SPEaR Good Practice Guidelines 2008
Hutia te rito o te harakeke. Kei hea te komako e ko? Kī mai nei kī āhau.
Hē aha te mea nui ki tenei ao? Maku e kī atu. Hē tangata, hē tangata, hē tangata.
"If you were to pluck out the centre of the flax bush, where would the bellbird sing?
If you were to ask me"
"What is the most important thing in the world?" "I would reply", "That it is people, people, people."
"… I heard my koroua say, "If you can't do the job properly, then don't do it at all".
"Mena kāore te mahi e mahia, kaua e mahi…"
What he meant was that the whānau had a certain set of standards when it came to doing certain things, and this relates to the concept of mana. If you're not competent, then your failure reflects and has implications on the mana of your whanau. And your whānau belong to hāpu, who belong to iwi, so there is that triple effect in terms of the implications of incompetency. Competency goes beyond personal and professional credibility. It's about mana; the maintenance of whānau, hāpu and iwi mana." (ANZEA Hui August 2007)