Tiaki: the heart of New Zealand sustainability


A magical land of all-natural wonders and one of a kind marvels, New Zealand holds a particular spot in the hearts and minds of not only its residents but also the inquisitive travelers who flock to its tranquil shores to practical experience almost everything that the nation has to offer you. Properly identified for its beautiful scenery, pristine wilderness, and native wildlife, Aotearoa is an extraordinary place… like none other on earth.

Such delicate beauty is a fragile, finite resource and should be cautiously protected and conserved for the advantage of every person and for the generations however to come. Preserving the land, history, and culture of New Zealand is a sacred trust… a duty that we all share. It is up to us… all of us… to come collectively and act as joint custodians, to let our shared appreciate of the land and our appreciation for its hidden secrets and untold stories inspire us to feel broadly and cautiously take into consideration the consequences of our actions. We need to have to appear with hope toward the future, whilst preserving our connections to the previous, and make certain that we are nurturing an ongoing commitment to preserving and sustaining this land and the planet about us.

The Maori men and women have extended understood that our personal properly-becoming is inextricably linked to the all-natural atmosphere and the land that supports and sustains us. They recognise that these bonds are strengthened more than time and are reflected in our history and our interactions with these who share our planet, irrespective of whether quick household or distant neighbours, and in the hospitality that we offer you to strangers, securing the future and constructing the foundations of friendship.

This is epitomised in Te Reo Maori, the Maori language, as Tiaki, which means to guard, hold in trust, shield, and conserve. Eventually, Tiaki indicates caring for men and women and place… for nature, for men and women, and for culture.

Care for nature

In New Zealand, our land and all-natural atmosphere is one particular of our most prized and valuable sources. It falls to us, and to all who come right here, to safeguard the land, taking care to conserve it for future generations.

If we commit ourselves to embracing eco-friendly practices and to leaving the land just as we identified it, we are properly on our way to becoming sustainable, toitu, and upholding one particular of the core principles of Tiaki. We should all act as kaitiaki, guardians, and devote ourselves to guarding the bounty that nature has offered by sheltering and enhancing our environment… our land, our oceans, and our wild creatures. We should tread lightly and leave no trace.

“Take only photographs leave only footprints.”

By taking care to lessen our influence on the atmosphere and paying consideration to the all-natural planet about us, we develop into champions of Tiaki, defending nature and standing as an instance to other individuals.

Care for men and women

Just as crucial as caring for the land, Tiaki also emphasises the significance of caring for each and every other. As New Zealanders, Kiwis pride themselves on their manaakitanga, their hospitality and generosity, and giving a warm welcome to all.

“He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!”
“What is the most crucial factor in the planet? It is men and women! It is men and women! It is men and women!”

These men and women come to New Zealand from all more than the planet, irrespective of whether to go to, to function, or to reside in this incredible nation. This diversity is one particular of the items that tends to make Aotearoa so one of a kind and is one particular of our greatest strengths. It permeates our communities and our way of life and opens up windows into understanding each and every other and the planet we reside in.

Having to know the locals and experiencing genuine Kiwi living and the warmth of our hospitality is an integral element of enjoying the correct character of New Zealand. Guests, as well, can contribute to and assistance Tiaki by sharing that similar care and respect with these about them as they discover the wonders of this excellent nation.

By operating collectively, embracing our variations, and taking duty for our personal behaviour and security we demonstrate respect and care for all men and women and cultures. We make certain that New Zealand remains the warm welcoming spot that has captured the hearts and imaginations of the planet.

Care for culture

A single of the items that draws guests to New Zealand is our extraordinary culture. Regardless of whether it is the one of a kind viewpoint of our indigenous men and women, Maoritanga (Māori practices, beliefs, and way of life) or just the every day colour of our ‘Kiwitanga’ (Kiwi-ness), New Zealand culture is a basic element of our mutual heritage and identity… of who we are as a men and women and as a nation.

Our shared history and experiences underpin the entirety of New Zealand society and present guests with one of a kind possibilities to participate in methods that market fellowship and genuine understanding… one particular that fosters open hearts and open minds. This inclusive culture is one particular of our taonga, or treasures, and treating it with properly-deserved respect and care guarantees that our history, values, and stories are preserved and passed on to future generations.

From the solemn significance of Matauranga Maori – the physique of know-how originating from the Māori ancestors… the Māori planet view, creativity, and cultural practices – to the beloved whimsy of Kiwiana – these treasured artefacts of New Zealand nostalgia – each and every and each and every element that contributes to our culture holds a essential spot in the overarching complete. In order to make certain that these valued traditions and customs endure, we should all share a commitment, Kiwis and guests alike, to care for New Zealand and stand as guardians of this valuable cultural heritage.

Connect with Care

If we all do our element and strategy almost everything we do right here sustainably, with Tiaki foremost in our thoughts and behaviour, we can safe a vibrant future for New Zealand and the continued joy and guarantee it brings.

As Kiwis we can:
• Embrace sustainability as a core practice and measure of results
• Exceed expectations and present correct worth to these who go to our shores
• Come collectively as a neighborhood for the higher fantastic
• Restore, shield, and improve the atmosphere for the advantage of all, not and in the future

As guests you can:
• Care for the atmosphere: land, sea, and nature
• Hold New Zealand clean. Tread lightly. Leave no trace.
• Travel safely and show respect, care, and consideration for all
• Respect culture and strategy almost everything with open hearts and open minds

Prepared to make the Tiaki Guarantee? Do your element.

Veronika Vermeulen is Director of Aroha New Zealand Tours Ltd. Aroha New Zealand Tours Ltd. has been supplying 100% tailored journeys and private guided luxury experiences in New Zealand due to the fact 2000.

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