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Our Strategic Direction: Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Future

Te Pae Tawhiti

Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Future is MSD’s strategic direction. It sets out how we are going to bring about positive changes in the wellbeing of the people, whānau, families and communities we serve.

To make the biggest difference we can for New Zealanders, we are focusing on three areas:

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Mana manaaki – A positive experience every time

Helping people, whānau, families and communities is at the centre of what we do. Mana manaaki is about looking after the dignity of people with warmth, listening, respect, compassion, openness and fairness.

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Kotahitanga – Partnering for greater impact

Kotahitanga is about unity and collective action, because we know we are stronger when we work together with whānau, families, hapū, iwi, providers, communities and other government agencies.

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Kia takatū tātou – Supporting long-term social and economic development

Kia takatū tātou underpins our intention to prepare ourselves and those we serve for future realities. We are taking a long-term approach to community, regional and economic development.

Supporting why we are here

Te Pae Tawhiti supports the outcomes we want to achieve for New Zealanders.


Ko te pae tawhiti whāia kia tata, ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina.

Seek out the distant horizons, while cherishing those achievements at hand.