internships, te reo Māori guided tours, eight gallery kaiārahi (guide) positions, a new Head of Kaupapa Māori role, community wānanga (seminars) on toi Māori (Māori art), a permanent whānau Māori art trail and more.

Marae Infrastructure Programme supports healthy marae – Significant council investment over the last year has resulted in major upgrades being progressed at six marae, with a further nine marae formally engaged in the programme at various stages.

Amotai supports Māori business into opportunities – Amotai is the intermediary for supplier diversity in Aotearoa and supports Māori and Pasifika businesses into procurement opportunities. In financial year 2022, support from the Māori Outcomes Fund enabled Amotai to work across 126 procurement opportunities worth a total of $150 million.


November 2022

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.