Our kaupapa

Our kaupapa brings our whakataukī, purpose, values and outcomes into one picture, showing how we make a difference for New Zealand.

Our whakataukī

Our te ao Māori view that underpins our purpose, reflecting the interconnectedness and inter-relationship of all living and non-living things, is:

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua. 
People come and go but land remains.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to understand, develop and care for whenua, moana and arawai.

  • Understand – the deep knowledge and continual learning that is essential to what we do.
  • Develop – enabling resources to be used carefully and sustainably in ways that support the wellbeing of our people, whānau and communities.
  • Care – our responsibility to look after those resources so that they are present and healthy for our children and future generations.

Our values

Living our values helps us to bring to life our whakataukī and purpose:

  • Bold Māia
    I am curious and courageous. I take personal responsibility to be positive and strive to be better.
  • Expert Matatau
    I am passionate about reaching my potential. I keep an open mind and share my knowledge. I am outward-looking, innovative and flexible.
  • Stronger Together Whakapipiri
    I make connections to strengthen my work. I communicate effectively. I care and manaaki influences the way I work. I respect and value diversity.

Our outcomes

Our framework of outcomes and priorities sharpen our focus on the things that matter most for New Zealand, and guide where we put our effort and resources.

  1. High-value geographic and property information
    People use geographic and property information to make well-informed decisions about things that matter to them.
  2. World-class property system
    People are able to own, transact, develop and invest in land and property with confidence, supporting them to grow and thrive.
  3. Making best use of the Crown estate
    New Zealanders, visitors and future generations benefit from the protection and use of the Crown estate that is managed in New Zealand's long-term interests.
  4. The overseas investment regime serves New Zealand's changing needs
    The overseas investment regime is responsive to New Zealand’s changing needs and evolves to meet our national and international context.