A report published in April 2013 by Statistics New Zealand.
The gap between Māori and non-Māori life expectancy at birth has narrowed to 7.3 years, based on death rates in 2010-12.
Māori life expectancy at birth reached 72.8 years for males and 76.5 years for females in 2010-12. This compares with 80.2 years for non-Māori males and 83.7 years for non-Māori females.
For the total New Zealand population, life expectancy at birth has reached 79.3 years for males and 83.0 years for females, an average of 81.2 years, based on death rates in 2010–12.
Read the full report here.