It evolved from work begun in 1995 by the Māori Statistics Forum to develop a Māori statistical framework focused on the collective aspirations of Māori wellbeing and development. A draft framework was developed in 2002. Stats NZ used this framework to underpin products such as Te Kupenga, Te Waharoa, and Te Ao Mārama. The framework was extensively reviewed and revised in 2014 and was renamed He Arotahi Tatauranga.
He Arotahi Tatauranga means a focus on pathways to the future through statistics. This name was chosen to describe the many entry points and pathways within the tool.
He Arotahi Tatauranga provides a useful way to view indicators with a common theme while acknowledging the holistic and interconnected nature of wellbeing that aligns with a Māori way of looking at the world.
We have used the six dimensions of He Arotahi Tatauranga as a pathway to the indicators. These dimensions are:
Some indicators link to more than one He Arotahi Tatauranga dimension.
Note: Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa – Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand has not yet incorporated a comprehensive te ao Māori view of wellbeing. The decision has been made to leave the te ao Māori dimension empty until work around developing this is complete.
For more information, see He Arotahi Tatauranga .
Human resource potential:
Empowerment and enablement: