Āku mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa. Ānei ko Maruiti 2025, 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 2025 (meaning ‘safehaven’) – a strategy to work toward improving the health and safety for Māori in the workplace.

What is the most important thing in this world?
It is People, it is People it is People

Maruiti 2025 – Safe Haven

Maruiti 2025 addresses a significant gap in WorkSafe's health and safety programme development.

It provides a focus for Māori health and safety needs in the face of data demonstrating a disproportionate impact on Māori in our workplaces.

The outcomes of the strategy are two-fold:

  • Māori workplace injury, health and fatality impacts will be equal to or lower than non- Māori rates by 2025, and
  • WorkSafe will reach Te Ao Māori capability and capacity excellence by 2020.

WorkSafe will do this by:

  • Building internal Te Ao Māori (The Māori world) capability to strengthen workplace health and safety engagements with industry, businesses, local Māori communities and workers.
  • Undertaking a holistic approach working with whānau and local Māori communities to achieve a healthier and safer home and work life balance.

Maruiti advisory group 

The primary purpose of the Maruiti Advisory Group is to undertake the role of Kaitiaki (guardianship) of WorkSafe’s Māori strategy, Maruiti 2025. By undertaking this role, the group will operate in a collaborative manner with WorkSafe to ensure Maruiti 2025’s principles and values remain in-tact and in alignment to the core treaty principles:

Partnership, forging and maintaining enduring relationships with iwi, hapu and whānau.

Protection, ensuring Māori have the same or better levels of health and safety outcomes as non-Māori through advancing tino rangātiratanga.

Participation, respecting and trusting each other’s ability and knowledge about how best to do the work to achieve shared outcomes.

The Maruiti Advisory Group membership brings together experienced WorkSafe staff Māori and non-Māori based on a mixture of operational, strategic and Te Ao Māori capability from across the business. 

Maruiti implementation team 

The Maruiti Implementation Team leads and actively supports WorkSafe leaders and staff to achieve the outcomes of Maruiti 2025. 

Meet the Maruiti implementation team

The team delivers an array of Māori services on a national, regional and local level targeting specific risk to Māori under the umbrella of WorkSafe’s core values and treaty responsibilities.

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:

  • pronunciation
  • maps with Māori names and tribal groups
  • values and principles
  • mihimihi/pepeha
  • whakatauākī/proverbs
  • greetings, farewells
  • waiata
  • 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.

The app is publically available for download. Search for Te Kete Maruiti in the Apple(external link) or Google Play(external link) store.