Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa supports Māori wellbeing by improving participation and increasing leadership through play, active recreation and sport.

He Oranga Poutama investment is intended to strongly centre on Māori cultural distinctiveness and support community leadership and participation grown in play, active recreation and sport as Māori. The meaning of “as Māori” in the He Oranga Poutama context is contained in the framework of Te Whetū Rehua.