Kawa of the Board

Kawa of the Board of Trustees

Code of conduct contributed to by Board Members at the first Trustee Hui held on 1st August 2020.

 

1.Turama te Ahikāroa

Illuminate the home fires

 

  • Always acknowledge ahikaa.

  • Remember those whom we represent

  • Build a narrative about who we are and highlight the strengths of our people.

2. Korongata, Kia Manawanui

Manifest aspirations and be steadfast to the kaupapa

 

  • Be purposeful, with positive intentions.

  • Be aspirational and work for the benefit of Korongata marae and Ngāti Poporo.

  • Be progressive and forward moving.

 

3. Kōrero Mārama

Transparent communications

 

  • Communicate, negotiate, articulate.

  • Agenda process is clear and precise.

  • Trustees are given the opportunity to contribute to the agenda.

  • Keep to the agenda items and reports accordingly.

  • Constructive and progressive discussions.

  • Clarity of agenda (No hidden agenda).

  • Freedom to voice opinion.[1] 

  • All information is clear, precise, timely and easy to understand. 

  • Sound decisions are based on information and research.

 

4. Hei Atawhai, Hei Manaaki, Ngākau Whakaute

Kindness, Hospitality, Heartfelt Respect

 

  • Be kind, considerate and respectful toward one another.

  • Manaaki to exist in everything we feel, say, and do.

  • Show hospitality to others.

  • Appreciate contributions by all trustees.

  • Ensure that others are not being offended.[3] 

  • In all kōrero, the mana of individuals is upheld, whether they are there in person or not.

  • Uphold ones own integrity and the integrity of others at all times. 

5. Kia Tapatahi

To be united and principled

 

  • Work together toward collective action.

  • Manaaki to exist in everything we feel, say, and do.

  • Show hospitality to others.

  • Accept differences and consider the opinion or perspective of others.

  • Agree to disagree on decisions

  • Resolve issues within the hui and be united in decision making. 

  • Be honest. 

Conflict Resolution process: includes manaaki, mauri, mana, tautoko.  

- A safe process and safe place to voice concerns. 

- A fair and safe process for resolving issues

 

6. Mauri Ora

Positive Life force

 

  • Maintain a positive feeling within the group.

  • Consider vitality in decision making processes.

 

7. Te Mana o te Kawenata

Charter and Legal Obligations 

 

  • Learn and understand Te Ture Whenua Act and our obligations. 

  • Ensure we abide by the rules of the Act.  

 

8. Hui a Kanohi

Attend Meetings

 

  • Learn and understand Te Ture Whenua Act and our obligations. 

  • Ensure we abide by the rules of the Act.  

  • All Trustees to attend the hui in person or by electronic means or 

  • Place apologies when one cannot attend. 

  • Alternative to Voice opinion in safety?

The Korongata Marae Trustees - Picture taken on 1 August 2020 at their first hui, Matariki - Te Wharekai o Korongata Marae. Pictured from left to right: Alieta Uelese, Duayne Davies, Alayna Watene, Logan Johnston, Iraani Vlassoff, Traci Tuimaseve, Terri Crawford, Kevin Tamati, Laura Kele, and Templey Armitage. 

 
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