We value collaborative and respectful relationships

Connected - Kotahitanga

  • Care about others and treat them with respect
  • Create an environment in which others feel safe to be their true selves
  • Make sure everyone is included, heard and understood
  • Appreciate and consider diversity of culture and personality
  • Help others and celebrate their successes
  • Actively foster and pursue collaboration
  • Leverage our expertise by getting the right people involved at the right time

We are relevant and evidence-based

Credibility - Pono

  • Work with dairy farmers and the sector front of mind
  • Act with integrity – transparent and honest in our actions
  • Do what we say we’ll do
  • Seek and use up-to-date facts, research and evidence
  • Test and challenge our thinking
  • Are open to giving and receiving feedback
  • Deliver quality work

We stand up for a better tomorrow

Courage - Maia

  • Do the right thing, not the easy thing
  • Hold ourselves and others accountable
  • Welcome opportunities to challenge ourselves and operate outside of our comfort zone
  • See lessons learned as opportunities
  • Respectfully say ‘no’ when needed, and support others to do the same
  • Can hold a position even when it won’t please everyone
  • Embrace and support vulnerability and openness
  • Speak up – all our voices matter

We seek understanding to innovate and progress

Curiosity - Pakiki

  • Ask, “What if?” and “Why not?” 
  • Think beyond today, considering the past and the present to shape the future
  • Are innovative and question the status quo
  • Question and listen to understand
  • Explore possibilities, viewpoints and impacts
  • Seek diversity of thought

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