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Māori Wellbeing - Te Whare Tapa Wha

Hauora (Māori philosophy of health): 

A holistic (whole person) health and wellbeing model called Te Whare Tapa Whā which can be applied to any health issue, whether it involves physical or psychological wellbeing. Te Whare Tapa Whā has four main dimensions, or domains, that work together.


Te Whare Tapa Whā

The body, mind, spirit, whānau and nature are all connected and support each other.

For Māori, the natural environment (whenua) is very important to the health of people and whānau. The belief is that nature can play an important part in supporting health and wellbeing - like providing food and clean drinking water. It can give us the chance to reflect, see wonder and beauty, or have fun and exercise. It can also give us a place to belong.

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