Whakatohea whanau have expressed their desire to develop more relevant ways of measuring whanau wellbeing in a manner that considers the broader aspirations of Whakatohea iwi. Whakatohea iwi health and social service providers have also noted that the context within which Whakatohea whanau operate is a complex one, with the drivers of whanau wellbeing being subject to factors both internal and external to the iwi. This study will identify and measure Whakatohea-specific elements of whanau wellbeing. It will also contribute to three wider research objectives of building a profile of the elements of Whakatohea whanau wellbeing, enhancing Whakatohea research capability and capacity, and developing systemic approaches to Whakatohea health development. The study will develop a dynamic approach to measuring whanau wellbeing that: (a) is meaningful and relevant to Whakatohea iwi and whanau; (b) will account for conventional whanau aspirations; and (c) will consider cultural and iwi-inspired variables.