We believe that values play are a key part and are essential to a successful organisation and/or individual where, once applied correctly, decisions become somewhat clearer. In life we come across many challenging problems but the key to making the write decisions for your team and yourself is to keep your values close and try your best to stay true to them.
Through the growth of a seed to a well established rākau, our values represent the stages and life of a plant…
Tupu te kakano,
Tupu te taketake,
Tupu te pihinga,
Tupu te mahuri,
Tupu te rākau,
Ko au ko koe, ko koe ko au
Tīhei mauri ora
BOOSTING A NEW LIFE FORCE INTO A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
Kakano - Literal translation is seed. This can also mean a provider of new growth. New growth means new life. We are also trying to clean up our rivers and our waterways. Water is life, or a life force. We as people, and everything breathing has a life force.
KEEPERS OF OUR WATERWAYS, RIVERS, WHĀNAU AND HOME
Taketake – Is the root of all things growing. For the life of a tree to thrive, it needs a good root system and needs to be carefully nurtured from inception. This can also be reflected within the homes to where if we want the best for our younger ones, we must ensure they are grounded first and with the right caring and nurturing, we can ensure they will strive to be all they can be in a safe and healthy upbringing. We also do what we need to do to ensure we lead by example and show we can be guardians of our waterways, our families and homes.
STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS AND EMPOWERING WHĀNAU
Pihinga – Is seedlings, and as seedlings come into the world, with it comes a colony of what ever spieces they are are. As we grow as people we find our selves surrounded by Whānau and then we find more Whānau. We find new relationships and make new friends and before we know it, we find ourselves in partnerships we might never have thought possible
TO KNOW YOUR PLACE IN A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
Mahuri – Is a young tree at an adolescent stage of life. This is a stage of life where youth are trying to find them selves and where they think they can contribute to life. We also need to figure out some things in life and in what we do to be sure of why we do what we do and understand the significance of what you do in life is also understood by those in and around your ‘cirlce’
SELF DETERMINED TO TAKE THE LEAD FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
Rākau – Is the fully established tree that has stood its ground from the humble seed. A giant kauri tree that stands in awe is a sight of pride and power, and has an establishment of control and self governance. For people to become and feel the same as this rākau will only know that feeling when a challenge in front of them has been meet to the best of their ability. Whether it be buying food for the cupboards to buying their own home. Having the sense of ownership, knowing and understanding who you are and where you fit in in this world by being self governed will give you a sense of Rangatiratanga
LIMITLESS GENEROSITY ACKNOWLEDGING THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Is about celebrating life, acknowledging life and being grateful for the opportunities that arise. To PRC It is to give without receiving, to contribute with endless generosity and to nurture all that is life