Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Kia hora to marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te Kārohirohi i mua i tou huarahi.

May the calm be widespread, may the ocean glisten as greenstone, may the shimmer of light ever dance across your pathway.

Our Mission

Growing whānau in Hawke’s Bay. To Listen, To Support, To Enable.

Our Vision

Nurtured – Resilient – Inspired children and families.

Our Values

Manaakitanga underpins all of our actions at Birthright. In considering the values for our whànau the theme of “to care for and be cared for” was constant. As a Board we want to acknowledge the whānau (staff / families) who gave of their time and whakaaro to develop these. We believe that the actions that these values inspire will enable us as a whānau to achieve our mission.

Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui

David Sutherland
Chairperson

Ngākau - the heart

Integrity

Doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

Tūturutanga
To be genuine and authentic.

Actions

  • Being accountable
  • Doing what you need to, when you need to do it.

Whakataukī
Tangata kī tahi
A person who speaks once.

Tiki​

Professionalism

Knowing our stuff and being recognised for this.

Pūkengatanga
Skilled and being good at what I do.

Actions

  • Don’t just talk – walk the talk
  • Actively engage in supervision
  • Strive towards becoming consciously competent

Whakataukī
I tōna wā, he pia te tōhunga
In time the student becomes the expert.

Hei Matau - the hook

Strength-based

To enhance the mana of whānau.

Tūmanako
Being optimistic

Actions

  • Communicating calmly and with respect
  • Listening
  • Being curious
  • Recognising abilities
  • Laughing and giving

Whakataukī
He iti hau marangai, e tū pāhokahoka
A little storm, but then a rainbow appears.

Manaia

Social Responsibility

Supporting the community to meet its needs.

Tūturutanga
To be genuine and authentic.

Actions

  • Acting in ways that are sustainable
  • Applying Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Advocating for the whānau and the community
  • Thinking and acting
  • Equitably
  • Inclusively
  • Being accountable

Whakataukī
Tukua mai ngā hau o Tāwhiri. Tukua mai ngā wai o Maru. Tukua mai ngā kai o Haumie. Hei purea. Hei horoia. Hei whakanoa
Send me the winds of Tāwhiri. Send me the fresh waters of Maru. Send me the fernroot of Haumie. To purify, to cleanse, to remove restrictions.

Pikorua - the twist

Relationship

Everything we do is aimed at creating better outcomes for whānau.

Whānaungatanga
A sense of connection and belonging.

Actions

  • Networking
  • Supporting our peers
  • Being innovative

Whakataukī
Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
Let us keep close together and not wide apart.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values booklet

Our Mission, Vision, and Values booklet

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