OUR VISION ARONGA MATUA
We grow Māori and Pacific leaders for a greater Aotearoa
Ka tupu te moko taro me aravei i te vai ora.
Young taro shoots will grow if they meet lifegiving water.
Tupu is about flourishing, thriving and growing into who you were meant to be given the best conditions. Metaphorically, tupu also connects us to our ancestors (tupuna), our heritage is an integral part of our identity.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini.
My strength is not that of a single warrior, but that of many.
Toa means courage. It is the name of the strongest tree found in the Pacific, casuarina equisetifolia, used to make weapons for warfare. Toa is the name used for a warrior or a hero, and refers to bravery and boldness.
Our students are at the core of our programme
Kia ū ki te tikanga-ā-iwi
We are driven and guided by the Māori and Pacific communities we serve
We work in partnership with businesses, tertiary institutions and Māori and Pacific communities, as well as building wider strategic alliances
Kia mana ai ki ngā mahi
We are an honest and purpose-led organisation with integrity