This page outlines some different Māori models of health.
Te Whare Tapa Whā – Mason Durie
The four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health in the Te Whare Tapa Whā model of health are:
- whānau (family health)
- tinana (physical health)
- hinengaro (mental health)
- wairua (spiritual health).
Te Wheke – Rose Pere
In this model of Māori health, the dimensions are based on Te Wheke, the octopus and the 8 tentacles that collectively contribute to waiora or total wellbeing.
Te Pae Mahutonga – Mason Durie
Te Pae Mahutonga (Southern Cross star constellation) brings together elements of modern health promotion.
Māori models of health Ministry of Health, NZ, 2017