Culture and Community

Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom and culture; encouraging8.Culture & Community the involvement of people in shaping their community and creating a new culture of sustainability


Unitec’s One Planet strategy is focused on enhancing and restoring the mauri of our people and our planet. Mauri is the life principle, vital essence or essential quality and vitality of a being or entity. By respecting all life as kaitiaki through kotahitanga, wairuatanga and whanaungatanga we will change how we treat ourselves, each other and our planet.


Encourage our staff, students, iwi, tangata whenua, pasifika and international students to draw on the richness of their history, cultures and diversity. Our focus is on sharing our rich cultural resources to be a part of the solution to our environmental challanges. Ensuring that the history of Unitec’s Mt Albert campus is celebrated through the redevelopment with supporting signage, on-line maps and tour resources to include the Pa Harakeke, Wairaka Puna and heritage buildings. We have created a mauri-ometer to help measure our progress.


The Mauri-ometer