Hauora is a Māori philosophy of health and wellbeing unique to New Zealand.
Te Whare tapa whā was developed in 1984 by Sir Mason Durie. The model describes hauora (health and well-being) as a wharenui (meeting house) made up of four walls. Each wall represents a different area of our health and our connection to the whenua/land forms the foundation. By nurturing and strengthening each of these areas, we can support our holistic health and wellbeing.
When one or more of these walls are out of balance, our hauora (well-being) is impacted. We need these different dimensions to be in balance as much as we can for strength and stability.
Hauora is a Māori philosophy of health and wellbeing unique to New Zealand. It covers the four dimensions in this image below, which shows how they overlap and influence each other.
It is important to check in on all aspects of your hauora/ well-being to support your overall health and live a happy and healthy life.