Strategy & values
Our vision is: Better outcomes for skateboarding and skateboarders
We aim to achieve our vision by focusing on our Organisation values, Strategic pillars and Well-being values.
Our organisation’s values guide all the work we do.
Our strategic pillars define what work we do.
Skateboarding New Zealand’s well-being values are based on the Māori health concept and model of Te whare tapa wha’ — the four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health.
As a collective and individually, these four dimensions must be present to ensure we operate and support athletes and skateboarders in a balanced, equitable and nurturing way.
The capacity for physical growth and development.
Good physical health is required for optimal development.
Our physical ‘being’ supports our essence and shelters us from the external environment. For Māori the physical dimension is just one aspect of health and well-being and cannot be separated from the aspect of mind, spirit and family.
The capacity for faith and wider communication.
Health is related to unseen and unspoken energies.
The spiritual essence of a person is their life force. This determines us as individuals and as a collective, who and what we are, where we have come from and where we are going.
A traditional Māori analysis of physical manifestations of illness will focus on the wairua or spirit, to determine whether damage here could be a contributing factor.
The capacity to belong, to care and to share where individuals are part of wider social systems.
Whānau provides us with the strength to be who we are. This is the link to our ancestors, our ties with the past, the present and the future.
Understanding the importance of whānau and how whānau (family) can contribute to illness and assist in curing illness is fundamental to understanding Māori health issues.
The capacity to communicate, to think and to feel mind and body are inseparable.
Thoughts, feelings and emotions are integral components of the body and soul.
This is about how we see ourselves in this universe, our interaction with that which is uniquely Māori and the perception that others have of us.