Tagata Moana is a network for Pacific government finance professionals.
Tagata Moana works towards:
- Increasing the number of Pacific people in finance roles across government to better reflect Aotearoa’s population
- Building and supporting the resilience, confidence and capability of Pacific government finance professionals throughout their career
- Supporting more Pacific students to understand the role of finance in government and to move into highly skilled finance professions
- Strengthening government capability and understanding of Pacific worldviews, diversity perspectives and value sets
Tagata Moana values:
Aro’a – Te reo Māori Kuki ‘Airani Alofa – Gagana Samoa ‘Ofa – Lea Faka-Tonga Love:
Sense of responsibility and duty to others, it encompasses compassion and
kindness. Includes love of self, self within the context of family and community, love
of others, love of environment, love of cultural practices and artefacts as well as love
Fakalilifu – Vagahau Niue Fa’aaloalo – Gagana Samoa Faka’apa’apa – Lea Faka-Tonga Respect:
Appreciate and honour self, others. Shapes how we treat others and also
the way we view situations. Respectful relationships reflect how every Pacific person
irrespective of age, gender, sexuality, spiritual beliefs or family status, feels safe
Piri’anga – Te reo Māori Kuki ‘Airani Va fealoaloa’i – Gagana Samoa Tauhi Vā – Lea Faka-Tonga Collectivism:
Individual members share mutual interests and goals, and who recognise
that consciously working together co-operatively benefits those individuals. The
strength of the collective lies in the diversity of skills, knowledge, experience and
capabilities of its members.
Tāpuakiga – Gagana Tokelau Tapua’iga – Gagana Samoa Tapu – Lea Faka-Tonga Spirituality:
A core component of a person’s wellbeing. Spirituality together with the
physical, environment and mind provides the life balance for wellbeing. Connects to
past, present and future which centres them within their genealogy and the cosmos.
Magafaoa – Vagahau Niue Aiga – Gagana Samoa Kāinga – Lea Faka-Tonga Family:
Identity and sense of belonging of the individual, family members and
the community. Every person belongs to a family, aiga and kaiga – an individual
can belong to several family groups concurrently. A kaiga is both kin based or
constructed to fulfil the role of kaiga.
Ola fetufaaki – Gagana Tokelau Felagolagoma’i – Gagana Samoa Fetauhi’aki – Lea Faka-Tonga Reciprocity:
Maintaining balance between peoples and the environment. An act of
kindness, love and support must be reciprocated. Key points: time between giving
and response; what to give (initial giving and/ or the response) and how the giving or
response is performed.
Soalaupule – Gagana Samoa Consensus:
The traditional Samoan inclusive decision-making process. Everyone who
ought to be consulted is consulted and the decision is based on the consensus of all.
Encouraging Pacific students into the Government Finance Profession to create positive change
Interested in learning more?
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