Our vision

We are a nation of people of many creeds, ethnicities, heritages and values

Our Mission/Kaupapa

Every day we work to make a lasting difference to the lives of tamariki and whānau in need, so they thrive.

Our Guiding Principals

Our guiding principles support our vision, shape our culture and reflect what we believe and value. They guide the work do and were developed through a number of hui held across the organisation, where staff shared what was important to them about working.

Once the concepts were agreed, Te Rōpū and former Barnardos Pou Ārahi Maori Whare Tamanui provided the Māori translation.

Hear with intent

We listen carefully and our actions are guided by the voices of the tamariki and whānau we serve.

Realise potential

We have the courage and strength to achieve growth, development and transformation.

Do the right things well

We do the right things the right way, with integrity and purpose.

Progress with purpose

We are visionary, we inspire, we are creative and show initiative to make change happen.


We build reciprocal and cooperative relationships which create a sense of connection and belonging.

The Barnardos Poutama

Kia eke ai te hunga taitamariki ki ngā rangu tūhāhā

The translation was presented by Maahia Nathan: Principal at Te Wharekura o Manurewa, Trustee of Te Runanganui o Te Aupōuri, Trustee Parengarenga Inc, Tribal affliations Te Aupouri, Ngāti Mahuta. Certified as translator under section 15 (2) c of the Maori