MANAAKITANGA: We encourage the practice of reciprocity through sharing of ourselves and our resources, nurturing all people and accepting our differences;
WHANAUNGATANGA: Is our sense of belonging, identification and collective strength, not only through kinship but being related to all within the Waka Ama community;
HAUORA: We support and promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of all our participants;
TU TANGATA: We are accountable for our actions. We have respect for each other, our Waka and our environment. We stand proud in our integrity and passion; and
WAIRUATANGA: We acknowledge the spiritual connection to Ranginui and Papatuanuku in the practice of activities we undertake.