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Our Values

NZMA Values Banner - Respect, Responsible, Fairness, Quality and Excellence.

Integrity and Honesty

  • We model the highest standards of personal and professional behaviour in all our activities and interactions.
  • We are open and transparent in our representations and in the way that we work.


  • We treat each other and all people with respect and dignity.
  • We value individual and cultural differences and diversity.


  • We uphold the principles of social justice and the creation of a fair and equitable society.


  • We encourage the active participation and contribution of all members
  • We seek engagement and collaboration with the wider health sector and the communities we serve.
  • We are guided by the Treaty of Waitangi in our obligations to Māori as tangata whenua and partners.

Quality and Excellence

  • We believe that Quality is the foundation of good health policy, systems and delivery.
  • We are committed to developing, promoting and recognising excellence.

Caring and Nurturing

  • We show concern for people’s well-being.
  • We support others in the pursuit of their goals.


  • We are accountable for our individual and collective actions.
  • We are conscientious in our work and we use time, money and resources wisely.


  • We are proactive in meeting new challenges.
    We are open to change.