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Here at Aukaha, the Mana Tākata team are always looking for ways improve life for whānau and one of their latest projects, Aukaha Drive, does just that.
Notes from the CEO: Our aim is to ensure that Rūnaka aspirations and intentions for the environment are reflected in the development and operation of all government, regional and local council plans, policies and strategies.
Notes from the CEO: sitting within our Mana Tākata Team, the Better Homes programme takes an in-depth look at whānau housing in the Otago region, with a strong focus on support and guidance.
One of the flagship projects for Mana Ahurea is a partnership with Ministry of Health and Southern District Health Board, working on Whakatuputupu, the new hospital in Ōtepoti.
Mana Tākata is one of the four pou of Aukaha, a diverse social services arm that seeks to improve outcomes for whānau in the Otago region. It is made up of four primary workstreams: health and social services, employment, housing, and economic development.
For more than thirty years, papatipu rūnaka in the Otago region have struggled to gain a voice in policy and planning around regional water resources. Now, thanks to a widespread commitment to change and the work of rūnaka-owned entity Aukaha and its environmental workstream Mana Taiao, progress is being made.
Mana Taiao is the environmental pou of Aukaha, and plays a key role in working with both manawhenua and local government to ensure that manawhenua aspirations are at the centre of the kōrero.
Kā mātāpono Our Values
We act with integrity, responsibility, and authority, reflective of the mana and rakatirataka of the manawhenua we work on behalf of.
We are inclusive and cooperative: with rūnaka, whānau, kaimahi stakeholders, partners and clients.
We work to build the capacity of ourselves and of our rūnaka, whānau, and hapū. We are supportive of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.
We work collaboratively to maximise our collective strengths and achieve hapū aspirations. This occurs across all of our pou; with our board, manawhenua panels, rūnaka and whānau; and with our partners, stakeholders and clients.
We are responsive and communicative, and actively value and work to increase the knowledge systems within which we work.
We are innovative in our work, finding new ways to test our thinking, develop new ideas, generating new knowledge, and ways of operating.
We operate with prudence and with awareness of the wider implications of our actions within financial, social, cultural, and environmental contexts.