A whakataukī is a proverb, or saying of significance in Māori culture. Whakataukī have been described as being a poetic form of the Māori language, are holistic, can merge events of the past, and have underlying messages.
In terms of our own history, it is with great respect that we acknowledge the whakataukī gifted years ago by Kaumatua, the late Bill Wiki, and express appreciation for the guiding influence of the kupu over the years.
There does however come a time as things change, that new words are needed, and we now present our new whakataukī for the years going forward.
Ehara tāku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini. My success is not mine alone, it is the success of the collective.
Thankyou to Board member, Kaumatua Graham King (Ngāti Tai), for making sure we have just the right whakataukī for our mahi.
For more around the history and values see here.