A Far North vision

The Stakeholder Reference Group developed the vision, values and statements below after considering feedback from the community. The Far North District Council adopted the vision and values in late August 2015.

Click here to read the Council’s ‘District aims for sustainable prosperity and wellbeing’ media release.


District Vision

He Whenua Rangatira – A District of Sustainable Prosperity and Wellbeing

Statement of Values and Expectations:

  • Tikanga – Our Values
  • Tumanako – Our Expectations
Tikanga Our Values
Manawatopu Unity of purpose and working together
Whanaungatanga Family, community, connecting and caring
Tu tangata Strong cultural identities
Mana tangata Respect and fairness
Te Tiriti o Waitangi Partnership
Kaitiakitanga Environmental stewardship and sustainability
Tumanako Our Expectations
He wahi ataahua Valuing the outstanding beauty of our District
Oranga taiao, oranga tangata Nurturing the environment so it nourishes us
Oranga kainga A thriving, sustainable local economy
Mana I te whenua The role of tangata whenua is valued and respected
Te ira tangata Rich heritage and diversity respected and celebrated
Whanau A great place for our families to flourish
Tangata whai ora Happy, healthy, safe and purposeful people
He waka hourua Fit for purpose infrastructure underpinning success
Kokiri tahi Empowered communities, working collaboratively