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Principles

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi

In order for the rightful inheritance of wellbeing to be recognized for all the people of Aotearoa; we need to first acknowledge that past and current injustices and inequalities prevent us as a nation from being a true partnership of unique bi-cultural identity. We recognize that it is every New Zealander’s responsibility to provide the protection and participation to enhance and enjoy our shared heritage, whakapapa, languages and cultural Taonga.

  • Aroha (Love)

Aroha is love, but in a wider sense of the word, reflects the ways people relate to one another, specifically with respect, empathy, hospitality, generosity and connection.

  • Manaaki (Support)

Manaaki is about looking after others by extending respect, hospitality, generosity, warmth, and care to them in a way that enhances the Mana of all involved.

  • Whanaungatanga (Family Connectedness)

Whanaungatanga is about relationship, kinship and a sense of family connection. It is created through shared experiences and working together and provides people with a sense of belonging. It comes with rights and obligations, which serve to strengthen each member of that whānau or group.

  • Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship, Stewardship, Trusteeship and Sustainability of life)

Kaitiakitanga is the understanding of our intimate connection to our land, seas and even the air we breathe. It is way of living that understands our intimate connection to our place of being; in the past, the present and the future; in that everything we do must be in line with this principle for our very survival. We are a part of this land and it is us, we inherit it from our forefathers in trust for our future generations

Values

  • Support
  • Positive Family Values
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Truthfulness
  • Integrity