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Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Kahu Tiu recognises that culture, whakapapa, aroha, and respect for others, as well as all that they treasure, are fundamental to living our best lives and we embrace the partnership and principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi:

The principle of partnership

We will work together with our rangatahi, their family/whānau, iwi and communities to incorporate traditional cultural values, respect for family/whānau and community values, and promote inclusive decision-making processes.

The principle of participation

Empowering our rangatahi to actively participate in processes designed to learn critical skills and ultimately develop a positive connection with self, spirit, the environment and others.

The principle of protection

Providing an avenue to divert our rangatahi from the justice system and assisting them to build constructive and fulfilling futures.