Where did the elements come from?
There are 10 elements: Manaakitanga, rangatiratanga, whanaungatanga, kotahitanga, wairuatanga, ūkaipōtanga, pūkengatanga, kaitiakitanga, whakapapa, and te reo. The elements came from Te Wananga-o-Raukawa with the permission of Academic Director Pakake Winiata. Alaine Tamati-Aubrey has adapted the principles to consider the characteristics of NZ Playcentre Federation based on a Māori world view.
In future, an organisational wide transformation will take place by implementing one of the elements each year. Which will be incorporated by all NZ Playcentre Federation governance members and employee into everyday use within the organisation.