Tiriti O Waitangi

Our Commitment

Antarctica New Zealand acknowledges Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its contemporary application with principles of partnership, participation and protection. These are familiar concepts to Antarctica New Zealand – an organisation that operates closely with international Antarctic Programmes and scientists to support world-class research in Antarctica. Antarctica New Zealand continues to embrace the biculturalism of Aotearoa and uphold these principles as they apply to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We embrace the biculturalism of Aotearoa and uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (partnership, participation and protection) within our own five values. These are familiar concepts to the Antarctica New Zealand team and are central to everything we do:

We are passionate about what we do

Ka ngākau whiwhita tātou ki ā tātou mahi katoa

  • All staff are resourced and empowered to learn about and engage in Māoritanga.

We care for each other and the environment

Ka tiaki tātou i a tātou anō, ka tiaki hoki i te taiao

  • Māori diversity and collaboration is valued and celebrated.
  • In the interest of all, Māori have the same rights and opportunities as non-Māori.

We work together

Ka mahi tahi tātou

  • Antarctica New Zealand has enduring, collaborative relationships with Ngāi Tahu/Māori Leaders.

We act with integrity

He ngākau pono ō tātou

  • Māori staff are empowered to work ‘as Māori’.
  • Māori perspectives and opinions are represented in decision making.

We aspire to the highest standards

Ka whai tātou i ngā taumata tiketike

  • Develop and implement cultural competencies.