Appendix: Te Tairāwhiti regional group's population outcomes framework

Whānau Ora: The first four years.

Te Tairāwhiti's population outcomes framework is summarised in the table below. We have included it because it was the most comprehensive framework that we saw. In our view, it is closely aligned to the ideas set out by the taskforce. We question whether every regional group needed to create a framework when the taskforce's framework might have been an appropriate base to amend and adjust as each region saw fit.

Many of the measures in the frameworks were, of necessity, long-term. The regional groups were convened for a much shorter time frame.

Reading from left to right, Te Tairāwhiti's framework shows:

  • four outcomes for whānau well-being;
  • more detail about each outcome;
  • eight statements on what success looks like; and
  • the indicators that the regional group picked to measure results.

All of the other regional groups identified outcomes and gave details about each outcome. Four regional groups identified matching indicators. Only Te Tairāwhiti set out statements on what success looks like.

The framework lists five dimensions that describe how everyone in the region could work together.

All whānau in Te Tairāwhiti are:This means that:As a result, success is that:Our indicators are: (source of statistics)
Healthy Whānau are physically active and role-model great life choices. Whānau live longer and enjoy the highest quality of life. Whānau are leaders for spiritual, mental, physical, and collective health and well-being. We are living longer The total number of years a person could expect to live based on mortality rates at each age over a defined period (Statistics New Zealand)
Our babies are born ready to rock! Low birthweight babies (Tairāwhiti and Hawke's Bay District Health Boards)
Safe Whānau are nurtured and nurture others. Whānau are free from harm. Whānau value and love each other, especially children, who are universally treated as taonga tuku iho (heirlooms). We are saying NO to whānau violence Total recorded family violence offences (New Zealand Police; New Zealand Family Violence Clearing House)
Our mokopuna are all NCEA level 2 achievers NCEA level 2 (Education Counts!)
Secure Whānau are confident, highly skilled, and extremely capable. Whānau have all the necessary resources they need to thrive and continuously exceed their own aspirational expectations. (For example, housing, income, employment, business/economic development, self-belief, motivation, identity, and belonging.)

We are housed.
We are all working Unemployment rates (Ministry of Social Development)
Home tenure (Statistics New Zealand)
Connected Whānau are connected and engage as active citizens of te ao Māori and, as they choose, citizens of other societies or across the globe. Whānau are interactive and engaged with each other, their wider whānau, and the community. Whānau know, live, and express their connectedness based on kaupapa tuku iho, tīkanga, and excellence.

Our kaumatua love us.
We are serious about our civic responsibilities The ethnic composition of school boards of trustees (Ministry of Education), local government, and district health boards
Growth in the proportion of the kaumatua (Māori aged 50 years and older) component of the total Māori population (Tatau Kura Tangata; Statistics New Zealand)
Our five dimensions are:
Development: best practice models Opportunistic: converting possibilities into action

Whānau-centred, intentional, and adaptive
Relationships: communication Everyone matters and knows about Whānau Ora

Reciprocity: people helped become the helpers for others
Leadership: vulnerable whānau Collective responsibilities for tamariki

Time to sweat the small stuff

Being bold and creative and risk-taking
Professional: collectives and groups Professional boundaries distinct but permeable for whānau

Whānau knowing what help they need
Implications: ground-breaking schools Re-imagine the capacity in our community for positive change

Seeking what whānau want for themselves

The regional group wanted a holistic framework to focus on improving the well-being of all whānau throughout the region, not just those who got services or funding through Whānau Ora. The regional group was clear that its framework should first focus on the results it wanted to achieve before discussing what more could be done to achieve them. The framework was considered to be the last step in finalising the group's draft plan.

To prepare the framework, the regional group held a two-day workshop, with help from a facilitator experienced in Results-Based Accountability. The regional group invited a wide range of people from the community, including whānau, to attend the workshop and help produce a framework.

The people who attended the workshop considered that the framework did not conflict with government agencies' priorities. The regional group wanted every funder and provider in the region – from any sector – to adopt the framework and direct any spare resources to achieving one or more of the eight indicators. The framework also showed whānau how their achievements could contribute to regional well-being.

The regional group considered that its framework enabled it to:

  • clearly explain its priorities for improving the lives of the Tairāwhiti population to the people living in the region;
  • discuss with the community how any individual, group, or organisation in the community could contribute to the priorities;
  • account for its decisions, actions, and use of public funds to anyone who asked;
  • make recommendations to Te Puni Kōkiri on funding applications; and
  • easily report on achievements.

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