ahurea  culture

Ko koe ti tēnā, ko ahau ki tēnei kiwai o te kete

You carry that handle, I will carry this handle,
and together we will carry the woven basket

Kaitiakitanga

Healing ecosystems through healing people; healing people through healing ecosystems.

Attuning with life's cycles

and patterns.

 Enhancing the mauri of

people and place.

Guardianship

Living in deep relationship with the web of life

Mohio

Appreciating the wisdom and

beauty in difference.

Acknowledging the limits of our awareness and seeking diverse perspectives.

Ensuring diverse,

intergenerational mentorship.

Wisdom

Seeking wisdom for guidance and context

Mahi Tahi

Organising in many diverse, collaborative teams.

Dreaming together,

working together.

Cooperating in relationship

with aligned organisations.

Collaboration

Thriving in

collaboration

Whanaungatanga

Supporting emotional 

honesty.

Approaching relationships

with compassion.

Communicating our capacity and celebrating ‘no’.

Relationships

Deepen relationships through trust

Honouring diverse ways

of knowing.

Honouring tangata whenua and upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi

and He Whakaputanga.

Empowering participation in decision making.

Sovereignty

Tino Rangatiratanga
Tino Rangatiratanga

Supporting the sovereignty of people and communities

Weaving mind, body,

environment and spirit through embodied practices.

Encouraging preventative

healthcare of people,

planet and resources.

Cherishing and regenerating

living systems.

Health

Harmonising inner and

outer ecosystems

Mauri Ora
Mauri Ora

Nahanaha

Valuing and honouring time:

 ours and others.

Getting stuck in, planning ahead

and using time effectively.

Balancing immediacy

with context.

Honoring processes and

systems.

Sharing roles and responsibilities when necessary.

Systematic

Organising unrushed 

systems

Aumangea

Embracing disturbance, change and adaptation.

Self-sufficiency in food, energy, water, waste and material resources.

Holistically approaching resilience - physically, spiritually, emotionally, personally, collectively, communally.

Resilience

Supporting personal and collective resilience

Manaakitanga

Caring for all, embodying respect and tolerance.

Nurturing manuhiri [guests] and sharing kai that nourishes wellbeing.

Honoring each others

emotional state.

You do you and

we’ll support you.

caring

Nurturing personal and collective wellbeing

Whakawhaiti

Financially accessible learning.

 

Clear and understandable

language and communication.

 

Transparently sharing processes

and systems.

 

Diversifying places, spaces,

thinking and feeling.

Inclusion

We are inclusive and accessible

Whakamatau

Courageously exploring the edges and pushing boundaries.

Observing, recording, and self-regulating to improve ourselves

and our systems.

Acknowledging our fallibility.

Consider, consulting and

seeking consent.

Experiment

Inquiring and

experimenting

Celebrating achievements

and failures.

Celebrating human connection

and emotional diversity.

Attuning to and harmonising

with Earth's cycles.

Celebration

Celebrating the

cycles of life

Whakahari
Whakahari
Auahatanga

Healing through

creative process.

Facilitating spaces that

feed creativity.

Evolving our traditions.

Creativity

Nurturing

creativity

Whakahoki korero

Listening to feedback from

ourselves, others and the environment.

Sharing with positive intent.

Respecting and responding to

others wellbeing.

Feedback

Sharing and learning

from feedback

Tonuitanga

Changing economic practice to support equity and

right livelihood.

Reducing or removing the cost

of learning.

 

Supporting personal, collective

and community prosperity.

Abundance

Enabling abundance and prosperity through creative economics

Oi

Prototyping new organisational patterns.

Governing in a way that 

dismantles damaging power dynamics.

Sharing and collaborating with change-networks on

socio-political solutions.

Activism

Actively participating in political change

He Awa whiria  braided rivers

We believe that the wellbeing of people and planet can be achieved through deep collaboration, and we prioritise collaborative partnerships with Māori - with iwi, hapu, runanga, and Māori-led organisations.

rapunga whakaaro  philosophy 

We imagine the Learning Environment as ki uta ki tai:

a whole landscape system, from mountains to sea.