Āku mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.
Ānei ko Maruiti He rautaki hei whakaiti aituā i ngā wāhi mahi.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He Tangata, He Tangata, He tangata.
Nō reira tēnā tātou katoa
Our warmest greetings to you all. Introducing ‘Maruiti 2027’ (Safehaven’) – a refresh strategy to work towards improving the health and safety for Māori at work.
What is the most important thing in this world?
It is people, it is people, it is people.
Maruiti 2027 – Safe Haven
Maruiti 2027 refresh continues to address a significant gap in WorkSafe New Zealand’s health and safety programming. It provides a focus for Māori hauora health and safety needs in the face of data demonstrating a disproportionate impact on Māori at work. WorkSafe acknowledges it’s Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities to Māori, and we need to refresh our approach to give life to those responsibilities.
Maruiti 2027 lays out a plan for WorkSafe, It focuses on a 2027 desired position and proposes action to meet an unfulfilled need for a sector of our economy that needs help.
We have two goals
The outcome of this strategy Maruiti 2027 is that we must all:
- Lower both the number and rate of injuries Māori are subject to and reducing the current equity gap between Māori and non-Māori by 2027
- Elevate WorkSafe’s Te Ao Māori capacity and capability to a state of ‘comfortable’ by 2025.
This strategy is WorkSafe's commitment to do better for Māori and all New Zealanders, it is a priority for the organisation, but we can’t do it alone. We need the support of Iwi-Māori, communities, Kaimahi and whānau, businesses, local and central government agencies to work with us at a regional/local level; to build meaningful partnerships.
The Maruiti refresh provides WorkSafe the platform to start the kōrero and work in partnership and in collaboration with communities to co-design and co-deliver bespoke strategies to reduce the gap.
We also need to enhance our day-to-day processes and systems by weaving Te Ao Māori into the way we work and the delivery of services; to makes our mahi more relevant to Iwi-Māori communities and whānau. This will allow us to be more effective and connect better with Māori and communities.
Te Kete Maruiti – WorkSafe's cultural Māori app
WorkSafe has used innovative technology to develop WorkSafe’s own Te Ao Māori digital app 'Te Kete Maruiti' (Basket of knowledge).
Features of the app include:
- maps with Māori names and tribal groups
- values and principles
- greetings, farewells
- WorkSafe’s own haka.
The technology is customised and designed for WorkSafe staff to build confidence when engaging with the Māori community on a day to day basis through their roles as senior leaders, manager's and operational staff.