The five iwi of the Rangitikei collective require assistance to create information systems that produce good quality, robust information about their particular Maori, to assist in creating iwi-specific health interventions. The proposed research aims to develop an information framework to assist with health needs assessment of the iwi collective. A participatory action research approach will be followed enabling research to be conducted with iwi participating as active research partners in the research. The research uses a mixed-methods approach, utilising both qualitative in-depth interviews and quantitative statistical analytical review of iwi and external sources of information. The research will be conducted in three phases to complete an iwi information needs review, and develop and implement an iwi information framework. The outcome will be the completion of a comprehensive iwi information framework designed to assist in improving whanau ora of the five iwi of the Rangitikei.