Realise economic potential through sustainable development of natural resources.
He kai kei aku ringa - There is food at the end of my hands.
Build community resilience to natural hazards through risk reduction, planning and education.
Toitū te Marae o Tane, Toitū te Marae o Tangaroa, Toitū te Iwi - Protect and strengthen the realms of the Land and Sea, and they will protect and strengthen the People.
Serve today’s demands and future needs through improving the quality of natural resources.
Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua - As man disappears from sight, the land remains.
Prove authenticity and origin of taonga māori through scientific verification.
Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi - With your basket and my basket the people will live.