Values we embrace
Click on each Value to view a short video. You can also view a short video about the听
Underpinning our values are the attributes of:
- Tika听- doing what is right, being professional and maintaining high standards,
- Pono听-听being honest, truthful and acting with integrity,
- Aroha听- being respectful, responsive and empathetic.
Kia tika, kia pono, kia aroha - doing what is right with integrity and empathy听- This is how we check in on how well we are living the values.
At the centre of our attributes is utu听- reciprocation and balance. Utu is linked to retaining mana and recognises the link between actions and reactions and that all actions require an appropriate response, whether positive or negative.
Living these values aligns with our aspiration to create greater equity and collaboration, and to achieve the goals of our Strategic Vision 2020-2030.
Defining our values
UC鈥檚 values were defined by our staff and shaped by a team at听Te Waka P膩k膩kano | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor M膩ori, Pacific and Equity, using a M膩ori values paradigm and a M膩ori world view.
Each value was attributed a whakatauk墨, or saying, to facilitate deeper understanding.
You can learn and practice the pronunciation of each whakatauk墨听here.