To create a groundswell of interest for Māori writers and their stories. To take advantage of new and tested channels to reach a broader audience to grow the profile of Māori writers and share Māori stories. We believe that the literature of Aotearoa could be richer with Māori voices, front and centre. To gain broader recognition of Māori writers, nationally and globally.
Creating opportunities for Māori writers to raise their profiles, so that all New Zealanders and the rest of the world benefit from the richness of a Māori story.
To transform into an organisation that has the freedom to expand the opportunities for Māori writers giving effect to ‘taking Māori voices to the world’. We can no longer rely on the support from one major funder and one major delivery partner. Resourcing should not be a barrier to the delivery of an ambitious programme.
Transforming the organisation into a magnet, attracting new revenue to sustain a lean organisation, with an ambitious future programme.
To set new standards for good governance and new ways of working, creating a Board culture that enables:
- the Trustees to be successful as strategic advisors and decision-makers
- the Programme to be led, supported and actively promoted
- the impact of the Programme is understood and celebrated
Growing a high-performance Board, enabling each Trustee to govern with impact – taking a lead from best practice in governance, maintaining our commitment to kaupapa Māori.
To grow capability and capacity to deliver an ambitious programme for Māori writers that creates impact. To engage with the collective of Māori writers to steer programme development, to connect with new partners to deliver on the ambition of the new programme, to evolve connections to effectively co-create the future programme.
To transform the literary landscape of Aotearoa, we recognise that we must broaden our reach through effective partnerships with iwi, individuals, business and organisations, to achieve more.