Pae Ora includes the following interconnected elements, namely:

Pae Ora “Healthy Futures”
The New Zealand government pae ora provides a platform for Māori to live a good quality of life. This is indicated by the nine-pointed stars approach expressing that each star is representative of various stages of holistic wellness, healthy lifestyles and work ethics. These elements relate to our Matariki conceptual framework.
One Foundation’s vision and mission aligns with Te Pae Ora and Te Ara ki Matariki frameworks. Their key values and principles connect to the Treaty of Waitangi through its underpinning message of Participation, duty to act in good faith, reasonably and honourably; Partnership, around working together to achieve appropriate outcomes; and Protection, around cultural responsibility, relationships and legislation.
Māuri Ora (Healthy Individuals). Harnessing the special aura or mauri that surrounds people, animals and things in the physical world, in pursuit of energizing the mind and body so that we can live in safe spaces and participate in healthy living.
Whānau Ora (Healthy families) promotes significant health initiatives, that are driven by Māori cultural values. This effectively empowers communities and extended family nuclei to embrace these concepts.
Wai Ora (Healthy Environment). Water is a taonga to mankind and an essential resource to the environment. Its powers lie in its capability to sustain all kinds of life, it can even be generated to produce electricity, We promote the attitude of ‘healthy waters and healthy minds’ because the very function of accessing water impacts on our daily lives.
Whai Ora (Healthy Clients). Assist people to make attitudinal changes, to take charge of their dreams and aspirations and in doing so, find their own pathway to positive outcomes and in doing so, enjoy the long-lasting benefits of making healthy choices. Whai meaning to seek, to find a way.
Rau Ora (Healthy Gatherings). A leaf (rau) wends its way through the seasons, its coat of many colours herald an ending and welcomes renewal. We are reminded of the changes in our own lives. Rau ora teaches us that life hands out lessons in order that we learn from those encounters and ultimately make bold decisions for our own wellbeing. Hence the Māori proverb “ka mate mai he tētē kura, ka ora mai he tētē kura’ meaning ‘one fern frond dies and a new fern frond takes its place.’
Toi Ora (Healthy Lifestyle). The connectedness here is personal behaviours denotes the type of lifestyle we choose to live. Our attitude reflects the way that we utilize key skills to empower our choices, balance our healthy ideals, work and family life. Toi meaning to have knowledge, to master a skill).
Marae Ora (Healthy Culture) supports the physical and cultural revitalisation of Marae, as being central to understanding Māori identity, embracing Māori pedagogy and the community involvement in the Marae activities and utilizing its resources to promote a healthy culture.
Hapu Ora (Healthy kinship) is important in that its message affirms a group’s blood ties to each other. Māori have the desire to belong to somewhere, and tend to associate their belonging to land, mountain and sea. It is these relationships that builds the character of kin and consequently cements their standing in the community. Healthy outcomes are key to a kin’s survival and therefore it can be said that health initiatives are created and implemented over a period of time, in the group’s endeavours to keep the race alive.
Iwi Ora (Healthy Tribes). Firstly, Iwi is recognized as being the largest social grouping in New Zealand. The Iwi’s ancestry and traditions hark back to the Polynesian era. The Iwi consists of many groups of sub-tribes. The significance of the Iwi is its strong links to an illustrious ancestor, the great journey and stories associated with that ancestor. If the Iwi is strong and healthy in its tribal traditions, spiritual beliefs, customs and procedures and its language acquisition, then the continuity of the Iwi will survive.