Māori Caucus Values 

The values of Māori Caucus members will vary, although as a professional group we will share some commonalities underpinned by Māori principles.  

Values will strengthen Māori mental health and addiction nursing are considered to be: 

-        Tika (truth), Pono (integrity) and Aroha (compassion)

-        Mana (influence, prestige) and Tapu (dignity)

-        Oranga mo te Iwi (wellbeing for people)

-        Whakawhanaungatanga (relationships, networks)

-        Whakamana o nga tangata (upholding the mana of people)

-        Manaakitanga (nurturing)

-        Maramatanga (scholarship, knowledge)

-        Kaupapa (strength and determination)

-        Wairuatanga (spirit and faith)

-        Te Reo me ona tikanga (language and customs)

-        Te Ara o nga tupuna (walking in the footsteps of our ancestors).