Te Pae Tawhiti Guiding objectives:
- To inspire the whānau whānui to connect with our land and identity.
- To enhance the cultural capacity and skills of our people.
- To create an organisation where the best people want to work.
- To always have a place for our kaumātua in governance roles within our organisation.
- To always have an active development plan for our people.
Nga Tikanga O Nga Tupuna
Our tikanga is encapsulated in our values and provides the touchstone for how we act now and in the future.
Know the way, show the way
Definition: We each lead by example
Why: Wherever we are in the organisation, we are each responsible for its success. We strive for continuous improvement in every aspect of our work. We create value and quality by setting high standards for ourselves, using our initiative and good judgement, respecting and supporting the roles of others.
The power of generosity
Definition: We are thoughtful and generous in our dealings with others.
Why: Thoughtfulness and hospitality are central to our identity and enhance our mana. Our people are precious. We care about their safety and wellbeing. We take pride in our products and in sharing them with others.
Together we are more
Definition: We are a family, connected by a powerful common purpose, enriched by each other, and bound by mutual respect.
Why: Understanding and valuing the part each person contributes is essential to our success. We know the sum of our efforts is greater than the parts. So we stand shoulder to shoulder, never losing sight of our obligations to each other, our owners, our customers and our business partners.
We are all part of a legacy
Definition: We have been entrusted with the wellbeing of our people, our lands and waters and we are honour-bound to protect them for the next generation.
Why: Our duty to our heritage is precious. Our land and natural resources are taonga and we protect and nurture them. We are innovative and creative in working towards ensuring that all our operations are sustainable – economically, socially, environmentally and culturally.