Our operating principles

We will make good decisions by:

  • Listening to the people to serve communities
  • Displaying confident and caring democratic leadership
  • Working collaboratively with partners
  • Being guided by our values
  • Taking into account cultural, social, economic and environmental wellbeing
  • Being evidence-based and future-focused
  • Enabling innovation
  • Ensuring change is both managed and manageable

We will support this by investing in:

  • An enduring partnership with Ngāi Tahu
  • Community participation locally and regionally
  • High-performing people for success
  • Knowledge: science, data and mātauranga Māori
  • Securing a diversity of funding sources
  • Opportunities through technology and innovation

Find more about each of the portfolios these operating principals relate to: