PARS acknowledges and affirms the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa/New Zealand. PARS affirms this recognition in a range of responsive ways through commitment to the delivery of a service that reflects our bi-cultural heritage as envisaged in the Treaty of Waitangi and reflected in the cultural background of our client groups. Kaupapa Maori informs and underpins ways of knowing, doing and being which in essence drives the organisation to operate within principles and practices of tikanga and ahuatanga Maori.
"Ngā tikanga" are the guiding values and beliefs that are
integral to the personal and professional development of the staff
These principles are: