Code of Conduct
Auckland University Canoe Club Incorporated (AUCC)
1.You will uphold kaitiakitanga:
Kaitiakitanga best translates to meaning guardianship and protection
AUCC recognises its role and responsibilities as kaitiaki (guardians) of not just our physical environment, but also our traditions, knowledge, culture, and taonga (prized item or resource)
- As a member of AUCC you can expect us to represent you in protecting our environment in many ways. Including but not limited to reducing our environmental impact as much as possible, submitting our opinions on relevant policies and resource consents, and anything else that contributes to the conservation of our environment and rivers.
- We expect you to do your best to individually reduce your environmental impact and work towards sustainable practices
- Knowledge and skills learnt and developed at AUCC should be passed along to the next generation of members
- As an AUCC member we expect you to protect any taonga you come across
You are the kaitiaki of this Code - protect and respect this Code. Stand up if you see it being disrespected.
2.You will act with Manaakitanga:
Manaakitanga is a value that very loosely translates to ‘hospitality’. It is the art of being kind, generous, and showing encouragement and support to everyone, regardless of who they are.
To live the value of manaakitanga in an AUCC context:
- Bullying, harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be accepted. This includes sexual harassment of any kind.
- You will not behave in a way that makes others feel unsafe or unwelcome.
- Examples of things that will not be accepted, without limitation, include:
- Using or possessing illicit drugs of any kind.
- Constant excessive consumption of alcohol causing a nuisance, or causing harm to yourself or others.
- Attempting to pressure others into doing something they do not want to do, such as consume alcohol.
- Making inappropriate remarks to others.
Intoxication will not be tolerated as an excuse for poor behaviour.
3.You will encourage whanaungatanga:
Whanaungatanga is used to describe relationship/kinship/sense of family connection which provides people with a sense of belonging.
AUCC is first and foremost a community where people with an interest in whitewater and adventure can feel like they belong, and are valued and supported.
Acknowledge that you will not always agree with everyone. Everyone deserves the right to freedom of expression, with the responsibility of respecting and acknowledging others with different points of view.
Foster supportive and encouraging relationships between club members and the wider whitewater community.
Behaviour that goes against this code will be addressed through appropriate interventions, regardless of severity.
If you believe that there has been behaviour that contravenes this Code, please report it using the AUCC complaints process.