Vision, Mission and Values

Shine’s vision is Safer Homes in New Zealand Every day. Our mission is to stop domestic abuse in New Zealand.

Our values are: 

  •   Integrity / Rangatiratanga
    The koru unfolds – symbolising honesty, transparency and accountability 

  •   Excellence / Manaakitanga
    The koru reaches towards the light –  striving for growth and better outcomes 

  •   Innovation / Whakatupuranga
    The koru adapts to its environment –  symbolising creativity and openness to new ideas 

  •   Optimism / Whakapono
    The koru symbolises hope, growth and encouragement for the future 

  •   Unity / Kotahitanga
    The koru’s strength depends on sun and water – many elements working as one – symbolising the need for us to work as one team

How we accomplish our mission: 

  •   Support / Tautoko victims to be safe and perpetrators to change 
  •   Learn / Akoranga from our clients, research and others 
  •   Act / Whakamahia to implement change
  •   Reflect / Maumahara on our experience and develop our practice 
  •   Share / Mahitahi what we learn with others

“This is by no means an easy job, with the volunteers having to face very sensitive situations head on. Shine’s volunteers get a chance to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by domestic violence.”