HE ORANGA POUTAMA​​​​​​​

Sport New Zealand

WHAT IS HE ORANGA POUTAMA?

He Oranga Poutama is a Sport New Zealand led initiative that supports Maori well-being through sport and recreation.  He Oranga Poutama has evolved to strongly focus on ‘increasing participation and leadership as Maori in sport and traditional physical recreation at community level’.

HE ORANGA POUTAMA HAS A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON:

  • Kaiwhakahaere participating as leaders in their community
  • Increasing opportunities for whanau to explore, learn and participate as Maori in sport and traditional physical recreation
  • Revitalisation and further development of sport and traditional physical recreation

Sport New Zealand provides He Oranga Poutama investment to Sport Northland to strongly centre on Maori cultural distinctiveness and support community leadership and participation growth in sport and recreation as Maori.  It recognises that a strong and secure cultural identity helps facilitate access to wider society, as well as being vital to overall wellbeing and affirms the validity and legitimacy of Maori knowledge and ways of doing things.  It acknowledges that Maori will maximise their potential when they are able to participate and succeed in New Zealand and the world as Maori and underpins Sport New Zealand's support for as Maori/Maori-led initiatives.