He Oranga, mai i te whitinga ki te tōnga o te rā
Wellbeing for all people of all ages.
Manaaki Ora Trust is an organisation that has grown from Te Arawa history and aspirations of oranga (wellbeing). Te Tauaki o Houmaitawhiti included the message ‘to seek a safe and peaceful future and let old age be our fate’ which sets the foundation for this vision. The rising to the setting of the sun is a metaphor for the life course and reflects a vision for the future as we seek to support wellbeing for all people of all ages within the rohe.
Kia whai, kia tipu, kia manaaki ora e.
To seek, to grow, and to nurture wellbeing
The mission of Manaaki Ora look at three key functions of Manaaki Ora:
|Whai Ora||Pursue wellbeing for people living with life stressors, addictions, and mental illness (Te Utuhina based services)|
|Tipu Ora||Grow wellbeing for people and whānau of all ages|
|Manaaki Ora||Nurture wellbeing for all through strategic leadership, innovation and integration|
Nga Rakau e Rua O Manaaki ora
The two hulled waka o Manaaki Ora
The Waka Hourua is used to describe the operating model. The central platform of the waka can be described as the Marae and gathering place of the waka. In this model it is also the overall governance, executive and shared services of Manaaki Ora. One hull represents Whai Ora, Te Utuhina services and the other hull represents the health, social and education services of Tipu Ora.
Kia kotahi te hoe
Our operating model is based on a Te Arawa tradition.
As Houmaitawhiti farewelled Ngatoroirangi, Tametekapua and other close relatives on the shores of Tumuwhakairia, he encouraged the explorers to seek a safe and peaceful land where the only battle that should be waged would be the fight for life.
E Ngatoro , e Tama, e Tia, e Hei, e Oro, e Maka, haere!
E tae koutou ki uta, kei mau ki tai, ki tū, puhia he angina!
E mau ki tai, ki noho, mā te huhu e popo, e hanehane.
When you reach land, do not hold with violence, or you will be blown away as thin air;
hold with the side of peace, that you may live long and die naturally.
The tauākī or declaration of Houmaitawhiti endures as a worthy aspiration for Te Arawa as we face contemporary threats to good health and old age. It is also a foundation for the vision of Manaaki Ora Trust.
Ngā Rākau E Rua o Atuamatua was the name of the waka hourua or double hulled waka that carried the descendants of Ohomairangi on their voyage to Aotearoa. During this time the name of the waka was changed to Te Arawa, and was adopted by the migrants as the name of their iwi on their arrival. This also serves Manaaki Ora Trust as we transform and adopt the concept of the waka hourua as a vessel carrying our aspirations for health.