Treaty of Waitangi
- Te Whatu Ora - Waitematā recognises the Te Tiriti of Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand.
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi encapsulates the relationship between the Crown and Iwi.
- It provides a framework for Māori development and wellbeing.
- The New Zealand Public Health and Disabilities Act 2000 requires Te Whatu Ora services to establish and maintain processes to enable Māori to participate in, and contribute towards, strategies to improve Māori health.