Toitoi’s vision is to be the most vibrant and significant arts, culture and events facility in New Zealand. We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and weave te ao Māori throughout our business. We are guided by the centuries-old, local Ngāti Kahungunu whakataukī (proverb):
Ko Heretaunga Haukunui, Ararau, Haaro te Kaahu, Takoto Noa.
Heretaunga - of the life-giving dew, of the hundred pathways, the vision of the farsighted hawk, left to us, the humble servants.
Toitoi's focus on being a next generation venue means we provide diverse programmes which are accessible to a wide range of audiences. We are both a home and a host for our local and wider Aotearoa community, while also being thought leaders and enablers. We strive to create new knowledge in our community which enhances cultural awareness, expression and understanding.
Toitoi is also a learning environment through which we facilitate employment pathways for our Hawke’s Bay community.