The Trustees of Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust will work with kaupapa inherited from our tūpuna to enhance our relationships with one another and those with whom we work to achieve the aspirations of Raukawa ki te Tonga.
These kaupapa are guiding principles and values of te kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea and are appreciated as taonga tuku iho over which we are guaranteed tino rangatiratanga under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
We will maintain mana-enhancing relationships with members, kaumātua, AHC Directors, sub-committees, hapū and iwi representatives, Te Rūnanga o Raukawa, Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Te Ohu Kaimoana, legal counsel, accountants and auditors.
We will promote relationships and benefits through building a significant iwi register which records the names and contact details of all of our people.
We will enhance knowledge of our whakapapa through the iwi register, of the history and origins of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, and the background to the development of the Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust.
We will behave in mana-enhancing ways with each other, with all those who have an interest in the Trust, the work of the Trustees and who provide services to the Trust.
We will maintain tino rangatiratanga of our people and the resources which we have received and developed on behalf of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga.
We will protect and multiply the resources for which we have responsibility so that our mokopuna receive the benefits.
We will manage and promote relationships that enrich and enhance our wellbeing, the wellbeing of those with whom we work and that of the iwi.
We will establish and affirm relationships of Raukawa ki te Tonga people with the Trust, whether they are resident within the rohe, in Aotearoa or overseas.
Ko te reo te kaipupuri i te Māoritanga: whāia kia mau.