The Ministry of Health today launched the Government's Pae Ora, Healthy Futures Strategies. The six strategies set the direction for how all New Zealanders, whānau and communities can be well and live longer in good health.


The strategies follow extensive consultation with New Zealanders, who told us they want to be able to get to and experience quality health services, no matter who or where they are. It is not enough to deliver good outcomes for some groups of people while others are left behind. Our health system must focus on fairness and improved health and wellbeing for all of us. We must also use our resources wisely and effectively to achieve the best outcomes possible.


The Pae Ora Strategies set out our health service priorities and system improvements over the next 5-10 years. This mahi was done with Te Aka Whai Ora, Te Whatu Ora, Ministry for Ethnic Communities, and Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People.


The six strategies are:

  1. The New Zealand Health Strategy
  2. Pae Tū: Hauora Māori Strategy
  3. Te Mana Ola: The Pacific Health Strategy
  4. The Women's Health Strategy
  5. The Health of Disabled People Strategy
  6. The Rural Health Strategy


This is the first time Pacific people, rural communities and women have had their own health strategies. The New Zealand Health Strategy, the Health of Disabled People Strategy and the Hauora Māori Strategy have been updated following community engagement.


The launch of the Pae Ora Strategies is a significant milestone in the transformation of our health system. These strategies will help us to create a health system that is equitable, sustainable and responsive to the needs of all New Zealanders.


For more information, please visit the Manatū Hauora website