Hōkai Rangi and Te Ara Poutama are metaphors for growth, potential and transformation, which is reflected in our transformation journey described in Hōkai Rangi. Hōkai Rangi was developed with the recognition that a new approach is needed to support those in the management of Ara Poutama Aotearoa and is guided by the whakataukī “Kotahi anō te kaupapa; ko te oranga o te iwi” (there is only one purpose to our work; the wellness and wellbeing of people).
Hōkai Rangi is intended to support an oranga-centred approach to managing people in the corrections system, including through the provision of humanising and healing environments, emphasising holistic health throughout the organisation, and partnership with Māori. This means we are innovating and finding alternative ways of doing things in partnership with others to achieve better reintegration and rehabilitation outcomes for Māori and all people Ara Poutama Aotearoa manage.
The broader strategic direction set in Hōkai Rangi for Ara Poutama Aotearoa guides the Disability Action Plan. In Hōkai Rangi we acknowledge our Tiriti responsibilities to actively protect Māori interests, treat Māori fairly, involve Māori in designing, developing and implementing strategies that affect Māori, and our goal to work in partnership with Māori communities. Corrections recognises that involving Māori to a much greater level is critical to enabling rangatiratanga and achieving the objectives of this strategy.