The Core Māori Values
Core Māori values have informed the development of earlier Māori design principles. These process-oriented principles have provided the foundation for, and underpin the application of, the outcome-oriented Te Aranga Māori Design Principles.
- Rangatiratanga: The right to exercise authority and self-determination within one's own iwi / hapū realm
- Kaitiakitanga: managing and conserving the environment as part of a reciprocal relationship, based on the Māori world view that we as humans are part of the natural world
- Manaakitanga: the ethic of holistic hospitality whereby mana whenua have inherited obligations to be the best hosts they can be
- Wairuatanga: the immutable spiritual connection between people and their environments
- Kotahitanga: unity, cohesion and collaboration
- Whanaungatanga: a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging
- Mātauranga: Māori / mana whenua knowledge and understanding
These core Māori values are seen as underpinning and guiding the application of the seven Te Aranga Māori Design Principles.