The Electoral Commission's values (Ngā Uara) are underpinned by the concept of kaitiaki.
(v) to join, bond, attach, connect.
Connecting / building and maintaining relationships
Ka tūhonoa ngā tāngata e tipu ai te uru ki ngā punaha manapori.
Bringing people together to increase participation in democracy.
(v) to conduct, lead, point out, guide.
Ka aratakina kia mārama
Guiding towards greater understanding
(n) vigour, energy, dynamism, enthusiasm
Energy / dynamism / innovation
Ka uakaha, ka hihiri hoki, te whakahaere.
Being dynamic and energetic in what we do
(n) hospitality, kindness, generosity, support.
Ka ngākau nui, ka whakamana
Demonstrating generosity and empowering people
(adj.) be true, valid, honest, genuine, sincere
Integrity and honesty
Mahia ka tika; ka tika te mahi
Doing things right; doing the right things!