KIA ORA AND WELCOME TO NUMA
NATIONAL URBAN MĀORI AUTHORITY
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.
At NUMA, we focus heavily on development and sustaining whānau success through our affiliates – the Urban Māori Authorities. NUMA affiliates provide numerous services across education, health, housing, justices, social and broadcast services. We support whānau residing in the five main urban centres.
Our vision for Urban Māori is positive whānau we can all be proud of. Our kaupapa is that core Māori vales and social constructs are effective in helping people of all ethnicities restore balance. Whānau are at the centre of all we do. Driving the whānau-centric approach are our long-term ambitions for the role of family.
These ambitions are for families to be: Economic units, Guardians of landscape, Carriers of culture, Gateways to Te Aō Māori (Māori worldview), Models for lifestyle, Access points of community.