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Who is Tuu Whakahii Waipiro?

Tuu Whakahii Waipiro is a kaupapa Maaori organisation that aims to prevent and eliminate alcohol's unequal and disproportionate impacts on Maaori.  We aspire to break the intergenerational cycle of harm that stems from the colonisation of Aotearoa so that Maaori can achieve equity of outcomes and their aspirations.  Tuu Whakahii Waipiro recognises that the people have the knowledge, skills, and capacity to control their health and destiny. As such, we want to support Maaori to change systems, so that te Tiriti o Waitangi, tikanga and maatauranga Maaori drives our futures.

Our Vision. 

Prevention and elimination of alcohol harm for all Maaori, 
so we can live the lives we want to lead.

Our Mission at Tuu Whakahii Waipiro.

To provide leadership so that all Maaori thrive.

Our strategic priorities.

We have identified five strategic priorities that will help us focus our work on achieving the outcomes we pursue to eliminate alcohol harm to Maaori.
These are:

Completion of the national Maaori health needs assessment.

Advocating for change so legislation, policy and systems are te Tiriti responsive.

Provide policy advice on achieving equity regarding alcohol harm to Maaori, civil society, the government and associated agencies.