Our Values

  • Hinapouri Tarn. Image - Dr Andrea Byrom

    Hinapouri Tarn. Image - Dr Andrea Byrom

By working closely with our Kāhui Māori, our values have been identified and we've made a commitment to embrace and embed them in every facet of the BioHeritage Challenge.

Our Values

  • Mahi whaipainga
  • Ngākaunui / Uekaha / Ngakau Whakapuke
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Manaakitanga
  • Mana Motuhake / Tino Rangatiratanga 
  • Whakapapa
  • Kaitiakitanga Mātauranga
  • Tohungatanga / Ngā tiketiketanga o te pai
  • Mahi rangapū

How We Apply Our Values

  • We care about making a difference for Aotearoa
  • We are passionate and enthusiastic about our work
  • We work as a family
  • We have fun together
  • We build trust and create a place that others want to be a part of
  • We build mana in others around us to enhance the mana of the whole
  • We recognise and empower sovereignty and autonomy
  • We recognise interconnections
  • We have an intergenerational vision
  • We enable stewardship of our biological and cultural heritage
  • We recognise the value of blending traditional and modern knowledge
  • We apply excellence to everything we do
  • We work respectfully in partnership