Manaaki Mana: The name

Mana can be described as the prestige and spiritual power which all people, many places and some objects possess. Manaaki is the act of supporting, taking care of, giving hospitality to, protecting, and showing respect, generosity and care.

To manaaki mana is to ensure that conscious and persistent effort maintains or enhances the mana of all people and environments. In our context this applies particularly to patients, whānau, healthcare staff and the healthcare environment.

For this version of Te Rautaki Manaaki Mana, we have aligned our goals with Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025.