- Te Pūnaha Matatini is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence, recognising and celebrating the distinct status of Māori as tangata whenua, and committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- We are inclusive, respectful of difference, valuing the diverse peoples of our varied communities
- We support access and inclusion through practices and processes that encourage balance, flexible working, and wellbeing
- We are committed to safety, supporting our people, promoting inclusion, and preventing bullying and discrimination
As a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence comprised of members from diverse backgrounds, organisations, and lived experiences, we are committed to the open exchange of ideas, freedom of thought and expression, and respectful debate. These require a community and an environment that recognises the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters inclusion, dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and embraces diversity.