Te Tauraki is pleased to launch its Strategic Plan for 2023 – 2027.

The Strategic Plan is a living document.  We will revisit it annually and adjust it as needed when the conditions we operate in change.  The Strategic Plan will also be supported by our annually updated Work Plan (to come).  The Work Plan will set out how we will: use our influence in the health sector; support locality planning; and hold the publicly funded health system to account for the benefit of whānau Māori.

In developing this Strategic Plan, we have been conscious of the new opportunities presented within the health sector and the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022.  These opportunities provide for a formalized, potentially powerful, role for IMPB’s and we are optimistic that this will directly lead to improved health and wellbeing for whānau Māori.

Yet, we are also practical.  In becoming an IMPB we are working within a Crown space and with organizations set up, directed by, and accountable to Ministers. As such, we are realistic about the speed and extent of change we will be able to implement over the four-year lifespan of this Strategic Plan.  Our focus, then, is tending to the seeds and seedlings created by the health system transformation, and helping these to grow, and eventually bloom, like the Southern Rātā.

We will regularly review our progress, the broader environment, and government policy, and listen to what whānau Māori tell us, to ensure we are taking the right steps for the hauora and wellbeing of whānau Māori in our rohe.  This means our Strategic Plan is a framework for action over the next four years. The specific actions we take will evolve, in line with the conditions, to realise the promises and guarantees of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our Ngāi Tahu Deeds of Purchase.

(Excerpt from Foreword from the Chair, Rakihia Tau, Te Tauraki (2023) Strategic Plan – Kia Maia Te Kupu Tauraki. V1 July 2023).