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Te pae mahutonga and the measurement of community capital in regional Aotearoa New Zealand.

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New Zealand Population Review, 44, 85-108

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This article presents an innovative framework integrating Te Pae Mahutonga, a model of Māori well-being developed by Mason Durie, with the measurement of community capital to evaluate the regeneration and overall well-being of Māori communities in regional New Zealand.

Focusing on three regional settlements—Pōkeno, Huntly, and Ōpōtiki—the authors explore the effects of rural-to-urban migration, economic changes, and socio-cultural impacts on Māori populations. The framework is aligned with Durie’s Te Pae Mahutonga, which encompasses four central goals of Māori health promotion, and the Community Capitals Framework (CCF), facilitating a comprehensive assessment of well-being across various domains. This exploratory study not only assesses community capital but also serves as part of a larger research initiative aimed at informing iwi and governmental decision-making regarding Māori well-being. By utilising a combination of official statistics and indicators developed through this framework, the study provides a nuanced understanding of the conditions impacting Māori well-being in the selected regions, highlighting the importance of culturally grounded frameworks in evaluating indigenous well-being. This research contributes to the broader conversation on indigenous well-being measurement, offering a model for integrating indigenous perspectives with mainstream statistical analysis.

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