About the Backhouse

The Backhouse’s vision is to see Whanganui thriving locally in a global economy powered by technology and a digitally enhanced economy. To achieves this our mission is to enhance regional tech innovation through empowerment and enablement, through supporting, partnering, and collaborating with iwi, hapū, and the wider eco-system. We build capacity to connect and create, innovate and inspire, and to wrap supportive systems up a staircase of capability.

We are governed by the following values:

  • Manaakitanga – We respect and value people, communities, and the environment today and for future generations
  • Whakamanataka – We empower, inspire, and enable others to succeed
  • Māia – We are courageous in shaping a better future
  • Mauri oho – We are strengthened through energy and creativity
  • Tikanga – We incorporate practice and values from mātauranga Māori
  • Tika / Pono – We are responsible and act with integrity