In all things we do successfully together we share these common values:
Whānaungatanga (Community Engagement) – forming relationships through shared experiences by connecting people. Deepening communities through whānau/family action. People are seen as producers and partners in outcome delivery systems and not as clients.
Amorangi (Leadership) – ambassadors for communities, growing resident leadership, encouraging participation and championing issues. Working with integrity through a results-based process where everyone is accountable for their part of the initiative.
Mātauranga (knowledge) – understanding achieved through regular and authentic communication. Being open with our ideas, work, and results to others’ feedback. People must be able to see and act on the same information to learn what is working and what needs to improve.
Rangatiratanga (Māori self-determination) – improving equality of access and outcomes for Mäori. Enabling government to balance their duties under Te Tiriti o Waitangi of kawanatanga (protection of Māori interests) and rangatiratanga (Māori rights to self-determination) in the delivery of social services.