Purpose & Values

AgResearch’s purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

Learn more about our Purpose by downloading a copy of our Statement of Core Purpose here.

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Our values, first identified in early 2017 as a result of an organisation-wide collaborative and consultative process, are:

Professionalism/Whakarangatira - We do what's right, with nobility and dignity.

Collaboration/Mahitahi - We leverage collective expertise, by working together.

Quality/Matai Whetu - We commit to excellence. We aim for the stars

Innovation/Ata Matai - We stimulate curiosity, researching purposefully and deliberately.

Customer Focus/Matai - We deliver responsive, impactful solutions, through seeing and understanding.

Thought Leadership/Ata - We inspire transformational change, with ultimate care, focus and intent.