Whāinga / Our Mission

Whāinga / Our Mission

We believe that having a clear view of our mission or purpose as an organisation is critical to ensuring that our plans are formed in the right context, and are directed at achieving the right things.

Accordingly, we have spent time this year developing our views on the Trust’s mission. We think it covers at least four areas:

1. Whakahiatu Ora Tipu / Social Development

  • Improving the quality of members lives by enabling them to create and take advantage of opportunities to better themselves and their whanau;
  • Creating opportunities for iwi members to practice their culture - which they can draw identity from and have pride in, thereby upholding the mana of Ngati Apa ki te Ra To; and
  • Creating an iwi community that iwimembers can be a part of.

2. Te Whakahaumanu Ahurea / Cultural Development

  • Enabling our culture, and the cultural identity and cultural competency of whanau, to grow and thrive;
  • Providing a foundation for whanau to link to one another, and our tupuna, by acquainting, or re-acquainting them with their whakapapa, and through restoring connectedness within whanau, hapu, and iwi; and
  • Enabling our people to trace/walk in the footsteps of our tupuna and reconnect with the whenua.

3. Kaitiakitanga / Environmental Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and enhancing our connection with our physical environment and resources, and ensuring that these are used responsibly; and
  • Recognising our unique relationship with our environment and whenua

4. Te Mana Whakahaere / Organisational Development

  • Building a strong, capable organisation that can deliver on iwi members expectations, and which gives best expression to the purposes outlined above.