"Fostering Our Community"
We will be progressive - seeking out opportunities and leading from the front.
We are a service organisation. Providing efficient and cost-effective services is our prime responsibility.
We are committed to the sustainable management of all the resources of the district.
We will always act in a caring, honest and fair manner.
We recognise the Treaty of Waitangi and respect the values of the Takata Whenua.
We will tell our people what we are doing, listen to their feedback and be responsive to their needs.
We will speak up on behalf of our community. While many issues of vital concern such as health and education are not within our direct control we will strive to protect the interests of our people.