Tō mātou pōari
We work with the five papatipu rūnaka of Aukaha to protect the mauri of the environment and support them to exercise their role as kaitiaki. We do this by providing professional planning advice on behalf of manawhenua in their role as treaty partners with councils and central government.
Aukaha is owned and governed by five papatipu rūnaka: Waihao, Moeraki, Puketeraki, Ōtākou, and Hokonui.
The Aukaha board is made up of appointed members from each of the rūnaka, and one independent director. Together these governors provide direction to Aukaha to ensure the consultancy remains well positioned to advance manawhenua aspirations, and advocate for the betterment of people and place – in this generation and beyond.
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.