As you descend from 30,000 feet and touch down in Aotearoa New Zealand you will be welcomed – Kia Ora – with warmth and with the hand of friendship.
Yours to Take Home
Arriving in New Zealand you’ll begin a journey of experiences to create your own New Zealand Story of memory moments to treasure when you return home.
By knowing in advance a little about the values – tikanga – of New Zealand, your moments will be enriched. When you explore the country, you’ll feel and enjoy the real Spirit of New Zealand.
The Power of 3
The spirit of Aotearoa New Zealand is built on a foundation of 3 core values that, together, form the heart and soul of our country.
Our core values provide us with an intriguing uniqueness by shaping who we are as a people and reflecting the way we act at home and wherever we find ourselves within our global village.
These Values are:
- Kaitiaki – Caring for one another and the place where we live.
It is the land and sea that have shaped us. We are intensely proud of our role as guardians of our place and its people – not just for today, but for tomorrow’s generations.
We warmly welcome everyone as friends.
- Integrity – Trustworthy, humility, honesty and respect for one another.
We carry our integrity with pride and are proud of being open, safe, stable, and accessible. We have a reputation for being ‘ good to work with,’ ‘down to earth,’ and practical.
- Resourcefulness – Our fresh, outward-looking way of thinking
Determined by nature, our independence of thought allows us to be creative, innovative and often ingenious.
The telling of our New Zealand Story can be woven into 3 chapters:
- Open Spaces
Our land and sea has shaped and inspired us – and continues to do so.
- Open Hearts
Our people, warm, honest, welcoming, with integrity in the way we act.
- Open Minds
Our resourcefulness, determination and fresh outward way of thinking leads to great innovation.