Caring for Murihiku

The Tiaki Promise

Tiaki means to care for people, place and culture

Welcome to the stunning Murihiku Southland, a place of unparalleled beauty that offers unique experiences and unforgettable adventures. But with great beauty comes great responsibility. That's where the Tiaki Promise comes in - a commitment to care for New Zealand's people, place, and culture.

Tiaki, a Māori word, means to guard, protect, and care for. It's a philosophy that speaks to the heart of the Kiwi identity and is central to the Tiaki Promise. By embracing this promise, you're becoming a guardian of its land, sea, and culture. You'll leave no trace behind and take care of nature as if it were your own backyard. You'll travel safely, showing care, kindness and consideration to everyone you meet. And you'll approach every experience with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and embrace the local culture. The Tiaki Promise invites you to travel safely, showing care and consideration for all. It means respecting the local culture and traditions and embracing new experiences with an open heart and mind.

In Murihiku, you'll discover rugged coastlines, pristine white surf beaches, and crystal-clear lakes. You can explore vast wilderness areas, walk through ancient forests, or embark on a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter. But as you travel, it's important to tread lightly, leaving no trace and respecting the environment. So, whether you're a visitor or a local, we invite you to embrace the Tiaki Promise and act as a kaitiaki, or guardian, of this beautiful land. By doing so, you'll help preserve the natural beauty and cultural richness of this special place, ensuring it remains a treasure for generations to come.

Nau mai, tauti mai ki Murihiku - welcome to Southland. Let's take care of this place together!

Murihiku Southland

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