4 June 2021  Reports

What Makes a Good Life for Tamariki and Rangatahi Māori?

As part of our engagement with children and young people for our What Makes a Good Life report, we did 175 face-to-face engagements with tamariki and rangatahi Māori. This summary report shows how they envision a good life for themselves and their whānau, and the barriers they face to experiencing a good life.

Tamariki and rangatahi gave us four key insights into what a good life means for them:

We want the opportunity to be our true and best selves as Māori

We want the education system to work for us

We want safe, clean and supportive communities

We need our whānau to be supported so they can support us

The document aims to share their voices to help inform policy and practice development for services to tamariki and rangatahi Māori.

We hope this report will encourage further thinking about important questions to ask tamariki and rangatahi Māori about issues that affect them.

Further information is available in the full What Makes a Good Life? report.