Our Strategic Objectives


Tangata Tiriti

We will become an authentic Tangata Tiriti partner. We will do this by demonstrating honourable kawanatanga, enabling shared decision-making and empowering Māori in the pursuit of Tino Rangatiratanga.

Our Services

Emerge Aotearoa Trust monitors the quality of the Group’s services to ensure they take a holistic view of people’s wellbeing so that they and their whānau can thrive. The Group’s services promote equitable access, outcome and choice. Through our Pou we have a specific focus on equitable outcomes for Māori, Pacific Peoples and ensuring that the voice of lived experience informs our service delivery. We will seek opportunities to invest to improve the services we deliver or diversify the funding streams the Group receives.

Our Kaimahi

Our kaimahi are our greatest assets. They are aligned with our values, are engaged and are focused on delivering outcomes for their communities. We believe that our kaimahi demographics should mirror those of the communities we serve. Our kaimahi must be culturally competent to be effective in Aotearoa. We create opportunities for kaimahi to grow and thrive

Our Relationships

We are focused on developing meaningful relationships. We acknowledge mana whenua and stand ready to support Iwi/Māori in achieving their aspirations. We are committed to nurturing and expanding relationships with like-minded Pacific and lived experience organisations to support better outcomes for whānau and communities. We seek opportunities to partner with funders to deliver outcomes for communities and whānau.

Our Performance

We will embrace Kotahitanga, with all units of the Group working together to achieve the collective purpose. We take our responsibility as kaitiaki of the data we collect seriously. We will invest in protecting that data and ensuring it is used for the purpose it is collected for. We will use data to support decision making that benefits communities and whānau.

Our Planet

We demonstrate kaitiakitanga of our people and our planet through our environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.