Our manawa, our heart flows through the fabric of our organisation, in our name, vision, kaupapa and tikanga.
Waka hourua is the embedded expression of our manawa.
A waka hourua has two equal sized hulls that stabilise and propel a vessel through open seas, to afford seafarers the ability to acquire new skills and locate new opportunities.
Embodying this analogy, Kia Puāwai is the ocean voyaging vessel, with two equal hulls - te ao Māori and te ao Tauiwi knowledge - ensuring that we are seaworthy and fit for purpose. To enliven our heartfelt belief that all tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau deserve to thrive.
Our organisational waka must be seaworthy and fit to serve its people – Waka Hourua propels us forward.
To support our Waka Hourua strategy, we have embarked on renewing our organisational identity. Our new Kia Puāwai tohu or logo is a visualisation of our ingoa, and our promise to help people grow, flourish, and prosper.
It connects to the sky through rainwater. It connects us to each other, and to the ebbs and flows of our inner selves.