2.4 Our Values
Our mission is an important one and a privilege. Fulfilling that mission, and earning respect nationally and internationally as the guardian of the multitudes of Tangaroa, requires strong and consistent values within Mfish.
Our values are:
we are proud to be part of the New Zealand Public Service and will maintain the highest standards of professional behaviour. We will:
fulfil our lawful obligations to government with professionalism and integrity
perform our official duties honestly, faithfully and effectively, respecting the rights and interests of the public and our colleagues
not bring Mfish or the public service into disrepute through our private activities.
we recognise the status of Maori as tangata whenua. Our behaviour will, at all times, be consistent with the responsibilities of the Crown as partner to the Treaty of Waitangi and our specific legal obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992 and the Fisheries Act 1996.
in our day-to-day work, we will act in ways consistent with our behavioural values.
We will develop effective and innovative ways to help people contribute to, and support, the Mfish deliver on its mission.
Relationships and People
We will develop, internally and externally, constructive and collaborative relationships built on trust.
Working in Teams
We will share information and knowledge through exceptional teamwork and networking.
We will create an organisation that encourages and recognises people's contribution to our achievements and dedication to our mission.