Let's make NZ an even better place to live

Just ask. Just listen. One of the biggest challenges for people experiencing mental distress is prejudice and discrimination. It can feel like a constant, heavy weight that makes life more challenging.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

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Kōtuitui – Creating connections

Māori, as Te Tiriti partner, will lead Nōku te Ao at all levels. The programme will be steeped in te ao Māori – kawa, tikanga, te reo, mātauranga and kaupapa Māori principles. 

Ngā kōrero wheako o te whānau | Whānau experiences

Watch the powerful kōrero of Hine Moeke-Murray (Ngāti Porou), Kōkā of Nōku te Ao. She explains how for Māori, Nōku te Ao is not about the individual journey, but the impact on all of us as a whānau and the journey that we walk together.

Video Link: https://nokuteao.org.nz/assets/Videos/Hines-korero-1.mp4

Nōku te Ao commits to a strong focus on equity, coordinated leadership, active communications, sound structure, and building networks and capacity to achieve its goals.

Nōku te Ao commits to a strong focus on equity, coordinated leadership, active communications, sound structure, and building networks and capacity to achieve its goals.

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Commitment to equity

Nōku te Ao commits to a strong focus on equity, coordinated leadership, active communications, sound structure, and building networks and capacity to achieve its goals.

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Strengthen leadership and coordination

Te Hiringa Hauora will provide coordinated leadership, active communications, and a sound structure that links the different activities and levels.

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Build networks and capacity

Building networks and capacity will enable the people involved in Nōku te Ao to be well aligned to each other, take up opportunities to do the work and to deliver best practice.

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Strengthen research and evaluation

Nōku te Ao needs to be supported by robust planning, research to understand the problem and how it changes over time, and evaluation to help us understand if we are achieving the vision.