Our Work

Our Approach

Because our work is innately connected to the tangata of Aotearoa, our approach is largely based on collaboration and connection. Our kaupapa is guided by the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, as well as the cultural and social needs that inclusivity demands at different times.

Issues that hinder inclusivity in New Zealand were identified in our research of lived experience, To reduce the impact of these issues, we formed projects and services that actively promote belonging and inclusion within different fields and communities.

The approaches we use for our work include:

  • Collaborating and connecting with others to multiply impact and reach;
  • Connecting communities within and across regions to expand conversations on belonging and not belonging (including difficult conversations about racism, discrimination and our shared histories);
  • Engaging with policymakers around systemic policy barriers and equitable policy responses;
  • Educating public and private sector entities about the importance of Te Tiriti, and how Te ao Māori practices can improve social cohesion in Aotearoa;
  • Partnership to enable social enterprise and community engagement.
  • The Constellations Model

    Read about one of the models we use to guide some of our projects

Thank you to our funders