Shaping our mahi


 ‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa: ko te oranga o te iwi – There is only one purpose to our work; the wellness and wellbeing of people.’

This is the whakatauki that defines the focus of our mahi which delivers to the organisational strategy - Hōkai Rangi.  Hōkai Rangi represents the journey of Ara Poutama Aotearoa, the people in our care, and their whānau, to achieve their full potential.


While people are in our care we have an opportunity to work with them and their whānau to address negative behaviours, reduce reoffending, and break the intergenerational cycle of imprisonment.

The way forward is led through partnership with Māori and co-designed services – a new space, co-designed with whānau, hapū, iwi, and hapori Māori, and focused on rehabilitation, support, whānau, whenua, and whakapapa.

Māori Pathways

Māori Pathways is unique in its approach to co-design leadership and advice which takes into account Te Ao Māori and the complexity of tāne, whānau, iwi and community experiences and perspectives.

We’re currently looking for individuals who bring a Te Ao Māori world view to their mahi and have experience in project and change management, service design and development, programme facilitation and delivery, and operational support functions.

Be part of our journey - explore the roles we have a available and register your interest!