PMAANZ Equity Policy

PMAANZ Equity Policy

PMAANZs mission is to promote excellence in practice management in the health care sector by supporting members through professional development, networking and peer support.

PMAANZ understands to be engaged, you must feel included and valued. PMAANZ strives to build and nurture a culture of inclusiveness, both within the PMAANZ Executive Board and within our membership. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results.

PMAANZ commits to operate in the spirit of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and act in good faith. Our intention is to foster mutual regard and understanding as we work alongside Māori, ensuring Māori have opportunities to participate fully in all levels and aspects of PMAANZ.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi Articles/Principles:


This is qualified by an obligation to protect Māori interests in health.

Principle I: Provides for the Government to govern - The Crown has a fiduciary duty to protect Māori health interests.


Partnership is to ensure the rights of Māori to participate in managing their own resources.  It means advocacy.  It means having choices.

Principle II: Provides Māori with absolute authority over their own affairs, and those matters influencing their affairs.  This is seen in the context of their own social, cultural, economic, political, and tribal developmental prerogatives (and therefore includes health development).


Provision for equality and equity between Māori and other New Zealanders.

Principle III: Providing equity in health for Māori - If social, cultural, economic, political, and developmental disparities exist (inclusive of health) Māori cannot enjoy this provision.


  1. The principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi Protection, Partnership and Participation) are to be practiced and reflected in service delivery to facilitate health equity outcomes for Māori.
  2. PMAANZ abides by all culturally responsive and appropriate policies that meet the needs of Māori clients. To reduce inequalities and assist our enrolled Māori population to live longer, more productive lives.

To support an inclusive environment where members feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, PMAANZ has worked with UNEp to develop Cultural Safety and Equity modules to empower our membership to foster and create inclusive environments in their own workspaces and beyond.